Polk County News

Clayton School Board Meets Today

The Clayton School Board is scheduled to meet today at 5pm in the Media Center. Its agenda includes proposals for the prom and girls golf; agreements for next year for a media specialist and for Spanish education; a resolution for a referendum to approve the exceeding of the revenue limit for four years for non-recurring…

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Salvation Army Reports Revenue

The Salvation Army in Polk County announced that it received $95-thousand in Red Kettle donations in December, an increase of $7-thousand over the previous December. It also announced that its Serenity Home Shelter in Balsam Lake still needs donations, in part because of an increase in the homeless population in Polk County.

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Polk Co. Health & Human Services Board Meets Today

The Polk County Board of Health and Human Services will meet today, January ninth, at 10am in Conference Rooms A and B in the Government Center in Balsam Lake. The agenda includes an influenza update and a radon presentation.

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Osceola Village Board Meets Today

The Village of Osceola Board will meet today at 6pm in the School District Board Room at 331 Middle School Drive. The agenda includes building permit and related fees.

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Fatal St. Croix Falls House Fire

The City of Saint Croix Falls Police Department has released some information on a fatal house fire that took place in that city on Friday, December 29th at 5:30am. The structure at 906 North Washington Street had flames coming out when responders arrived. The remains of an adult were located inside the residence. The cause…

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St. Croix Falls Civic Auditorium Restoration Receives $200K Grant

The Hardenbergh Foundation awarded a capital project grant of $200,000 to the St. Croix Falls Civic Auditorium. A dedicated group of volunteer grant writers is working to raise funds for the restoration and expansion of the 1916 Civic Auditorium in downtown St. Croix Falls. Seven years of community planning concluded in 2016 with a plan…

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Polk Co. Environmental Services Committee Meets Today

The Polk County Environmental Services Committee will meet this morning, Wednesday, December 20th, at 9am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. Amendments to the county ordinance dealing with the selling of tax-delinquent properties is on the agenda, along with the amendment of the Town of Saint Croix Falls zoning…

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Polk Co. Board of Supervisors Meets Today

The Polk County Board of Supervisors will meet today at 6pm in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake. The status of the highway project will be discussed; also on the agenda are resolutions to ratify a labor agreement with the professional police association, award construction bids for the highway garage,…

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Polk Co. Sheriff Warns About Burglaries Increase

The Polk County Sheriff’s office has announced an increase in reports of thefts and burglaries in recent weeks, particularly in the Amery and Clear Lake areas. Some reports have also come in about persons knocking on doors and telling people who are home they are lost, they are with public utilities or they need directions.…

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