EDEN LAKE TOWNSHIP -- An Eden Valley man is dead after crashing his motorcycle over the weekend.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Friday on County Road 162, about a mile west of County Road 43 in Eden Lake Township.

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Authorities says 59-year-old Michael Holthaus was heading north on County Road 162, when he lost control on a curve, went into the ditch and was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities says Holthaus was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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