District 10 - Mille Lacs areaLast updated: 2018-08-13
CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) checked boating activity, which was busy, likely due to the heat. Trailers were also checked as some landings are choked with vegetation. Verkuilen also investigated a suspicious structure in a waterway and assisted a stuck boater at a landing.
CO Dustie Speldrich (Willow River) assisted with training at the Academy at Camp Ripley. She received complaints of working below the ordinary high-water mark in public waters. She also answered questions regarding ATV rules and fielded nuisance animal complaints.
CO Eugene Wynn (Pine City) spent the week checking anglers and boaters around Pine City. He took care of a call regarding bears damaging corn, assisted in the recovery of the Pine City fishing piers, and checked ATV complaint areas.
CO Luke Croatt (Wealthwood) checked anglers on area lakes and Mille Lacs Lake. An unfortunate incident occurred when an angler was backing his trailer into the Mississippi River. The man?s foot slipped off the brake pedal while he was half in the vehicle, sending him falling as the vehicle moved backward. He rolled out of the way while his pickup backed into the river and became submerged. A diver was called and the vehicle was removed.