District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2015-06-30

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) took a couple different calls from passing motorists of an injured eagle along the side of the road. CO Kuske checked the eagle to find out it was a juvenile bald eagle that couldn?t fly yet. Fortunately the eagle was still being taken care of by its parents as they had dropped it a chicken and a squirrel. The nearby homeowner was also feeding the eagle. CO Kuske assisted the Little Falls PD with locating a suspect on a theft complaint. A commercial inspection was done on a local bait dealer and it was found that the business was selling bait without a minnow retailer license with enforcement action taken.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) ran into a group of parents at a gas station. They joked with the Officer, ?Don?t come to our lake.? Later CO Kuske did go to ?their? lake and found one of ?their? kids illegally operating a jet ski. Enforcement action taken for allowing illegal juvenile operation and expired registration. CO Kuske received another claim for compensation when a wolf killed a mature beef cow at an area ranch. While on patrol a person was cited for having three young kids as passengers in a class 2 ATV, none of which were wearing helmets or seat belts. CO Kuske and CO Musatov assisted the Army?s 189th Infantry Brigade at Camp Ripley, providing safe boat coverage while troops conducted a training exercise on the Mississippi River. Assistance was provided to District 3 officers in executing a search warrant.

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week monitoring boating and angling activity in the station. A dumping complaint was investigated. CO Silgjord also provided assistance to District 3 officers with a commercial investigation.

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked angling activity in the area. The officer held a workcrew and assisted neighboring officers with an investigation. Phone calls concerning carp being dumped that were shot by bow fishermen were handled again.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked anglers, boaters and AIS. Thesing assisted the Albany ATV class on their riding day. Assistance was given to DNR Wildlife, and nuisance beaver issues were addressed.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers. CO Mies assisted a neighboring officer with an investigation. CO Mies worked on waters complaints with aquatic vegetation and lakeshore violations.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) worked with district COs, checking angling and watercraft activities. CO Friese completed EVOC recertification in Rochester. Open burning issues were handled in Sylvan Shores and Burtrum areas.

WREO Keith Bertram spent the week working AIS enforcement. A wetland Cease and Desist Order was issued. Enforcement action was taken for no angling license, no boat registration, and no PFDs. WREO Bertram also assisted a neighboring officer with search warrants.

St. Cloud - vacant.