DNR news media contacts

Office of Communication and Outreach

Steve Carroll, media unit supervisor
Phone: 651-259-5342
Email: [email protected]

Maggie Snyder, news release and media specialist
Phone: 651-259-5446
Email: [email protected]

Office of Communication and Outreach
Phone: 651-259-5619
Email: [email protected]

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Regional Information Officers

Northwest Region – Bemidji
Kristi Coughlon

Phone: 218-308-2647
Email: [email protected]

Northeast Region – Grand Rapids
Cheri Zeppelin

Phone: 218-328-8954
Email: [email protected]

Central Region – St. Paul
Maggie Snyder
(interim)
Phone: 651-259-5446
Email: [email protected]

Southern Region – New Ulm
Dan Ruiter

Phone: 507-233-1236
Email: [email protected]


Divisional Information Officers

Ecological and Water Resources Division
Greg Husak
Phone: 651-259-5132
Email: [email protected] 

Enforcement Division
Joe Albert 
Phone:  651-259-5060
Email:  [email protected]

Forestry Division
Amy Kay Kerber
Phone: 651-259-5272
Email: [email protected]

Lands and Minerals Division
Mollie Gudim

Phone: 651-259-5847
Email: [email protected]

Fish and Wildlife Division
Pete Takash
Phone: 651-259-5187
Email: [email protected]

Parks and Trails Division
Sara Berhow

Phone: 651-259-5627
Email: [email protected]