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Northwood, ND, man dies in dirt bike accident

NORTHWOOD, N.D. – Funeral services will be Saturday for Jacob “Jake” Mikelson, 34, a Northwood man who died this weekend after an off-road motorized dirt bike crash.

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to the call at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday.

Mikelson and a friend were riding dirt bikes on private property about two miles south of Northwood at the time of the incident, according to Lt. Gary Grove with the sheriff’s department.

“He went to do a wheelie, flipped back and landed on his back, head and neck,” he said.

Mikelson, who was wearing a helmet and other protective gear, was transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday.

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