Polk County Newswire

Polk County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Polk County, WI.

Results 1 - 20 of 109 in Polk County, WI

  1. Former Polk teacher gets22 years for child sexRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    The Polk County teacher who pleaded guilty to 37 counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor received 22 years in prison this afternoon. Jennifer Fichter, 30, faced up to 15 years in prison per count when she was sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court.

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  2. Draft Master Plan for state Glacial Lake Grantsburg properties out for Public ReviewRead the original story

    Wednesday | State of Wisconsin

    ... of oak/pine barrens, a rare and globally imperiled natural community. The barrens extend from northern Polk County to southern Bayfield County and cover 1,900 square miles. Other important natural communities include: wild rice beds within vast ...

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  3. Polk County woman sentenced to 96 months for her role in a meth conspiracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... Bureau of Investigation, the Task Force included the State of Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, the Polk County, Burnett County, and Washburn County Sheriff's Department, and the St. Croix, Wis. Tribal Police. The prosecution of the case ...

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  4. Polk County crash kills 2, critically injures 2 moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | TwinCities

    Two people remain in critical condition at Regions Hospital St. Paul after a Polk County, Wis., crash that killed two others. Richard L. Reindahl, 58, of rural Clayton, Wis., was driving a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero west on 125th Avenue in the town of Beaver when he ran a stop sign on U.S. 63 at about 3 p.m. Friday, according to the Polk County sheriff's office.

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  5. Wis. driver runs stop sign; 2 dead, 2 critically hurtRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | Star Tribune

    ... Friday about 25 miles east of the Minnesota border at an intersection on the southwestern edge of Turtle Lake in Polk County, according to the Sheriff's Office. Killed were the driver, Richard L. Reindahl, 58, of rural Clayton, Wis., and front-seat ...

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  6. National Weather Service conducting damage survey for possible tornado in AmeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Polk County Dispatch reported wind damage to a greenhouse and several trees near Amery at around 5:30 PM Wednesday. Based on the reports, the National Weather Service will conduct a storm damage survey Wednesday evening to determine if the storm damage was the result of a tornado.

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  7. Teen Charged with Stealing Car, Stranding Great-Grandmother & Her FriendRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | WTVC

    A Polk County teenager faces numerous charges after authorities say he took control of his great-grandmother's car, and left her and a friend stranded at an area unknown to them for several hours. According to a post on the Polk County Sheriff's Department Facebook page , the incident happened in the early morning hours last Tuesday.

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  8. Lawsuit against Polk County, TN school system charges negligenceRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 11 | Polk County News

    A lawsuit has been filed in the Polk County Circuit Court alleging "negligence and deliberate indifference toward the educational rights" of Jazmine Kellie Harris, who was a student at Copper Basin High School. The lawsuit claims the school system's failure to protect Harris from an "ongoing pattern of harassment, assault and/or bullying" makes them liable for damages following her suicide.

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  9. 3 western Wisconsin brothers charged in cockfighting investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | TwinCities

    Prosecutors have charged three men as part of a cockfighting investigation that involved raids Tuesday at their homes in western Wisconsin. Ernesto B. Benitez, 48, of Amery; Idelio J. Benitez, 57, of Amery; and Agustin A. Benitez, 56, of Turtle Lake were charged Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court with 10 felony counts each of instigating fights between animals as a trainer and 10 misdemeanor counts each of violating bail conditions.

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  10. Three Wis. men charged in cockfighting ringRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | Star Tribune

    Three men were charged Wednesday in connection with running a cockfighting ring in western Wisconsin after raids on Tuesday seized nearly 1,200 birds, many of which were badly injured, and other fighting paraphernalia. Ernesto B. Benitez, 48, of Amery; Idelio J. Benitez, 57, of Amery; and Agustin A. Benitez, 56, of Turtle Lake, each were charged with 10 felony counts of instigating fights between animals as a trainer and 10 misdemeanor counts of violating bail conditions in Polk County Circuit Court.

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  11. 3 western Wisconsin men charged in cockfighting investigation after raidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 3 | TwinCities

    Prosecutors have charged three men as part of a cockfighting investigation that involved raids Tuesday at their homes in western Wisconsin. Ernesto B. Benitez, 48, of Amery, Wis.; Idelio J. Benitez, 57, of Amery; and Agustin A. Benitez, 56, of Turtle Lake, Wis., were charged Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court with 10 counts each of felony instigating fights between animals as a trainer and 10 counts each of misdemeanor bail jumping.

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  12. Authorities break up cockfighting ring in western WisconsinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 2 | WKOW-TV

    ... eared to be injured from fighting, while others had their combs and wattles removed. Two people were arrested in Polk County. No immediate arrests were made in St. Croix County.

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  13. 1,200 birds seized in Wisconsin cockfighting investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 2 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... The investigation, which began after a bust in January, took a leap forward Tuesday when the St. Croix and Polk county departments executed search warrants early in the morning. Two arrests have been made, Polk County Sheriff's Office Captain Steve ...

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  14. Cockfighting ring uncovered in two Wisconsin countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | WIGM-AM Medford

    ... and seized more than 1,200 birds on Tuesday morning, as part of an investigation into cockfighting. The Polk County SheriffA's Department and St. Croix County SheriffA's Office called on the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ...

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  15. One person killed, three injured in Polk County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The crash happened Sunday night around seven on Highway 8 near Turtle Lake. Deputies say a van that was traveling westbound crossed into the other lane and collided with a car. 1 comment

  16. St. Paul woman dies in western Wisconsin head-on crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | TwinCities

    This 2000 Nissan Quest van collided with a car at about 7 p.m. Sunday evening, May 31. 2015 on U.S. 8 in Polk County, Wis., killing a passenger in the car. The collision occurred just before 7 p.m. on U.S. 8 near 125th Avenue in the town of Beaver, according to the Polk County sheriff's office.

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  17. Lawsuit alleges Polk student's death is the result of bullyingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 30, 2015 | Cleveland Daily Banner

    Angel Harris, the mother of a Polk County student who committed suicide as the result of alleged bullying, has filed a lawsuit against the Polk County Board of Education. Angel Harris, the mother of a Polk County student who committed suicide as the result of alleged bullying, has filed a lawsuit against the Polk County Board of Education.

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  18. Gavel. Image Midwest Communications, Inc. 2014.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    A man accused of killing a wrestling coach during an argument in northwest Wisconsin pleaded not guilty Thursday to two new charges of violating his bond. Polk County prosecutors said 19-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall posted messages on Twitter -- and two friends who were with him the night of the killing saw the tweets, even though Acre-Kendall was not allowed to communicate with them under his bond.

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  19. Man Accused of Killing St. Croix Angler Sent Back to JailRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | KSTP

    ... counts of bail jumping for "failing to comply with the terms of his bond," according to a complaint filed in Polk County. A condition of Acre-Kendall's original bond was that he couldn't have direct or indirect contact with several people listed on ...

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  20. Man charged in fatal stabbing on St. Croix is back in jailRead the original story

    May 16, 2015 | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    A Minnesota man charged with fatally stabbing a Wisconsin fisherman is back in jail after allegedly tweeting about the victim. Charges filed in Polk County say 19-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall tweeted on May 7 that if anyone is praying for him, they should also keep the victim's family in mind.

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