District 1 - Baudette area

Last updated: 2015-03-24

CO Ben Huener (Roseau) attended training at Camp Ripley, met with local DNR Forestry staff to discuss fire response coverage, and investigated a report of a dead gray wolf that had been dumped off a bridge.

CO Eric Benjamin (Warroad) completed training at Camp Ripley on the new records management system (RMS).

CO Hannah Cowden (Warroad) attended RMS training at Camp Ripley and a meeting with the surrounding COs and DNR Forestry workers about upcoming fire season. Time was also spent on ATV and OHM enforcement in Beltrami Island State Forest and the Warroad area. Investigation of a potential illegally taken wolf was also started.

CO Nicholas Prachar (Baudette) reports that the ice fishing season is wrapping up on Lake of the Woods. Anglers are gearing up for open water fishing on the Rainy River. CO Prachar assisted CO Vollbrecht with conducting mock interviews for the criminal justice students at Bemidji State University. While at Bemidji State, Vollbrecht and Prachar came across a couple construction workers smoking marijuana on the campus. The drugs were seized and citations were issued. Enforcement action was taken on multiple burning violations. If you are going to burn anything make sure that it is a material that is legal for burning and that you obtain the appropriate permit.

CO Traci Hanson (Thief River Falls) worked with west metro conservation officers, met with the complainant on a dead bobcat and investigated a call of a dead wolf. A spring forestry meeting was attended, discussing fire enforcement. CO Hanson investigated the suspicious death of two bull elk in the Grygla area. The public is urged to contact Turn-In-Poachers at 1-800-652-9093 or Lt. Znajda with any information on the two dead elk or with any information on the suspicious death of a bull elk in the Grygla area from the fall of 2013.

CO Demosthenes Regas (Blackduck) monitored anglers mainly in the pursuit of crappie and perch on area lakes and ATV activity throughout the week. Time was spent assisting with division training for the transition to the new Records Management System (RMS), investigating reports of vehicles traveling on closed Forest Roads and closed out case work on commercial inspections.

Baudette #2 -vacant.

Blackduck #2 - vacant.

Karlstad - vacant.