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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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Volunteers ‘Very Upset’ After Wis. Boy’s Body Was Found In Car Trunk

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.

07/18/2013

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Sheriff: Missing Wis. Boy Found Dead By Officer

The 2-year-old boy missing in western Wisconsin for more than 24 hours was found dead Wednesday night, authorities say.

07/17/2013

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Early Morning Interview With Father Of Missing Boy

Dave Lee talked with Justin Theis, the father of the missing boy in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.

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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1 Dead In Polk County 2-Vehicle Crash

One person is dead and several others were injured in an early morning crash in Polk County.

03/17/2013

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Police: 2-Car Crash Turned Fatal In Polk County Wis.

A two–car crash turned fatal Friday morning in Polk County, Wis., after a driver veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a van carrying a mother and her three children, police say.

03/15/2013

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Cheese By-Product Keeps Wis. County Roads Clear Of Ice

Melting ice and snow off the roads has created an unlikely partnership in one Wisconsin County. A local cheese plant is teaming up with the Polk County highway department to produce a brine they say works like a charm.

12/12/2012

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