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Forum staff reports, Published April 24 2009

Motorcyclist injured in crash after deer jumps out of ditch near Ulen

ULEN, Minn. – A motorcyclist was airlifted Thursday night to Fargo’s MeritCare Hospital after a crash on state Highway 32.

Kevin Veraldrud, 43, of Glyndon went into the west ditch south of Ulen after a deer ran out of the ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Troopers were called to the scene at 8:47 p.m. and assisted by Ulen Rescue and Lifeflight.

Veraldrud was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries, although his condition is unknown.