Last updated: 2017-01-09
CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers this week. Officer Mies checked ATVs and snowmobiles, worked on a litter complaint and other calls.
CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) checked angling, snowmobiling, hunting, and OHV activities. In spite of wind chill advisories, there was a fair amount of activity. Investigations continued on active cases.
CO Chad Thesing (Albany) spent time working anglers, snowmobiles, and ATV activity. Ice conditions continue to improve and some larger vehicles are venturing out on the lakes. Deer season investigations continued with a deer over limit found. A crossbow was seized and citations issued. Officer Thesing spoke at a DNR snowmobile safety education class, and prepared for an upcoming DNR firearms safety education class.
CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) investigated a complaint of illegal ditch cleaning in a wetland area and found that the ditching being done was in a legal area. She had two complaints of garbage burning where both households were illegally burning their garbage in their front yards. Officer Kuske checked on an injured eagle on the side of the road; as she approached the eagle flew away unharmed. A trapper tried to register a fisher pelt over a month past the close of the fisher trapping season. The pelt was seized and citation issued for failure to register a fisher within twenty-four hours of the close of the season and failure to turn in the head of the fisher as required.
CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked on angling, ATVs, and snowmobile enforcement this week.
CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) reports that despite the cold weather a few folks were out fishing on area lakes. Ice conditions are very good and people are driving on most lakes. Shelter house licenses and identifications were inspected and a couple of trespass complaints were received in regards to coyote hunters.
St. Cloud vacant.
Sauk Centre vacant.