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Brainerd man in critical condition

A 61-year-old Brainerd man was injured Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving was unable to stop and crashed into the vehicle in front of him on Highway 371 in Baxter, the Baxter Police Department reported.

The man, Chip Avelsgaard, was in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Baxter police said.

Avelsgaard, who is a pastor at Oak Street Chapel in Brainerd, was not wearing a helmet.

The accident was reported at 2:47 p.m.

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