District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-01-27

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato 2) worked with neighboring officers checking angling activity this past week. ATV activity remains high on areas around lakes and rivers. Information on a deer poaching case is being investigated.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers on area lakes & rivers. Snowmobile and ATV activity were worked during the week. The officer also worked on a wetland violation investigation.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week working coyote hunting, snowmobile, ATV, and angling activity. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, trapping, and recreational vehicle enforcement this week. The fish bite has slowed a bit in recent days, but there were still numerous anglers out with the unusually warm weather. Snowmobile trails are still in poor condition due to warm weather and lack of snow.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers as well as ATV and snowmobile operators. Additional time was spent responding to TIP calls and other complaints from the public. Time was also spent checking small game and predator hunters.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) reports checking anglers. Ice conditions have improved, but remain variable. Some anglers pulled their shelters off during last week?s warm spell. Assistance was given to a local Sheriff?s Office with several calls.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.