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‘Doc’ Mulder fine after weekend crash into icy creek

December 6, 2010
Marshall Independent

He's doing all right now, but Richard "Doc" Mulder of Ivanhoe said he spent "a couple minutes" in an icy creek following a crash Saturday.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported a one-vehicle crash at 3:32 p.m. Saturday on Minnesota Highway 19, west of Ivanhoe. Mulder, 72, was eastbound on Highway 19 when he said his vehicle slid off the road and into the ditch. The vehicle slid through a fence and broke through a frozen creek, the State Patrol said. Mulder was transported to the Hendricks hospital and treated for hypothermia, the State Patrol said, but Mulder said it wasn't serious.

"My body temperature went down one degree, but it sometimes does that anyway," Mulder said. He said he didn't sustain any other injuries in the crash.

Mulder retired from his Ivanhoe medical practice in February after more than 40 years of practice. He was a family practice physician.

The State Patrol, Ivanhoe Fire Department and Ambulance, and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash.



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