Polk County News

Polk Co. Board Of Supervisors Meets Tonight

The Polk County Board of Supervisors will meet today, Tuesday, May 21st, at 6pm in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  The agenda includes confirmation of Rose Kromrey to the Aging Advisory Committee for a three-year term; County Administrator Nick Osborne’s report on strategic planning, the Stower Seven Lakes Trail,…

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Polk Co. Sheriff Update On Double-Fatality Head-on Crash On Hwy. 8

Brent Waak, the Polk County Sheriff, has issued an update on the double-fatallity head-on crash that occurred Monday, April 23rd, on US Highway Eight in Beaver Township.  Both drivers in the crash were killed; there were no passengers in either vehicle.  During the investigation of this crash, it was learned that 67 year old Geraldine…

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Polk Co. Environmental Services Committee Meets This Morning

The Polk County Environmental Services Committee is scheduled to meet this morning, Wednesday, April 24th, at 9am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  A discussion of a tourist rooming house ordinance is on the agenda, along with updates on the Kennedy and Big Butternut  Lake dams, discussion on all…

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Dr. James Rugowski To Receive Public Health Award

Brian Kaczmarski, Polk County Health Officer, has announced that this morning, Tuesday, April 23rd, at 11am, the Polk County Health Department will be presenting Dr. James Rugowski with the 2019 Gretchen Sampson Friend of Public Health Award.   The presentation will take place in the East Conference Room of the Government Center in Balsam Lake.

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Polk Co. Board of Adjustment Meets Today

The Polk County Board of Adjustment will meet today, Tuesday, April 23rd, at 11am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake for an organizational meeting.

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Clear Lake Man Sentenced For Endangering Safety

Leonard Anderson of Clear Lake, who was accused of attempted murder, was sentenced yesterday.  Polk County law enforcement said Anderson fired at least six shots from a .22-caliber rifle into the SUV of a man trying to pick up his camper from Anderson’s property.  Anderson told police he got angry and saw red.  He referenced…

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