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Semi spills beets, damages vehicles near Olivia, Minn.


OLIVIA -- A semi trailer with a full load of sugar beets malfunctioned Thursday morning and beets spilled onto U.S. Highway 212 just west of Olivia.

Two vehicles were damaged by the beets but no one was injured.

According to the State Patrol, the incident happened around 8 a.m. when a westbound beet trailer broke open at the side and sugar beets spilled onto the road as two eastbound vehicles were passing by.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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