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Atwater teen faces theft charges for stealing snowmobile on Christmas


WILLMAR -- An Atwater teen made his first court appearance Tuesday on two felony theft charges for allegedly stealing a snowmobile from a rural Atwater residence and leaving it stuck in a drainage ditch.

According to the complaint against 18-year-old Michael James Lish, he and an accomplice first unloaded the stolen 1997 Polaris and an inoperable Arctic Cat snowmobile from a trailer, left to get appropriate snowmobile gear and returned to steal the Polaris on Dec. 25.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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