On July 12, 2021, at approximately 2:56 p.m., the Nicollet County Sheriff’s  responded to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Ridgely Township near the  intersection of Nicollet County Road 21 and 701st Avenue.

The driver of the  motorcycle, Lawrence Dean Grunke of Fairfax, MN was airlifted from the scene and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with  non-life-threatening injuries. Assisting in the crash were the Minnesota State  Patrol, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax Police Department, and the  Fairfax Ambulance Service.