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staff report, Published September 21 2009

Man killed in dirt bike collision in northwestern Minnesota

A Roseau, Minn., man has died following the collision of two dirt bikes Sept. 18 in Marshall County, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said.

Nicholas Warne, 27, collided with Jacob Wiskow, 18, just after 9:30 p.m. Friday in New Solum Township. Both individuals were transported to Merit Care Hospital in Thief River Falls, where Warne was pronounced dead. Wiskow was transported to Altru, which would not release any further information Monday.

A second motorcycle accident Saturday night in Marshall County injured a Karlstad, Minn. man.

The sheriff’s department said Jeffrey Nyflot, 51, collided with a deer just after 9:15 p.m. along County Road 1. Nyflot was taken to North Valley Medical Center in Warren, Minn.

Both accidents remain under investigation.

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