NEW ULM - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently named a new Division of Enforcement standards and training manager and a new regional enforcement manager.
Lt. Cory Palmer was promoted to captain and named the Region 4 Enforcement manager based in New Ulm.
Lt. Tom Provost was promoted to captain and named the standards and training manager at the DNR Enforcement Education and Training Center at Camp Ripley.
Palmer, a Nebraska native, graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in law enforcement in 1997. He worked as a police officer in St. Cloud before becoming a conservation officer in 1998, initially serving in the Big Lake and Litchfield field stations before being promoted to a DNR Enforcement district supervisor in the New Ulm area in 2006. His other DNR experiences include serving as a field training officer, background investigator, and Division of Enforcement arson team coordinator. The 14-year DNR veteran has also completed FBI Executive Leadership Training, DNR Leadership School, and DNR Supervisor School.