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POLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO MEET TUESDAY

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Polk County Government Center.  Their consent agenda includes approve commissioner warrants and sign audit list; approving the February 26 and March...

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON UPDATE FROM CHANCELLOR MARY HOLZ-CLAUSE

This past week we have had several venues that brought many of us out of our winter cocoons to support our community.  Thanks for all who came to the send off for our men’s basketball team as they advanced to...

RIVERVIEW’S MARCH 27TH HEALTH LUNCHEON ON OSTEOPOROSIS, FRACTURE PREVENTION

Do you know your risk of breaking a bone? According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, if you are 50 or older your chance of breaking a bone is 50 percent. If you’re a woman, you are twice as likely...

SUPERINTENDENT WILL BRING TWO REFERENDUM QUESTIONS BEFORE CROOKSTON SCHOOL BOARD

The Crookston Public Schools Long Range Planning Committee gave Superintendent Jeremy Olson the okay last week to bring two referendum questions before the Crookston School Board. The two proposed questions will be on renewing the operating referendum and a...

CONGRESSMAN PETERSON INVITES SEVENTH DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ENTER CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

Congressman Collin C. Peterson is inviting Seventh District high school students to submit artwork for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students and the winning pieces are featured for one year...

UPDATE FROM REPRESENTATIVE DEB KIEL

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Here is an update with the latest news from St. Paul. Bill Hearings I had a hearing this week for HF 1290, a bill that will expand existing requirements and penalties related to railroad crossings in order to...

SNOWMAN BUILT AT OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH FRIDAY

Friends of Our Savior's church and school spent a portion of a sunny Friday storm day afternoon building snowmen and painting flowers in the snow.

LANE CLOSURE KENNEDY BRIDGE EASTBOUND DOWN TO ONE LANE MARCH 18-22

Eastbound traffic will be down to one lane on the Kennedy Bridge starting Monday, March 18.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane until Friday, March 22. Crews will be removing a platform under the bridge that was used...

RISK OF RECORD FLOODING IN CROOKSTON GROWS

The risk of record flooding on the Red Lake River in Crookston continues to grow.  A number of factors are playing into the flood risk, including high fall moisture, deep frost, very high snowpack, and very high snow water...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE

The Crookston High School Knowledge Bowl team won the regional competition and will advance to the state competition. Members of the team are Scott Cordova, Walker Winjum, Ben Brantner,  Emily Gillette, and Katherine Geist.

CONGRESSMAN PETERSON INVITES SEVENTH DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO ENTER CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

Congressman Collin C. Peterson is inviting Seventh District high school students to submit artwork for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students and the winning pieces are featured for one year...

UPDATE FROM REPRESENTATIVE DEB KIEL

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Here is an update with the latest news from St. Paul. Bill Hearings I had a hearing this week for HF 1290, a bill that will expand existing requirements and penalties related to railroad crossings in order to...

SNOWMAN BUILT AT OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH FRIDAY

Friends of Our Savior's church and school spent a portion of a sunny Friday storm day afternoon building snowmen and painting flowers in the snow.

LANE CLOSURE KENNEDY BRIDGE EASTBOUND DOWN TO ONE LANE MARCH 18-22

Eastbound traffic will be down to one lane on the Kennedy Bridge starting Monday, March 18.  Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane until Friday, March 22. Crews will be removing a platform under the bridge that was used...

RISK OF RECORD FLOODING IN CROOKSTON GROWS

The risk of record flooding on the Red Lake River in Crookston continues to grow.  A number of factors are playing into the flood risk, including high fall moisture, deep frost, very high snowpack, and very high snow water...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE

The Crookston High School Knowledge Bowl team won the regional competition and will advance to the state competition. Members of the team are Scott Cordova, Walker Winjum, Ben Brantner,  Emily Gillette, and Katherine Geist.

MNDOT – SPRING LOAD RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MARCH 19 AT 12:01 A.M.

The ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases in the NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH FROST ZONES will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 12:01 AM. The STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the CENTRAL, NORTH-CENTRAL and NORTH FROST ZONES will be...

POLK COUNTY CATTLE BARN ROOF COLLAPSES, SEVERAL BUSINESSES SUFFER WIND DAMAGE

This week’s winter storms have claimed several roofs throughout the area including one on the cattle barn at the Polk County Fair.  Polk County Fair Board spokesperson Dan Grunhovd said the snow slid off the main structure onto a...