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Polk County News 
Tempers escalate over wages
By Lynda Berg Olds
After efficiently dispensing with a wide variety of business at the Polk County Board meeting Tuesday night, supervisors got hung up on the last agenda item, a resolution to disallow claims for compensation of supervisors appointed to serve as Public Inland Lake Rehabilitation District Board Commissioners.
Ultimately, the resolution failed by a vote of nine to six, so supervisors may continue to receive their $100 stipend for each lake meeting attended – should they so desire.
See this week's (August 21) County Ledger Press for the complete story.
Dignitaries supporting Ice Age Trail expansion
By Lynda Berg Olds
At the onset of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Polk County Board of Supervisors, Chairman William Johnson stated, “The Polk County Outdoor Recreation Plan is on the agenda to be approved and it just so happens the Ice Age Trail folks are doing a project down in St. Croix Falls this week. So Tim Malzhan is here to talk about that a little bit.”
See this week's (August 21) County Ledger Press for the complete story.

Fugitive runs out of road
Nicholas Mosay, 27, of rural Balsam Lake, was apprehended by a Polk County Deputy on Friday morning. The deputy had been dispatched for a “subject laying in a driveway and a truck hung-up in a ditch on Leeland Lane.”
It should be noted that Leeland Lane is a dead end road on Balsam Lake.
When the deputy arrived he found Mosay, who appeared to be passed out in a driveway – next to an empty bottle of alcohol. He roused Mosay and arrested him for warrants he had been aware of from the previous night. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department had been looking for Mosay after he failed to return to jail following the end of his work shift on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
See this week's (August 21) County Ledger Press for the complete story.