Authorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.
A hearing took place in Wisconsin Wednesday for a teenager accused of stabbing a fisherman to death near the St. Croix River.
A 14-year-old girl drowned in the St. Croix River over the weekend while canoeing with her sibling and friends. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says that Taw Meh, of St. Paul, was south of Interstate Park at about 3:20 p.m. on Sunday when she and her group stopped on a sandbar.
One person is dead after a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Polk County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 12:48 a.m. on the 38500 block of 350th Avenue.
Three brothers are being charged after authorities shut down a bird fighting ring, operating on several farms in western Wisconsin. Investigators charged Ernesto, Augustine and Idelio Benitez Tuesday.
Wisconsin authorities and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have seized about 1,200 birds from a cockfighting ring in Polk and St. Croix counties. The ASPCA says law enforcement executed search warrants Tuesday at four western Wisconsin properties, detaining several people.
One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Polk County Sunday evening. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, at 6:56 p.m. officers responded to multiple calls reporting a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 8 near 125th Avenue in Beaver Township.
Friends and family got to see the man accused of stabbing to death 34-year-old Peter Kelly, a father of five, after a fishing argument turned deadly Tuesday night.
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.