Since the start of the new year, there have been 11 snowmobile fatalities. There were 13 fatalities in 2021.
Brings total to 17 deaths for the season.
Third survived after machines plunged into a lake in northern Wisconsin.
Kim Werkmeister, of Shakopee, has been named the Minnesota DNR Volunteer Snowmobile Instructor of the Year for 2018. During his 42 years as a volunteer instructor, Werkmeister has instructed more than 3,500 youth and adults
A continuing decline in snowmobiling in Vermont will likely have economic consequences.
This winter, six snowmobilers have died in the U.P. and three in Lower Michigan.
Minnesota’s snowmobile trails officially open Dec. 1 each year, but several conditions must be met before trails are open, groomed and ready for travel.
In New York, free snowmobiling weekend for out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers is Feb. 2-5. Registration fees will be waived for all properly registered and insured snowmobilers wishing to explore New York’s 10,400 miles of trails.
BYRON, Minn. — Jim Miesbauer, chatting as he stood next to a warm fire at the Douglas Trail parking lot in Douglas, paused suddenly in mid-sentence and looked south down the trail. “A sled’s coming,”