Last updated: 2017-02-22
CO Jamie VanThuyne (Mankato 1) checked angling and ATV activity throughout the week. CO VanThuyne also spoke at a firearm safety class and worked snowmobile and angling activity in the Red Lake area.
CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) reports that ice angling is coming to an abrupt end. Unseasonably warm temperatures, combined with rain, continue to degrade ice conditions.
CO Jeremy Henke (Albert Lea) monitored fishing activity this week. CO Henke responded to a vehicle through the ice on Morin Lake, and subsequently assisted the Freeborn County Sheriff in implementing a vehicle ban on ice travel within Freeborn County. CO Henke worked an enforcement detail on Upper Red Lake over the holiday weekend where numerous violations were encountered and enforcement action was taken.
CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, trapping, and ATV enforcement this week. Ice conditions have deteriorated rapidly with the warm weather. Some shore anglers have been out with some success seen.
CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers and ATV operators during the week. The officer attended the MN Pheasants of Steele County corn give away. The officer investigated an unreported and unpermitted fire. The officer also attended a public information meeting regarding the proposed DNR license fee increase initiative.
CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato 2) spent the week checking ice conditions and public accesses. A meeting with area agencies concerning boat and water training was attended. The officer took calls of illegal burning in neighboring stations.
Spring Valley vacant.