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L.T.D. Ride visited Morris Saturday

A small group of riders from Morris left at about 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 to participate in the eighth annual L.T.D. Ride Motorcycle Memorial Tour. The tour left from Appleton and, eventually, came through Morris at about 4 p.m. 1 / 2
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MORRIS, Minn. -- Although participation was down for the eighth annual L.T.D. Motorcycle Memorial Tour, organizers still considered the event a complete success.

This year, 296 bikes and 390 riders registered to participate in the event, which was started in 2006 to honor Staff Sgt. David Day, Sgt. Jesse Lhotka and 1st Lt. Jason Timmerman who died in Iraq on Feb. 21, 2005.

Last year, more than 650 riders participated in the event.

A group of riders from Morris left at about 7:45 a.m. to get to the official starting point at the Swift County Fairgrounds in Appleton for “kickstands up” at 10 a.m. The route took riders through Milan, Watson, Montevideo, Clarkfield, Marshall, Canby, Madison, Ortonville, Clinton-Graceville, Morris, Holloway and ended in Appleton at the Swift County Fairgrounds.

The ride arrived in Morris at about 4 p.m. The riders stopped for a break and snacks at the Morris Armory before heading back out of town, led by trucks from the Morris Fire Department.

The 2014 L.T.D. Ride is scheduled for Saturday, July 19. For more information about the L.T.D. Ride visit

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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