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Two hurt in 'cycle crash Saturday night

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A man from Prescott and a woman from Hastings, Minn., were both transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul Saturday evening for treatment of injuries suffered when their motorcycle crashed.

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Daniel Hanken, 51, was airlifted from the scene on Hwy. 35 near 1220th Street in the Town of Oak Grove. A passenger on Hanken's motorcycle, Barbara Arntzen, 55, of Hastings, was transported by ground ambulance to Regions.

No information was immediately available Monday morning on their respective medical conditions.

Pierce County sheriff's deputies were notified of the crash at 9:45 p.m., Aug. 10th.

Sgt. Pete Koch said in a press release that Hanken was southbound on Hwy. 35 when he lost control and ran into the west ditch, tipped the cycle and ejecting both riders.

The accident remains under investigation.

Prescott police, fire and ambulance personnel assisted as did Red Wing ambulance personnel.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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