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Grand Rapids man injured in head-on crash with semi

A Grand Rapids man was injured in a head-on crash with a semi truck Friday. The state patrol says the semi tractor-trailer, driven by 36-year-old David Fleck of Bemidji, was westbound on Highway 2 in Itasca County when a Chevy Blazer crossed the centerline from the eastbound lane. The Chevy driver, 72-year-old Dennis Bowman, was…

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Bemidji teen injured in crash with semi

A Bemidji teenager was injured in a crash Tuesday near Turtle River. According to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol, the 16-year-old driver was northbound on Highway 71 when he attempted to turn left in front of a southbound 2019 International tractor/trailer. The two vehicles collided at the intersection of Wildwood Rd. NE and…

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Unbelted driver injured in Lake George crash

An unbelted driver was injured in a crash Saturday near Lake George. According to a release from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Kristyn Mensink was eastbound on County Road 4 when she lost control on a curve, flipping her Ford Fusion and came to a rest upside down in the ditch. Lake George Fire…

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New Hope man injured in crash near Grygla

A 39-year-old New Hope man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a Sanford Hospital following a crash near Grygla Friday afternoon. According to a report from the state patrol, 22-year-old Michael Jelen of Grygla was northbound on Dylan Rd. NW in a Dodge pickup when he failed to yield at a stop sign at…

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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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Bemidji man seriously injured in Emmaville ATV crash

A Bemidji man was seriously injured in an ATV crash in Hubbard County Sunday. According to a release from Sheriff Cory Aukes, deputies responded to County Road 4, north of Emmaville, on a report of an ATV accident with injuries. Thirty-one-year-old Taylor Sells was identified as the driver, who was found severely injured and laying…

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Toddler shot in eye by BB gun, father arrested

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 2-and-a-half-year-old boy was airlifted to the University of Minnesota after suffering a BB gun shot to the eye. According to a release, the incident happened Monday, Feb. 10, and a deputy was at the local hospital on another matter when the mother brought the child in. On…

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Sanford Bemidji now a trauma hospital

The Minnesota Department of Health recently designated the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center as a level 3 trauma hospital. According to a release, trauma is the third leading cause of death in Minnesota, and DHS director Jan Malcolm says with Bemidji’s designation, more seriously injured Minnesotans have access to an organized system of trauma care in…

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Vitamin E acetate linked to vaping injuries

The Minnesota Department of Health has linked severe vaping-related injuries to Vitamin E acetate in THC cartridges. Products from 2019 were found to have the substance, but 2018 products obtained by law enforcement did not. According to a release, the Center for Disease Control tested 29 samples of lung fluid from patients with vaping-associated lung…

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