Tag: Joan Lee

AMC Annual Conference

The Association of Minnesota Counties met in December to discuss multiple issues throughout the State of Minnesota. Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee was in studio to give a little bit of insight on what the conference was like: The AMC Conference was held last month in St Paul. The Association of Minnesota Counties is a…
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January 3, 2024 0

Arsenic Water Treatment Comes to Climax

Climax Minnesota has had trouble with high levels of Arsenic in their water. This happens when small pockets of Arsenic are exposed underground. After the high levels were discovered, the City of Climax involved the EPA to get the ball rolling in the right direction for water treatment. County Commissioner Joan Lee shares more: The…
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November 17, 2023 0

County Commissioner Weighs in on Waste Disposal

Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee was in studio to talk about Environmental Services involving the Incinerators in our areas. The Senate Board Meeting was held last month. A plan has been formed to align to the new laws affecting landfills across the state. The Bonding Request affects 9 counties in the project. Joan shares more:…
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September 20, 2023 0

Polk County Commission News

The Polk County Commission will be down to four members for a while.  District 4 Commissioner Joan Lee explains. Lee says past history shows the County Commission has usually been able to reach a consensus on matters, and she hopes that will continue while the Commission is short one member. In other business from the…
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February 14, 2023 0

Polk County Juvenile Center Update

Renovations to the Polk County Juvenile Center in Crookston should be finished next month. Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee says the work should have been finished earlier. The renovations to the juvenile center are part of a $3.8 million capital improvement project for Polk County that includes mechanical repairs for the Justice Center and a…
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December 30, 2022 0

Polk County Sets Preliminary Levy; Tax Info Now Available Via Electronic Delivery

Crookston, MN — The Polk County Board of Commissioners set their preliminary 2023 tax levy at the end of September with a proposed increase of 5.5%.  The proposed levy increase comes after two-days of budget meetings with the department heads. Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee, who joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program, says navigating…
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October 11, 2022 0

Polk County Launches Law Student Externship With Goal of Recruiting Future County Attorneys

Crookston, MN — A shortage of county attorneys has led to Polk County implementing a new externship in hopes of drawing interest from future law school graduates. The Polk County Commission gave the green light earlier this month for Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth to start a new UND Student Attorney Externship. Under the program,…
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August 16, 2022 0

Polk County ARPA Funds Update

Crookston, MN — Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee stopped by the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week to provide an update on their disbursement of the American Rescue Plan, or ARPA, funds. The county has been using a significant portion of that funding to provide grants for various needs throughout the local communities. Some…
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August 10, 2022 0

Several Projects in the Works for Polk County Environmental Services

Fosston, MN — Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program last week where she provided a number of updates on the Polk County Environmental Services Department and the projects they are working on. The Polk County Commission recently approved a bid to repair the Incinerator stack for just under $90,000.…
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July 19, 2022 0

Polk County Commission Update

Fosston, MN — Costs continue to increase for just about everything, which was evident in the most recent Polk County Commission report heard on the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week. The Polk County Commission is in the process of expanding their landfill and closing the old portion. Commissioner Joan Lee says they were…
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April 12, 2022 0