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Audubon woman injured in two-car accident

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Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A two-car accident Monday resulted in an Audubon woman going to the hospital by ambulance.

The crash occurred about noon at the junction of highways 10 and 59 in Detroit Lakes.

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Mechelle Renae Howieson, 32, was eastbound on Highway 10 in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado.

Arthur Francis Riestenberg, 81, of Perham, was westbound on Highway 10 in a 2001 GMC.

He turned in front of Howieson to go southbound on Highway 59, causing the accident, according to two witnesses.

He said he was following the green left-turn arrow on the traffic light, but the arrow was gone by the time he turned.

Howieson and her 2-month-old son, John Howieson, were both taken to St. Mary's Innovis hospital by St. Mary's Ambulance, where she was treated and released.

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