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Jet ski operator injured in accident

June 17, 2013 in New Richmond News

A Minnesota man was seriously injured in a boating incident on East Balsam Lake on Sunday, June 16. Continue Reading

Polk County’s civil servant of 41 years retires, but not for long

December 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Jack Schmalenberg was eligible for retirement benefits 10 years ago. On the last day of 2012, he finally will retire at least for a few months. Continue Reading

Largest prairie restoration in history marks milestone in Polk County

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The last parcel of prairie and wetland restored by The Nature Conservancy is transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, completing a 12-year project. Continue Reading

Polk County commission, Conservation Service recognized for efforts

September 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Nature Conservancy has honored Polk County commissioners and the Natural Resources Conservation Service for their roles in reconstructing Glacial Ridge the largest prairie wetland restoration in the country. Continue Reading

Gust exits Polk County race

September 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former East Grand Forks Fire Chief Randy Gust has pulled out of the Polk County commissioner’s race in November. Continue Reading

Group seeks help for wounded dog found by tracks

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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Diedrich, Gust set for county board race

August 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Polk County District 5 Commissioner Don Diedrich and challenger Randy Gust will advance to the general election ballot from Tuesday’s primary.
With all but absentee ballots compiled, Gust had 209 votes and Diedrich had 206, comfortably ahead of the third candidate, Ragnar Bergendahl. Continue Reading

Five candidates in Polk County race

August 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The field will be narrowed in two Polk County commissioner races in today’s Minnesota primary election. With District 3 Commissioner Bill Montague not running for re-election, five candidates are vying for two spots on the November general election ballot. Continue Reading

Crookston, GF offer breastfeeding support

August 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For infants, there’s nothing like a mother’s milk.
“Breastfeeding supports health and well-being for our smallest children,” said Sarah Reese, Polk County Public Health director. Continue Reading

Polk County fair fun for many, features life lessons for 4-Hers

July 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The pungent smell of farm animals and the sight of 4-H members has been a common scene here at the Polk County Fair since the county fairgrounds opened the gates Wednesday. Continue Reading