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Two injured in Paynesville crash Saturday

PAYNESVILLE -- A woman and a child were taken to the CentraCare Paynesville Hospital Saturday morning after a crash at the intersection of Highway 55 and Mill...

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PAYNESVILLE - A woman and a child were taken to the CentraCare Paynesville Hospital Saturday morning after a crash at the intersection of Highway 55 and Mill

Street.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Buick Century traveling east on Highway 55 and a Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on Mill Street collided when the Buick's driver failed to stop for a stop sign.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Emily Elizabeth Liestman, 25, of Paynesville, and passenger Colton Michael Liestman, 3, of Paynesville, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Buick, Eli Henry Ahrens, 19, of Madelia, was uninjured.

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All were wearing seatbelts.

Assisting the State Patrol were Paynesville Fire and Rescue, Paynesville Police Department and Paynesville Ambulance.

In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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