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Sheldon named DNR supervisor

Mike Shelden was named Fergus Falls area enforcement supervisor, which includes Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Todd and Traverse counties.

Shelden has been a CO for 24 years. He was stationed in Appleton from 1986-1988, Morris from 1988-1997, and Alexandria from 1997 to present. Shelden was named DNR Boat and Water Safety Officer of the Year in 2003 and DNR Conservation Officer of the Year in 2006. His father Duane was a CO from 1962-1997, and in the Alexandria station from 1968 until retirement in 1997. He was also the Conservation Officer of the Year in 1996. There has been a Shelden stationed in Alexandria for 42 years.

Sheldon was one of three conservation officers recently promoted within the DNR.

"Each of these officers possesses courage, leadership, and ability," said Col. Jim Konrad, DNR Enforcement director. "I am confident that they will continue the proud tradition of the department. My sincere congratulations go out to them for these well-deserved promotions."