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Baby and mom released from hospital

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Auna Haataja, the baby who was critically injured in a two-vehicle, head-on crash Feb. 5 at the junction of Highway 371 and Crow Wing County Road 29 just south of Pequot Lakes, was discharged Tuesday, Feb. 12, from North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

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The baby’s mother, Jessica Haataja, 26, Brainerd, was taken to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, where she was treated and has since been released.

It was reported that Jessica Haataja was driving a Chevy Monte Carlo and traveling southbound on Highway 371 when she lost control on a curve, spun around and was hit by a northbound vehicle driven by Jason Parks, 39, Big Lake, who was not injured.

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