POLK COUNTY

Scammer Takes Over Local Facebook Account To Sell Bogus Taylor Swift Tickets

Scam Facebook PostPOLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Authorities in Polk County are investigating numerous complaints about bogus Taylor Swift U.S. Bank Stadium tickets sold on Facebook. The sheriff’s office says the account of Hailey Trautner was hacked and an unknown person is using it to get victims to send money electronically using Zelle or PayPal. After payment, they don’t get…

Fargo dentist arrested in stabbing at Polk County cabin

The victim was taken to Essentia Hospital in Fosston on Saturday

POLK COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A Fargo dentist is arrested for allegedly stabbing a man in a cabin over the weekend in Polk County. The sheriff’s office says 35-year-old Zachary Papke from Altoona, Iowa was taken to Essentia Hospital in Fosston with stab wounds on Saturday night. Papke says he was staying in a cabin in Hill River Township when…

Friday Deadline For Flooding Damage Assessments in Polk County

POLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Friday is the deadline in Polk County, Minnesota to turn in flood damage assessments. Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management officials are requesting the information. They want to know about damages to private property due to flooding from April 22nd to now. The worst of the damages occurred in Crookston, Fisher and East Grand Forks….

Sen. Klobuchar Holds Virtual Roundtable On Minnesota Storm Damage and Federal Response

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she believes the congressional delegation will be able to get federal help into the state as communities recover from severe storms, wind, and flooding. She held a virtual roundtable with leaders from Polk, Todd, Stevens and other counties to talk about the damage. The delegation is working with USDA and FEMA to…

Polk County Sheriff seeks second term

Polk Co. Sheriff Jim TadmanCROOKSTON, Minn. (KVRR) –┬áPolk County Sheriff Jim Tadman announces he is running for reelection. It would be Tadman’s second term if he wins. In his campaign announcement, he says he wants to focus on the growing mental health and controlled substance crisis. Tadman will also work on the recruitment, retention, and training challenges of hiring public…

Gov. Tim Walz Authorizes National Guard to Support Emergency Flood Operations in Northwestern Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Following severe spring storms across northwestern Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz today declared a peacetime emergency and authorized the Minnesota National Guard to provide support for emergency flood operations, including personnel, equipment, and resources. The assistance is authorized via Emergency Executive Order 22-08. “When our neighbors are in trouble, we step up to lend a hand,” said Governor…

$5,000 reward offered for information on rural Climax fire

POLK COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in its investigation of a suspicious fire in rural Climax. It happened around 3:00 Thursday morning at a home on the 32000 block of 320th Street Southwest. Authorities say the flames caused $100,000 in damage. The Sheriff’s Office has not said what makes the fire suspicious. There…