POLK COUNTY

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…

Domestic Assault Suspect Arrested After Chase

27-year-old Aaron Jagol of Fertile arrested

FERTILE, Minn. — A suspect in a domestic assault led authorities on a high speed chase that reached 100 miles per hour. Polk County deputies tried to stop 27-year-old Aaron Jagol of Fertile early Tuesday morning. The pursuit lasted about 8 miles but was ended due to fog and icy roads. Jagol was soon found stuck in a ditch in…

Man Who Shot Himself During Domestic Dispute Identified

Shooting Happened Friday night in Rural Crookston

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — Polk County authorities have identified the man who died in a domestic assault Friday night. He is 60-year-old Roy Bester of rural Crookston. They say Bester died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A deputy arrived at the house after a woman inside reported the domestic assault. As the deputy tried to make contact with Bester, a…

Boy Injured After Accidental Shooting in Polk County

The boy was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with non-life threatening injuries

  FISHER, Minn. — An accidental shooting injured a boy in Polk County, Minnesota over the weekend. The sheriff’s office responded to the shooting Saturday morning around 11 in rural Fisher. They say a juvenile male was accidentally shot by another juvenile male with a small caliber rifle. The boy was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with non-life…

Woman Sent To Hospital After Beet Truck Driver Fails To Yield

Crash Happened Saturday Morning In Polk County

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A collision between a beet truck and a SUV sends one person to the hospital. The SUV driven by 65-year-old Jade Rude of Thief River Falls was hit by a beet truck driver who failed to yield. The crash happened at the intersection of County Roads 66 and 19 around 10 o’clock Saturday morning. Rude was…

Grand Forks Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

Deputies in Polk County used spike strips and a PIT maneuver to stop Heintz and arrest him

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A man is in custody after a pursuit last night that started in Grand Forks and ended in Fisher, Minnesota. Police say warrants were out for 26-year-old Kyle Heintz of Grand Forks in both North Dakota and Minnesota. He was spotted around 5:30 and fled. Deputies in Polk County used spike strips and a PIT maneuver…

People Rescued From Boat Fire On Maple Lake

Polk County Sheriff's Patrol Boat Rescued Passengers

POLK CO., Minn. — Some boaters on Maple Lake got a big scare on Saturday when their boat started on fire. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office had a patrol boat on the lake and responded to the fire. They brought the passengers safely aboard the patrol boat while the fire was put out. The boat was then towed to the…

Fosston Man Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

The crash is still under investigation

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Fosston man dies after crashing his motorcycle in Polk County. Authorities say 42-year-old Cary Berberich was traveling northbound on County Road 4 when it went off the road Wednesday. The crash happened just south of Spruce Grove Road Southeast. The crash is still under investigation. Categories: Community, Local News, Minnesota News, News Landing Page…