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Man killed in Mentor tornado identified

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MENTOR, Minn. - Authorities have identified the man killed in Thursday night's tornado that destroyed the Mentor C-Store here.

The Polk County Sheriff's Department says Wesley Michaels of Mentor was killed when the storm hit the store, trapping four people inside.

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Two adult females, Heidi Michaels of Climax, Minn., and Patricia Wilber of Grand Forks were transported to RiverView Hospital in Crookston. Wilber was later taken by Lifeflight to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, where she was listed in serious condition this morning.

A fourth person suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized, the sheriff's department said.

Everyone has been accounted for, officials said. The building was destroyed, as were four vehicles.

The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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