Two Minnesota political leaders were hurt in a car crash in southwest Minnesota.
Reports say Minnesota state Auditor Julie Blaha and state Senator Melisa Franzen got into a crash while leaving Farmfest in Redwood County Wednesday evening. Franzen suffered non-life-threatening injuries while Blaha’s injuries are unknown. Donald McFarland, the communications and legislative affairs director for Blaha’s office, says the two Democrats were traveling together after leaving the annual agricultural tradeshow in Redwood County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 67 and County Road 13. Blaha was driving a Jeep Cherokee southbound on the county road when they collided with a semi traveling eastbound on the highway.