Polk County News

Swimming Advisory On Half Moon Lake At Milltown

The Polk County Health Department on Tuesday issued a swimming advisory on Half Moon Beach at Milltown, due to high levels of Fecal Coliform Bacteria.  High levels have been confirmed in definitive water tests performed July third and tenth, 2019.  The swimming advisory will remain in effect until two consecutive tests resulting in acceptable levels…

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Polk Co. Criminal Justice Council Meets Today

The Polk County Criminal Justice Collaborating Council will meet today, Thursday, July 18th, at 12-noon in the Community Room at the Justice Center in Balsam Lake.  Various reports are on the agenda, along with domestic violence referral options and alcohol compliance checks.

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Polk Co. Exec. & General Gov’t. Committees Meet This Morning

The Polk County Executive Committee will meet this Thursday morning at 9am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  The performance evaluation procedure for the County Administrator position is on the agenda.  The Polk County General Government Committee will meet today at 10am in the County Board Room at the…

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Polk Co. Environmental Services Committee Meets This Morning

The Polk County Environmental Services Committee will meet this Wednesday morning, July tenth, at 9am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  Tax-delinquent sales are on the agenda, as is a public hearing at 10am to consider a request from Erik and Emily Loverude to change their property in the…

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Polk Co. Health & Human Services Board To Hear Reports Today

The Polk County Health and Human Services Board will meet this Tuesday morning, July ninth, at 10am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  Its agenda includes reports from the County Administrator, the Veterans Service Officer, the Golden Age Manor Administrator, and the Interim Director of the Department of Children…

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Victim In Burned Camper Identiifed

The Polk County Sheriff’s office has identified the person who died in the June 22nd incident when a camper went into the ditch and burned, about two miles east of Dresser.  After that fire was extinguished, a body was found in the vehicle.  That person has now been identified as Thomas Brown II, age 35…

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Polk Co. Sheriff Asks Public Help

The  Polk County Sheriff’s Department is looking to speak with an adult male and an adult female who had contact with the RV-camper driver shortly before the fire was reported to law enforcement approximately 4:00-4:20 pm on June 22nd, just east of Dresser on Ravine Drive.  The  subjects were known to be driving a smaller…

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Polk Co. Investment Committee Meets This Morning

The Polk County Investment Committee will meet this Wednesday morning, July third, at 9am in Room 217 at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  The main item on the agenda is to review and select investment options.

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Polk Co. Environmental Services Committee Meets Today

The Polk County Environmental Services Committee will meet this morning, June 26th, at 9am in the County Board Room at the Government Center in Balsam Lake.  A financial audit of the Lime Quarry is on the agenda, along with tax-delinquent properties, discussion of the letter from the City of Amery and a trails update, and…

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Bomb Squad Explodes Old Dynamite in Polk Co.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced that they needed the assistance of the Marathon County Bomb squad on Tuesday, June 25th.  The Polk County Sheriff’s office was notified that old sticks of dynamite were found at a building in the county.  The dynamite was old and therefore extremely unstable. The bomb squad came and detonated…

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