Snowmobile crash fatality
On Saturday, February 29, at approximately 1:24 p.m., the Wadena County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a snowmobile crash on the river just north of the Wahoo Valley Bar & Grill. The caller stated CPR was in progress.
Law enforcement and medical personnel arrived on scene and provided medical care to the injured party. Once on scene, it was learned that the snowmobile driver, Paul Weston Peterson, age 18, of Motley, had just been at the Wahoo Valley Bar & Grill with his family and they were leaving the establishment to continue riding snowmobile. Peterson took off before the rest of the riders and was found crashed, by his father, less than a minute later. . . .