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Multi-vehicle accident closes Hwy 71 north of Willmar

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A multi-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar about 5 p.m. Thursday has temporarily closed the highway.

The accident occurred near the Monson gravel pit, located about one mile north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Kandiyohi County 29.

Four vehicles were involved in the accident -- a motorcycle, a truck carrying farm equipment and two cars. No further accident or injury details are available at this time.

Traffic was detoured to the west around the accident scene.

The Minnesota State Patrol is in charge of the accident scene.

Read more about this story in the West Central Tribune Friday.

Kelly Boldan

Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:

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