District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2015-03-24

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) attended training. The officer took calls regarding two separate bald eagle calls. The officer also took care of administrative duties and vehicle maintenance.

CO Chad Thesing (Albany) worked anglers, litter issues, fires and animal complaints. Ice conditions in the Albany area continue to erode, but access can still be achieved by walking. Turkeys have begun their spring strutting activities.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) assisted the sheriff?s department with a shooting complaint in the city limits. The suspects were located but were found to be outside the city limits and legally target practicing in a field. ATV Enforcement was worked with an ATV and dirt bike being stopped that were going down a county road. Neither teenage operator had taken ATV safety training. A call of a shot swan was investigated with it found dead under a power line. It was found that the swan had not been shot but had struck the power line.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) attended Division training at Camp Ripley for the new RMS system. CO Kuske gave a talk to a group of law enforcement students from Central Lakes College about why people violate fish and game laws. CO Kuske checked fishing activity on area lakes and conducted commercial checks in the Little Falls station.

WREO Keith Bertram spent the week updating wetland cases and checking fishermen. An investigation was completed where a trapper had several sets operating that he hadn?t checked in months. Assistance was also given to CO Johanson with a sunfish over limit complaint.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) attended RMS training. CO Friese taught the law portion for Long Prairie Firearms Safety. Trapping and burning violations are under investigation.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers last week. CO Mies also gave a law talk to a youth turkey clinic in Kimball. CO Mies took part in the Kimball High School shadow program. CO Mies investigated a shoreline violation TIP.

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week assisting with training for the Division?s new RMS system. Time was also spent armoring shotguns. CO Silgjord attended court and gave a presentation to students at Central Lakes College.

St. Cloud - vacant.