District 9 - Brainerd area

Last updated: 2015-06-30

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, ATV, boating and invasive species enforcement during the week. Enforcement contacts included seven illegal length walleyes in one boat and an intoxicated personal watercraft operator. The fish were all released; the personal watercraft operator was not.

CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) patrolled Cass and Crow Wing counties for angling and boating activity. Officer McGowan worked the Whitefish Chain over the weekend and numerous boaters were out enjoying the warm weather. Enforcement action was taken for no lifejackets, no angling license, illegal boat exhaust, registration issues, slow no wake violations, and one boater was arrested for boating while intoxicated.

CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports focusing on patrol of area lakes for boating and fishing activity, and AIS compliance. Numerous contacts were made for miscellaneous boating equipment and registration violations, illegal length northern pike, and fishing without licenses.

CO Amber Peterson (McGregor) followed up on trespass issue, responded to a phone call of a possible abandoned fawn, and investigated a call of a raccoon stuck in a trap on private property. CO Peterson worked Operation Dry Water weekend on area lakes with the assistance of neighboring wardens, making several contacts on some busy lakes.

CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) worked boating enforcement and safety on area lakes. The Officer made contact with numerous anglers and safety equipment, licenses, and limits were inspected. Officer Guida spent dedicated time working on the water as part of the Operation Dry Water campaign.