Loretto man injured in dirt bike crash

A Loretto man was injured in a dirt bike crash Saturday near the Spider Lake Recreational Area near Pine River.

According to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, first responders arrived to the scene a little after noon on report of a serious dirt bike crash with injury at the Sno-Way 1 Recreation Trail.

The 54-year-old victim was located and transported via helicopter to a Twin Cities area hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

The man was reportedly northbound when he lost control on a rocky and washed-out section of the trail and crashed.

Backus Fire and Rescue, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care assisted at the scene.


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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