District 13 - West Metro area

Last updated: 2015-03-31

CO Steve Walter (Waconia) spent most of the week teaching waterfowl school to new Conservation Officers. Coyote and crow hunters were checked having mixed success. State trails and parks were patrolled for snowmobile and ATV activity. Spring fish run was monitored finding very low water in most streams.

CO Brent Grewe (Osseo) spent the week monitoring ice conditions and checking anglers. CO Grewe attended the NW Sports Show and training at Camp Ripley.

CO Chelsie Leuthardt (Prior Lake) spent the majority of the week attending training on waterfowl enforcement where she learned patrol tactics, species identification techniques and common law violations. She also responded to calls and emails about nuisance animals and coyote issues. Leuthardt responded to a call about an accidentally trapped otter and checked a small number of shoreline pan fishermen now that the ice has melted from most of the area lakes.

CO Vang Lee (ELCOP) worked fishing activity in the Mound station and responded to animal complaints. He patrolled WMAs, state parks, and state trails in the metro area. He also worked with the DNR Southeast Asian Outreach Program on preparing upcoming firearms safety classes and general hunting fishing issues.

CO Thephong Le (ELCOP) attended computer training at Camp Ripley. He returned phone calls for an injured turkey and a dead great-horn owl. He worked boating and angling activity on Minnesota and Mississippi rivers.

Bloomington - vacant.

Mound - vacant.