Polk County News

Turtle Lake Village Board Meets Today

Danielle Maxwell-Parker, Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Turtle Lake, has announced a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Turtle Lake will be held today at 6:30pm at the Turtle Lake Village Hall. In addition to usual reports, the agenda includes the possible adoption of a resolution for dispersing of obsolete…

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Overlook Park To Be Renamed For Deputy Severson

The Overlook Park in Saint Croix Falls will be renamed later this month in honor of former county deputy Michael Severson. Severson was shot in the line of duty in April 1991. He survived, but the bullet injured his spine. He lived the rest of his life as a quadriplegic, remaining active with the Polk…

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Polk Co. Board Meets Tonight

The Polk County Board of Supervisors will hold a regular meeting at 6pm today in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. Judge Jeffery Anderson and District Attorney Jeff Kemp will make a presentation regarding a proposed ordinance. A master fee schedule for 2018 is expected to be adopted, as is…

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Polk Co. Board of Adjustment Meets Today

The Polk County Board of Adjustment will meet today at 8:30am in the West Conference Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. After about fifteen minutes of routine business, the Board of Adjustment will recess to make four on-site visits to properties whose owners are requesting a conditional use permit or variance to the…

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3 Area School Boards Meet Today, Separately

Three area school boards have announced the agenda of their meetings today. The Clayton School Board will meet at 6pm in the Media Center. Its agenda includes adoption of various school policies and many matters pertaining to the upcoming school year, including teacher contracts, support staff assignments, and the annual meeting budget. The Turtle Lake…

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Polk Co. Sheriff Warns About Traveling Paving Companies Reported In The Area

Polk County Sheriff, Pete Johnson, is asking people to be careful in dealing with traveling paving that are working this area again this summer. These companies just show up, soliciting business. People should take care to look at the contract on price and quality of work, including asphalt thickness. We would caution against doing this…

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Polk Co. Health & Human Services Committee Meets Today

The Polk County Health and Human Services Committee will meet this morning at 10am in Conference Rooms A and B at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. A public hearing is scheduled on the human services budget and a recommendation will likely be adopted about the 2018 fees.  

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Polk Co. Local Food & Shelter Board Meets Today

The Polk County Local Food and Shelter Board will meet today at 2pm in the Multi-purpose Room at the Polk County Justice Center in Balsam Lake. An overview of Phase 34 changes is on the agenda, along with allocation of funds and organizational matters.

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Polk Co. Ad Hoc Committee On Fairgrounds Infrastructure Meets This Morning

The Polk County Ad Hoc Committee on Fairgrounds Infrastructure will meet this morning at 10am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. The primary matter on the agenda is a resolution to amend the 2017 County budget to provide consulting services concerning the repair or restoration of the Fairgrounds grandstand.

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Balsam Lake Beach OK’d Again For Swimming

The Polk County Health Department has lifted the advisory on Balsam Lake Beach in Balsam Lake. Two consecutive samples have indicated bacteria levels are at safe swimming levels. Weekly monitoring will continue through Labor Day to ensure that the bacteria remain at a safe level for swimmers. The Health Department recommends swimmers take caution when…

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