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Fatal motorcycle accident


An accident involving a car and a motorcycle Friday night resulted in injuries and one known fatality. The accident occured just after 8 p.m. on MN-371 north at Green Gables Road near North Long Lake in Brainerd.

According to the State Highway Patrol, the driver of the motorcycle was pulled over in the northbound shoulder of MN-371, and was hit by a northbound vehicle while attempting to cross the highway median. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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