District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-04-21

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) issued a cease and desist order on a possible waters violation. A burning violation was handled. The possession of an illegal deer was investigated. The beginning of turkey season also was worked.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) worked angling, boating, recreational vehicle, and turkey hunting activity. The officer attended a tri-state meeting with game wardens from Iowa and South Dakota. Wetland issues were addressed.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week checking trout anglers, and monitoring ATV activity. Law and ethics presentations were given to firearms safety classes in Adams and Grand Meadow. A trespass complaint was investigated. Requests from the public seeking information were returned.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers on area lakes and rivers. The trout opener was also worked in the Spring Valley and Lanesboro area. Boating, ATV, and AIS activity were monitored. Several turkey hunters were checked and they reported limited success.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers, boaters, and ATV operators. In addition, a public waters and wetland violation were investigated. CO Ihnen also gave a law and ethics presentation to a local firearms safety class.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) spent time on angling enforcement. CO Howe also spoke on laws and ethics at a Firearms Safety All Day Field and Range Day.

WREO Julie Siems worked a busy and successful trout opener. TIP calls were addressed related to game fish out of season. ATV violations were also enforced.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.