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Records published Feb. 23, 2021

The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.

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Burglary

WILLMAR — A TV was reported missing Monday morning from a burglary on the 600 block of Second Street Southeast.

Crash

WILLMAR — A vehicle hit the back of a semi-tractor Monday morning and went into the ditch on the corner of U.S. Highway 71 and 66th Avenue Northeast.

Minnesota couple describes white-knuckle moments on Boeing 777 with engine failure

BRAINERD, Minn. — It started as a brief explosion — a burst of light through the windows, so bright it was like a flashbang, before the passengers felt a deep tremor reverberate through the frame of the aircraft unlike any sort of turbulence they’d felt before.

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Mendota teenager dies in Gull Lake snowmobile crash

EAST GULL LAKE, Minn. — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report 11:18 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, of a snowmobile crash with serious injuries on Gull Lake in the area of Birch Island.

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