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July 6, 2015
Wrong-way driver leads officers on chase in Grand Forks
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks, N.D., woman was arrested Saturday night after officers say was driving in the wrong traffic lanes and led officers on a chase across state lines. Rhonda Kay Wilkens, 46, was charged after the incident, which occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday, a...
July 6, 2015 - 12:46pm
June 18, 2015
Polk County crash injures three
A Crookston man was seriously injured in a Polk County crash Thursday morning. Darin Kelly, 51, was driving a GMC pickup north on Highway 59 at 9:45 a.m. when a southbound 1961 Chevrolet driven by Robert Elseth, 72, of Warren, Minn. crossed the center line and struck Kelly's rear...
June 18, 2015 - 2:23pm
June 7, 2015
Red Lake man injured in rollover in Polk County
BEMIDJI -- A 47-year-old Red Lake man was injured in a rollover Saturday night in Polk County. Shawn Lussier was westbound on state Highway 92 at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving crossed into the oncoming lane and into the south ditch and...
June 7, 2015 - 12:35pm
May 5, 2015
Search on for man who suspected of taking DNR pickup, trailer, 4-wheeler near Mentor
MENTOR, Minn. -- Officers in Polk County are searching for a suspect in the theft late last week of a pickup, flatbed trailer and Polaris Ranger reported stolen late last week from a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources office near Mentor, Minn. The Polk County Sheriff’s...
May 5, 2015 - 7:10pm
March 31, 2015
Man found dead on golf course likely died of hypothermia
Preliminary autopsy results released Tuesday indicate a man found dead Monday near Fertile, Minn., appears to have died of hypothermia. The victim, identified as 35-year-old Andrew Jon Springer, was found at the Sandhill River Golf Course south of Fertile at about 4 p.m. Monday...
March 31, 2015 - 1:29pm
March 11, 2015
Crookston bust nets "substantial" amount of meth, police say
CROOKSTON -- Drug investigators arrested a Crookston man Tuesday night after finding a "substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine," according to the Crookston Police Department. Agents with the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force, which operates in northwest Minnesota, were carrying...
March 11, 2015 - 1:54pm
Crookston nursing home nurse fired after found stealing pain medication from residents
CROOKSTON - A Crookston nurse's license was suspended after administrators at the Villa St. Vincent nursing home in Crookston discovered he was peeling pain patches from residents' backs, affixing them to his tongue and sticking them back onto residents an hour later, according to...
December 11, 2014 - 9:37am
August 16, 2014
East Grand Forks gas station managers charged with embezzling nearly $200,000
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Two gas station managers were charged this week in state district court in Crookston with theft by swindling after allegedly embezzling nearly $200,000 from Northdale Oil in East Grand Forks over several years. The charges against Craig and Tanya Scheer, 50...
August 16, 2014 - 4:08pm
August 12, 2014
E. coli outbreak linked to animals at Minnesota fairs, including in Polk County
ST. PAUL -- A traveling Minnesota petting zoo has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections in several counties. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, cases of E. coli have been found among 13 people, seven of whom have been hospitalized. The department...
August 12, 2014 - 7:55pm
July 18, 2014
Missing Crookston man found after five-hour search
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A missing and reportedly suicidal man was found Thursday night after emergency responders searched for about five hours, including a helicopter and river search. The 30-year-old Crookston man went missing about 2 p.m., said Crookston Police Chief Paul...
July 18, 2014 - 10:16am
July 12, 2014
One injured in Polk County rollover
POLK COUNTY, MINN. — A Fertile, Minn., man was seriously injured in a rollover here Saturday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Ryan R. Broden, 35, was injured when the 2009 Chevy Impala he was driving rolled at Highway 32 and County Road 41 around 5:15 a.m., the...
July 12, 2014 - 3:23pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota trio faces meth charges in Polk County
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Three people have been charged in connection with a methamphetamine lab bust in the city of Trail, Minn. Leslie Gene Stine, 34, Trail, Minn.; Erick Roy Fjerstad, 35, Fosston, Minn.; and Jessica Marie Campbell, 30, Bagley, Minn., made initial appearances in...
May 7, 2014 - 8:25am
March 18, 2014
3 horses killed when hit by car in Polk County
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Three horses were killed early Monday when they were struck by a vehicle in rural East Grand Forks. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Danny Johnson, 30, of Red Lake Falls, was eastbound in a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Polk...
March 18, 2014 - 9:10am
March 5, 2014
Fargo woman killed in Polk County crash
MENTOR, Minn. -- A Fargo woman died and an East Grand Forks man was injured Tuesday morning in a crash west of Mentor, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Karen Wainscott, 59, died after her Chevy Equinox collided with a Volvo tractor driven by Tyler Messelt, 31. He was...
March 5, 2014 - 9:04am
December 2, 2013
Fire heavily damages downtown Fosston businesses, apartments
A late-night fire Sunday heavily damaged a building that houses Fosston Chiropractic Clinic and three residential apartments on North Johnson Avenue in Fosston, Minn. The fire alarm sounded at about 10:35 p.m. Sunday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. When...
December 2, 2013 - 9:19am