Motorcyclist, passenger injured in Clearwater County

A Glenwood motorcyclist and his passenger were injured in a motorcycle crash in Clearwater County Saturday morning.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, 53-year-old Robert Cockrell was westbound on Highway 200 on a Yamaha Motorcycle when he missed his turn and overturned the bike when braking.

Cockrell and his passenger, 45-year-old Karen Cockrell of Glenwood, were treated for their non-life threatening injuries at Sanford Bagley.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and neither were wearing helmets.

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office and the White Earth Tribal Police Department 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 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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