District 5 - Eveleth area

Last updated: 2018-08-13

CO John Slatinski (Ray) reports fishing and boating were popular activities in the area the past week. With the high temperatures most of the fishing activity was early or later in the day with swimming or boating filling in the middle of the day. Slatinski participated in National Night Out activities in International Falls, which had a good turnout. Various calls for injured and nuisance animals were fielded.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) reports monitoring angling and boating activities on area lakes. Fishing remains poor. Public access sites continue to be monitored. Area forest roads were checked. Wild rice beds were monitored and equipment work completed.

CO Duke Broughton (Cook) spent the week monitoring ATV, boating, and angling activity. Broughten investigated a complaint of people storing property on a public access.

CO Marc Hopkins (Tower) investigated a trespassing complaint. He also spent time at the St. Louis County Fair and Game Fair answering questions from the public.

CO Don Bozovsky (Hibbing) worked anglers, boaters, state park and invasive species enforcement, a state property trespass issue and dealt with a weed roller complaint. He manned the DNR booth at the North St. Louis County Fair, taught a firearms safety class at the Laurentian Environmental Learning Center and attended the National Night Out event in Hibbing. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, angling without a license in possession, ATV and boating violations, failure to drain bilges/livewell, and transporting aquatic macrophytes.

CO Matt Frericks (Virginia) assisted with security during Vice President Mike Pence?s visit to Duluth and spoke at a firearms safety class at the Laurentian Environmental Learning Center in Britt. ATV and OHM activity remains steady with enforcement action being taken for operating unregistered machines and allowing illegal operation of an ATV by a juvenile.

CO Mark Fredin (Aurora) assisted with the security detail in Duluth for Vice President Mike Pence?s visit. While patrolling Fredin came upon two individuals pulling large boulders with a truck from a U.S. Forest Service barricade that is in place to keep out motor vehicles. Enforcement action was taken and they were required to put the boulders back but. They found the task much harder having to pull boulders uphill to replace them. Some parents with their children riding ATVs without helmets were encountered. Reminder: Anyone under 18 must wear a helmet.

International Falls #2 vacant.