Daily Archives: October 2, 2020


Situation Update for Friday, Oct. 2

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,184 new cases of COVID-19 today and 10 new COVID deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 101,366 and the death toll to 2,059. Of those deaths, 1,472 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 10,603 were health care workers. Over 2.086 million COVID…


Deer River woman injured in alcohol-related crash

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a 42-year-old Deer River woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 2 Thursday afternoon. According to the report, Sarah Wakanabo was driving a Nissan Rogue when she went off the road at Highway 2 and Itasca County Road 89, causing the vehicle to roll onto its driver’s…


Three injured in Hubbard County crash

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that three were injured in a Hubbard County crash Thursday afternoon. According to the report, a Toyota RAV 4, driven by 34-year-old Brandi Wattenhofer of Backus, collided with a Chevy Silverado at the intersection of County Road 33 and Highway 34 in Nevis Township. The Silverado driver, 28-year-old Cody Timmons…


Hines woman injured in crash near Bemidji

A Hines woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center Tuesday after an early morning crash on Highway 71. According to the state patrol, 54-year-old Gail Gustafson of Hines was southbound on Highway 71 in a GMC Canyon around 6:13 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, when she was struck head-on by a…

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