DNR conservation officer Shoutz receives award
Conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were recognized during annual in-service training at Camp Ripley.
Conservation officer Nikki Shoutz of the Pine River field station received the DNR’s Education Achievement Award. The award recognizes an officer based on overall career performance with emphasis on involvement in the division’s education programs; support and involvement with volunteer instructors; and educational efforts through the media and special presentations.
Conservation Officer Paul Kuske of Pierz is the 2013 Minnesota Conservation Officer of the Year. The 23-year veteran has been involved in many investigations, arrests, projects, assignments and extra duties.