Polk County Sheriff advises boat landing access to be closed

Photo by: Polk County Sheriff's Office
Photo by: Polk County Sheriff's Office

(East Grand Forks, MN) -- The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, East Grand Forks Police Department and East Grand Forks Fire Department are advising due to flood stage exceeding 28 feet, all boat landing access to the Red River will be closed on the Polk County side of the river starting Thursday.

"The rising water and extreme currents are very dangerous," said the department in a statement released to WDAY Radio. "So please use caution if you are out walking by the river with children and pets."

The only access will be for emergency personnel.

Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contact Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (218) 281-0431.