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Fatal crash reported on U.S. 71 south of Bemidji: two believed killed

Numerous agencies, including the Minnesota State Patrol, are on the scene of a head-on crash south of Bemidji on U.S. Highway 71 and Hubbard County 118. The crash was reported about 2:30.

Hubbard County officers also responded. It is believed that two people died in the crash.

Lakeport Fire and First Responders were also at the scene.


The initial Highway Patrol report indicates a 2005 Chevy Silverado and a 2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette were involved in the crash, nine miles south of Bemidji. 

One person was airlifted to Fargo Essentia Hospital with unknown injuries. Officers were looking for next of kin to inform one victim's family.

The state patrol is investigating the crash. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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