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Pending notice: Harvey F. Plotts, 83

Harvey F. Plotts, 83, of Austin, Minnesota, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus-Rochester. Funeral arrangements are pending with Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin.

Mower County

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Mower County

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Mower County

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Mower County

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Mower County

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Health

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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

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