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Polk County News 
Five of six budget amendments approved
By Lynda Berg Olds
Tuesday night’s meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors was shaping up to go rather quickly – that is until the 2015 budget amendments came to the floor.
By way of introduction, County Administrator Dana Frey introduced the resolution to hold a public hearing on the 2015 budget proposal for the county. He stated, “This is the first official action the board makes regarding the budget every year. What it does, only, is set a public hearing and approve a budget for publication. This is not an approval of the budget – it is simply a formality to set the public hearing and budget for publication.
See this week's (Oct. 23) County Ledger Press for the complete story.

Two injuries in motorcycle, horse trailer accident
Wisconsin State Patrol, Polk County Sheriff Deputies, Clear Lake Fire, Amery EMS and Lifelink reported to the scene of an accident with injuries on Sunday morning near Clear Lake. According to reports, the accident was between a motorcyclist and a horse trailer.
See this week's (Oct. 23) County Ledger Press for the complete story.
Date finally set for horse abuse trial
By Reid A Gacke
Polk County Circuit Court has set two potential dates for the jury trial in the case of Michael Feist, who stands accused of four felony charges of mistreatment of animals – causing death as well as 30 additional misdemeanor charges of intentional mistreatment (15 charges) and intentionally fail to provide food for animals (15 charges).
​See this week's (Oct. 23) County Ledger Press for the complete story.
Dispute turns ugly, stabbing in Clayton
On Tuesday, Oct. 14, the Clayton and Clear Lake Police Departments as well as the Polk County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of an altercation that resulted in a stabbing. Police found Samantha Blackwell, 22, of Clayton, on the scene and based on evidence and her own reports of the incident, she was placed under arrest for multiple felonious charges including attempted homicide, strangulation and false imprisonment.
​See this week's (Oct. 23) County Ledger Press for the complete story.