POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Overnight Fire Destroys Rural Polk County House

POLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — An overnight fire in rural Polk County destroys a home. Polk County Sheriff’s Office was contacted before 5 a.m. Sunday for a structure fire in Rosebud Township. When deputy’s arrived, the house was fully engulfed. No one was home at the time. It is considered a total loss. Minnesota State Fire Marshal is investigating the…

Airboat Recovered From Bottom of Maple Lake in Mentor

POLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A Polk County Sheriff’s Office airboat that tipped and sank in Maple Lake in Mentor on Wednesday morning is now out of the lake. Crews removed the airboat around 8 Wednesday night with the help of LePier’s Dock and Boat Lift Service and Advanced Tire out of Crookston. They say all fluid containers were intact…

Man Faces Murder Charge After Fatal Overdose in Polk County

Andre Metcalf GEORGIE PIATKOFF 072821 Georgie Piatkoff 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 of Erskine…

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…