POLK COUNTY

Teen Killed In Crash With Street Sweeper

Crash Happened In Rural Polk County, MN

POLK COUNTY, Minn. – A teen is killed after crashing into a street sweeper on Highway 75 in Polk County, Minnesota. A 19-year-old woman from Ada, Minnesota was driving southbound on Highway 75 in Hubbard Township just after 9:45 Thursday night. Minnesota State Patrol says she crossed into the oncoming lane for an unknown reason. She hit a street sweeper…

Teen Biker Has Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Car Near Gully, Minnesota

Warren Thompson was taken to Sanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries

POLK CO., Minn. — A 16-year-old Gonvick boy is hospitalized with serious injuries after he hit by a car while biking in eastern Polk County. The crash happening on Highway 92 and 410th Avenue near Gully, Minnesota just before 8 this morning. Warren Thompson was taken to Sanford Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car, 78-year-old James…

Man Suspected of DWI Arrested in Polk County after Crash

The man was traveling on County Road 113 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole.

MENTOR, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on suspicion of DWI in Mentor shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The 36-year-old man was traveling on County Road 113 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole. The man was transported to a hospital in Crookston where he was treated for non-life threatening injures.   Categories:…

BNSF Train Strikes Truck in Fosston, MN

No one was injured during the incident.

FOSSTON, Minn.–A BNSF train collided with a pick-up in Fosston shortly before 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The Polk County Sheriff’s office says the crash happened on Highway 2 Southeast and 360th Avenue. Fifty-two-year-old Todd Jevning and a 17-year-old passenger were in the pick-up when it was struck. The BNSF and the pick-up sustained minor damage, but no one was injured…

Polk County Sheriff Investigating How Man Died in Police Custody

An autopsy is scheduled.

CROOKSTON, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Crookston Police are investigating how a man died while in police custody on Wednesday. Sixty-one-year-old Larry Monson, of Climax, was arrested for DWI and brought to the Northwest Regional Correctional Center in Crookston. While in police custody, Monson had a medical emergency. Lifesaving efforts were performed and Monson was transported to Riverview Health…

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…