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  1. Local Police Officers Head for Inspirational Deputy's FuneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WBAY-TV Green Bay

    Two officers from the Green Bay Police Department are making the four-hour drive west to Polk County to assist in a funeral service for a fellow law enforcement officer.

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  2. Deputy shot and paralyzed in 1991 has diedRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 17 | Marshall Independent

    A western Wisconsin sheriff's deputy who was paralyzed after being shot by a suspect in 1991 has died, and he will be buried with full law enforcement honors during a funeral expected to draw officers from several states, according to the Polk County sheriff.

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  3. Polk County sheriff's deputy dies from shooting th...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 16 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    ... funeral is planned at the high school in St. Croix Falls, where he died at his home on Monday. Seversen was a Polk County officer when he and a Burnett County deputy approached a shooting suspect who was wanted in Chisago County Minnesota. The ...

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  4. Polk County, Wisc. - Sheriff's Deputy Injured in Line-of-Duty in '91, Died MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 16 | The Family Badge

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Deputy Sheriff Mike Seversen died Monday at the age of 50. Severson was hired by Polk County in 1986.

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  5. Polk County deputy dies decades after being shot in the line of dutyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 15 | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    ... at 2 p.m. at the St. Croix Falls High School. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Polk Co. (News Release) - The Polk County Sheriff's Office is sad to announce the death of Deputy Sheriff Mike Seversen. Deputy Seversen, a life-long St Croix Falls ...

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  6. Deputy hurt in line of duty passes awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 15 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Deputy Seversen, a life-long St Croix Falls resident, was hired by Polk County as a part-time Deputy Sheriff in August of 1986.

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  7. DNR: Master planning efforts begin for state Glacial Lake Grantsburg propertiesRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 12 | Green Bay Press-Gazette

    ... 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. The property's important natural communities include: wild rice beds amidst ...

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  8. Lueders: Big money backfires in local racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 10 | Green Bay Press-Gazette

    ... Throwing money into the process can hurt as well as help. Of the 13 active candidates backed in the April 1 Polk County Board election by a group called Operation Prosperity Inc., just four prevailed. And one of these ran unopposed. Operation ...

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  9. Spitballs come to life at library programRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 10 | Green Bay Press-Gazette

    ... Baseball's Last Legal Spitballer." Grimes was born in Emerald in St. Croix County, and died in Clear Lake in Polk County. He pitched for seven major league baseball teams from 1916 to 1934, including the Pirates, Cardinals and Yankees. In the ...

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  10. An election spending backlashRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... Throwing money into the process can hurt as well as help. Of the 13 active candidates backed in the April 1 Polk County Board election by a group called Operation Prosperity Inc., just four prevailed. And one of these ran unopposed. Operation ...

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  11. Regional News BriefsRead the original story

    Monday Apr 7 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... left over from cheesemaking - was added to rock salt and applied to slippery streets. The practice, employed in Polk County in northwestern Wisconsin, garnered a fair amount of national publicity. Ghassan Korban, commissioner of the city's ...

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  12. Polk County, Wis., political group does not see results, despite money spentRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 2 | TwinCities

    ... the result it was looking for in a county board election, despite spending thousands to get candidates elected. Polk County's board of supervisors had 15 seats up for grabs Tuesday, and the newly formed Operation Prosperity, Inc. endorsed 13 ...

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  13. Man arrested for 2nd OWI, child in vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 29 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 2nd offense, with 1 child in the vehicle. On Friday evening, the Polk County Sheriffs Department received a report of a two-car crash on Highway 8 near Highway 65, east of St. Croix Falls. A Polk County ...

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  14. Man Charged With DUI After Crash With Child In CarRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 29 | CBS Local

    ... Andrew Graski was involved in a two-car crash Friday evening east of St. Croix Falls on Highway 65. When a Polk County deputy and a state trooper responded to the scene, they noticed indications of marijuana use by Graski. After taking field ...

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  15. Driver killed in crash with semi was Grantsburg womanRead the original story

    Monday Mar 24 | TwinCities

    The driver who died Friday morning after her vehicle slid into the path of a semi truck in Polk County, Wis., has been identified.

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  16. Tired of slick roads? Try a little cheeseRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 23 | Poughkeepsie Journal

    ... road longer than rock salt. Cheese brine has already been in use on highways in a number of places, including Polk County, Wis., and in Chehalis, Wash. Municipalities save money on rock salt expenses, and cheesemakers save money by donating the ...

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  17. Woman killed in Polk County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 21 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Deputies say the driver of an SUV lost control on snow covered roads, slid into the oncoming lane and hit a semi. The driver of the SUV, a woman from Grantsburg, was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi driver was not hurt.

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  18. Des Moines NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2014 | The Des Moines Register

    The Des Moines City Council and Polk County Board of Supervisors both approved preliminary agreements this week for the housing department to rent nearly 17,950-square-feet of space in the River Place office complex at 2309 Euclid Ave. Housing Services currently rents space in Park Fair Mall at 100 E. Euclid Ave. and had anticipated spending up to ... (more)

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  19. Medical lab searched in Medicare fraud investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2014 | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

    ... and the court case is still underway. The company said it's cooperating fully with investigators. Polk County Sheriff Peter Johnson said his deputies helped with traffic control while the F-B-I executed its search warrant. Wisconsin F-B-I spokesman ...

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  20. Highway officials feed roads cheese brineRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2014 | Channel3000

    ... tell my daughter when she was going to high school that my goal was to make sure you don't have a snow day," the Polk County Highway Department manager said with a smile. "It didn't make her happy, but that was our goal. To make sure everything was ...

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