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Bicycle accident update

The victim of Tuesday's bicycle accident has been identified as Paul P. Howard, 52, of Rochester.

He died in a car-bicycle accident reported at 6:35 a.m. Tuesday between Little Mantrap Road and state Highway 113.

According to the state patrol, Laurine M. Beaulieu, 42, of Detroit Lakes was driving a 1988 Plymouth van which rear-ended the bicycle. Both were headed northbound on Highway 71.

Beaulieu left the vehicle near the scene. Law enforcement officers searched for her for several hours before she was arrested.

The incident remains under investigation.

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