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Minnesota National Guard
LTD tour route for Saturday

The Lhotka, Timmerman and Day Motorcycle Memorial Tour will pass through Clarkfield and Marshall and towns on Minnesota Highway 68 Saturday morning, Chad Turner of the Minnesota National Guard said

The tour was started four years ago in honor and in memory of Soldiers who died while on duty, including Jason Timmerman, a National Guard member from Cottonwood

"I expect about 600 to 800 people to participate," Turner said "We had 350 bikes last year and about 600 to 630 total people"

The tour will travel down US Highway 59 from Montevideo and will be in Clarkfield at about 10:45 am Saturday

The tour will enter Marshall on Highway 59 at about 11:15 am and then turn down Main Street through the downtown to the intersection with College Drive or Minnesota Highway 19, past the National Guard Armory and Legion Field to Channel Parkway The tour will travel on Channel Parkway back toward Highway 68 When the tour reaches the intersection with Highway 68, it will turn left to Ghent, Minneota, and finally to Canby

Community leaders are urging Marshall residents to line the streets with flags or other signs of support Saturday morning

The eastern most northbound lane of Channel Parkway will be closed to traffic allow commercial vehicles and emergency vehicles to line the lane, and honk and flash lights in a show of support

"We want people to stand along the road," Turner said of showing support for troops and the tour

The tour will pass through Ghent at 11:21 am, Minneota at 11:26 am, Taunton at 11:31 am, Porter at 11:36 am and Canby at 11:45 am

The tour will turn on US Highway 75 in Canby and head to Madison

The times are approximate and Turner said the tour will try to stay on schedule as much as possible and only wants to vary by a few minutes at most

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