Conservation Officer weekly reports

The purpose of the Division of Enforcement weekly report is to promote the activities performed by Division of Enforcement personnel in protecting Minnesota's natural resources through effective law enforcement and education. Information is gathered from the Division's 18 districts as well as various subsections and compiled and edited by the Division public information officer.

Weekly Reports

District 1 - Baudette area
District 2 - Bemidji area
District 3 - Fergus Falls area
District 4 - Walker area
District 5 - Eveleth area
District 6 - Two Harbors area
District 7 - Grand Rapids area
District 8 - Duluth area
District 9 - Brainerd area
District 10 - Mille Lacs area
District 11 - St. Cloud area
District 12 - Princeton area
District 13 - West Metro area
District 14 - East Metro area
District 15 - Marshall area
District 16 - New Ulm area
District 17 - Mankato area
District 18 - Rochester area

Featured Update

CO Shane Zavodnik (International Falls #2) worked mainly snowmobile enforcement over the week. With accumulating snow over the past week, ice conditions have started to deteriorate, bringing slush throughout surrounding lakes. Groomers have been running frequently, keeping the trails in perfect condition for the riders. Zavodnik and CO Vollbrecht ran into an interesting case where the two of them stopped to help a trail rider who had a blown snowmobile belt. After assisting the snowmobiler, the two of them decided to run an area for speed on the trail and observed an individual going 87 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone. While stopping the snowmobiler, it was quite clear who the operator was once he started to slow down – it was the same person they helped earlier. As he came to a stop and looked at both officers, he put his head on his handle bars in embarrassment, and quickly admitted to speeding. Enforcement action was taken, and it was also noticed that the rider had nearly run into a tree shortly after being cited. Zavodnik also was informed that there were cases of speeding and injuries on the trails over the weekend. With the game fish season coming to a close, snowmobile activity and enforcement will start to ramp up. He’s asking riders to please be vigilant of other snowmobilers and hazards on the trail as well as obey the speed limits. 

Other weekly reports

For more information contact:

Joe Albert, Enforcement Division communications coordinator
[email protected]; 651-259-5060


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