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Sheriff: Man, 24, Drowns In Western Wis. Lake

Authorities said a 24-year-old Hopkins man is dead after a drowning at a western Wisconsin lake on Sunday. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 10:25 a.m. to a residence on Kemah Park Lane on Balsam Lake on a report of a missing swimmer.

07/07/2014

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Wis. Woman, 61, Killed In Crash With Semi-Truck

A 61-year-old woman from western Wisconsin was killed Friday after getting into a crash with a semi-truck, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the crash at about 10:19 a.m. Friday on State Highway 87 near 250th Avenue in Sterling Township.

03/24/2014

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2 Found Dead Of Possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Two people were found dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning on Monday in Crookston, Minn., according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

03/03/2014

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Authorities ID Woman Killed In Polk County Snowmobile Crash

Authorities have identified a 20-year-old woman who was killed on a western Wis. lake when the snowmobile she was riding, being operated by a drunk driver, hit an ice house. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim Friday as Victoria G. Henderson of Luck, Wis.

01/17/2014

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$5K Reward Offered To Find Driver In Polk County Hit-And-Run

Authorities said a $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leading to an arrest for the hit-and-run that killed two men in Polk County, Wis., over the weekend.

01/16/2014

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Snowmobile Hits Ice House In Western Wis., Woman Killed

A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night for driving a snowmobile drunk and crashing into an ice fishing house on a western Wisconsin lake, leaving a female passenger dead, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

01/16/2014

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Sheriff: 2 Dead In Polk County Hit-And-Run

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run crash Saturday night that killed two pedestrians in western Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

01/11/2014

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Polk Co. Farm Owners Accused Of Horse Neglect

The Polk County Sheriff’s office is investigating accusations of animal neglect on a farm owned by a Wisconsin family. Milltown Township officials say they found nearly two dozen horses malnourished, and several were dead when they were called to Otter Creek Ranch last week. Polk County Town Chair Harlen Hegdal says it was a disturbing sight. “I knew it had to be serious because the sheriff’s deputy said ‘We need to have you out here ASAP,” Hegdal said. “There were dead horses, there were horses eating their stalls. There were horses just sitting rocking, back and forth.”

11/15/2013

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Police: Wis. Grandmother Drove Drunk With Grandson In Car

A 40-year-old Wisconsin woman was arrested Saturday and is accused of driving drunk and crashing into a ditch with her 1-year-old grandson in the car, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

09/09/2013

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12-Year-Old Dies In ATV Accident

A 12-year-old boy has died following an ATV accident in Alden Township, according to the Polk County’s Sheriff’s Office.

09/09/2013

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Public’s Help Sought Finding Missing Boy, 10, In Polk Co.

Officials in Polk County are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 10-year-old who has autism.

08/07/2013

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Family Says 2-Year-Old Missing In Centuria, Wis.

Hundreds of volunteers walked shoulder to shoulder Wednesday in synchronized searches to find a 2-year-old boy who reportedly went missing from his home in the town of Centuria, Wis.

07/17/2013

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Police: Wis. Man Drove Drunk With Child, 11, In Car

Authorities said a 38-year-old man from Barronett, Wis., was arrested Sunday by the Wisconsin State Patrol for driving drunk with a child in his car. The Wisconsin State Patrol said Isaac O Neitzel was stopped for a traffic violation at about 9:13 p.m. Sunday on Highway 8 near 220th Street in Polk County.

05/20/2013

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Teen Killed In Northwestern Minnesota Crash

A 16-year-old boy is dead after a crash in far northwestern Minnesota Tuesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

02/27/2013

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Authorities: Drunken Driver Strikes, Pins 2 People Outside Wis. Bar

A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk when he struck and pinned two people with his truck outside a bar in Wisconsin early Sunday morning, according to Polk County authorities.

11/05/2012

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