ERSKINE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A man from Erskine was injured Monday just south of Bemidji in a motorcycle crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says 72 year old Norman Salverson and a passenger were traveling north on state Highway 71 as a funeral procession was heading south. A semi-trailer moved to the shoulder for the procession, and Salverson swerved around it to the right and went into the ditch, then hit a mailbox and landed on its side. Salverson was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. His passenger… 59 year old Shirley Uang, 59, of Arizona, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and also was taken to Sanford Bemidji.