District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-03-05

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers on area lakes & rivers. The officer patrolled for atv and snowmobile activity. Small game hunting was monitored.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling and snowmobile enforcement. The officer attended the Tri-Lakes Sportsman Club monthly meeting. A snowmobile radar run was worked in Waseca with a neighboring officer.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week monitoring snowmobile and angling activity. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) checked angling, ATV and snowmobiling activity in the area. A snowmobile safety class was handled. Wildlife Management Areas were checked.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers as well as ATV and snowmobile operators. Officer Ihnen also attended a safety instructor forum for area firearm, snowmobile and ATV instructors. Additional time was spent working a snowmobile detail at a local radar run.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) spent time monitoring shelter removal. Aeration inspections were conducted, and a television interview was recorded regarding shelter removal. CO Howe recovered a tandem axle cargo trailer that had been stolen from a construction site, and abandoned at a Public Water Access. The trailer was turned over to the local Sheriff's Office.

WREO Julie Siems followed up on Wetland Conservation Act and Public waters violations. Participation in a court hearing was also completed. Anglers were also checked.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.