District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2018-08-13

CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers and boaters, patrolled area ATV trails, issued permits for nuisance beavers and road kill deer, and handled bear complaints.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) worked AIS, checked anglers, taught at the Academy and handled nuisance animal complaints. The area panfish bite was excellent this week. Enforcement action was taken for license issues and transporting aquatic vegetation.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked angling activity in the area with many out-of-state outdoorsmen and women in the area on vacation. Sutherland worked trespassing issues, possible overlimit cases and operating a jet-ski too close to another watercraft. The National Night Out event was attended in Grand Rapids with many young families getting out to meet local law enforcement families.

Hill City vacant.

NE ATV officer vacant.