District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2014-04-15


CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) worked angling, ATV, and commercial activity. CO Howe also attended Division airboat training. The St. Peter trout ponds opened to their usual crowds. A minnow trapper was contacted in the field, with an inspection completed.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week patrolling for boating, fishing, and ATV activity. Officer Ihnen also assisted with a FAS class held by a local instructor group. Additional time was spent monitoring compliance for spring beaver trapping activity.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) checked anglers and ATV activity. TIP calls were investigated. The officer worked the trout opener in the southeast with neighboring officers and gave a law and ethics presentation to a FAS class in Morristown.

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) worked the opening weekend of the trout season. A trapping complaint is being investigated. Time was spent on the Minnesota River testing equipment. Several questions from the public regarding the upcoming turkey seasons were answered.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) worked ATV and angling activity. The officer assisted neighboring officers with the trout fishing opener near Forestville State Park. The officer also responded to various calls from the public.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week monitoring ATV activity and working the trout fishing season opener. Investigated an illegal snare set from the trapping season. Burning permit violations were also handled. A law and ethics presentation was given to a firearms safety class in Adams

WREO Julie Siems (SE) worked trout opener. Follow up on WCA cases was completed. A K9 search for a firearm was conducted. Trespass complaints were also addressed.

Albert Lea - vacant.