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2 Minnesota troopers injured in snowstorm crashes

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota state trooper is being treated after he was hit by a semi-truck on Interstate 94 near St. Cloud.

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A State Patrol dispatcher said the accident happened about 10:40 a.m. today as the trooper was writing a ticket.

The dispatcher says the trooper's injuries are not considered life-threatening. Westbound traffic on I-94 was detoured while the crash was investigated. The interstate reopened just after 2 p.m.

It was the second accident injuring a state trooper since a snowstorm swept into Minnesota.

The Star Tribune reports a trooper was clipped by a car Sunday night while outside his squad car trying to help at the scene of a crash on I-394 in Minneapolis. The patrol says the trooper suffered a cut left hand.

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