LONG PRAIRIE - A 16-year-old girl died in a single-vehicle crash Friday on Highway 287 4 miles east of Long Prairie, the State Patrol reported.
The rollover crash involving a Jeep Cherokee was reported at 2:30 p.m. The driver, Emily Siegle, 16, of Long Prairie, was dead at the scene. She was the lone vehicle occupant and was wearing a seatbelt. The vehicle was traveling south on the highway and went off the road, rolling several times.
Motorcycle/bicycle crash reported in Lake Shore
LAKE SHORE - A 9-year-old boy was injured Friday and transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center after he was struck by a motorcycle while he was riding his bike, the Lake Shore Police Department reported.
The boy, Kody Frame of Pequot Lakes, was apparently crossing County Highway 78 in Lake Shore as he was leaving a private driveway when he was struck by the motorcycle at about 10:24 a.m.
The motorcycle driver, Michael J. Hartman, 47, Pine River, was not injured in the collision, according to the report. Frame was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and was listed in fair condition Friday afternoon.
Grass fire reported in Breezy Point
BREEZY POINT - A small grass fire was reported at 3:34 p.m. Friday on Breezy Point Drive.
The fire was put out without damage to structures or injuries, the Breezy Point Police Department reported.
Firefighters respond to several calls
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to several calls Friday.
A call at 1:30 a.m. in Barrows turned out to be a false alarm. At 3:30 p.m., firefighters assisted at a crash scene on Wise Road. At 7 p.m., the fire department responded to a call at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center, also a false alarm.
Wausau Paper announced change to Maine mill
Wausau Paper announced it will permanently shut down paper machine No. 10, one of two paper machines at its specialty products mill in Jay, Maine.
The shut down is expected on or before Dec. 31. The company reported that the decision comes in response to "dramatically increased input costs and difficult market conditions."
The No. 10 machine had a capacity of 40,000 tons annually and served the release liner market and a variety of smaller niche markets. The shutdown is expected to impact about 150 of the 235 employees currently at the facility.
Thomas J. Howatt, Wausau president and CEO, said the high cost structure of the liner machine at the mill made it uncompetitive in today's business environment.
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