District 7 - Grand Rapids area

Last updated: 2018-05-23

CO Randy Patten (Northome) checked anglers and boaters, enforced AIS laws, and patrolled for illegal ATV operation. Worked ongoing cases, handled wildlife complaints, and assisted Itasca county search and rescue with a ground search.

CO Jayson Hansen (Big Fork) worked ATV activity, fishing, small game enforcement, boating, AIS, and state forest campgrounds. Violations included fail to drain water related equipment, walleye over-limit, transport walleye w/o skin patch, uncountable fish, ATV on roadway, watercraft registration, no PFD, fail to transfer ATV ownership, ATV equipment, allow illegal operation of an ATV by a juvenile, and no license in possession. He also dealt with various wildlife complaints.

CO Mike Fairbanks (Deer River) checked anglers, responded to fires, handled nuisance/injured animal calls and monitored OHV activity. Anglers had better success this week. Enforcement action was taken for license issues and possession of illegal length walleye and northern pike.

CO Thomas Sutherland (Grand Rapids) worked opening week of fishing with success limited due to the ice just coming off area lakes the week prior. Enforcement action was taken for angling without a license, not having enough life saving devices on board a watercraft, and for not having the proper registration on an ATV.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Pengilly) reports working angling, ATV, boating, and AIS enforcement throughout the surrounding areas. Time was spent completing arson investigations from the past week.

Hill City vacant.

NE ATV officer vacant.