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New London, Minn., man charged after fleeing from police, just missing a school bus


WILLMAR -- Brandon Dan Thorson, 21, of New London, made his first court appearance Thursday on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle for allegedly running from a Kandiyohi County sheriff's deputy at speeds reaching 104 mph.

According to the complaint ag-ainst Thorson, he passed two school buses during the Monday af-ternoon pursuit. One of the drivers told investigators that his vehicle would have hit their bus had they not made a quick right-hand turn.

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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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