District 17 - Albert Lea area

Last updated: 2015-03-24

CO Corey Wiebusch (Mankato) attended training at Camp Ripley. Commercial inspections were administered. The officer also spent time checking anglers on the Minnesota River.

CO Luke Belgard (Faribault) checked angling and recreational vehicle enforcement. Some nuisance animal complaints came in. Commercial minnow inspections were conducted.

CO Chad Davis (Owatonna) checked anglers on area lakes and rivers. The officer patrolled for ATV and trapping activity. An information booth was staffed at the Minnesota Pheasants of Steele County banquet. The law and ethics presentation was given at an online Firearms Safety Training Range Day near Medford.

CO Steve Chihak (Spring Valley) spent the week monitoring ATV and angling activity. A law and ethics presentation was given to a firearms safety class in Morristown. A firearms safety training field day was attended in Spring Valley. Violations encountered during the week included no angling license, no trout stamp, and trespassing.

CO Chris Howe (St. Peter) reports dealing with a public waters violation. CO Howe also attended two days of training at Camp Ripley.

CO Brent Ihnen (Waseca) spent the week checking anglers and ATV operators. Additional time was spent investigating a burning complaint and a littering violation. CO Ihnen also gave a law and ethics presentation to a group of very inquisitive students at a local firearm safety class.

WREO Julie Siems taught the laws and ethics portion of a firearms safety class. A restoration order was served on a Wetland Conservation Act violation. Unpermitted lake service providers were also contacted.

Albert Lea - vacant.

Mankato #1 - vacant.