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Duluth, Minn. man killed in crash at Cedar Lake Arena

A Duluth-area man died Friday night following a motorcycle accident at the Cedar Lake Arena. Joseph Brown was co-owner of a concrete pumping firm in Duluth, according to his obituary.

A Duluth, Minn. man was killed Friday after crashing his motorcycle at Cedar Lake Arena.

The accident happened at about 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, according to the St. Croix County (Wis.) Sheriff's Department.

Joseph Brown, 55, of Duluth, was riding his motorcycle at the arena, 1120 Old Mill Road in Star Prairie Township, when he lost control going over a jump, said Sheriff John Shilts. The motorcycle crashed and Brown landed on his shoulder.

Witnesses attempted CPR until an ambulance arrived at the scene, he said. Crews from New Richmond Area Ambulance Service transported Brown to Westfields Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine whether there were any medical issues surrounding Brown's death.

It's believed Brown was at the arena practicing for the Saturday, Jan. 5, motocross race.

Brown was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and co-founder of the Northland Motorcycle Riders Association, according to his obituary. He was founder, co-owner and operator of Twin Ports Concrete Pumping.

Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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