By: News Director Shawn Campbell
REMER MN – Two ATV crashes were reported over the weekend. On Saturday, June 2, at 2:06 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle vs ATV crash on County Rd 52 in Slater Township, rural Remer MN. Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned that a group of ATVs were travelling south on County Rd 52 when a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado travelling north collided with a 2015 Polaris Ranger. The Polaris Ranger was being operated by a 14-year-old male from Farmington, MN with a 13-year-old male passenger, also from Farmington MN. The driver of ATV was treated on scene and flown to a Duluth hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The ATV passenger was treated and released. The driver of the pickup, Mac Doms, age 22, of Boy River MN, was arrested and booked in the Cass County Detention Center on pending DUI and other charges. The investigation continues. Assisting at the scene was the MN DNR Conservation, Remer Fire Department, Remer Ambulance Service and North Memorial Air Care. The investigation continues.
BOY RIVER MN – The other crash was reported on Sunday, June 3, at 5:09 PM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an ATV crash on private property in rural Boy River MN. Deputies and responders arrived and learned that a 9-year-old male victim of Boy River MN, had been operating an ATV with a 15-year-old male passenger when they lost control in a water hole flipping the ATV on top of them. The ATV was removed off the driver and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful at the scene. The passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Assisting at the scene was North Memorial Ambulance and Longville Fire Department. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office and the investigation continues.
Take a Kid Fishing Weekend starts on Friday, June 8, and goes until Sunday, June 10. Minnesotans can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR’s Take a Kid Fishing Weekend page includes links to a beginner’s guide to fishing; the DNR’s Fish Minnesota page includes regulations and locations of easy-to-access fishing piers and shore fishing areas; as well as information about fishing in Minnesota state parks. Fishing gear is available to borrow at state parks and the DNR’s I Can Fish! program teaches the basics of fishing and runs throughout the summer at state parks. Minnesotans 15 and younger don’t need fishing licenses any time of the year. Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is a way for adults and kids to fish together without the step of buying a license.
CASS LAKE MN – Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps has partnered with the Chippewa National Forest to complete maintenance and repair the Shingobee Recreation Area located within the Walker Ranger District of the Chippewa National Forest. Northern Bedrock AmeriCorps members will be completing window restoration and exterior siding maintenance and repair on the lodge. For more information about Shingobee Recreation Area, please contact the Chippewa National Forest public affairs office at 218-335-8676.