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Weekly Conservation Officer's report - May 22 update

May 16, 2017 11:51AM ● Published by Editor

CO Darin Fagerman (Grand Marais) assisted with ATV and firearms safety classes. The classes have become very small with only four kids completing the ATV course and three completing the firearms course. No matter what kind of outdoor activity, encourage your kids to ditch the screen and get outside this summer. The officer did a patrol on a border lake with the US Border Patrol and did a couple of canoe patrols.

CO Mary Manning (Grand Marais East) participated with the DNR Honor Guard in St. Paul remembering the 277 fallen Minnesota Peace Officers on Law Enforcement Memorial Day. The officer helped volunteer instructors teach ATV and firearms safety classes, assisted Cook County with an off highway motorcycle complaint, and checked anglers. Officer Manning also took a call of a deer that appeared to have been shot from an area roadway. Upon examining the animal, the officer located and removed a stick one inch in diameter and over 15 inches long from inside the animal?s chest cavity.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) checked anglers, ATV riders, and boaters. Time was spent teaching at the ATV riding safety course and FAS field day. The officer also assisted the State Patrol and Border Patrol. Enforcement action was taken for ATV, boating, and angling violations.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area angling and boating activity this week. Cool rainy weather made for less activity. Time was spent investigating a forestry complaint of a person living on a state trail system. It?s the time of year again for people to leave the fawns be, they are more than likely not abandoned, this is common deer behavior. CO Schottenbauer also spent time dealing with a person who had picked up an ?abandoned? fawn in the Duluth area.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked boating and angling activity during the week. Rainy weather slowed down fishing activity in the area. Enforcement action was taken for burning and state forest campground violations.

CO Anthony Bermel (Babbitt) responded to a couple rescue calls involving overturned canoes with everyone making it out of the cold water okay. CO Bermel assisted Lake County with a felony fleeing case where the individual ditched his vehicle and fled on foot. That also had a successful resolution with the driver arrested for fleeing and DWI. Enforcement action for the week included several instances of marijuana possession, no angling license, illegal possession of a slot northern, and fail to display watercraft registration.

CO Sean Williams (Ely 1) reports fishing pressure was much lower but steady throughout the week. Success was slow with most anglers reporting mixed success. CO Williams and CO Bermel also assisted St. Louis County rescue squad with a canoeist who was hypothermic after he and another paddler had flipped their canoe on the Kawishiwi River.

CO Marty Stage (Ely) responded to a call of a capsized motor boat with two fishermen floundering in cold water. The capsized boat looked like a rock in the distance except for some bright coloring on a PFD that became visible when one of the men moved. The officer was able to use his canoe to quickly get to the men with one of the S & R team members onboard. One party member had no PFD. Fortunately the victims had hung onto the capsized boat, but hypothermia had prevented the men from being able to get out of the water on their own.

Outdoors
  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/18/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/18/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


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  • 1/2 Price Burgers!

    12/18/2017
    11:00AM — 09:00PM

    1/2 Price Burgers at Moguls Grille and Tap Room


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

    12/18/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Honey Glazed Meatballs, Potato, Mixed Vegetables/Dessert/Milk


  • Co-Dependents Anonymous

    12/18/2017
    05:30PM

    Co-Dependents Anonymous is a Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healt...


  • Open Mic Every Monday at 6PM!

    12/18/2017
    06:00PM — 11:55PM

    Grand Marais Music Collaborative presents "Open Mic Night", every Monday at Grandma Ray's! The s...


  • Terra Bella Floral fall hours

    12/19/2017
    12:00AM

    Monday and Tuesday Noon to 6 Wednesday through Friday 10 to 4 Saturday 10 to 2 Sunday Closed


  • YMCA Classes

    12/19/2017
    12:00AM

    Click to view our current list of Group Exercise classes, pool schedule and gym schedule!


  • Come celebrate the holidays with your family and friends at Harbor House Grille. Chef Ed promises...


  • Overeaters Anonymous

    12/19/2017
    11:00AM

    Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and...


  • Lunch at the Senior Center

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    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Shepherd's Pie/Fruit/Date Bar/Milk


  • Kids Eat Free

    12/19/2017
    04:00PM — 09:00PM

    1 free kids meal with any paid adult meal Available after 4pm


  • Trivia Night at Grandma Ray's

    12/19/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Trivia Night from 7:00-9:00pm every Tuesday down at Grandma Ray's.


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