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Motorcyclist injured in collision with black bear near Pillager

Driver suffered nonlife-threatening injuries; bear died

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PILLAGER — A motorcyclist, 67, of Motley, was injured Aug. 1 after striking a black bear near Pillager, the Cass County Sheriff's Office reported.

Sheriff Tom Burch said in a news release the motorcycle crash occurred on County Road 34 in May Township, rural Pillager.

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Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned that a 1998 Honda motorcycle was traveling on County Road 34 when a large black bear came out of the ditch and struck the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was treated on scene and transported to a hospital in Staples for nonlife-threatening injury.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued a permit for the deceased bear. Assisting on the scene were Pillager Fire and Rescue and North Memorial Ambulance.

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