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POLK COUNTY

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.
Court documents allege that Valentin Mendoza IV, 20, told his girlfriend he intended to kill himself three minutes before swerving into oncoming traffic and killing two Grand Forks teenagers. Mendoza's location is not currently known, and a nationwide warrant has been issued for his arrest.
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.
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.

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The new restrictions will go into effect at midnight as drought conditions continue to increase the risk of sparking wildland fires.
The battle appears to finally be winding down in northwest Minnesota. Firefighters there have been battling a historic wildfire in Polk County since Monday.
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 sugarbeet harvest in Polk County and highlight the importance of migrant workers in the process.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office confirms there is no threat to public safety, and no one was hurt.
County jails in the region have largely avoided outbreaks of COVID-19.

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POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A car fire on Highway 32 caused black smoke to billow in the sky on Highway 32.
The body of Thomas John Wolbeck, 62, of Waubun, Minn., was pulled from the wreckage after a rollover crash in Polk County on Monday, Aug. 3.
Jude Walter Olson, 16, of Fertile, Minn., died after seemingly losing control of his ATV and colliding with a tree last week.

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