District 3 - Fergus Falls area

Last updated: 2015-08-25

CO Troy Richards (Fergus Falls) attended training at Camp Ripley and fielded questions from the public on numerous topics. Public waters violations were followed up on with enforcement action taken. Time was also spent on angling, ATV, AIS, and waterfowl enforcement.

CO Tricia Plautz (Henning) worked multiple complaints of wetland ditching and tiling. Plautz worked with SWCD, NRCS, the Otter Tail County Board and the county attorney?s office on these issues. A TIP of over limit of fish is being investigated.

CO Shane Osborne (Evansville) assisted the Douglas County Sheriff?s Office with a search for a domestic assault suspect that fled on foot. Questions and comments were taken at the Douglas County Fair in Alexandria while working the TIP Trailer. Aquatic plant removal cases were investigated with the APM Specialist and lakeshore alteration cases were investigated with DNR hydrologist.

CO Mitch Lawler (Alexandria) focused enforcement efforts checking fishermen, boaters and ATV operators. Additional time was spent working the TIP ?Wall of Shame? trailer at the Douglas County Fair. Numerous questions from the public were answered regarding upcoming hunting seasons while working the TIP trailer.

CO Tony Anderson (Morris) focused enforcement efforts on ATV complaints, August Canada goose season and AIS law compliance. Anderson worked Lake Minnewaska pubic accesses for AIS violations. Annual in-service was attended at Camp Ripley and minnow transportation permits were reviewed and issued. Calls from the public were answered regarding nuisance wildlife, and upcoming deer and waterfowl season questions.

CO Daniel Baumbarger (Glenwood) reports enforcement efforts for the week included checking fishermen and working on a commercial minnow case. Additional time was spent speaking at the annual Pope County Pheasant Restoration Youth Day, performing maintenance on station equipment, and attending annual in-service training at Camp Ripley.

Wheaton - vacant.