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One injured in Becker County snowmobile crash

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ELBOW LAKE, Minnesota. — A Moorhead man is in the hospital after crashing a snowmobile Saturday, Jan. 15, into a tree in north Becker County, according to a news release.

Morgan Allan Leiseth, 45, was transported to Sanford Hospital in Fargo after the crash that happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on South Tulaby Lake Lane, or about 1 ½ miles south of Tulaby Lake Drive. Leiseth was driving on a designated snowmobile trail when he left the trail and struck a tree, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office said.

The release said officials didn't know the extent of Leiseth’s injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.

Tulaby Lake Drive runs along the south edge of Tulaby Lake in north Becker County.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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