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Dec. 27, 2012: Highway 71 is now open following fatal accident near intersection with state Highway 9

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

NEW LONDON - U.S. Highway 71 has now reopened, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department.

Highway 71 had been closed north of Highway 9 since about 11:15 a.m. today due to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 71 and 9.

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The crash involves a semi truck and a minivan. Both vehicles came to rest in the ditch.

The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident did include fatalities. No further information has been released at this time.

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