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Motorcycle drivers in the Lakeland Hospice Ride steadied Nolan Osborn's motorcycle so a state trooper could take a photo of it Saturday. (Photo by Al Edenloff)

A dangerous time for motorcyclists

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Motorcycle crashes are taking a heavy toll in Minnesota this year.

Through the month of August, the number of motorcycle drivers killed in the state hit 40 for the year - compared to 29 rider deaths at this time last year.


On August 30, two motorcycle drivers, one from West Union, were killed in a head-on collision in Benton County about 10 miles northeast of St. Cloud.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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