District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2015-02-24


CO Jayson Hansen (Bigfork) checked anglers, ATV and snowmobile activity, attended a meeting, and assisted with a theft of a game camera case. Fish houses are being monitored for litter and the approaching deadline. Violations included snowmobile on roadway.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, attended K-9 training, monitored snowmobile activity and assisted the county with a barricaded suspect. CO Fairbanks and his K-9 partner Si also conducted K-9 demonstrations for a local DARE class and at the Becoming an Outdoors Woman winter workshop. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, no license in possession and failure to display valid registration on snowmobile.

CO Sarah Sindelir (Grand Rapids) checked angling activity this past week. Frigid cold temperatures kept many people indoors. She worked a detail at the Eel Pout Festival on Leech Lake. Enforcement action was taken for angling violations.

CO Sarah Sindelir (Grand Rapids) checked angling activity this past week. Frigid cold temperatures kept many people indoors. She worked a detail at the Eelpout Festival on Leech Lake. Enforcement action was taken for angling violations.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked ice anglers and snowmobile enthusiasts over the past week. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license and failing to have to proper ID on an angling shelter.

CO Gary Lefebvre (Pengilly) worked fishermen, snowmobile trails, and trappers. He also taught a snowmobile safety class during the week.

CO Shawn Wichmann (Hill City) spent the week working fishing and snowmobile activity. Snowmobile activity increased over the weekend due to snow accumulation. CO Wichmann assisted with an ongoing investigation with a subject from Iowa.

CO John Velsvaag (NE Region ATV officer) checked ATV activity this past week as well as ice fishermen. CO Velsvaag saw a decrease in snowmobilers with the cold and received a litter complaint stemming from anglers in portable fish houses. CO Velsvaag also received a call about collared deer and coyotes.