DNR news media contacts

General Inquiries

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


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
Harland Hiemstra

Phone: 651-259-5765
Email: [email protected]

Southern Region – New Ulm
Dan Ruiter

Phone: 507-359-6014
Email: [email protected]


Divisional Information Officers

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

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

Enforcement Division
Lisa Dugan

Recreation Safety Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 651-259-5354
Cell: 651-571-6531
Email: [email protected]

Forestry Division
Kim Pleticha
Phone: 651-259-5724
Email: [email protected]

Nongame Wildlife Program
Lori Naumann
Phone: 651-259-5148
Email: [email protected] 

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

Parks and Trails Division
Amy Barrett
Phone: 651-259-5627
Email: [email protected]