State settles with family of RAGBRAI rider

      State officials have agreed to pay $50,000 to the family of bicyclist who died during RAGBRAI in 2004. The state's payment is expected to be approved by the State Appeal Board of Friday. Iowa attorney general spokesman Bob Brammer says the settlement was already approved by the attorney general's office. The payment will go the family of Kirk Ullrich of Davenport, who died after his bicycle hit a crack in a road in Crawford County during the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. His family had sought $1.6 million from the state until they agreed last month to accept $50,000 to end the lawsuit. Crawford County paid $350,000 to Ullrich's family last year to settle a separate lawsuit.