District 17 - Albert Lea area
Last updated: 2014-03-11
CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) worked ATV, snowmobile, small game, angling, and litter activity on lakes during the week. The officer attended a Regional meeting and required training. The officer gave the law and ethics presentation at a Firearms Safety Class in Owatonna.
CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) spent time working angling and snowmobiling activity. Talks were given to multiple school groups. A landowner was assisted with snowmobile trespass problems. Several fish house owners did not keep their houses blocked up, and the houses are now frozen on the lakes. Warm weather and winds are reducing the snow pack.
CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) checked anglers, snowmobilers, and monitored coyote hunting activity. Snowmobile trails are still in great condition. Fish house removal went smooth with very few houses remaining after the deadline. Regional training in New Ulm was attended. The officer also gave a presentation for Career Day at Morristown Middle School.
CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) continued to work with individuals who are finding it difficult to remove their ice shelters due to the snow conditions. Snowmobile activity on area trails and lakes were worked.
CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week monitoring snowmobile, ice fishing, and fish shelter removal activity. A few reports of injured deer were received. A law and ethics presentation was given at a firearms safety class in Spring Valley.
CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week patrolling for fishing, snowmobile, and ATV activity. Time was also spent responding to complaints and checking area lakes and PWA?s for litter violations.
WREO Julie Siems (SE) conducted outreach to non-certified Lake Service Providers. Preparation for the upcoming academy was also started.
Albert Lea - vacant.