For some Minnesota motorists, helicopters could get in the way of the commute this week. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is warning of possible delays along Highway 169 near Belle Plaine because of a power transmission line project.
The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.
Washington rider Ryan Villopoto raced to his fifth Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships victory of the year and first at his home track Saturday, winning the second 450 class moto after finishing second in the first. Villopoto, the Monster Energy Kawasaki star from Poulsbo, ended Ryan Dungey’s Washougal victory streak — in both 450 and 250 competition — at five. Dungey, the Red Bull KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minn., was second overall after winning the first moto and finishing second in the second. Villopoto leads the season standings after eight races, 42 points ahead of defending series champion Dungey.
Outdoor enthusiasts have a new way to enjoy the Minnesota River Valley. Just strap into a harness and hit the new zip line. Lee Kerfoot is owner of Kerfoot Canopy Tours. “My folks own the Gunflint Lodge (near the Boundary Waters) and we encouraged them to do this for several years,” Kerfoot said. Kerfoot’s takes adventure seekers high above the trees and over a steep ravine that suspends them 175 feet in the air.
Defending series champion Ryan Dungey won the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships’ inaugural Tennessee National on Saturday, finishing third in the first 450 Class moto and winning the second at Muddy Creek Raceway. “It’s good to get the first win so early in the season,” said Dungey, the Red Bull KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minn.
A man was killed when his car went off the road Saturday evening in Belle Plaine near the intersection of Union Trail (Highway 1) and Elm Way.
An off-duty officer has found himself on the other side of the law after police say he was driving under the influence and speeding.
Ryan Dungey won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at Chase Field, holding off Jake Weimer and defending series champion Ryan Villopoto.
There’s an old saying about cats having nine lives. A horse in Belle Plaine is living up to that same theory. Deke, a thoroughbred racing horse, is recovering from a gunshot to the face and that isn’t his only brush with death.
Inside Neil Koepp’s hog barns south of Belle Plaine, even the gentle breezes can’t quell the sweltering summer heat. He’s raising 6,200 hogs for market and they would normally be eating a lot of feed.
Motocross racing fans will gather in Millville, Minn., Saturday night to watch a Minnesota star at the top of his game.
Ryan Dungey raced to his first AMA Pro Motocross Championship victory of the year, finishing second in the first 450 Class moto and rallying to win the second in the Thunder Valley National.
Police are investigating after a motorcycle accident happened in Belle Plaine, Minn., Saturday night.
Ryan Dungey raced to his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross victory of the year Saturday night, beating Chad Reed in front of 45,217 fans at Rogers Centre.