District 3 - Fergus Falls area

Last updated: 2014-07-22

CO Troy Richards (Fergus Falls) gave a laws and ethics presentation to a FAS class in Fergus Falls during the week. Enforcement efforts were related to PWC use, boat safety, fishing, and wetland violations.

CO Tricia Plautz (Henning) investigated a possible wolf depredation, worked fishing and boating enforcement, handled several injured animal calls, nuisance beaver calls and attended CO Academy graduation.

CO Paul Nelson (Elbow Lake) focused enforcement activity on fishermen and boaters. Additional time was spent assisting with an ongoing WCA violation in the Fergus Falls station and working on equipment maintenance.

CO Shane Osborne (Evansville) checked fishermen, ATVs and boaters. Reports were completed for an ongoing investigation and commercial audits were conducted. Wind slowed activity on area lakes.

CO Mitch Lawler (Alexandria) spent time working fishermen, boaters and PWC operators. Enforcement action was taken for no fishing license, illegal drugs and insufficient number of PFDs. Additional time was spent working AIS enforcement.

CO Jeff Johanson (Osakis) continued working primarily fishing, boating, and AIS enforcement on and around area waterways. Several anglers found were smoking and/or possessing marijuana. A couple of AIS violations were documented but overall compliance continues to be good. Additional time was spent processing fur from past cases and following up on APM and shoreline complaints. Johanson attended graduation for the new CO recruits.

CO Tony Anderson (Morris) focused enforcement efforts on AIS, fishing and boat and water safety. Angling activity has slowed but the anglers that are out are finding a few fish biting. Time was spent issuing minnow transportation permits and handling calls regarding firearms safety classes, apprentice hunter certification and boating safety requirements.

Wheaton - vacant.