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Eagles Galore!

I had a wonderful day on Sunday, birding with Dave and Sue Thorpe from Lincolnshire in England. I took them to Osceola and Polk Co. which has the highest concentration of Bald Eagles in the United States outside of Alaska. 390 more words



There was a Rough-legged Hawk in northern Polk County mid-day.  This bird was one about twenty yards west of Hwy 99, about a mile south of the Yamhill County Line and north of Baskett Slough.  40 more words


Out and About Art, Episode #6 (November 2015)

This month’s episode of Out and About Art highlights Downtown Lakeland’s October First Friday event and the Polk Arts Alliance’s Sm(Art) Business Symposium at Southeastern University. 17 more words


Out and About Art, Episode #5 (October 2015)

Polk State College presents three art galleries across their multiple campuses, featuring art by students and local artists. The Polk Museum of Art hosts their latest exhibit, Destinations In Paintings: The Kasten Collection. 51 more words


Out and About Art, Episode #4 (September 2015)

This episode of Out and About Art is all about local art openings within the county. Viewers will get a look at Outer Space in Winter Haven and KRaP Art in Lakeland, two new locations to enjoy art near home, as well as Jackie’s Art Cafe, a location that recently re-opened its doors. 17 more words


NW Wis. Man Charged With Sexually, Physically Abusing Boy For 2 Years

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Northwestern Wisconsin volunteer fire fighter is being accused of child abuse and sexual assault, according to criminal charges.

Virgil A. Hansen, 65, has been charged with sexual assault and exploitation, physical abuse, trafficking and prostitution and enticement of a child.  249 more words


Hearing Held For Man Charged In Fatal Fishing Dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A hearing will be held in Polk County, Wisconsin for a young man accused of stabbing a fisherman to death earlier this year. 103 more words