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Two hurt this morning in two-vehicle crash near Blomkest, Minn.

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

BLOMKEST -- Two people were injured and transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar following a two-vehicle crash near Blomkest this morning. Conditions were foggy at the time.

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The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office was notified at 6:39 a.m. and emergency services were dispatched to the crash scene on U.S. Highway 71 South and 165th Avenue Southwest.

The State Patrol and Minnesota Department of Transportation have closed the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 71 due to the crash. A detour was set up and officials anticipate that both lanes will be closed until 10 a.m. today.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog says the State Patrol is investigating and mapping the scene. Responding to the crash were personnel from the State Patrol, sheriff's office, Willmar Fire Department, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Willmar Ambulance Service, Blomkest Fire Department and Lake Lillian Ambulance.

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