POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Man Faces Murder Charge After Fatal Overdose in Polk County

Andre Metcalf 1/1 Georgie Piatkoff Show Caption Hide Caption POLK CO., Minn. — Two people are arrested as Polk County authorities investigate the death of a woman who is believed to have overdosed on fentanyl. The sheriff’s office says 32 -year old Katie Flick of Erskine was found dead at a home 7 miles from Fertile. 29-year old George Piatkoff…

Neighbors Band Together To Save Homes From Fire

Fire Broke Out In Gully, MN Wednesday Afternoon

GULLY, Minn. – Neighbors band together to save homes from an approaching fire in rural Polk County. The Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a fire entering the Gully city limits just before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Gully is about 20 miles north of Fosston. A shed and trailer burned. The Sheriff’s Office says neighbors fought the fire before firefighters got…

Garage Fire In Rural Fosston Under Investigation

FOSSTON, Minn. — Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office is looking into a garage fire in rural Fosston, Minnesota. It was reported to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office late Friday night. Deputies arrived to find the garage, which was not attached to the house, in flames. They say it appears to be a total loss. No one was hurt. The cause…

Polk County Sheriff warns parents of dangerous social media sites

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is sending a reminder to parents to monitor potentially dangerous social media sites. The Sheriff’s Office recently became aware that teenagers have been using a website called Omegle.com to chat and video chat with others. The site does not require an account or login credentials. Once teens are on the homepage, a link…

Man reported impersonating law enforcement in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of a man impersonating law enforcement on Sunday. Authorities say a tall, skinny white man in his 50s or 60s with gray hair and a bald spot was driving an SUV with a bubble light on the roof. The man turned the light on and pulled a vehicle…

Fertile man found deceased Friday morning

The incident is under investigation.

FERTILE, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Fertile at approximately 7:55 a.m. on Friday for reports of a gunshot. When officers arrived they found 65-year-old Gary Kiefert deceased. Officers found a firearm at the scene, but do not suspect foul play. An autopsy is pending and the incident is under investigation. Categories: Local News Tags: deceased,…

Grill fire spreads to house in Polk County

MENTOR, Minn.–A house in rural Mentor caught fire on Tuesday. The homeowners told authorities the fire originated from a propane grill next to the house. The residents were able to put the fire out before the Mentor Fire Department arrived. Firefighters conducted addition checks to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. No one was injured during the incident. Categories: Local…

Downed power line in Polk County result of hit-and-run

Wild Rice Electric arrived at the scene and tended to the power line.

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run that downed a power line on Tuesday. The power line was lying across the road at the intersection of County Road 10 and 160th Avenue SE. Upon initial investigation of the downed power line, officers determined a vehicle struck the power pole and then left the area after the…

16-year-old boy dies in ATV rollover in Polk County

Olson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

FERTILE, Minn.–A 16-year-old boy has been identified as the victim in an ATV rollover crash that occurred on July 2. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says Jude Walter Olson of Fertile was on 435th Street SW in Fertile at approximately 5:53 p.m. when he lost control of the ATV and struck a tree. First responders performed life saving measures, but…