District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-09-01

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week checking anglers, AIS enforcement, and monitoring ATV activity. Follow-up was completed on an illegal dumping complaint. Requests from the public seeking information on the youth deer season and early goose season were returned.

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) spent the week at Camp Ripley training for the division?s annual in-service. The officer also responded to questions about the upcoming fall hunting seasons and checked anglers in the area.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers and boaters on area lakes and rivers. The officer also monitored AIS and ATV activity during the week.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) spent much of the week at Camp Ripley for training and equipment maintenance. Angling, ATV, and OHM activity was worked. Hunting related questions have been coming in. CO Howe also assisted the State Patrol with stalled vehicles.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, boating, and recreational vehicle enforcement. A law and ethics presentation was given to a firearms safety class in Northfield. The officer attended annual in-service training at Camp Ripley.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers, boaters and ATV operators. Officer Ihnen also monitored AIS compliance at PWAs and near area lakes and rivers. In addition CO Ihnen also investigated a dumping/litter violation.

WREO Julie Siems attended annual in-service training.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.