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Records published Nov. 27, 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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Man injured by electric line contact in May dies

WILLMAR — The man who was injured when his bucket lift came into contact with an electrical line while trimming trees in Clarkfield on May 24 has died.

A memorial service for Bradley Kneisl, 31, of Paynesville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Living Hope Evangelical Free Church, Willmar.

Kneisl died Nov. 23 near Baldwin, Wisconsin, from complications of the May 24 accident, according to his obituary with the Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.

A native of Kerkhoven, Kneisl had started his own tree-trimming service, Brad’s Tree Service, in 2018.

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At the time of the accident, emergency responders rendered aid to Kneisl when the power was turned off and he was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The family reported on its GoFundMe page that he had suffered a pulmonary embolism on the afternoon of Nov. 23.

He is survived by his wife, Kelsey, and their two-year-old daughter, Braelyn.

Thefts

WILLMAR — Catalytic converters were reported stolen from an auto repair shop on the 1700 block of 41st Avenue Northeast on Friday.

BELGRADE — The owner of a purebred Husky puppy reported it was stolen from a property on the 29000 block of 160th Street Northeast on Friday morning.

Arrest

WILLMAR — A suspected shoplifter was taken into custody at the WalMart store on the 700 block of 19th Avenue at 1:35 p.m. on Friday.

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