District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2015-01-27


CO Steve Walter (Waconia) handled several animal calls including owls, swans, coyotes and raccoons. A State Patrol dispatcher was given a ride along to show what Conservation Officers do in the field. The Vintage Snowmobile Event was worked with district and area officers on Lake Waconia. Anglers were checked all week having good success on panfish.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) spent the week checking anglers on local lakes and patrolling WMAs for signs of late season small game hunters. Enforcement action was taking on no fishing license in possession and angling with extra lines. She assisted neighboring officers and took several calls from citizens with questions regarding angling and ice house laws. Fishing reports are still slow but Leuthardt spoke to several anglers who were having varying success throughout the week.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked ice fishing and snowmobiling activity in the metro area lakes and trails. He responded to a TIP complaint in Medicine Lake and animal complaints. He also worked the vintage snowmobile event at Lake Waconia and returned phone calls on the small game hunting season to the Hmong community.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) checked anglers in West Metro area lakes. He provided a ride along to a State Patrol dispatcher. Along with officers in West Metro District, CO Le worked at the Annual Vintage Snowmobile race on Lake Waconia.

Bloomington - vacant.

Mound - vacant.

Prior Lake - vacant.