Two injured in Bemidji area crash

Two were injured in a Saturday crash just south of Bemidji.

According to the report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Jeep Renegade pulled out in front of a Ford Taurus near the Highway 2 ramp around 1:40 p.m.

The Taurus was southbound on Highway 71.

A 50-year-old passenger of the Jeep, Wendy Furman of Federal Dam, was transported to Sanford Bemidji for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, as was a passenger of the Taurus, 17-year-old Brayden Stang of Bemidji.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and all were wearing their seatbelts.


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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