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Central Minnesota man killed in backhoe accident

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BARRETT, Minn. - A 35-year-old Brandon, Minn., man was killed in a construction accident here Friday afternoon.

Mitchell J. Brethorst was operating a backhoe at the site of the old bus garage in Barrett at about 1 p.m. when a tree fell on the backhoe, pinning Brethorst in the machine, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

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