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A flag pole and an American flag were discovered damaged and burned early Saturday at the Midas Auto station, along the 700 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar. Video footage being reviewed by law enforcement shows multiple young males to be involved in the incident. Submitted

Willmar, Minn., police chief asks for civility, information related to flag burning incidents

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WILLMAR -- Police are investigating two incidents of someone burning a U.S. flag during the early morning hours Saturday in Willmar.

Willmar Police Chief David Wyffels said there is no danger to the public, and the matter is being investigated as arson and criminal damage to property. Multiple young males are believed involved, according to surveillance video footage.


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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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