UP snowmobiling fatal-free this winter


Although the Upper Peninsula hosted thousands of snowmobilers earlier this winter when there was little snow elsewhere, there have been no fatal accidents this winter, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The MDNR’s fatality report, last updated on March 3, indicated four fatal accidents in the state.

That compares to the 2015-’16 winter season when the state recorded 24 fatalities, with the last one occurring on March 5, 2016, when a snowmobiler struck a deer in Presque Isle County.

Last winter, there were 12 U.P. snowmobile fatalities, including one apiece in Ontonagon an...

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