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Man hurt when car hits moose in Polk County

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A 20-year-old man was hurt when his car struck a moose late Sunday on a highway in Polk County, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

Dustin Rahja of Floodwood was driving a 2008 Chevy Cobalt westbound on U.S. 2 about 9:25 p.m. when a bull moose came out of the ditch. Rahja was unable to stop and hit the moose, totaling the car, the patrol said.

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Rahja was taken to Riverview Hospital in Crookston for a minor injury. He was wearing his seat belt, and the airbag deployed. Road conditions were wet at the time.

Floodwood is about 45 miles northwest of Duluth

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