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Elk River Police report: Motorcycle disappears on test drive; students remove signs, soap dispensers from schools in social media ‘trend’; and a stolen Ruger handgun | Elk River Star News

Champlin man, 37, is arrested for possessing the stolen motorcycle

A motorcycle that disappeared while the driver was taking it for a test drive has turned up in Minneapolis.

The victim, a 37-year-old Elk River man, had flagged down an Elk River officer on patrol in the 18200 block of Carson Court at around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 to report the incident.

“(He) said that someone had taken his motorcycle that he was selling on a test drive, never came back, would not respond to his messages, and believed that he had stolen it,” according to the police report.

The motorcycle — minus its license plate — was later recovered by the Minneapolis Police Department, which also took the suspect into custody a short time later.

Elk River Police Capt. Joe Gacke said the person taken into custody for possessing the stolen motorcycle was a 37-year-old Champlin man.

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Workman Road Homeless Camp Cleared Out By Motorcycle Store Formerly Operated By Mayor Kelly

A large homeless camp on Workman Road has been cleared out by the motorcycle business formerly operated by Mayor Tim Kelly.

 

Mayor Kelly is no longer involved in the operation of his former businesses, city spokesperson Mary Beth Ikard said.

 

She said, “Southern Honda Power Sports paid a contractor to come in and help clear the property. The property realtor requested removal of the homeless encampment in order to close a sale on the property.”

 

Ms.

Ikard said all those who were at the homeless camp “were offered access to hotel rooms but many unhoused individuals for whatever reason sometimes refuse.”

 

She said 45 people were living there and 28 accepted the offer of hotel housing and other services.

 

Ms. Ikard said the city’s Office of Homelessness and Supportive Housing helped to triage on the Workman Road location, but city Public Works was not involved.

 

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2022 Zero S, DS, and DSR Motorcycles

Press Release | September 15, 2021

Continued Unprecedented Demand for Electric Motorcycles Motivates Early Release of New 2022 Models

This is a press release from Zero…

Santa Cruz, CA (September 14, 2021) – Zero Motorcycles, the worldwide leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains, today announced the early release of Model Year 2022 S street motorcycles and DS and DSR dual sport models. The release of these new models is to support the consistently high demand for Zero Motorcycles and the continued growth of the company’s dealer network.

2022 Zero DSR

The brand that defined the category of electric motorcycles continues to see demand that far outpaces the market appetite for internal-combustion engine motorcycles. Though the overall demand for all powersports, particularly dual-sport models, has increased since the onset of lockdown restrictions in early 2020, demand for electric motorcycles has continued to spike upward even well into the calendar year 2021

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Motorcycle Cannonball passes through Danville

DANVILLE, Va. – On Tuesday night, the Motorcycle Cannonball made a pit stop at the Harley Davidson in Danville.

The cross-country challenge is for riders with motorcycles that were made in 1929 or earlier and is the most difficult antique endurance run in the world. The theme for this year’s event is “Border to Border.”

The group started the journey on the U.S. side of the Canadian border in Sault Ste Marie. They are traveling 3,715 miles south, ending at South Padre Island, Texas.

This 15-day endeavor is extremely challenging, as riders could endure fatigue, mental exhaustion, cold, heat, elevations and the demands of keeping their ancient machines in running order.

Riders will navigate the course of the Cannonball with the assistance of paper maps only, and they will be able to meet up with their support crews only when they reach each day’s final destination.

“It’s the first time

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