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Polk County News 
Opener buck harvest up 23 percent
By Lynda Berg Olds
Some areas of Polk County sounded like a war zone during the gun deer-hunting opener Saturday morning – while others just heard the occasional far-off shot. Overall in the county, the numbers were up for opening weekend by a preliminary report of eight percent. According to the DNR, 23 percent more bucks were harvested this year, at 1,520, compared to last year’s 1,231.
See this week's (Nov. 26) County Ledger Press for the complete story.

“Medical event” precipitates crash; man dies
By Lynda Berg Olds
It was early Monday morning when the Polk County Sheriff’s Office got the call – a vehicle had crashed on the north side of Lake Wapogasset on Lone Pine Lane just south of County Road C in the Town Of Garfield.
According to Polk County Sheriff’s Captain Steven Smith, deputies investigating the crash determined that Walter H. Rodke, 55, of Amery, was traveling east on Lone Pine Lane when he failed to negotiate a curve and “drove into some small trees in the ditch at that location.”
See this week's (Nov. 26) County Ledger Press for the complete story.
Pre-trial conference set in homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle case
A pre-trial conference has been rescheduled in the case of the State of Wisconsin versus Jeanne Fisher. Fisher, 33, of Frederic, is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of motor vehicle in the death of Chad Hansen, 34, of Milltown last January.
Fisher was court for a pre-trial conference on Friday morning, Nov. 21, for just a few minutes with her attorney, Bruce Anderson. The conference was re-scheduled for Feb. 6. The court documents show that Judge Jeff Anderson will be scheduling a three-day jury trial to hear the case.
​See this week's (Nov. 26) County Ledger Press for the complete story.