District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2015-03-31


CO Jayson Hansen (Bigfork) checked anglers, ATV activity, OHM activity, and answered various wildlife calls. Violations included fail to drain water related equipment, over-limit of walleye, no license in possession, and fail to display watercraft registration. CO Hansen also assisted with a fire investigation.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, monitored OHV activity, attended RMS training at Camp Ripley and attended K-9 training. The area ice has been pulling away from the shorelines. Enforcement action was taken for over limit of crappies, over limit of sunfish and angle without license.

CO Sarah Sindelir (Grand Rapids) spent time checking anglers this past week. Fishing was kind of slow and the ice is very unreliable as temperatures get warmer; be cautious if heading out. She attended a firearms safety class where she discussed rules and regulations with the students. She also attended division training.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked late season ice anglers with the success rate good for crappies and bluegills. CO Sutherland also gave an educational talk to a local DARE group of youth at the Grand Rapids Middle School. Training sessions were also attended by CO Sutherland at Camp Ripley where new Records Management Programs were rolled out.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, ATVs, and spring trappers. He also attended a two day training session during the week.

CO Shawn Wichmann (Hill City) spent the week working fishing activity. Wichmann took calls about road closures in Aitkin County. Training was received at Camp Ripley during the beginning of the week.

CO John Velsvaag (NE Region ATV officer John) checked anglers this past week. CO Velsvaag also checked trails with past illegal motorized use. CO Velsvaag also took calls on trout and panfish laws.