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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.
This is the second statewide tour the Minnesota State Auditor has hosted, with the first being in 2020.
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.
FERTILE, Minn. -- A boy is dead after the ATV he was in rolled over Thursday evening, July 2.
Polk County Public Health hopes to soon have on board a dental innovations coordinator who will work with northwest Minnesota communities to improve and expand access to dental care.

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FERTILE, Minn. — Like any other Sunday, the Rev. Joseph Richards led Mass on Nov. 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fertile, a northwest Minnesota town in Polk County with almost 850 residents.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Polk County jail is investigating how an inmate allegedly overpowered a corrections officer and stole a jail vehicle before leading officers on a six-hour manhunt Wednesday.
CROOKSTON, Minn.--U.S. House Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has been on a road trip across Minnesota, reaching beyond his district in Minneapolis to connect with voters all over the state, as part of his campaign for attorney general.

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