DNR Enforcement report

• CO Taylor Hochstein (Hill City) monitored a variety of outdoor activities. Several angling violations were addressed including fishing with an extra line and unattended lines. Assistance was given to the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office in apprehending two suspects who were involved in a road rage incident that turned into an assault where a bat was used and a knife was brandished.

• CO Bob Mlynar (Aitkin) worked angling, boating and invasive species activity. Aquatic vegetation permit sites were checked, along with a few sites without permits. Information was also shared via the local radio station.

• CO Gregory Verkuilen (Garrison) worked lake activity at the height of vacation season with a high occupancy at lake homes. He checked many nonresident licenses. Dead fish are being observed and reported likely due to warm water and low water flows. Complaints of illegal fishing methods were investigated.

• CO Ashley Whiteoak (Malmo) spent time maintaining equipment, delivering equipment, working on office work, and following up on calls. The calls Whiteoak  followed up on included questions on general fishing regulations, Mille Lacs Lake fishing regulations, and bear concerns.

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