MAINE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP - A 36-year-old Watkins man was hurt while riding his motorcycle.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says a passer-by saw a motorcycle laying in the middle of County Road 8 in Maine Prairie Township.  The rider, Keith Ashfeld, was found in a nearby yard.  He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

The incident happened at about 2:00 on Sunday.