Black bear killed, motorcyclist injured in crash

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(Pillager, MN)--A black bear is dead after being struck by a motorcycle in the Brainerd lakes area. Pillager Area Fire and Rescue says the cycle hit the bear Monday afternoon on County Road 34 and the animal died at the scene. The motorcycle driver was taken to a Staples hospital with significant “road rash” and a broken wrist.

Authorities say the man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.