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Arvid Erickson, a World War II veteran who served in the South Pacific, was among those who came Saturday to see the B-25. The bomb emblems below him signify the missions the "Miss Mitchell'' flew without the loss of a crew member's life. The original Miss Mitchell completed over 140 combat missions without a crew fatality, according to information from the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

'Miss Mitchell' serves a new mission

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GRANITE FALLS -- For the last 17 years, a World War II-era bomber has continued to fly missions.

It flies from a base in South St. Paul to communities across Minnesota and beyond.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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