District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-06-23


CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) patrolled area rivers this past week. Angling activity was checked. A Use of Force meeting was attended at Camp Ripley.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week checking anglers, ATV operators, and working AIS enforcement. Calls of injured wildlife were received. A littering complaint is being investigated. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, boating, AIS, and recreational vehicle enforcement. Local anglers have been finding panfish on area lakes. Time was spent monitoring possible wetland and dumping violations.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers on area lakes and rivers. AIS and boating activity were also monitored. Wildlife management area activities were monitored along with ATV activity on county and township roads.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) worked boating and angling activity. CO Howe assisted with the Cops ?n Bobbers youth fishing event, and also with the Take a Kid Fishing event at German Lake. A complaint of a captive gosling was also investigated. CO Howe also assisted the Division of Waters with a sand blanket inspection.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers as well as ATV, OHM, and watercraft operators. CO Ihnen responded to TIP calls and investigated other complaints from the public. Additional time was spent patrolling for AIS compliance at local PWAs and surrounding areas. Be sure to drain all water from the lower unit of your boat?s motor prior to leaving the access.

WREO Julie Siems reports checking many anglers and boaters. PFD violations and invasive species violations were encountered.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.