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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.

L.T.D. Ride visited Morris Saturday

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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.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. 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.