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Truck drives into building in Bemidji, Minn.

A truck went through a business building on Bemidji Avenue and 11th Street Northwest on Monday evening, Feb. 5, in Bemidji, Minn. Police said more information would be released on the accident on Tuesday morning. (Jillian Gandsey | Forum News Service)

BEMIDJI, Minn.—A person was taken away in an ambulance after apparently driving a truck into a financial advisory office Monday evening, Feb. 5.

Neighbors who live immediately across the street from the office said they heard the crash at about 6:40 p.m., then saw a woman open the truck's door and call 911. A pair of tracks plowed through their yard indicate the truck narrowly avoided their home before it struck the building.

The truck was removed about an hour later, and firefighters on scene covered the hole it left with plywood.

No information on the condition of the driver of the truck, or if anyone was in the building at the time of the crash, was released. Staff at the Bemidji Police Department said they planned to release information about the crash Tuesday morning, Feb. 6.

In addition to the fire department, the Bemidji Police Department and Bemidji Ambulance were among the agencies responding.

Joe Bowen

Joe Bowen covers education (mostly K-12) and American Indian affairs for the Bemidji Pioneer.

He's from Minneapolis, earned a degree from the College of St. Benedict - St. John's University in 2009, and worked at the Perham Focus near Detroit Lakes and Sun Newspapers in suburban Minneapolis before heading to the Pioneer.

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