Conservation Officer Scott Staples (Carlton) assisted with a firearms safety class north of Duluth. A litter complaint was investigated and time was also spent patrolling state parks and checking shore anglers in the area.
A talk was given to an ATV class in Cloquet where several young students were certified in ATV safety. The Carlton County Riders ATV Club went a step further and raised donations so they could buy all of the certified students brand-new helmets to keep when they finished the class.
CO Jeff Humphrey (Cromwell) served as an Honor Guard member honoring CO Eugene Wynn in Pine City and at the state capitol in St. Paul.
CO Jacob Willis (Brookston) CO Jacob Willis (Brookston) spent a large portion of the week on Division Honor Guard details regarding the loss of CO Wynn in the line of duty. Colors were posted at the House of Representatives and the Senate during the week. Willis assisted with funeral planning with the DNR Honor Guard detail and attended the funeral.
CO Andy Schmidt (Duluth West) spent much of the week attending Honor Guard preparations for CO Gene Wynn's funeral. He worked shore anglers and North Shore rivers. Time was spent handling equipment concerns and assisting with a United Northern Sportsmen firearms safety class.
CO Amber Ladd (McGregor) attended CO Wynn's funeral service and assisted with watch details in Pine County. In her station, she followed up on some illegal burning and checked turkey hunters. She also had a young ATV operator get stuck in a wetland while operating on a snowmobile trail. His father responded to help get him out and got stuck with his SUV.