Monday, July 23, 2018

Due to the replacement of the sidewalk in front of the Crookston High School, Door 1 is not accessible. Visitors to the school should use Door 12 on the east side of the building until further notice.

The Crookston Eagles will serve $6.00 Burger Baskets today from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

CITY COUNCIL will meet today at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE will meet today immediately following City Council at City Hall in the Council Chambers.  The final part of the meeting will be moved to the Conference Room for a closed session to discuss LELS Labor Negotiations.

A Junior Golf Tournament will be held at the Oak Knolls Golf Course in Red Lake Falls today with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start.  Event is co-sponsored by the Holy Family Knights of Columbus Chapter of Red Lake Falls for the benefit of the youth of the area.

“Birding by the Book…and the App,” a free program will be presented today at 6:30 p.m. at the Thief River Falls Public Library at 102 1st Street East.

The City of Crookston will be sealcoating the following streets beginning Tuesday July 24, 2018, weather permitting. 
All of Bessie St.
Russell St (between Lincoln Ave and Washington Ave)
5th St (between Elm St. and Broadway)
Alexander St (between Summit Ave and Central Ave)
Eickhof Blvd (between Prairie Rose and N End)
Radisson Rd  (between Sherman St and N Cul-de-sac)
Locken Blvd  (between Sunset Ave and Memorial Dr)
N Minnesota St (between Pleasant Ave and Stuart Ave)
S Central Ave (between S Minnesota St and RR Tracks)
N Main St (between 6th St and 8th St)
Pleasant Ave (between Sargent St and Wilcken St)
Please park vehicles off street and at least 15 feet from the street.

There may be a quorum of City Council members present at the Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority (CHEDA) meetings on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

Altru Clinic in Crookston will offer school athletic sports physicals for a reduced cost of $35 on Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, August 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students need to bring the state high school league form. The Physical Therapy   Department will also be performing a comprehensive musculoskeletal screening. To schedule an appointment, call 281-9100.

RiverView Health will offer free sports physicals at its North Clinic in Crookston to area school athletes in grades seven through 12 on July 24, 31 and Aug. 7 from 5-7 pm. Athletes should bring the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Clearance Form with them to the exam. To make an appointment for a free sports physical or a well-child exam, call 218-281-9595.

RiverView’s Type 2 Diabetes Support Group, led by RiverView Dietitian Darcey Larsen and Health Coach Kelsey Billing, will be held from 5 to 6 pm on Wednesday, July 25 in Meeting Room 1 at RiverView Health. The Type 2 meetings are open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. New members are always welcome. Call 281-9589 for more information.

The Fisher American Legion Burger Night Special for Wednesday, July 25 is a Taco Grinder and fries for $7.

The DDD Refresher Course will be held Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Andy Oman State Farm Office in Crookston with instructor Suzie Coauette. $10 cost. Please call and pre-register 218-281-3643.

“Explore the World of Owls” featuring live owls at the Crookston Public Library is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. for the kids and 6:00-7:00 p.m. for the whole family. To learn more, visit a library location or www.larl.org/explore.

Sod House Theater will present “An Enemy of the People” in Hallock on July 25 - 26 at 7pm. Local actors include residents from Hallock, Karlstad, Lake Bronson, Crookston and other neighboring communities.  Free reservations are available at www.sodhousetheater.org or at the door. For show information call 612-414-2032 or the Hallock Public Library at 218-843-2401. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26.

The Crookston Chamber Growth and Development’s Lunch and Learn will be Thursday, July 26th at Wonderful Life Foods from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. Dr. Craig Theede will speak on starting a small business, why he chose Crookston as the location to open his practice and the necessary steps he took to build a successful chiropractic business. Lunch is provided free of charge for Young Professionals and $10.00 for non-members.

The Crookston Marketplace will be Thursday, July 26 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Square.

LeBlanc Realty and Strander Abstract & Title Co. will sponsor the Movies On The Square Thursday, July 26. The free movie “ET” will be shown at dusk. Free popcorn for all attendees will be provided by First Community Credit Union.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Parks & Rec "Take a Kid Fishing Day" taking place on July 27th.  The bus will leave for the Polk County Park from the Crookston Sports Center at 11:00am and return at 7:00pm. This FREE event is for boys & girls ages 9-15 years old. For registration, please contact the Crookston Parks & Rec Department at 281-1242 or register online at www.crookston.mn.us and fill out the information and return it to Crookston City Hall.

Staff from the Dakota Science Center will visit the Fertile Public Library on Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. to lead area youth in a series of science-related activities.

The Crookston Lions and Minakwa’s 37th Annual Junior Golf Tournament will be Monday, July 30. Registration at 8:00 a.m., shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Boys 9-10 years will play nine homes, and 11-17 will play 18 holes. For girls, registration will determine age brackets. Prizes awarded for Boys and Girls Medalists, trophies and door prizes. Entry fee of $20 includes lunch. Pre-register by today: 281-1773

The Golden Link will show a free movie, “Support Your Local Sheriff” at 1:30 Wednesday, July 25.

The Marshall County Fair in Warren will be July 25-29th. For all details and times of events visit marshallcountyfair.org.

Wesley United Methodist Church will have their Summer Salad Lunches Thursdays, July 26, August 30 and September 27 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Take-outs are available, call 281-3393.

The Golden Link Center will have a French Toast/Sausage Breakfast on Friday, July 27, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Free will offering.

The Crookston Eagles Golf Scramble at Minakwa will be at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28. Bar Bingo will start at 3:30 p.m. The Saturday night dinner will be Swiss Steak ($11) or Walleye ($14). For take-outs, call 281-3881.

The Polk County Farmers Union Annual Meeting will be held on July 31st at 9:00a.m. at the MN Farmers Union Camp at Lake Sarah, near Erskine MN. Breakfast will be served.

The Crookston Marketplace will be Thursday, August 2 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Square.

The Fertile Public Library will offer an outdoor “Story Stoll” featuring a children’s book told through storyboards posted along a trail as part of Fertile’s Crazy Days. An “Epic Story Stroll” will be available 10-12 a.m.August 3 outside the Fertile Public Library, 101 Mill St. S. Prizes will be given to those who return to the library to tell library staff about their favorite character in the story they read.

DNR Hunter Safety Training Online Range Day will be August 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Crookston Gun Club. For information and registration contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com .

Nite to Unite will be held in Central Park on August 7, from 4:30 to 8:30. The Opening Ceremony honoring the Nite to Unite Champions will be at 4:30.  There will be a watermelon eating contest, golf ball drop, demonstrations, prizes and bicycle giveaways and many other activities. There will be an early bird sign up for kids that come to the park early between 3:30-4:30, with a chance to win a bicycle package and other great prizes for getting their early. The Border Patrol helicopter will land in the park. The 5th Annual Walter Keller Memorial Bingo Party will be from 3:00-4:00p.m.  at the Golden Link Senior Center.

The Crookston Marketplace will be Thursday, August 9 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Square.

Crookston Fuel Co / Ampride Convenience Mart would like you to come out and wish Wayne Melbye congratulations on his retirement during his Retirement Party on August 9 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Ampride.

A Kids At Castle event will be held Monday, August 13 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Castle Park.  This month’s event will be DISCOVER and UNCOVER Castle Park.  Join community members of all ages as we rediscover what a treasure we have in Castle Park.

Hugo’s Cookouts will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Hugo’s Family Marketplace in Crookston on Tuesday, August 14. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Crookston Ox Cart Days summer festival. 

DNR Hunter Safety Training Classes for anyone 11 or older will be held on August 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, and 25 at the Crookston Gun Club.  Limit 36 students. For more information and to register, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com .

The Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in cooperation with the Minnesota DNR and the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refugees Association will host a special Mentored Youth Deer Hunt for kids age 12-15 on October 27-28. A total of 15 youth will be allowed to participate in this hunt and participant must apply for this hunt by August 17. Applications can be completed at any DNR license agent or online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense. For more information go to www.mndnr.gov/discover and click on youth deer hunts or contact Gregg Knutsen at 218-687-2229 extension 16 or gregg_knutsen@fws.gov

Crookston Employers, the UMC Campus and Community Part-time Job Expo will be Monday, August 20.  This is a good time to connect with part-time employees. Last year over 150 students were looking for part-time work. Employers must register by August 10. Contact Aaron Meyer at 281-8585.

Buy your Crookston Ox Cart Days Raffle Tickets at KROX for a Travis Oliver original handcrafted hunting shack high top table. Raffle tickets are $10 and drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19 at the Highland Park Complex. Need not be present to win. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Proceeds go to Crookston Ox Cart Day Fundraiser.

The Crookston Marketplace will be Thursday, August 23 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Square.

Please join St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston in honoring Pastor Bill and Jill Reck at a Farewell Reception on Sunday, August 26 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with a program at 3:00. Pastor Bill Reck is retiring after 31 years of dedicated service to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

The Crookston Marketplace will be Thursday, August 30 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Square.

United Way’s 2018 Soup and Chili will be Monday October 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Crookston High School. 

The ramp located at the front entrance of Altru Clinic in Crookston is currently under construction for approximately 5-7 weeks, however, patients and visitors can still use the entrance. Wheelchair-bound patients utilizing THE BUS are encouraged to use the RiverView entrance. The Altru staff is willing to assist in any way possible to make this transition smooth, and thank you for your patience during this construction period that will ultimately result in an upgraded patient access to the building.

The Polk County Museum is open for the season Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. until the Sunday after Labor Day. The Polk County Historical Society is one of fifteen historical and cultural societies throughout Northwestern Minnesota that will be hosting and featuring traveling segments of an exhibit beginning this summer focusing on the fur trade era of this area.

The City of Crookston is currently conducting twice-monthly recycling collection, on a six-month trial basis.  The second collection will start the third Monday of each month and occur on your normal garbage collection day that week.  All other recycling rules will remain in effect.  After the six month trial, the Council will evaluate the effectiveness of the second collection

If you are interested in volunteering in a fun, social community-focused atmosphere, we would love for you to spend time with us at the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau! We are looking for Senior volunteers to tend to our reception area while greeting visitors who stop in to chat or look for information. Volunteer hours are flexible from a couple hours to a few hours based on your schedule. Please contact Terri Heggie, Executive Director at 218-281-4320 or stop by the office at 107 West 2nd Street in downtown Crookston.

City of Crookston’s Twigs and Branch Collection:  Branch and twig collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside.  Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away.  Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away.  Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule pick up.

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