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Weekly Conservation Officer Reports

Jul 17, 2018 12:52PM ● By Editor
From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - District 6 - Two Harbors Area - July 17, 2018

CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) reports assisting the St. Louis County Rescue Squad early in the week locating a missing person who was overdue after a day of berry picking on the Echo Trail. The person had become disoriented and turned around in the heat and thick brush. Fortunately, they were experienced in the wilderness and had told people where they would be picking and when they would be returning. Rescue squad members were able to exchange signals with them and they were quickly located and assisted out of the woods.

CO Mary Manning (Hovland) investigated an ATV damage to property case; an ATV operator intentionally drove over a brush berm to tear up a hillside and numerous trees recently planted there. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIP line. Manning attended training in Duluth and patrolled forest roads, lakes and area campgrounds. She also conducted a commercial minnow retailer inspection and followed up on angling issues.

CO David Schottenbauer (Silver Bay) worked area anglers and ATV activity. Schottenbauer also took a call from Tettegouche State Park of a wounded turtle that was found. He advised the staff and visitors to release the turtle and let nature take its course.

CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Tofte) checked anglers, boaters and ATV riders. He assisted the county with a drowning incident in the BWCA. Enforcement action was taken for boating, speeding and PWC violations.

CO Don Murray (Two Harbors) worked angling and boating activity during the week. Warm weather increased water recreation activity in the area and a complaint on personal watercraft illegal operation was investigated. A division training session was attended and enforcement action was taken for marijuana possession and licensing violations.

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