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Local news briefs- June 13

Boy in stable condition after being hit by vehicle

RANDALL — A 14-year-old Little Falls boy was in stable condition Sunday night after being injured Friday when he was walking his bicycle along Highway 115, one mile west of Randall, and was struck by a vehicle, the State Patrol reported.

Michael Segler was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. The driver of the vehicle, Paula Kruschke, 39, Little Falls, was not injured.

The accident was reported at 5:48 p.m.

Brainerd firefighters join the ‘Fill-the-Boot’ event

The Brainerd Fire Department will participate in the 57th annual MDA “Fill-the-Boot” fundraising event from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 Brainerd firefighters will be at two major intersections of Highways 371 and 210 and Washington Street and Northwest Fourth Street with their boots so that motorists may donate to help firefighters in their support of the local families affected by muscle disease that MDA serves.

Fill-the-Boot is a tradition that began in 1954. Since that humble beginning, firefighters’ boots across the country have been filled with coins and cash totaling more than $450 million. The Brainerd firefighters are joining the tens of thousands of fire departments across the country who are participating in the program this summer.

Firefighters are committed to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association “until the day neuromuscular diseases are eliminated.” 

MDA is a voluntary health agency that works in each local community to help children and adults who are affected by any of 42 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA’s comprehensive medical services and research programs. MDA receives no government funding and charges no fees to those served by the association.