District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) assisted with an on-site meeting in reference to a possible WCA violation in Lincoln County. Follow-up was completed on a WCA violation in Laq Qui Parle County. Officer Hanson provided AIS training for law enforcement in Chippewa County. Fishermen and AIS checks were completed on the Minnesota River.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked AIS, angling, boating, and OHV activity during the week. This officer was a guest speaker at Fischer?s Outback Youth Day in Graceville. The TIP Wall-of-Shame display was presented to the 50+ youth who attended the event. ATV violations were encountered.

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week working boat and ATV safety. Boat and ATV traffic continues to be high. ATV operators are reminded to not ride on state highways, even when riding in towns. Enforcement action was taken for registration violations and operating ATV on highway.

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) responded to a young eagle that found a roost on a car at a dealership along Hwy 212. The eagle was captured and examined. It was given some food and water and released back to the wild. CO Picht also assisted WEO Hanson with a wetland investigation in Laq Qui Parle County. Enforcement action was taken for angling with extra lines and on angling license.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) conducted his weekly radio show on KLOH Radio. Boating enforcement was the business of the weekend. High temperatures made lake activities appealing for many. Several area lakes are becoming weedy, so be sure to check your boat trailers. Fireworks were a problem in one area County Park, with enforcement action taken.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.