Re-elect                                  Home Phone:  (218) 281-1801

Keith R. Mykleseth               Cell Phone:     (218) 521-0565

Ward 3 Council                     E-mail: 



Professional Experience


Northwest Minnesota Renewable Energy Coordinator

Program Director, Glacial Ridge Project


2002 to present, the Nature Conservancy, Minneapolis, MN



Water Superintendent


1998 to 2002, City of Crookston, Crookston, MN



Engineering Technician


1990 to 1998, Widseth Smith Nolting, Crookston, MN

1989 to 1990 Chisago County Highway Department

1985 to 1989 Polk County Highway Department



Educational Experience


      Attended Bemidji State University from 1980 to 1981 Industrial Technology

         Attended North Dakota State College of Science 1981 to 1983 Associate Degree in Electrical Technology

         Attended University of Minnesota Crookston from 1984 to 1985 Small Business Management

         Minnesota Department of Heath Class C Water Operators License 



Community Involvement


         Community Activities


Mount St. Benedict Advisory and Planning Board

  Past Villa St. Vincent Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Chair (Villa St. Vincent is a Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facility)

  Past Crookston Youth Basketball Association Board Member and Treasurer

  Past Board Member Cathedral School

  Past Board Member Crookston Chamber of Commerce

  Past Board Member Crookston Noon Day Lions


         Crookston City Council


  I am in my tenth year as an elected Crookston City Councilmember representing the residents of Ward Three.

  In the absence of the Mayor, I serve as the Vice Mayor to preside over meetings or to attend various functions on behalf of the Mayor and Council.

  President of the Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority Board.

  Chair of the City Council Street and Utility Committee

  Member of the Council Ways and Means; Administrative; and Development Policy and Review Committees.

  Past Chair of the Public Safety Committee.

  Past Council Liaison to the Crookston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  Polk County Municipalities Representative on the Northwest Regional Development Commission.

  Past Polk County Drug Task Force board member

  Past Chair of American Water Works Association Northwest Section.

  Environmental representative on the Red River Flood Damage Reduction Work Group from 2002 to 2011.

  Past Chair of the Red Lake River Joint Powers Board

  Non-metro cities representative on the Board of Water and Soil Resources since 2009. In June of 2011 I was re-appointed by Governor Dayton to serve for an additional four years.