District 9 - Brainerd area

Last updated: 2015-08-25

CO Karl Hadrits (Crosby) reports activity including attending annual training, evidence preparation for a court case, and checking fishing, bear baiting, and wild rice harvesting activity.

CO Randy Posner (Brainerd) station reports that he worked on fishing enforcement this past week. The sunfish and bass have been the most productive for anglers. The nice weekend brought out a lot of boaters and PWCs on Gull Lake. Boating enforcement and safety occupied most of his time. No lights after sunset, insufficient PFDs, PWCs operate within 150? of shore, and loud boats violations were found. He also worked on aquatic invasive species prevention on Gull Lake and Mississippi River. A complaint of ATV?s causing damage to road ditch near Baxter was also investigated.

CO Jim Guida (Brainerd) patrolled the station for Aquatic Invasive Species violations. Firearms training was done at Camp Ripley. ATV enforcement efforts were appreciated around the Brainerd International Raceway over the National Event weekend.

CO Tim Collette (Pequot Lakes) monitored bear baits for the upcoming bear season, checked boats for aquatic invasive species at boat landings, followed up on litter found on state land, helped at the academy, and answered calls of possible wetland draining and an injured osprey that turned out to be a seagull.

CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, boating and invasive species enforcement. Time was also spent checking bear baiting and ricing activity.

CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) patrolled Cass and Crow Wing counties for boating activity. CO McGowan also assisted in teaching the watercraft operation course to the new conservation officer cadets at Camp Ripley. CO McGowan also patrolled around the Brainerd International Raceway during the racing event, and one individual was arrested for DWI on an ATV.

CO Amber Peterson (McGregor) spent time at Camp Ripley for annual officer training.