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Video on social media site leads to felony gun charge for Brooten, Minn., man


WILLMAR — A video clip posted to Facebook has resulted in a felony charge against a Brooten man who is prohibited from possessing firearms because he has previously been convicted of a violent crime.

David Lawrence Pillatzki Jr., 36, made his first court appearance Thursday on one felony count of possession of a pistol or assault weapon after conviction of a violent crime and one gross misdemeanor count of possession of a weapon after a felony conviction.

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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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