Polk County News

Fatal One-Vehicle Crash in Polk Co.

On Monday, April 24th, at 8:53am the Polk County Sheriff’s office responded to a one vehicle crash on 220th Street near 240th Avenue in the Town of Laketown. A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was northbound on 220th Street. As the vehicle passed 240th Avenue, the vehicle left the roadway on the west side of the road…

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Polk Co. Board of Adjustment Meets Today

The Polk County Board of Adjustment will meet this morning at 8:30am in the Upstairs West Conference Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. At 8:45am the Board of Adjustment will make on-site visits to five properties whose owners have applied for variances to the County Shoreland Protection Zoning Ordinance. The Board will reconvene…

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Clear Lake School Board Meets Tonight

The Clear Lake School Board will meet tonight at 6:30pm in the Junior-Senior High School Library. Agenda items include renewal of student insurance, health and dental insurance, and review of Board policies.

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Polk County Woman Charged with Forging Checks

A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned an indictment yesterday against Sarah McKenzie, age 40 of Milltown. McKenzie is charged with seven counts of making a forged paycheck from Core Products International Incorporated of Osceola. The indictment alleges that she made forged paychecks on seven occasions from July…

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Polk Co. Board To Meet Tonight

The Polk County Board of Supervisors will hold a regular meeting this Tuesday evening, April 18th, at 6pm in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. Zoning ordinance amendments are expected to be approved for the towns of Saint Croix Falls and McKinley. A proposal for construction management services in the…

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Polk Co. Ranked 28th For Health

Polk County ranked 28 out of 72 Wisconsin counties for health outcomes and 28 out of 72 counties for health factors, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Polk County ranked ninth for Quality of Life, 44th for Length…

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Luck Man Convicted On 2 Counts

Polk County’s first criminal jury trial in about a year, and newly elected District Attorney Jeff Kemp’s first time prosecuting in a criminal trial, ended last week. The jury of five men and seven women took two hours to find 40-year-old Jeremy Frendt of Luck not guilty of first-degree attempted homicide, but guilty of both…

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Polk County Board Meeting

The General Government Committee of the Polk County Board of Supervisors is set to meet this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. The largest part of the agenda is presentations by Administrator Dana Frey, reviewing county board priorities in general government, and resolution to provide consulting services concerning repair or restoration of the grandstand on the Fairgrounds.…

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Clayton School District Canvassers Meet Today

The Clayton School District Board of Canvassers meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:45pm today, Monday, April tenth, in the Clayton School District office, to certify the results of the April fourth election and referendum.

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Clear Lake School Board Meets Tonight

The School Board of the Clear Lake School District will meet tonight at 6:30pm in the Junior-Senior High School L:ibrary. Its agenda includes the approval of the Canvass Committee report, consideration of the Junior-Senior High parking lot repair, and a closed session to consider employment, compensation and performance of an employee.

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