Cass County Sheriff’s Office investigating two injury crashes

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two serious injury crashes.

The first was Sunday in Crooked Lake Township. Deputies and first responders arrived and found a Harley Davidson motorcycle and its operator in the ditch around 12:48 p.m.

The motorcyclist, a 47-year-old Hill City man, likely struck loose gravel.

He was treated on scene then transported to a Duluth hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

About two hours later, deputies and first responders arrived at the scene of an ATV crash on the Bull Moose Trail in rural Backus.

A 37-year-old Swanville man lost control of the Suzuki ATV and was ejected from the machine.

The man was wearing his helmet and was transported to a Brainerd hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

The Remer Ambulance Service, Outing Quick Response, Crooked Lake Fire Department, and North Memorial Air Care assisted at the scene of the motorcycle crash.

The MN Department of Conservation, Pine River Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance and Air Care assisted at the scene of the ATV crash.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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