District 4 - Wadena area

Last updated: 2015-07-14

CO Paul Parthun (Lake George) investigated shoreland ordinance violations, AIS violations, water violations and problem animal complaints. Equipment and training issues were addressed and an evidentiary hearing for a big game case from last fall was attended. A meeting was held with a local prosecutor. Enforcement action was taken for ATV violations

CO Mark Mathy (Cass Lake) checked boaters, AIS, and recreational vehicle use. Training material was produced for division use and computer training was received in St. Paul. CO Mathy also testified in court regarding a deer case.

CO Duke Broughten (Longville) spent the week focusing on angling, ATV, and boating activity. Angling and recreational boating activity remained low through the week. CO Broughten continues to receive ATV complaints in the area. CO Broughten also checked compliance with AIS laws, assisted the State Patrol with a traffic stop, and attended training in St. Paul.

CO Jeff Halverson (Staples) on leave worked boaters and fishermen, contacts were made for being short PFDs and operating personal watercraft after hours. He assisted a PD on storm damage.

CO Colleen Adam (Rec Specialist) attended training for new equipment and installed new home office equipment in preparation for new reporting system. Officer Adam had a motorist assist and several nuisance animal complaints. Patrolled in small community during summer festival and assisted with disorderly conduct investigation. ATV violations for unregistered machine, allow illegal juvenile operation, youth no helmet and too many passengers on a class 1 ATV.

Remer - vacant.