Social Distancing: A Fertile Display

The Search For Hidden Gems Uncovers This Beautiful Spot Near Fertile, MN

  I’ve been sharing what I think are some hidden gems in the area ripe for socially distanced exploring while we stick close to home. And this morning, we’ve got an entry for a hidden gem in Northwest Minnesota that looks quite lovely. Sharon on Facebook told us about the Bergeson Nursery near Fertile, Minnesota. Definitely looks Fertile to me….

Black bear sightings reported in Fertile and Erskine

Authorities say the bears have not been a threat to people or pets.

FERTILE, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota DNR have been receiving calls of black bear sightings in Fertile and Erskine. Authorities say the bears have not been a threat to people or pets, but have been rummaging through garbage cans, grills and bird feeders. Residents are asked to store trash and grills in secure areas, wash garbage cans…

Victims In Tuesday Crash With Semi In Polk County Identified

The driver of the semi was not hurt

POLK CO., Minn. — Authorities have identified the two people killed in a crash with a semi Tuesday in Polk County. They say 36-year-old Jacob Anderson of Fertile failed to yield at an intersection on County Road 46. Anderson and his passenger, 33-year-old Alison Reierson of Winger, were pronounced dead at the scene in the noon hour. The driver of…

Two Dead after Crash in Polk County

The crash is still being investigated.

CROOKSTON, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office along with Crookston Area Ambulance and the Crookston Fire Department responded to a fatal crash at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday. A Mazda SUV was traveling westbound on 270th Avenue SW and failed to yield to a Freightliner¬† traveling southbound. The driver of the freightliner, 57-year-old Robert Arnett of Silver Bay was uninjured. The…

Man Arrested in Fertile on Suspicion of DWI

Brant was placed under arrest for suspicion of DWI and driving after revocation. There were no injuries.

FERTILE, M.N.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday after he struck a building with his vehicle. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to JT’s Station for a report of a vehicle that had struck the building and drove away. A short time later, they received another call stating the vehicle had returned and struck the building again….

Body of Grand Forks Hunter Found Near Fertile, Minnesota

Authorities were called late last night and found the body of 66-year-old Timothy Berhow

POLK COUNTY, MN —¬† The body of a man was found in a field in rural Fertile, Minnesota. Authorities were called late last night and found the body of 66-year-old Timothy Berhow of Grand Forks. They say Berhow was hunting on the property and was found by a friend who came to check on him. His body was taken to…

Donut Shop in Fertile Shut Down After Being Struck By SUV

FERTILE, Minn. – A donut shop in Fertile is temporarily closed after a vehicle runs into it early Friday morning. Officers responded around 3:30 to a red Chevrolet Suburban that struck Opdahl’s Donuts. They say people inside the vehicle refused medical attention. In a Facebook Post, Opdahl’s Donuts says, “Due to an overnight incident, Opdahl’s Donuts will temporarily be closed…

Domestic Assault Suspect Arrested After Chase

27-year-old Aaron Jagol of Fertile arrested

FERTILE, Minn. — A suspect in a domestic assault led authorities on a high speed chase that reached 100 miles per hour. Polk County deputies tried to stop 27-year-old Aaron Jagol of Fertile early Tuesday morning. The pursuit lasted about 8 miles but was ended due to fog and icy roads. Jagol was soon found stuck in a ditch in…