Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Deer runs into state trooper's cruiser outside of Mentor, causing significant damage

  • It's fate isn't known, as it ran off.
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  • A Minnesota State Patrol trooper’s squad car was significantly damaged Monday when it was struck by a deer near Mentor.
        Trooper Rick Olson was southbound on Polk County Highway 12, about a half mile south of Ash Street in Mentor minutes after 7 a.m. Monday when a deer bolted from the ditch and struck his squad car in the driver’s side door, according to the State Patrol report.
        The vehicle sustained about $3,400 in damage, according to State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow. Olson was not hurt.
        The fate of the deer is not known as it ran away from the scene.