State auditor, senator injured in Redwood County crash

Minnesota’s state auditor and a state senator are hospitalized following a collision with a semi in Redwood County. A legislative aide for Sen. Melisa Franzen says Franzen and state Auditor Julie Blaha were injured Wednesday while driving back from Farmfest in Redwood County. The Minnesota State Patrol says a Jeep Cherokee driven by Blaha collided with a semi at an intersection in Three Lakes Township about 5 p.m. Both women were taken to Redwood Hospital with injuries that are not life threatening. The semi driver was not injured. Farmfest is a three-day agricultural show in southwestern Minnesota.