One injured in crash near Island View Drive

One was injured in a crash Sunday morning just before noon on Highway 71 near Island View Drive.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford Ranger was northbound on Highway 71, when a Ford Escape entered the intersection at Island View Drive, and the two vehicles collided.

The Escape driver, 66-year-old Michael Jacobs of Bemidji, was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Sanford Bemidji.

The Ranger driver, 27-year-old Matthew Armstrong of Bemidji, was not injured.


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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