Polk County

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Wisconsin using cheese to de-ice roads. Really.

    Earlier this week, the New York Times ran a piece about a number of municipal and county governments in Wisconsin using cheese -- yes, cheese -- to de-ice frozen roadways.SEE ALSO: 350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fry According to the report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Missing western Wisconsin toddler found dead in trunk of neighbor's car [UPDATE]

    -- Original post published 9:20 a.m. on July 19. Update at bottom -- After 10 p.m. last night, an officer found the body of 2-year-old Isaiah Theis, who disappeared around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night from his family's home near Centuria, Wisconsin, which is about 60 miles northeast of St. Paul.The boy w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Tyler Chute allegedly assaults deputy, goes on the lam, gets found hiding in pullout couch

    When Polk County deputies came looking for Tyler Chute on Saturday night, he decided to play a little hide-and-seek.After being allowed inside a home near Luck, Wisconsin, deputies asked 18-year-old Dominic Koch if he knew where Tyler was. Dominic said he didn't, but deputies noticed the cushions on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    One moose and two drivers leave a big mess

    Photo: Zdenek SvobodaThe moose: majestic, mysterious and not so good at sticking to the crosswalk.​Two motorists found out the hard way that while the mighty moose may be strong, the animals are not nimble. Nor are they particularly street smart. Dark had already fallen when Cody Abdo was cru ... More >>

  • Feature

    April 2, 2008

    Judgment Call

    A former judge accuses retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson of playing politics

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2005

    Friday morning papers

    War based on made-up "intelligence" bad, gay marriage worse  In the Strib: Minnesota gay marriage amendment bill (Dean Johnson calls it "the politics of distraction") passes the House, heads to Senate; the Polk County sheriff's deputy has suspended the deputy whose leaked email about the details of ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2002

    Throwing Away the Key

    There is no cure and no way out. So why does the state spend more than $20 million a year to treat 179 former sex offenders?

  • Music

    March 20, 1996