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Man killed in Mentor tornado identified

News Willmar,Minnesota 56201
West Central Tribune
Man killed in Mentor tornado identified
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Authorities today identified the man killed in Thursday night's tornado that destroyed the Mentor C-Store in Mentor, Minn.

The Polk County Sheriff's Department says Wesley Michaels of Mentor was killed when the storm hit the store, trapping four people inside.

Two adult females, Heidi Michaels of Climax, Minn., and Patricia Wilber of Grand Forks were transported to RiverView Hospital in Crookston. Wilber was later taken by Lifeflight to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, where she was listed in serious condition this morning.

A fourth person sustained minor injuries and was not hospitalized, the sheriff's department said.

Everyone has been accounted for, officials said. The building was destroyed, as were four vehicles.