District 6 - Two Harbors area

Last updated: 2015-02-24

CO Sean Williams (Ely) reports snowmobile activity was up over the weekend with the area receiving between 4-6 inches of new snow. Although the trails received heavy use they were still in good condition. Officer Williams and other area Officers assisted St. Louis County Deputies and Rescue Squad personnel with locating two motorists who had gotten stuck for several hours in a remote area of the Echo Trail.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) worked snowmobiles and fishing throughout the week. Stage attended a meeting in Fort Francis and met with other officers concerning an old case. The new snow should help the trails and there is slush on some of the trout lakes. The finish of the northern and walleye season was quiet with the cold windy weather. Snowmobilers using the trails are reminded that when you come around a blind corner and you end up on the wrong side of the trail, you are going too fast.

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) reports snow is knee deep to a six foot man in the higher elevations of Cook County. The snow there is starting to add up. Activity overall has been way down this winter and the trout lakes are starting to slow down a bit after a very good early start. A border detail was worked with COs from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources along remote border lakes. Enforcement action was taken for angling and snowmobile registration violations during the week.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) assisted the moose research team retrieving a moose that was far off the beaten path. It was quite the process to get to the moose and retrieve it so it could be taken to the U of M for research, including a long snowmobile ride, riding down railroad tracks, and busting through an alder swamp. A border meeting was attended with Ontario COs. Time was spent preparing for an upcoming trial. Enforcement action included snowmobile registration violations, and many instances of snowmobile speed.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) focused enforcement efforts on anglers and snowmobilers. The officer worked remote trout lakes and checked a few anglers on Lake Superior. Wahlstrom followed up on a trespass violation that occurred on state land. A public whitetail deer meeting was also attended.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked snowmobile and angling activity during the week. Groomed trails were in excellent shape with the recent snowfall in the area. Enforcement action was taken for unattended lines and snowmobile registration violations.