DWI courts are expanding to three counties in northwestern Minnesota. On Jan. 1, DWI court programs will open in Norman, Polk and Red Lake counties.
A Minnesota man plans to plead guilty to vehicular homicide in the traffic deaths of two sisters in eastern North Dakota. James Yahnke, of Nielsville, Minnesota, is accused of being drunk, driving 94 mph on a rough section of a Traill County road north of Hillsboro in May and losing control of the car.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says a Polk County community has helped rescue two bear cubs that were trapped in a tree.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a Polk County deputy was shot and injured near Crookston Thursday afternoon. Police received a report of a shooting just before 1 p.m. inside a home on the 28000 block of 300th Street Southwest in rural Polk County.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is on its way to the scene of a shooting in Polk County.
A Colfax, Wis., man is dead after driving a car into a Polk County pond.
A Wis. woman died Thursday evening after the car she was driving rolled into a ditch in Polk County, Wis. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s office, police responded to a call of a rollover crash a little after 8:30 p.m. on 70th Avenue just east of 150th Street in Garfield Township.
Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Seversen was laid to rest Saturday, 23 years to the day after he was shot in Webster, Wisconsin. Seversen was when he was was trying to stop a gunman who killed another deputy. He was 27 years old. Seversen died Monday of medical complications at 50 years old.
A 21-year-old Amery, Wis. man is charged with driving under the influence after crashing his car with a 6-year-old boy inside. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Andrew Graski was involved in a two-car crash Friday evening east near St. Croix Falls on Highway 65. When a Polk County deputy and a state trooper responded to the scene, they noticed indications of marijuana use by Graski.
Two people were found dead of possible carbon monoxide poisoning on Monday in Crookston, Minn., according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
If you live in Polk, Pierce, or St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, you’re likely paying about twice as much as your neighbor across the river in Stillwater.
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.
Authorities have identified the two men who were killed in a hit-and-run in western Wisconsin Saturday night. Authorities said the two men were hit by a vehicle that was traveling southbound on County Highway E in northeastern Polk County.
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.
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.
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.”
Sheriff’s deputies in Wisconsin are investigating a horse farm where neighbors say the animals are starving.
Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that took the life of a 63-year-old man in western Wisconsin Friday.
For the first time, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s lab matched unidentified remains to reopen a cold case. And the family of Pearline Walton finally has some answers to the questions they’ve been asking since she went missing from Minneapolis 20 years ago.
Officials in Polk County say they’ve found the body of the 10-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday afternoon in East Grand Forks. Anthony Kuznia’s body was found in water at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department said in a news conference. No foul play is suspected, and the boy’s body has been sent for an autopsy.
Officials in Polk County are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 10-year-old who has autism.
Two men have been arrested following a bar fight in western Wisconsin last weekend that ended with the death of a woman who was struck by a car, police said. The incident happened at the Staples Lake Bar in Johnstown Township.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy to determine the cause of death for a 2-year-old boy found in a trunk has been completed. However, the results on Isaiah Theis were not immediately available.
The 2-year-old boy who went missing in western Wisconsin for more than 24 hours was found inside the trunk of a vehicle on Wednesday night, authorities said. A law enforcement officer found Isaiah Theis deceased just after 10 p.m.
The 2-year-old boy missing in western Wisconsin for more than 24 hours was found dead Wednesday night, authorities say.