POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Body Recovered from Lake in Polk County

An autopsy is pending, but no criminal activity is suspected.

POLK COUNTY, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man face down in the lake at 34433 140th Avenue SE at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Mentor Fire and Rescue and County EMS helped the officers pull 69-year-old Steven Wayne Sveningson from the lake. First responders attempted to resuscitate Sveningson, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced…

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 Man Found Near A Bridge In Polk County

Polk County Sheriff's Office says no criminal activity is suspected and there is no risk to the public

NIELSVILLE, Minn. — The body of a man was found this afternoon near a bridge west of Nielsville on 440th Street Southwest. Polk County Sheriff’s Office says no criminal activity is suspected and there is no risk to the public. No other information is being released at this time. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: body, bridge, NIELSVILLE, POLK COUNTY…

Black Bear Spotted Near Fosston

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of one wandering near town

FOSSTON, Minn. — People in Fosston, Minnesota need to keep a watchful eye for a black bear. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says one may be wandering near town. Police responded after someone saw the bear in the 600 block of 9th Street Northwest. Deputies came up empty after searching in the area. If you see it, call the sheriff’s…

Building Housing Semi, Hay And Other Items Destroyed By Fire

Crews arrived to find the building in Parnell Township was fully engulfed in flames

POLK CO., MN — An early morning fire on Tuesday destroys an outbuilding and all of its contents including a semi, spray trailer, two pay-loaders and hay. The fire call came in to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office around 3:30. Crews arrived to find the building in Parnell Township was fully engulfed in flames. The building and the contents inside…

Sheriff’s Office Wants to Talk With Groundhog About Statements Made Feb. 2nd

CROOKSTON, Minn. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office publicly calls out a popular weather figure. On its Facebook page, the sheriff’s office says it would like to speak with Punxsutawney Phil regarding statements he made on February second. The groundhog didn’t see his shadow meaning he predicted six more weeks of Winter. It turns out, he’s not a quality predictor of…

Vehicles of Two Employees Found With Bullet Holes At Fosston Essentia Hospital

Authorities believe it is an isolated incident and they are continuing to investigate

FOSSTON, MN — A Polk County deputy heard what was believed to be two gunshots just before 1 a.m. Sunday in Fosston. Nearly four hours later, EMS staff at Fosston Essentia Hospital reported finding a bullet casing in the parking lot. Deputies searched the lot and discovered that two Essentia Hospital employee vehicles had bullet holes. Authorities believe it is an…

Fosston Man Arrested For Alleged Ongoing Domestic Assault In Fertile

22-year-old Schuyler Cauchon was found at his home and arrested

FOSSTON, MN — A Fosston, Minnesota man has been arrested for an alleged ongoing domestic assault in Fertile. It was reported to the Polk County Sheriff’s office last Thursday. 22-year-old Schuyler Cauchon was found at his home and arrested for burglary, domestic assault by strangulation, protection order violation and contempt of court. He was booked into the Northwest Regional Correctional Center….

Drive-By Shooting Under Investigation In Polk County

It was reported around 5 Monday morning at a home in Sletten Township

POLK COUNTY, MN — Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting near Fosston. It was reported around 5 Monday morning at a home in Sletten Township, southwest of the town. One person was home at the time of the shooting but was not hurt. The sheriff does not feel that the public is in danger in this case….

Coal Train Derails Near Fisher, Minnesota

A total of 14 cars of the BNSF train derailed

POLK COUNTY, MN — Crews are cleaning up a coal train derailment east of Fisher, Minnesota. The derailment was reported to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 this morning. A total of 14 cars of the BNSF train derailed. The cars were carrying coal. No one was hurt. A portion of County 61 in the area is closed while…