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Man hospitalized after collision with semi near Blackduck

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BLACKDUCK -- A 43-year-old man was taken to the hospital after the vehicle he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic Wednesday morning, and collided with a semi.

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James Dexter was travelling north on Highway 71 about three miles north of Tenstrike at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when his car crossed over the center line, striking the semi's trailer tires, said Minnesota State Patrol public information officer Jesse Grabow. Dexter, of Blackduck, suffered non life-threatening injuries and a passenger, Michael Dexter, 20, was not injured, Grabow said.

The driver of the semi, 73-year-old Larry Rutherford of Hines, also received no injuries. Grabow said the crash remains under investigation, and Dexter was not listed as a patient at Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji, according to spokeswoman Lindsey Wangberg.

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Justin Glawe
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