District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2014-08-26

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) worked boating and angling activity. A late-summer detail was worked with a neighboring officer, resulting in enforcement action taken for a variety of minor boating violations. CO Howe also presented the Wall of Shame at an outdoor-oriented event, and worked state park enforcement.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) focused on boat and water activity. ATV safety presentations were given to elementary school students in Northfield. An AIS presentation was given to the Faribault Rotary club. The officer worked the TIP trailer at Shooter?s Roundup in Morristown.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week working angling, boat & water safety, and recreational vehicle activity. A wildlife complaint involving captive raccoons was resolved. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) worked the Minnesota River for activity this past week. Boating and angling enforcement was the focus. A trapping issue was handled. Public lands were also checked for early fall activity.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers, boaters and ATV operators. Additional time was spent working at the information booth at the Minnesota State Fair and the TIP trailer at a local sports/shooting event.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) worked angling, AIS, ATV, and boat & water activity during the week. Assistance was given to a neighboring officer with staffing the TIP trailer at an event & answering numerous questions about the upcoming hunting seasons.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) assisted in site visits on WCA complaints and follow ups with contractors failing to submit the Landowner Statement and Contractor Responsibility form.

Albert Lea - vacant.