District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2015-03-05

CO Steve Walter (Waconia) monitored fish house removal on area lakes. Anglers were checked all week with the crappies still biting very well. Game farm inspections were completed.

CO Brent Grewe (Osseo) spent the week checking anglers and monitoring fish houses. CO Grewe spoke to a group of preschoolers at a local daycare facility. Violations included litter and fish house ID issues.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) continued angling enforcement, snowmobile enforcement and fish house compliance checks. Fishing pressure has dropped off drastically with the slower bite and the fish house removal date coming up fast. Leuthardt investigated two solid waste/litter dumps in her area which included the disposal of nearly 20 paint cans in a state park area. She wants to remind citizens that numerous local hardware stores, as well as many county entities, will take used paint cans and other solid waste for free. Those paint cans were disposed of at a local hardware store for free, and that service would have also been available to whoever disposed of the paint cans in the park. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license in possession, improperly marked fish house and no fish house shelter tag.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) checked anglers in Mound station and investigated a littering complaint at Harrison Bay. He took a complaint on littering in Robbinsdale and answered questions on firearms safety classes in the Hmong community. He also participated with the Asian Outdoors Heritage youth ice fishing event at Bald Eagle Lake along with the Commissioner.

Bloomington - vacant.

Mound - vacant.

Prior Lake - vacant.