District 16 - New Ulm area

Last updated: 2015-08-25


CO Nicholas Klehr (Litchfield) worked AIS, boating safety, fishing and ATV enforcement during the past week. Beaver problems were check and a permit was issued. Klehr also took a call from dispatch about a large 12-point buck that was hit by a vehicle and people wanting a permit to have the deer. While issuing the permit for the deer some people passing by would stop and ask to take a picture of the large deer.

CO Brett Oberg (Hutchinson) instructed all week at the annual officer in-service training at Camp Ripley. Training revolved around firearms training, combative subjects, and scenario based situations. Oberg also spent time on case following up and returning calls.

CO Thor Nelson (New Ulm) armored DNR Enforcement Division handguns. He also received use of force/firearms training at Camp Ripley. Other time was spent working aquatic invasive species enforcement.

CO Mike Gruhlke (Jackson) worked sport fishing and other area activity. Gruhlke completed his radio program, discussing topics including dove season and waterfowl season. He also attended annual training at Camp Ripley.

CO Eric Schettler (Fairmont) attended divisional training at Camp Ripley. Public waters violation sites were worked on. Anglers were checked from shore.

Willmar #1 - vacant.

Windom - vacant.