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36-year-old from Milan pleads to charge from drunk driving accident


GRANITE FALLS -- Jason Jerome Lee, 36, of Milan, pleaded guilty Monday to a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal vehicular operation for a drunken driving crash July 25 near Clarkfield.

A passenger in Lee's vehicle, Melinda Hedman, 32, of Clarkfield, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center after the crash and treated for a shattered vertebra in her back, a broken shoulder and facial injuries. Lee was also flown to North Memorial for treatment of his injuries.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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