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December 25, 2018
CO Caleb Silgjord (Sauk Centre) investigated a littering complaint after receiving a report that anglers had left many items on an area lake including plastic bottles, food containers, wantonly wasted fish, fish carcasses and plastic bags containing excrement. The investigation resulted in enforcement action for unlawful deposit of garbage, wanton waste of game fish and ice shelter violations. MN DNR Photo
Multiple litter cases on Minnesota lakes #respectthelake - MnDNR CO Reports
December 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 10, 2018
CO (Conservation Offficer) Tim Collette (Brainerd) checked an adult father and son angling, there were two tip-ups outside the portable fish house, but only one line down in the house, even though there were two holes. When asked for licenses, the father said he wasn’t fishing. When noted that then the son had an extra line, the father said that was the case. The son replied tersely that the father had indeed been fishing and he could take his own ticket. Photo Illustration
Family ties not as strong as monofilament - MnDNR CO Reports
December 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
December 3, 2018
The DNR Enforcement Division’s 18 new conservation officers are: Bottom row, left to right: Garrett Thomas, Anthony Flerlage, Taylor Hochstein, Ashley Whiteoak and Ben Karon. Middle row, left to right: Blong Lor, Leah Kampa, Andrew Goodman, Tyler Lusignan, Annette Kyllo and Shane Zavodnik. Top row, left to right: Jacob Swedberg, Tyler Ramaker, Clint Fitzgerald, Nathan Benkofske, Michael Lerchen, Jacqueline Hughes and Anthony Elwell. Submitted by MN DNR
MN DNR’s newest conservation officers to hit the field - 18 officers will assume stations Dec. 5
December 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
August 27, 2018
Conservation Officer Scott Fitzgerald, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA), with Conservation Officer Candidate (COC) Hughes seized a wild deer that someone had been raising in their home since it was a fawn - without a permit. The deer was transported to the Wild and Free Wildlife Rehabilitation center. Photo Illustration
Officers seize wild deer from home - MnDNR CO Reports
August 27, 2018 - 5:00pm
August 20, 2018
Mn DNR Conservation Officer Jim Guida (Brainerd East) patrolled lakes for angling activity. A TIP call was investigated on an area lake resulting in an over limit of 76 crappies.
Crappie fisherman caught with 76 over limit - MnDNR CO Reports
August 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
April 17, 2018
CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) reports area lakes still have large amounts of ice and snow, which has contributed to the limited success anglers are experiencing. ATV violations included illegal youth operation and expired registration.
MnDNR Conservation Officer weekly report - April 17, 2018
April 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
April 10, 2018
CO Tim Collette (Crosslake) monitored angling activity, some late-season snowmobile riders, and some early season ATV riders. A reminder that all grant-in-aid snowmobile trails are closed and most ATV trails are closed until after spring thaw. Illustration
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
March 26, 2018
CO Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) received complaints of subjects feeding deer in the North Central deer feeding ban area. The cases are under investigation and pending enforcement action. Illustration using Duluth News-Tribune file photo.
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
February 6, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Feb. 6, 2018
February 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 9, 2018
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Jan 8, 2018
January 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 28, 2017
Dave Mick, of Baxter, dresses up as Santa Claus each year and delivers gifts to children in the Christmas for Kids program in the Pequot Lakes and Nisswa area. He has been doing so for more than 30 years. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
More than 30 years as Santa - Mick delivers gifts to children in need
December 28, 2017 - 8:00am
December 19, 2017
MnDNR Conservation Officer Weekly Report - Dec. 19, 2017
December 19, 2017 - 9:00am