Tag: Joan Lee

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

Polk County Commission Still Exploring Options with Climax & Nielsville Bridges

Climax, MN — With both the Climax and Nielsville bridges in need of replacement, Polk County continues to push for legislative funding and work with the State of North Dakota and Traill County to find a solution to move forward. However, during a recent KKCQ Food for Thought Program, Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee stated…
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March 25, 2022 0

Polk County Commission Update

Fosston, MN — The Polk County Board of Commissioners are looking into new radios for Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Commissioner Joan Lee provided an update on the most recent board meeting and Polk County happenings while on the KKCQ Food for Thought Program this week. Lee says the current radios being used the Sheriff’s Office…
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March 18, 2022 0

New Year, New Responsibilities; Polk County Commissioner Reviews Committee Assignments and Latest Plans

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – The Polk County Board continues to work through the first month of the new year. Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee spoke about how the offices for Polk County are kept busy at every level. The first piece of business she shared was the board reorganization. As the…
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January 10, 2022 0

Polk County Commissioner Recaps 2021 in End of Year Interview

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – With the end of 2021 right around the corner, Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee gave the final update and recap of the year. Starting the conversation with COVID guidelines and how the pandemic is continually affecting the commissioner offices, Lee reports that meetings throughout the first-half of…
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December 20, 2021 0

End of the Year Discussion Includes Opioid Settlement, Worker Shortages and Truth in Taxation Public Hearing

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee was on Monday, December 13th’s ‘Food for Thought’ program to speak about important issues. As the end of the year draws closer, Lee reports on how the offices are being kept busy locally and at the state-wide level. The first topic Lee…
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December 13, 2021 0