Central Minnesota man injured in snowmobile crash on Wobegon Trail

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a snowmobile crash that injured a Stearns County man Saturday night.

SAUK CENTRE – Robert Kohorst, 56, of Sauk Centre, was injured Saturday night when the snowmobile he was driving crashed on the Wobegon Trail.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, at around 7:19 p.m. Kohorst was driving a Polaris snowmobile west on the trail when he lost control and rolled the sled near the intersection of County Road 65.

Kohorst was taken to the Melrose Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s report.

He was wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The Melrose Police Department, Melrose Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Minnesota DNR assisted at the scene.


Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at or 320-894-9750
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