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  1. Construction on Polk County Justice Center Exterior BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | WHO-TV

    You'll notice more construction around the former JC Penney department store in downtown Des Moines as work to transform the exterior of the building begins this spring. The former store, located at 222 Fifth Avenue, now houses the Polk County Justice Center, which will serve as a center for traffic, small claims, and juvenile courts, according to officials.

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  2. Western Wisconsin man Convicted of Animal MistreatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 7 | WSAW

    A western Wisconsin man has been convicted of multiple counts of mistreating animals after authorities found malnourished horses, unsanitary conditions and other animals in poor health at his ranch. KSTP-TV reports the charges stem from a 2013 investigation into Otter Creek Ranch, in Polk County's Milltown Township.

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  3. Polk County man convicted on dozens of animal mistreatment chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    60-year-old Michael Feist of Milltown was found guilty in Polk County of 34 criminal charges -- including four felony counts of causing death by animal mistreatment. Jurors also found him guilty of 30 misdemeanors including mistreating animals, and ...

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  4. Western Wisconsin man convicted of animal mistreatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | WLUK-TV Green Bay

    A western Wisconsin man has been convicted of multiple counts of mistreating animals after authorities found dead and malnourished horses, and unsanitary conditions, at his ranch in Polk County. A jury convicted 60-year-old Michael Allen Feist on 34 counts, including four felonies, Thursday night.

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  5. Could That Have Been Me?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | Germantown

    According to a WISC-TV report yesterday, March 5th, Kari Jo Milberg, 34, of Centuria in Polk County, Wisconsin is charged with three counts of homicide by reckless use of a vehicle and reckless driving causing great bodily harm for a December 12, 2013 auto accident near Prescott, WI. This kind of gut-wrenching story is such a shame but it could've involved many of us at one time or another when we were distracted drivers.

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  6. Woman accused of Facebook chatting before crash that killed 3 childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    A woman is accused of chatting on Facebook while driving just before a crash in Pierce County that killed her 11-year-old daughter and two 5-year-old nieces, WISC-TV in Madison reported Thursday. Kari Jo Milberg, 34, of Centuria in Polk County, is charged with three counts of homicide by reckless use of a vehicle and reckless driving causing bodily harm for the Dec. 12, 2013, crash near Prescott, according to state court records.

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  7. Defendant in Doty murder case gets probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Highlands Today

    ... and Rodriguez are scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26 in Highlands County Circuit Court. Their trial was moved to Polk County in order to seat a fair jury. The Polk County Circuit Court jury convicted the pair of first-degree murder, kidnapping and ...

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  8. Exchange Student Killed, 2 Hockey Teammates Injured In CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | CBS Local

    ... was killed and two of his hockey teammates were injured in a crash in western Wisconsin. The teenagers from the Polk County community of Frederic were headed to Grantsburg Tuesday evening where they were to meet the bus and their teammates from the ...

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  9. Exchange student killed, 2 hockey teammates injured in Wisconsin crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | TwinCities

    An exchange student from Kazakhstan was killed and two of his hockey teammates were injured in a crash in western Wisconsin. The teenagers from the Polk County community of Frederic were headed to Grantsburg Tuesday evening where they were to meet the bus and their teammates from the Triple-A Northern Wisconsin Blizzard.

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  10. Law EnforcementRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Chisago County Press

    ... parked at Lakeview Road. December 9 there were four arrests made by Lakes Area Police and sheriff deputies, when Polk County Wisconsin sent information to Lakes Area on a possible warrant suspect residing at the Lakeview Motel. The other three were ...

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  11. Law EnforcementRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Chisago County Press

    ... parked at Lakeview Road. December 9 there were four arrests made by Lakes Area Police and sheriff deputies, when Polk County Wisconsin sent information to Lakes Area on a possible warrant suspect residing at the Lakeview Motel. The other three were ...

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  12. Law EnforcementRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Chisago County Press

    ... parked at Lakeview Road. December 9 there were four arrests made by Lakes Area Police and sheriff deputies, when Polk County Wisconsin sent information to Lakes Area on a possible warrant suspect residing at the Lakeview Motel. The other three were ...

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  13. Law EnforcementRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Chisago County Press

    ... parked at Lakeview Road. December 9 there were four arrests made by Lakes Area Police and sheriff deputies, when Polk County Wisconsin sent information to Lakes Area on a possible warrant suspect residing at the Lakeview Motel. The other three were ...

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  14. Steven Walters: Right-to-work fight would "distract" from Walker presidential bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | The Janesville Gazette

    ... It's Jan. 11, 2016, in Urbandale, Iowa, a Republican-rich suburb of Des Moines. Walker is scheduled to address Polk County Young Republicans one week before Iowa's pick-a-candidate presidential caucuses. Walker is one of six Republican presidential ...

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  15. Polk County sheriff doesn't expect charges in intr...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    A sheriff in northwest Wisconsin does not expect charges against a homeowner who shot and wounded an intruder just hours into the New Year. Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson said 33-year-old Justin Schilling of Centuria was awakened by somebody pounding on his door last Thursday morning -- and he grabbed a handgun and wounded 25-year-old Derek Amoroso.

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  16. Sheriff: No charges expected in intruder shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | WIBA-AM Madison

    _ Polk County sheriff's officials don't expect charges will be filed against a homeowner who shot an intruder. A statement from Sheriff Peter Johnson says a 33-year-old Centuria man was awakened by someone pounding on his door very early on New ...

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  17. No Charges Expected in Intruder ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | WSAW

    ... so be sure to bundle up before heading outdoors. High temps today will not break zero degrees. CENTURIA, Wis.-- Polk County sheriff's officials don't expect charges will be filed against a homeowner who shot an intruder. A statement from Sheriff ...

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  18. Law enforcement pushes self-defense education for gun ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Polk County Deputies say a man was shot after he went into another's man home and assaulted him. It happened yesterday morning around 5:15 A.M. on the 400 block of 4th street in Centuria, just northeast of St. Croix Falls.

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  19. Charges not expected to be filed in Polk Co. shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2015 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    On January 1st, 2015 at 5:13 A.M., the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a man identified as Justin D. Schilling of Centuria. Schilling stated that he was sleeping in his residence, which is located in the 400 block of 4th Street in Centuria, WI, when he was awakened by someone pounding on his door.

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  20. News BulletinsRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2014 | Rice Lake Online

    Two men are in custody-one under guard at a hospital where he's being treated for severe frostbite-after they fled from a two-vehicle crash that they were involved in Tuesday afternoon. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., a Barron County sheriff's dispatcher received a call from a man reporting the crash at Second Street and 11th Avenue in the Town of Turtle Lake.

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