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Polk County Sheriff Salutes Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Fosston, MN — This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which honors telecommunicators, otherwise known as dispatchers, who are the first link in the chain of an emergency police, fire, medical responses to those in need. Simply put, Polk Sheriff Jim Tadman says in the event of crisis, there are the first you talk…
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April 13, 2021 0

April 12th-16th is Severe Weather Awareness Week

Fosston, MN — Are you ready for severe weather, including thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes? The primetime for those severe weather events is still a month or two away, but now is the time to prepared for it. Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 12th though the 16th and it’s designed as a great opportunity to…
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April 9, 2021 0

As Spring Planting Starts, Extension Office Encourage Farm Safety

Ada, MN — Spring planting is getting underway in the Red River Valley and that’s lead Norman-Polk County Extension Educator to reminder everyone, both farmers and everyone else, to be extra cautious and look out for each on the roadways. So far there have been two fatal farming related accidents in 2021 in Minnesota. Dufault…
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April 7, 2021 0

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Being Offered Virtually

Grand Forks, ND — Learn more about severe weather and help provide valuable and potentially life saving information through the National Weather Service SKYWARN Storm Spotter classes being offered throughout the month of April. Every year the National Weather Service in Grand Forks conducts both “basic” and “advanced” spotter training classes. Individuals are taught the…
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April 5, 2021 0

Polk County Fire Burns Thousands of Acres

Mentor, MN — On 3/29/2021 at approx. 1300 hrs. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a grass Fire in Section 21 of Tilden Township. Mentor Fire and Rescue Responded. Due to dry conditions and strong winds the fire spread quickly. US Hwy 2, Highway 32 and County Road 45 were shut down for…
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March 30, 2021 0

While Concern for Drought Exists, Optimism Remains for Good Spring Planting Conditions

Ada, MN — Flooding has thankfully not been a concern this spring, but on the other end of the spectrum, could drought be an issue for the Red River Valley? According to our weather records at KRJB, since January Ada has received roughly half a dozen inches of snow and no more than a few…
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March 26, 2021 0

Polk/Norman Extension Encourages Growers to Handle Produce Safely

Fosston, MN — Perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of growing a successful garden is getting to share the fruits of your labor with others. Whether you are giving cucumbers to a friend, donating potatoes to the food shelf, or selling peppers at a farmer’s market, Polk and Norman County Extension Educator Health Dufault…
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March 22, 2021 0

Polk County Sheriff’s Office to Add 2nd K9 Unit

Fosston, MN — Roughly a year after acquiring K9 Buffy, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be adding another patrol pup to the line of duty. The newest K9 is expected to begin patrol alongside Deputy Ben Stout sometime in June and will allow the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to have a K9 on duty…
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March 15, 2021 0

Polk County Train Derailment Occurs in Same Location as Last Month

Crookston, MN — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of another train derailment just north of Crookston this week. The incident happened at approximately 3:45pm on Wednesday, March 10th at the intersection of US Highway 75 and 210th St ST.  22 cars were derailed in the incident, but no one was hurt…
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March 11, 2021 0

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Asks Public for Help in Identifying Potential Drug Activity

Fosston, MN — While it may not be dominating the headlines, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens that drugs are still very much an issue in the community. Chief Deputy Mike Norland and Investigator Jesse Haugen joined the KKCQ Food for Thought program recently to discuss drug problems in the area. Deputy…
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March 8, 2021 0