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Head-on collision in Roseau County sends two to hospital

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Two people were sent to a Grand Forks hospital after a head-on collision Thursday night in Roseau County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Duane Kukowski, 40, of Badger, Minn., was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 11 in a 2002 Chevy Tahoe at about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Dylan Johnson, 16, of Roseau. Road conditions were icy at the time, the patrol said. Kukowski was wearing a seat belt; Johnson was not, but air bags deployed in both vehicles, the patrol said. Both were taken to Altru Health System in Grand Forks with serious injuries, according to the patrol.

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The Roseau County Sheriff's Office and the Roseau Police Department responded to the scene.

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