Snowmobile crashes in southern Cass County over the weekend led to one fatality and more injured.
Cass County Sheriff Bryan Welk says a snowmobile crash near rural Staples Saturday evening involved a lone occupant and a technical failure.
The track on the 2007 Yamaha machine became dislodged, causing the crash and the ejection of the 65-year-old operator who was pronounced dead at the scene.
A separate crash Saturday morning in rural Nisswa involved a 49-year-old Coon Rapids woman who struck a tree.
Her 15-year-old male passenger was transported to St. Cloud via helicopter for treatment of serious injuries while she was transported to a Brainerd Hospital.
All riders were wearing their helmets.