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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…

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…

Winger, Minn. Cleans Up After Sunday Tornado

Many landmarks around town faced significant damage

WINGER, Minn. —¬†The town of Winger is still cleaning up after a tornado hit Sunday night. Dean Johnson had a lot of his property damaged from Sunday’s storm. “This kind of tells the story itself. It’s kind of discouraging to look at,” he said. The tornado, with winds up to 110 mph, started at the southwest part of town and…

Strong Sunday Night Storms Cause Damage In Northern Minnesota

Fosston's City Owned Cable TV System Took A Hit

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption FOSSTON, Minn. — Powerful storms Sunday night took out television service in Fosston. Mayor Jim Offerdahl says an apparent tornado touched down and took out the city’s owned and operated cable TV system. The Verizon…

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…

Body Found After Fires Are Put Out In A House And Shop

Fire Broke Out In Two Buildings At 18354 460th Street Southeast in Rural Winger

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A body was found in a house on fire in rural Winger, Minnesota. Fire crews responded to 18354 460th Street Southeast after 8 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived they found two separate fires: one at the house and one in a shop. The body was discovered in the house after the fire was put out. Polk…