District 3 - Fergus Falls area

Last updated: 2015-01-27

CO Troy Richards (Fergus Falls) collected and tagged incidental caught otter and fisher. Enforcement efforts focused on fishing activities.

CO Tricia Plautz (Henning) attended an area appreciation dinner for the Battle Lake Lions Club. Fishing and coyote hunting activity was checked. A possible wetland violation was investigated. Incidentally taken fisher and otter were donated to the MN Trappers Association.

CO Paul Nelson (Elbow Lake) checked angling activity and ATV activity. Numerous questions on AIS were addressed. A station detail as worked with other officers.

CO Shane Osborne (Evansville) checked anglers, ATVs and snowmobiles. Several fishing complaints were received and investigated. CO Osborne attended court for a boating while intoxicated case from last summer. Several ATVs and snowmobiles were found to not have valid registration this past week.

CO Mitch Lawler (Alexandria) spent time this past week working ice angling activity as well as setting up a Firearms Safety Class for February.

CO Jeff Johanson (Osakis) continued to work primarily fishing activity on area waterways. Follow up was completed on open deer season cases and youth snowmobile safety classes. Predator hunting and trapping activity was monitored.

CO Tony Anderson (Morris) focused law enforcement efforts on monitoring an area snowmobile race, ice fishing activity and ATV operation. A complaint of garbage being dumped on a WMA was investigated and interstate minnow transportation permits were issued. Numerous phones calls from the public on fishing contest permits, ice fishing, and predator questions were addressed. CO Anderson assisted CO Baumbarger with a nighttime work crew on Lake Minnewaska.

CO Daniel Baumbarger (Glenwood) reports fishing success around the area has slowed some, despite the nice weather which has brought out a lot of anglers. Enforcement efforts for the week included checking anglers, ATV operators, and coyote hunters. Additional time was spent on a trespass complaint, and answering questions about the AIS trailer sticker.

Wheaton - vacant.