District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2016-02-09

CO Leah Weyandt (Mound) followed up on a wetland violation investigation that occurred several years ago. Aeration inspections were completed along with shelter and angler checks on local lakes. A festival on Wayzata Bay was attended; enforcement action was taken for no ATV registration and no angling license in possession. Panfish bite has increased as well as snowmobile traffic on the lakes due to the recent winter storm. Warm weekend temperatures have opened up channels on Lake Minnetonka so be cautious when traveling on the lake.

CO Brent Grewe (Minnetonka) spent the week checking anglers and monitoring snowmobile activity. CO Grewe attended training at Camp Ripley and worked the ?Chilly Open? on Lake Minnetonka. Violations included expired snowmobile registration and no fishing license possession.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) attended a two-day training session at Camp Ripley with Conservation Officers from around the state. Due to the recent snowstorm followed by favorable weather conditions, snowmobiling increased dramatically around Scott County. Angling pressure has continued to be steady but numerous anglers are still reporting slow and spotty success. Enforcement action was taken on failure to display valid snowmobile registration, failure to display valid ATV registration, no snowmobile safety certificate, allowing illegal operation of a snowmobile by a juvenile, and failure to transfer ownership of a snowmobile.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) attended training at Camp Ripley and checked ice fishermen on local lakes. He worked snowmobile activity and took calls on animal complaints. He talked to a community event in St. Paul regarding hunting and fishing regulations and did some equipment maintenance.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) attended division training at Camp Ripley. He patrolled the Luce Line State Trail for snowmobile activity and checked for ski passes at Fort Snelling State Park. He responded to calls for trespassing by snowmobilers and snowmobiles in off-limit areas.

Bloomington - vacant.

Ft. Snelling - vacant.

Osseo - vacant

Waconia - vacant.