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New CO starts in Park Rapids

The Minnesota DNR of Natural Resources has promoted three conservation officers to lieutenant and district supervisor.

Among them is State Conservation Officer Larry Francis of Remer. He was named the Park Rapids area enforcement supervisor, which includes Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena in north-central Minnesota.

He started with the DNR in 1998 after serving three years with the Ely Police Department, then three years with the Winona Police Department.

He is married with two children.

His previous assignments as a field officer include Mankato, Northome and Remer.