POLK COUNTY

Norman County Bridge Collapses, Hwy. 75 Closed Near Halstad

Norman County Highway Engineer Jerilyn Swenson says the bridge crossing a drainage ditch collapsed Monday night.

ADA, MN (KFGO) – Ice has taken out a bridge northwest of Ada. Norman County Highway Engineer Jerilyn Swenson says the bridge crossing a drainage ditch collapsed Monday night. The bridge is along county Hwy. 18, about 6 miles south of the Polk County line. Barricades are in place. Several roads in Norman County are under water. U.S. Highway 75…

Crookston Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Ends After Crashing Into A Tree

Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour

CROOKSTON, MN — A high speed chase begins near Crookston after police say the driver blows through a stop sign. It started around 2 this morning on Polk County Road 61. Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour. He eventually lost control and crashed into a tree. Trevino and a passenger, 27-year-old Jennifer Gutierrez,…

19-Year-Old Dead in Polk County Crash

NEAR GULLY, Minn. – A 19-year-old man is dead after a rollover near Gully, Minnesota Friday morning. It happened around 7:30 at the intersection of 330th Street and 380th Avenue Southeast. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup left the road and rolled ejecting the driver. The crash remains under investigation and no more information is being released until family…

Driver And Passenger Hurt After Crashing During High Speed Chase

19-year-old Ethan Yarbro of Euclid, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Crookston

POLK COUNTY, MN — A young driver and his passenger are both hurt after trying to outrun authorities early this morning in Polk County. 19-year-old Ethan Yarbro of Euclid, Minnesota was taken to the hospital in Crookston after crashing his vehicle. His 17-year-old female passenger was also taken to the hospital. Authorities say they both admitted to drinking alcohol. Charges are…

Another Lottery Scam Asks For Processing Fee

A caller claiming to be from the Florida Lottery tells the person they have won $8 million

POLK COUNTY, MN — Another lottery scam is targeting people in our region. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints about the scam. A caller claiming to be from the Florida Lottery tells the person they have won $8 million. The caller then asks for a $1,400 processing fee to get the prize money. Authorities say it is a scam…

NWS Summary of Polk & Clearwater Counties Tornadoes

Tornado 1 – 9 SW Winger to 5 WNW Fosston NORMAN/POLK COUNTIES Date August 26, 2018 Time (Local) 11:30 – 11:46 pm EF Rating EF-1 Est. Peak Winds 110 mph Path Length 16 miles Max Width 100 yards Injuries/Deaths None Summary: This tornado first touched down near a farmstead 9 miles southwest of Winger. Numerous barns, sheds, and outbuildings were…

Search For Escaped Inmate Near Winger, Minnesota Ends With Suspect In Custody

Polk County Jail Inmate Pushed Corrections Officer And Took Transport Vehicle

WINGER, Minn. — Authorities have captured an escaped inmate near Winger, Minnesota. Polk County Sheriff’s officials say 20-year-old Tony Krueger overpowered a corrections officer in Crookston while on the way to the hospital and stole the transport vehicle. A state trooper spotted the vehicle near Erskine. He later used a pit maneuver to stop Krueger and he ran into a field…

Alleged Fergus Falls Burglar Shot Dead In Des Moines By Business Owner

Police say it looks like a "Stand Your Ground" case

DES MOINES, IOWA — A business owner in Des Moines shot and killed a suspected burglar who was from Fergus Falls. Police say 37-year-old Amund Haarstad was killed Wednesday morning at Kraft 5 Star Muffler. Investigators believe Haarstad was loading items from the business into a stolen truck when the repair shop owner arrived for work. Police say Haarstad confronted…

Polk County Authorities Warn About Lotto Scam

letter is being sent to people from the International Lotto Commission

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — Polk County authorities are warning people about a Publishers Clearing House scam. A letter is being sent to people from the International Lotto Commission telling them they have won a large amount of money. They are sent a check and told to contact the branch office but to keep it strictly confidential until the cash prize…

Report Of Man Sleeping In His Vehicle Turns Into A Chase And Arrest

The Minot Man Was Spotted In Polk County Early Monday Morning

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A report of a man sleeping in his vehicle sets off a chase in Polk County. Deputies say 24-year-old Brady Werre of Minot had just woken up and drove off as deputies attempted to stop him. It happened early Monday at the intersection of Polk County 46 and Highway 2. The pursuit ended near Mentor after…