District 15 - Marshall areaLast updated: 2018-03-13
CO Jim Robinson (Slayton) spent the week working snowmobile riders and checking ice anglers. Snow is wet, heavy and mushy but sleds are still taking to the ditches. The Slayton Police Department investigated an accident in which a car totaled a snowmobile at a parking lot exit. Enforcement action was taken for fish shelter removal date violations and litter.
CO Andrew Dirks (Worthington) checked anglers and coyote hunters throughout the week. He also worked the DNR Enforcement booth at the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey classic.
CO Luke Gutzwiller (Madison) spent time working angling activity on area lakes. Follow-up investigations were completed involving fish houses left overnight on public accesses. Gutzwiller answered questions involving rules and regulations at the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic.
CO Arnaud Kpachavi (Benson) spent the week checking anglers and making sure fish houses were removed from local lakes. The officer encountered a handful of snowmobilers taking advantage of the snow before it melts, but recreational activity was minimal during the week. Enforcement action was taken for leaving a fish house out after the removal date.
CO Matt Loftness (Marshall) spent the week working snowmobile, ice fishing, state park, and ATV enforcement. Time was also spent working on commercial licensing for taxidermists, game farms, and minnow dealers and retailers. Most of the area received 8 to 12 inches of wet, heavy snow, which has made getting around on area lakes difficult. Good compliance was seen with the shelter removal deadline.
Lake Benton vacant.
Redwood Falls vacant.