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DNR report: Aug. 6

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Reports filed Sunday from area conservation officers for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Dan Thomasen (Two Harbors) worked with other officers on a TIP complaint of a group of individuals fishing with multiple lines and using nets to take fish. Lake Superior and inland lakes were worked. Fishing success on Superior has dropped off in the last week with the warm water temperatures. Several inland lakes are showing some success for walleye and crappie. Spent a day working with Marine Unit officers during the Tall Ships Festival in Duluth.

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Kipp Duncan (Duluth) assisted local law enforcement with welcoming several tall ships into the Duluth Harbor. This included assisting with security zones and escorts into the Duluth Harbor. Boating traffic was very high during the tall ship event. Inland fishing and boating enforcement was also worked.

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Randy Hanzal (Duluth) investigated a violation on a local lake. Several boating safety violations were encountered during the week. Reports of problem bears are still frequent. He also answered questions at a trapping convention.

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Water Resource Enforcement Officer Mike Scott worked with local soil and water conservation district to close several wetland violations. Spent time working with Minnesota Sea Grant staffing an invasive species booth at the Tall Ships event over the weekend. Information was provided on Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes and Minnesota. People from all over Minnesota, Canada, and as far away as Maine, California, Washington, Texas and Arkansas heard about the importance of stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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Keith Olson (Marine Unit) spent time working a security detail for the tall ships visiting the port. The Duluth Harbor and Lake Superior were very busy. There was an estimated 200,000 people watching and touring the tall ships. One minor boating accident was reported. Additional officers from the area assisted. Officers also assisted police with issues at the harbor.

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Matt Miller (Lake Superior Unit) monitored boating traffic during a very busy tall ships event. Nice weather and world-traveling sailing ships drew many thousands of people to the waterfront. Compliance was good with water safety equipment requirements and angling regulations, but some boaters needed a reminder of boating etiquette when operating in heavy traffic areas. Salmon and lake trout continue to cooperate with anglers at various depths. Enforcement action was taken for angling, boating, and burning violations.

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Troy Ter Meer (Lake Superior Unit) checked boaters and anglers on Lake Superior. He assisted with the security zone for the tall ships entering Duluth Harbor. It was the most boat and people traffic he has seen in the Canal Park area. He assisted with a swimmer in Lake Superior who was turned over to Duluth Police Department. Enforcement action was taken for boating and fishing violations.

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Mark Fredin (Aurora) worked a detail with Superior National Forest law enforcement and traveled rivers into remote campsites and fishing locations. Fredin received a complaint of a boat and trailer being stored at a public access. The owner was contacted and he removed them. Observed lots of blueberries and raspberries in the woods. Wild rice appears to be doing well in some locations.

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