Bemidji man injured in motorcycle crash

A Bemidji motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Wadena over the weekend.

According to the report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 58-year-old Thomas Kern of Bemidji was northbound on Highway 71 Saturday afternoon when a Chevy Silverado pulled out in front of him, causing the crash.

Kern was transported to the Wadena hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Kern, according to the report, was riding a 2005 Suzuki RT, and may not have been wearing a helmet.

The Chevy driver, 32-year-old Randy Mumm of Wadena was not injured.

Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in this crash.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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