District 11 - St. Cloud area

Last updated: 2015-03-31

CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) spent time during the week assisting with training for the new Division RMS system. Time was also spent armoring shotguns. Wetland complaints were investigated and assistance was provided to CO Johanson with a panfish over limit complaint.

CO Todd VanderWeyst (Paynesville) worked angling and trapping activity. An investigation into a public waters violation was investigated. Completion of some training issues and vehicle maintenance was done as well.

CO Rhonda Friese (Long Prairie) taught the law portion for Eagle Valley firearms safety. A trespass complaint was investigated and found to be a property line dispute. Ice conditions continue to deteriorate, yet some are still taking chances. Crow opener had a good turnout. It continues to get more popular for groups to have crow hunting contests.

CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) is investigating a possible wetland violation where a contractor took out a beaver dam on part of the neighbor?s property, a litter complaint in a Scientific and Natural Area, and a trapping complaint where is trapper was found to be legally trapping in the road right of way. The adjacent landowner was notified that they need to replace the trap that they pulled from the culvert right away.

WREO Keith Bertram spent the week assisting officers with several new wetland and public waters violations. WREO Bertram issued wetland cease and desist order in Todd County. Several fishermen were also checked.

CO Paul Kuske (Pierz) investigated a potential wetland violation, provided a law presentation to a FAS class, responded to several inquiries about spring burning, and continued training on the RMS system.

CO Brian Mies (Annandale) last week checked anglers. CO Mies also worked on checking trappers in Wright County. CO Mies worked on a waters complaint, along with some wetland work.

St. Cloud - vacant.