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Evarts new supervisor in Tower

Edie Evarts, a 13-year employee of the Minnesota DNR and the assistant fisheries supervisor in the Park Rapids Area office the past 10 years, has been promoted to the position of fisheries supervisor for the Tower management area.

Evarts began her career as a temporary fisheries specialist in the Duluth area, and went on to become the full-time fisheries specialist in Baudette before moving to Park Rapids.

As an area supervisor, Evarts will be responsible for overseeing lake and stream survey assessments, creel census, fish production, administration and training, habitat construction and improvement, public and media relations with area groups, environmental review, analysis and more.

"It's good to be back in large lake country," said Evarts. "I'm looking forward to getting to know Lake Vermillion, the local constituents, and all the opportunities the Boundary Waters presents."

Evarts holds a master's degree in fisheries management from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University.