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Polk County Launches Law Student Externship With Goal of Recruiting Future County Attorneys

Crookston, MN — A shortage of county attorneys has led to Polk County implementing a new externship in hopes of drawing interest from future law school graduates. The Polk County Commission gave the green light earlier this month for Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth to start a new UND Student Attorney Externship. Under the program,…
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August 16, 2022 0

New Veterans Benefits

CROOKSTON, MN— The State of Minnesota is offering a benefit for veterans who have recently served in the military.  Polk County veterans service officer Kurt Ellefson has details. Ellefson talks about the difference between the three levels of bonuses. According to Ellefson, Minnesota has offered bonuses to veterans for many years. If you’re a veteran…
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August 12, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Invites Community to 5th Annual Law Enforcement 10-78 5K Run

East Grand Forks, MN — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and partner agencies invite the community to participate in their 5th annual Law Enforcement 10-78 5K and Community Day this Saturday, August 13th in East Grand Forks. The event is aimed at celebrating the officers that put their lives on the line every day, and…
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August 11, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff Talks ATV & Golf Cart Use on County & Township Roads

Fosston, MN — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints in recent months in regards to ATV, golf cart, and mini truck use on county and township roads. Polk County has an ordinance that allows their use, however not all townships or towns have adopted it. Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman…
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August 11, 2022 0

Polk County ARPA Funds Update

Crookston, MN — Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee stopped by the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week to provide an update on their disbursement of the American Rescue Plan, or ARPA, funds. The county has been using a significant portion of that funding to provide grants for various needs throughout the local communities. Some…
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August 10, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff Encourages Boaters to Keep Up with Safety As Summer Winds Down

Fosston, MN — We’re getting down to the final few weeks of summer and while everyone is trying to take advantage of the nice weather while they can, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says now is not the time to skip on safety. Sheriff Jim Tadman says when out on the lake, be mindful of…
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August 5, 2022 0

Several Projects in the Works for Polk County Environmental Services

Fosston, MN — Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program last week where she provided a number of updates on the Polk County Environmental Services Department and the projects they are working on. The Polk County Commission recently approved a bid to repair the Incinerator stack for just under $90,000.…
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July 19, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff Tadman Shares Comments on Recording of Law Enforcement Encounters

Fosston, MN — In this day and age of cellphones, everyone has a camera in the pocket and the ability to record what’s happening. And also at a time when there is a lot of mistrust towards law enforcement, those cell phones have become an important piece of evidence if someone’s rights are being violated.…
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July 18, 2022 0

Visit with Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies at the Polk County Fair

Fertile, MN — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will have officers on hand at all times during the Polk County Fair this week. Not just to patrol, but to visit with and get to know area community members. Sheriff Jim Tadman says they will have a booth at the fair and they strongly encourage folks…
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July 8, 2022 0

Foster Homes Needed in Polk County

Polk County Social Services is seeking foster parents There is a foster home shortage in the county due to 11 homes closing in 2021. Currently there are 33 homes in Polk county and 11 of those are relative related. There is the most need for foster homes in the eastern part of the county. Barb…
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June 14, 2022 0