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Man Charged With DUI After Crash With Child In Car

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.

03/29/2014

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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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3 Wis. Counties On List Of Most Expensive Places For Health Insurance

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.

02/04/2014

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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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2 Killed In Wis. Hit-And-Run Identified

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.

01/13/2014

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Wis. Police Investigate Hit-&-Run That Left 2 Dead

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.

01/12/2014

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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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Wis. Ranch Under Investigation After Horses Found Dead

Sheriff’s deputies in Wisconsin are investigating a horse farm where neighbors say the animals are starving.

11/14/2013

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Fatal Truck-SUV Crash In Wis.

Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that took the life of a 63-year-old man in western Wisconsin Friday.

11/11/2013

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BCA Project Identifies Victim In 20-Year-Old Cold Case

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.

11/07/2013

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Officials: Body Of Missing East Grand Forks Boy Found

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.

08/08/2013

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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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Police: Woman Killed By Car After Wis. Bar Fight, 2 Arrested

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.

07/29/2013

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Sheriff: 2-Year-Old Boy Found In Trunk Likely Died Of Hyperthermia

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.

07/19/2013

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