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Pay Tribute to Our Fallen Officers During National Peace Officers Memorial Day this Sunday

Fosston, MN — This week is National Police Week, a collaborative effort of many organizations to honor America’s law enforcement community, but as part of that we also recognize this Sunday as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President John F Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day as a special…
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May 13, 2022 0

Polk County Still Busy Dealing with Damaged and Flooded Roads

Fosston, MN — It’s been a few weeks since heavy rains caused the initial flooding in the Red River Valley and authorities in Polk County, which was among the hardest hit, are still dealing with the impacts. Polk County Emergency Manager Jody Beauchane, who joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program recently, says not only…
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May 9, 2022 0

Polk & Norman County 4-H Partner Up for Shooting Sports & Wildlife and Cloverbud Nature Exploration

Fertile, MN — For area 4-H’ers looking to get involved to Shooting Sports and Wildlife, Polk and Norman County 4-H are partnering up to offer the program together this year. Norman County 4-H Extension Educator Linda Houglum says there will be a joint kickoff meeting for Shooting Sports and Wildlife this Tuesday, April 19th at…
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April 18, 2022 0

Polk County Skywarn Trainings

Polk County Emergency Management, in conjunction with local Fire Departments and the National Weather Service, will provide a program called SKYWARN Training (also referred to as Storm Spotter). The local trainings will be held from 6pm-8:30pm at the following locations: April 18th     – Embassy Community Center, Fosston, MN April 19th    – Knutson Community Center, Fertile,…
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April 15, 2022 0

Slow Down in Work Zones as Construction Season Begins

Polk County, MN — Once the weather warms, we’ll begin the transition into Minnesota’s 5th season: Road Construction Season. This week is actually National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman says this…
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April 15, 2022 0

This Week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Polk County, MN — Not all heroes wear capes.  Some wear headsets. April 10-16, 2022 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Appreciation Week.  It is a time when we thank our telecommunications personnel who serve our citizens and public safety agencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Polk County has 10 full time telecommunicators…
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April 14, 2022 0

Polk County Commission Still Exploring Options with Climax & Nielsville Bridges

Climax, MN — With both the Climax and Nielsville bridges in need of replacement, Polk County continues to push for legislative funding and work with the State of North Dakota and Traill County to find a solution to move forward. However, during a recent KKCQ Food for Thought Program, Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee stated…
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March 25, 2022 0

Polk County Commission Update

Fosston, MN — The Polk County Board of Commissioners are looking into new radios for Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Commissioner Joan Lee provided an update on the most recent board meeting and Polk County happenings while on the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week. Lee says the current radios being used the Sheriff’s Office…
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March 18, 2022 0

Snow Groomer Catches Fire North of Fosston

Fosston, MN — A snow groomer was burnt up in a fire north of Fosston on Thursday afternoon. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy who was conducting routine patrol, noticed a Bombardier Snow groomer on fire in section 14 of Brandsvold Township. Upon arrival, the driver, 48 year old Jamey Gunderson, reported…
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March 4, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriffs Office Offers Reminders for Those Heading on Vacation

Fosston, MN — With winter appearing to overstay its welcome this year, it may have people looking for quick getaways to somewhere much warmer. For those heading on vacation, Polk County Sheriff Deputy Robert Haugen offers a few reminders to avoid coming back home and finding you’ve been victim to theft. Polk County Sheriff Jim…
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March 4, 2022 0