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Wadena deer hunter injured in fall

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David Folkestad, 53, of Wadena, was hunting from a stand in Section 32 of Bluffton Township at 4 p.m. Saturday when the wooden floor gave way and he fell eight feet to the ground.

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Folkestad was treated for back injuries at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena and airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Four hunters have died in Minnesota since the season began, two from gun shots, one from natural causes and one from burns and a fall.

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