POLK COUNTY

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…

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….

Woman Charged After Hitting And Killing Man With Her Vehicle Near Gonvick

47-year-old Beth Windus is accused of hitting 51-year-old Jonathon Sundquist with her vehicle

POLK CO., Minn. — A woman faces two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in Polk County. 47-year-old Beth Windus is accused of hitting 51-year-old Jonathon Sundquist with her vehicle. Deputies responded to a report of an assault in rural Gonvick late Friday night and found Sundquist’s body. Windus is being held in the Northwest Regional Corrections Center without bond. The…

Body Found After Assault Call Identified

Polk County deputies responded just before midnight Friday

GONVICK, Minn. — A man who was found dead in Gonvick, Minnesota last week has been identified. He is 52-year-old Jonathon Sundquist of rural Gonvick. Polk County deputies responded just before midnight Friday to a report of an assault and found Sundquist’s body. They say there is no threat to the public and the investigation is ongoing. Categories: Local News,…

Nearly 700 Drivers Cited During First Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law

It's probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Numbers are out from the first week of enforcement of Minnesota’s new hands-free law. Deputies and troopers cited nearly 700 drivers statewide for violating the law which makes it illegal to hold your phone in your hand while driving in Minnesota. It’s probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations. The most…

Missing Grand Forks Man Found Dead In Minnesota

Grand Forks Police say the body of 55-year-old Fernando Balboa was discovered Monday evening in a rural part of the county.

CROOKSTON, MN – The body of a Grand Forks man, who’d been missing for more than a week, has been found in Polk County. Grand Forks Police say the body of 55-year-old Fernando Balboa was discovered Monday evening in a rural part of the county. Police say there were no outward signs of trauma, but the investigation is continuing. Balboa…

Two Women Rescued From Bottom Of Ditch After Single-Vehicle Crash

The sheriff's office says it appears the vehicle hit multiple trees before coming to a stop in the ditch

POLK CO., MN — Two women had to be removed from their vehicle at the bottom of a ditch along County Road 12 in Polk County on Sunday. The sheriff’s office says it appears the vehicle hit multiple trees before coming to a stop in the ditch. 63-year-old Deloris Fritz of McIntosh was driving. She was airlifted to Sanford in…