District 12 - Princeton area

Last updated: 2015-05-19

CO Tony Musatov (Sauk Rapids) investigated a wetland complaint and an ATV trespassing call. Anglers and boaters were checked. Time was spent on an aquatic vegetation issue and enforcement work on aquatic invasive species.

CO Mitch Sladek (Big Lake) worked fishermen on area lakes and rivers enforcement action taken on a number of violations. He followed up on three wetland and public waters violations. He issued two Resource Protection Notifications to the property owners for the violations. He assisted Sherburne County and Elk River PD with security on Lake Orono during the Elk River Police Officer?s Funeral. He assisted Elk River and Wright County on the arrest of a possible robbery suspect. He took a number of nuisance animal calls. He wants everyone to know just leave the fawn deer alone; the doe will not abandon them the doe will return and take the fawn away during the night hours.

CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) attended Wright County Environmental Field Day held at Ney Park. Reller gave presentations about Minnesota mammals to 5th graders in Wright County. Several TIP calls were followed up on and equipment repairs and inspection were completed.

CO Todd Langevin (Center City) reports a busy week on the area lakes and rivers. Many anglers are still out for early season fishing. CO Langevin also responded to numerous TIP calls in the area. Violations included bass out of season, no license in possession, angle with extra lines and trespass.

CO Brandon McGaw (Mora) checked anglers during the week. Time was also spent at a spring qualification shoot held in Dakota County. ATV?s were also out in force and many were checked. Several burning complaints were taken and investigated. Enforcement action was taken on burning without a permit and burning of prohibited materials.

CO Angela Londgren (Cambridge) spoke at Francis Lake Association meeting, multiple ATV safety classes, a Becoming an Outdoors Woman event, and the Isanti County Conservation Day. Anglers and boaters were checked on local lakes and rivers. Officer Londgren received numerous calls about people picking up injured/abandoned young waterfowl and wildlife. It is illegal to possess a wild animal/bird without a license. Please leave them where you found them and contact a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, DNR Wildlife Office, or a Conservation Officer.

Princeton - vacant.