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DISTRACTED DRIVING AND BEING PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING

Distracted driving is an activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.  Distracted driving can have tragically said results says Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier, “We’ve got people that have serious injuries and deaths...

SNAP RECIPIENTS TO RECEIVE FEBRUARY FOOD BENEFITS EARLY

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) recipients will receive February 2019 benefits earlier than usual due to the partial federal shutdown. More than 400,000 people receive SNAP, 70 percent of whom are children, seniors and...

CROOKSTON FSA OFFICE TO TEMPORARILY REOPEN JANUARY 18,19 AND 22

As part of the Walz-Flanagan administration’s action plan to protect Minnesotans during the federal government shutdown, Minnesota farmers who are experiencing setbacks due to the shutdown are encouraged to seek assistance from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). While...

EPITOME ENERGY PRESIDENT & CEO DENNIS EGAN SAYS CROOKSTON QUICKLY BECAME A TOP CHOICE

The announcement of a 21-million bushel soybean solvent-extraction facility, 30-million gallon biodiesel facility and specialty soybean mechanical extraction plant brings the promise of an exciting future to Crookston’s Ag industry.  The process to determine a location for a new...

THE COVE YOUTH CENTER WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY IN CROOKSTON

The Cove, the Crookston Youth Foundation youth center is set to open Thursday, January 17.  “The Crookston Youth Foundation Youth Center, The Cove will be open Thursday and Friday from 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. and again next week Thursday...

VISIT RIVERVIEW ADULT DAY SERVICES’ NEW LOCATION OPEN HOUSE ON JANUARY 23

The public is invited to check out RiverView Adult Day Services’ (ADS) new location at an open house on Wednesday, January 23. ADS recently moved to the Oak Court Community Room, 110 Sargent Street, Crookston. Stop by the new location...

FARM LAND RENTAL MEETING WILL BE HELD JANUARY 23

Landlords, farmers, agri-business professionals should make plans to attend one of the informative meetings being held across Minnesota. These free meetings are being provided by the University of Minnesota Extension. Farmland rental rates are the largest input cost the...

SENATOR MARK JOHNSON ENCOURAGES NOMINATIONS FOR 2019 MINNESOTA WOMAN VETERAN OF THE YEAR

The Minnesota Women Veterans Initiative is now accepting applications for its annual Minnesota Women Veteran of the Year Award. Residents of Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau counties are invited to nominate outstanding female veterans who have...

HUGO’S TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS RAISES $1,003 FOR CHS MUSIC PROGRAM

Hugo’s Family Marketplace of Crookston presented Choir Director Belinda Fjeld with a check for $1,003 to the music program for participating in this fall’s Taste of the Holidays event.  Hugo’s decided to hold Taste for the Holidays as a...

EAST POLK SWCD UPDATES COMMISSIONERS ON WATER AND SEDIMENT CONTROL BASIN PROGRAM

The Polk County Commissioners met on Tuesday morning at the Polk County Government Center.   The board approved commissioner warrants and audit list, along with a payment to Card Member Service for $16,497.31 for credit card purchases on the consent...

STUDY CALLS FOR LAND USE CHANGES TO PROTECT GRAND MARAIS CREEK WATERSHED

Based on two new studies available for public review and comment, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and local watershed partners are recommending stream and ditch restoration projects, and that landowners implement voluntary management practices to reduce water pollution...

UMN BEEF TO HOST COW CALF DAYS SEMINAR TOUR AND TRADE SHOW

The University of Minnesota Beef Team is proud to host the annual Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show at 10 locations across the state in January and February. This event has been held for over 45 years and...