District 15 - Marshall area

Last updated: 2015-05-05

WREO Larry Hanson (Southern Region) attended a meeting in St. Paul. Fishermen and AIS checks were completed on the Minnesota River

CO Ed Picht (Montevideo) worked the Appleton ATV Park and checked fishermen along the Minnesota River. Reports of people catching limits of crappie in the morning and evening are under investigation. Enforcement action was taken for allow illegal operation, fail to display registration, and take walleye out of season.

CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) spent the majority of last week working fishing, AIS, turkey hunting, and ATV enforcement. Assistance was given with firearms safety classes in Balaton, Milroy, and Tracy as spring classes are finishing up in the area. With the walleye opener a week away questions were answered dealing with boating and AIS laws. He also attended Enforcement division training.

CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week checking anglers and conduction investigations. Firearms Safety was taught in Worthington. Many invasive species questions were fielded. Enforcement action was taken for extra lines and no licenses.

CO Craig Miska (Ortonville) checked angling, ATV, and boating activity during the week. Turkey hunting activity was also monitored. Commercial minnow dealer inspections were completed. Angling violations were encountered.

CO Doug Lage (Marshall) conducted his weekly radio show on KLOH radio. Burning prohibited materials is continuing to be a problem in the area. The officer followed up on information about northern pike being taken out of season. Damage to a parking area was found near Dead Coon Lake.

Benson - vacant.

Madison - vacant.

Redwood Falls - vacant.

Worthington - vacant.