Minnesota's snowmobile season off to an unusually lethal start


February 25, 2023

by Christopher Ingraham

At least six people have died in Minnesota snowmobile accidents in the first two weekends of 2023, already tying the number of people killed in such incidents across the entire 2021-2022 winter season.

The unusual cluster of fatalities began on the evening of December 31, when a 52-year-old Zimmerman man died after rolling his sled in a ditch. Then in the early hours of January 1, two 21-year-olds were killed when their snowmobile struck a tree outside the city of Isanti.

Last weekend brought three more snowmobile-related deaths: a 12-year-old in Wabasha County...

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