Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Matt Frericks of Virginia came across an interesting situation on Lake Vermilion recently, according to the DNRâ€™s weekly conservation officer reports. While checking some people angling from a dock on an island on Vermilion, Frericks noticed that the couple had purchased a combination angling license, which is intended for married couples. The couple told him that the woman supposedly decided to keep her last name.
Further scrutiny showed that neither the man nor woman wore any rings. Suspecting the couple wasnâ€™t actually married, Frericks then asked the two to separately write down their wedding date. When the two dates were several months off, the anglers admitted they were not married. The licenses were seized, invalidated and a citation was issued, according to the report.