The state auditor’s office has released a report on a special investigation into money that was collected for camping and other fees at Lewis and Clark State Park in Onawa. The report accuses the park manager of failing to comply with routine accounting procedures in the DNR’s accounting manual, between 2001 and 2004. The report doesn’t name the worker, noting that it’s a personnel matter…but the DNR’s website shows that during the time covered in the investigation, Russell Field was the park manager. He still works for the DNR Parks Bureau, but recently transferred from Lewis and Clark to Viking Lake State Park, near Stanton. The state parks bureau has indicated it’s satisfied there was no criminal intent involved in the handling of the money.
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