District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-08-25

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) monitored AIS and ATV activity during the week. Anglers and boaters were checked on area lakes and rivers. The officer assisted with staffing the DNR booth at the Steele County Fair. A TIP trailer was staffed at a local event with a neighboring officer. Activities at wildlife management areas and state parks were monitored.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week checking anglers and monitoring ATV activity. CO Chihak attended annual in-service training at Camp Ripley. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) spent the week at Camp Ripley training for the division?s annual in-service.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) armored division handguns and responded to calls for service from the public.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) checked anglers, boaters, and recreational vehicle operators. Calls for service were responded to. The officer staffed the TIP trailer at the Shooter?s Roundup event in Morristown.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers, boaters, and ATV operators. Additional time was spent investigating a fishing complaint and monitoring AIS compliance on area lakes. Officer Ihnen also participated in the DNR and the State Championship pistol competitions.

WREO Julie Siems followed up on some new Wetland Conservation Act violations and closed out some old ones that were restored.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.