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VIDEO: Polk County authorities investigating possible animal cruelty case

August 17, 2012 in DL-Online

The Polk County Humane society is trying to treat a dog that may have been hit by a train as a result of animal abuse. Witnesses say they saw the dog dragging himself by railroad tracks near Fisher. A man who found the dog claims its back legs were tied with twine when he found it. Continue Reading

PRESIDENTS DAY: Area has several places named for chief executives

February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Consider James K. Polk. Not many people do. The 11th president served from 1845 to 1849, kept his promise to serve one term and then died of cholera three months after leaving office. On the second-to-last day of his term, he signed the act creating the Minnesota Territory, and for that, he got his name on one of the state’s 87 counties. Continue Reading

Hunter pulled from sinkhole near Mentor, Minn.

October 31, 2011 in DL-Online

A duck hunter had a fright worthy of Halloween after he was pulled from a sinkhole Saturday morning near Mentor, Minn. Continue Reading

Appeal filed in Rodriguez case

October 19, 2011 in DL-Online

Attorneys for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. filed an appeal on Monday, claiming that the man convicted of killing Dru Sjodin was denied effective counsel at different phases during his murder trial. Continue Reading

Teen arrested, suspect in burglaries in 6 northwest Minnesota counties

September 21, 2011 in DL-Online

The case is being investigated by sheriff’s offices in Beltrami, Red Lake, Polk, Clearwater, Pennington and Mahnomen counties.
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‘I JUST MADE THE WRONG CHOICE’: Fairbanks says he’s responsible for Dewey shooting

August 31, 2011 in DL-Online

Thomas Fairbanks took the stand in his own defense in his murder trial, admitting he was responsible and no one else, for shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey. But he had no intent to shoot him, was drunk and on drugs and feared for his own life, Fairbanks said under questioning from his attorney, Jim Austad. Continue Reading

Obesity rates rise; N.D., Minn. in middle of the pack

August 17, 2011 in DL-Online

Millions of Americans wage a daily battle against excess body weight. A battle many are losing. Continue Reading

3 injured in Monday night collision on U.S. 2 in McIntosh

August 16, 2011 in DL-Online

A collision at U.S. Highway 2 and Polk County State Aid Highway 8 in McIntosh, Minn., shortly before 10 Monday night injured three people. One of them was enjected from his vehicle, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
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Jury selection hits 11 in Fairbanks case

August 12, 2011 in DL-Online

Eleven jurors have been picked so far to hear the murder case against Thomas Fairbanks, nearing the needed 15, including three alternates. Two men were chosen Thursday after long interviews in court, making the panel so far four women and seven men from Polk County after nine days of selection. Continue Reading

4 arrested for rash of Fertile, Minn., area burglaries

June 16, 2011 in DL-Online

Thousands of dollars worth of electronics, prescription medications, alcohol and cash were reported stolen in 12 incidents between June 6 and June 15, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported. Continue Reading