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Minn. woman remains in serious condition after motorcycle strikes Great Dane

A loose Great Dane running on a Pierce County road led to a weekend motorcycle crash that hospitalized two Minnesota residents.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said Randolph residents Jeffrey Thompson, 46, and Stacey Popp, 45, were southbound at 8:24 p.m. Oct. 7 on County Road F in the town of Clifton when the motorcycle they were on struck the dog.

Popp, the passenger, was airlifted from the scene by North Memorial Air Care to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. She was listed in serious condition Monday at the hospital.

Thompson, the driver, was taken by River Falls ambulance to Regions, where he was listed in fair condition Monday.

Deputies were also assisted at the scene by police and firefighters from Prescott.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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