Polk County News

Polk Co. General Gov’t. Committee Meets Today

The Polk County General Government Committee will meet today, Thursday, August 16th, at 10am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  In addition to reports, the General Government Committee is scheduled to act on a resolution regarding the closure of the lime quarry, another on a business plan for the…

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Clear Lake School District Meets Today

The Clear Lake School Board will meet today, Monday, August 13th, at 6:30pm in the Junior-Senior High School Library.  Its agenda includes approval of the activities code, coaching roster, and student and staff handbooks for the coming school year.

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Two-Car Crash Sends Two To Hospitals

On Saturday, August eleventh at 10:35am, The Polk County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a two car crash with injuries on State Highway 35 at Ravine Drive in the Village of Dresser.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Dresser-Osceola-Garfield Fire Association, Osceola EMS and Lakes Regions EMS responded.  Two people were transported to…

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Polk CO. Board of Adjustment Considers Two Court Cases

The Polk County Board of Adjustment will meet today, Tuesday, August seventh, beginning at 8:30am in the West Conference Room on the second floor of the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  A discussion of litigation strategy in the pending Circuit Court case of Frigo and others against the Board of Adjustments and another pending Circuit…

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West Nile Virus Found In Polk Co. Dead Crows

The Polk County Health Department reported two dead crows have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  These are the first birds that tested positive for West Nile Virus in Polk County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began on May first. West Nile Virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. …

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Polk Co. Environmental Services Committee Meets Today

The Polk County Environmental Services Committee will meet this morning at 9am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  The meeting will include a public hearing at 9:30am to receive comments on the proposed amended County comprehensive land use, on the Saint Croix riverway, on the Board of Adjustment procedures,…

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Polk Co. General Government Committee Meets Today

The Polk County General Government Committee will meet this morning, Thursday, July twelfth, at 10am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. The agenda includes resolutions on a grant application to resurface the Gandy Dancer State Trail; on closing the lime quarry operations and disposing of quarry assets; on adding…

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Polk Co. Environmental Services Committee Meets Today

The Polk County Environmental Services Committee will meet today, Wednesday, July eleventh, at 9am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. Resolutions regarding the proposed closing of the lime quarry operations and expansion of the County 4-H program are on the agenda, along with the trail planning work plan and…

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Former Clayton Police Chief Pickard Sentenced

Former Clayton police chief Grant Pickard was sentenced Tuesday to two months behind bars. Last year, Pickard was accused of having sexual contact with a female subordinate officer. He was also accused of inappropriate touching, texting, and other sexual contact. Pickard pleaded no contest to misdemeanor lewd and lascivious behavior and sending a threatening or…

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Polk Co. Boards Of Adjustment & of Health & Human Services Hold Meetings Today

Two boards of Polk County are meeting today. The Board of Adjustment begins at 8:30 this morning, in the West Conference Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. A closed session will be conducted to confer with Corporation Counsel regarding pending litigation in the case of Frigo and others versus the Board of Adjustment.…

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