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Regulations, rules, training

Water Resource Enforcement Officers

Last updated: 2017-02-22

WREO Joe Stattelman (NW) spent the week working on opens cases, preparing for upcoming trainings and events. Time was spent talking to fishermen and working area snowmobile derbies and fishing events. Assistance was also given to state patrol and county sheriff?s office on accidents and vehicle locations.
Snowmobile activity is at a standstill with warm temps, but ATV activity and complaints are on the rise.

WREO Mike Scott (NE) staffed a booth with MN Sea Grant folks at the Duluth Sports show talking with the public about AIS issues and concerns. Officer Scott also staffed the DNR Wall Of Shame booth at the Deer Classics as part of the Duluth Sports show talking to the public about TIP and general DNR questions reference big game, small game, fishing, boating and AIS. He checked anglers on the North Shore where the warm weather has people out fishing for Coho and Kamloops. Fishing was good during the warm weather but has slowed since the rain and cooler weather returned.

WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) checked anglers on local lakes. Pan fishermen were having some success. Snowmobilers were out until warmer weather and rain. WREO Haberman also worked on wetland cases and responded to calls.

WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent the week updating public water cases. Fishermen were also checked. Enforcement action was taken for license and registration violations.

WREO Larry Hanson (SW) worked on new and old PW and WCA violations. Officer Hanson assisted with the Southern Region Initiative meeting in Marshall. Ice fishermen and coyote hunters were checked.

WREO Julie Siems (SE) attended a TEP meeting for a WCA violation. A complaint regarding tiling activity was investigated. Assistance was given to other agencies for an injury crash and assault.