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SUV hits Lazy Bear

A car crashed into a Barnum restaurant Sunday, but no one was injured and no charges are being filed.

The 911 call came into Carlton County dispatch at 10:46 a.m. Sunday, reporting a motor vehicle had struck the Lazy Bear Restaurant building at 3696 Main St. in Barnum.

According to a press release from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomington’s Amanda Geyen, 40, was turning from County Road 6 into the shared parking lot of the Minit Mart Gas Station and the Lazy Bear Restaurant. Geyen experienced mechanical issues with the accelerator and steering control of her 2004 Ford Expedition. This caused her to strike an occupied vehicle in the parking lot, then strike the corner of the Lazy Bear building, resulting in damage to both, as well as an unoccupied parked vehicle that was hit.

Deputies from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office responded with Essentia EMS and the Barnum Fire Department.