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Crookston man injured in Laporte soap box derby event

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A Crookston man was treated and released from the Bemidji hospital July 2 after he lost control of the go kart he was driving and collided with a car in downtown Laporte.

Borge Mark Fisketjon, 64, was injured when the steering mechanism of his car apparently malfunctioned.

"He hit that car so hard," said Laporte mayor Craig Mackey, who was stunned at the accident along with dozens of eyewitnesses.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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