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Data from the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training show the number of law enforcement agencies in Minnesota declined from 501 in 2000, to 420 in 2020.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza now stands at 62 sites, with a total of 2,718,082 birds affected, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Two additional infection sites were announced Friday, April 29.
Near Climax, Minnesota, a small crack in the ground has grown, causing a quarter-mile long stretch of bean field to fall 25 feet. Few have ever seen anything like it.
An Ada, Minn., woman was driving southbound on U.S. 75 when she crossed the center line and hit a street sweeper head-on, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
“Roots of the Red River Valley: Through the Lens of Russell Lee,” now on display in Moorhead, uses images of the late photographer to look at the 1937 sugar beet harvest in Polk County and highlight the importance of migrant workers in the process.
WINGER, MINN.-A body was found after a deadly fire in Winger, Minn., on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8:24 p.m.Crews responded to a fire at a shop at 18354 460th St. S.E. in rural Winger, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.O...

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If you plan to commit a crime in Minnesota, you might want to steer clear of Polk County. The county of 32,000, which hugs the Red River on the North Dakota border, is sparsely populated and largely agricultural, save for East Grand Forks, Crooks...
CROOKSTON, Minn.--An East Grand Forks man died Sunday night, Nov. 20, after the vehicle he was driving struck a deer and rolled in Polk County. According to a report released by the Polk County Sheriff's Office: The crash happened about 6:22 p.m....
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has received several complaints regarding an asphalt company working in the Red River Valley, officials said. Several county residents have been approached by a member of the company, who told them the company has...

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