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Three escape serious injury in rollover on Highway 2

BEMIDJI -- A Laporte, Minn., woman and two children escaped serious injury in a one-vehicle rollover on U.S. Highway 2 in Bemidji on Thursday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Danae Johnson, 28, of Laporte, was westbound on Highway 2 at mile marker 113, which is just at the Fifth Street ramp, when the vehicle went off the icy road and rolled at about 3:30 p.m.

Johnson was transported to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, the patrol said. Two children, ages 7 and 4, were not injured in the accident, the patrol said. All three were wearing their seat belts, the patrol said.

The accident was one of several rollovers in the same area on Thursday as icy conditions and blowing and drifting snow made travel extremely difficult in the area.