Polk County News

03/30/2018 04:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bestiality charge dismissed after defendant pleads guilty to burglary 

A bestiality charge against a former Polk County mailman accused of having sex with a dog has been dismissed, and he'll avoid jail time for the burglary charge if he abides by his probation terms. Brian Louis George L. Chapman, 22, was ordered Thursday, March 29, in Polk County District Court to complete a number of supervised probation requirements, including attending a sex offender program and avoiding unsupervised contact with animals, as a result of signing a plea agreement.

03/03/2018 09:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Body found near snowmobile trail in East Grand Forks Saturday, March 3 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a female whose body was found lying along side a snowmobile trail in rural East Grand Forks.

02/25/2018 09:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Body found after deadly fire in Winger, Minn.4 hours ago 

An ambulance carries a Northern Improvement worker from the runway construction site at Hector International Airport where his leg was broken by heavy equipment Sep. 4. Michael Vosburg/ Forum Photo Editor WINGER, MINN.-A body was found after a deadly fire in Winger, Minn., on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:24 p.m. Crews responded to a fire at a shop at ... (more)

02/23/2018 08:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism 

Chief Mike Hedlund said the East Grand Forks Police Department assisted the Polk County Sheriff's Department with a "very large search" to find the boy, who had a tendency of wandering off. That was the "impetus" for the department's decision in 2014 to work with Project Lifesaver, a nonprofit that helps provide radio transmitters that can be worn by at-risk people like Kuznia.

02/19/2018 12:09 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Snowmobile accident leaves a rural Crookston man injured 

It happened Saturday evening about 5:15 p.m. near US Highway 2 and and Highway 75 Bypass in Polk County, Minnesota.