District 18 - Rochester areaLast updated: 2018-06-18
CO Brittany Hauser (Red Wing) spent the week patrolling the Mississippi River for fishing and boating activity. A wetlands violation was followed up on and assistance was given for the making of an ATV safety video. Assistance was also given to the Red Wing Police Department for a suspected intoxicated boater. Enforcement action for the week included no license in possession, operating personal watercraft after hours, no throwable device, and failure to affix valid registration.
CO Phil George (Rochester) checked anglers, boaters, and ATV operators throughout the week. He also issued wildlife possession permits and attended a fishing event in Lanesboro. George took enforcement action for no PFDs in a watercraft and gave assisted to a stranded boater.
CO Kylan Hill (Zumbrota) reports attending multiple division meetings throughout the week. Very few anglers were checked but all were in compliance. A wildlife call was handled.
CO Tom Hemker (Winona) reports heavy boating activity on the river. He attended a special needs fishing day in Lanesboro and, as always, saw a lot of positive people. He checked on a complaint of juveniles hunting from an ATV in an unsafe manner and spoke with the parents. Hemker also investigated a complaint of a possible waters and wetlands violation.
Rochester #2 vacant.