Each year at the MnUSA Winter Rendezvous, Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association holds it's award banquet and gives special recognition to members that went to exceptional lengths to support MnUSA and snowmobiling in Minnesota. The Minnesota DNR Enforcement also presents its Snowmobile Safety Instructor of the Year award. The awards were presented at the 2016 Rendezvous in Hinckley. Award recipients are: Snowmobile Dealer of the Year – Country Cat, Sauk Centre, MN; Snowmobile Family of the Year – Jim & Alice Miesbauer, Byron, MN; Unsung Hero - Mark Jorgenson, Fergus Falls, MN; Young Snowmobilers of the Year - Dalton Schreier, Brainerd. MN and Wyatt Tennyson, Bemidji, MN; and Snowmobile Safety Instructor of the Year - Larry Perkins, Red Wing, MN.
This year the Minnesota DNR also presented its Commissioner's Certificate of Recognition Award to the Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club of Cloquet, MN in recognition for their dedicated service to the snowmobile trails community.