BACKUS -- A 39-year-old Pine River man was injured Monday, Aug. 12, after he lost control of the Yamaha motorcycle he was operating and crashed, northeast of Backus in Cass County.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported Jeremy R. Johnson was operating a 2007 Yamaha, traveling on Cass County Highway 45 east of Highway 371 when he approached 24th Street Northwest and lost control, running off the roadway. Johnson, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to St. Cloud Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, the state patrol reported.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Life Link III ambulance and air care assisted at the crash, which was reported at 1:01 a.m.