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12 students, driver hospitalized after bus crash in northern Minnesota

It happened on westbound Hwy. 2 west of Bagley.

A Grand Rapids area school bus carrying 22 high school students and one teacher overturned when the driver lost control Monday morning. 

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the accident happened around 8:20 a.m. on westbound Hwy. 2 near Lengby, Minnesota, which is 107 miles west of Grand Rapids. 

The report says 12 students and the driver were taken to hospitals in Fosston and Bagley with non-life threatening injuries. The Grand Rapids and Bigfork School District announced on Facebook that 7 students and the driver were hospitalized straight away, with 4 more students taken in later for check ups. 

The district said the injuries were minor, "such as cuts and abrasions." 

The high school students were on their way to the Great Plains Youth Institute in Crookston.

What caused the driver to lose control is under investigation, but the State Patrol says the bus entered the center median of the divided highway and then overturned.

Students who weren't injured were picked up by a Fosston School District bus and taken to a school in Bagley, where another bus from Grand Rapids took them home.

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