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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER THAT WAS SUBMERGED IN WATER IN THE DITCH

On Sunday, April 5, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a single-vehicle rollover at the intersection of 225th St SE and 310th Ave SE in Chester Township.  The Polk County...

MN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES COVID-19 NUMBERS – (APRIL 5)

The Minnesota Department of Health has released the latest COVID-19 numbers.  The death toll is now up to 29 deaths.  The April 5 update is below -  Testing Total approximate number of completed tests: 26,777 Total approximate number of completed tests from...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM SENIORS TALK ABOUT MISSING STATE COMPETITION

The Crookston High School Knowledge Bowl season qualified for state this spring after placing first in every competition during the year.  They were slated to compete at the state competition Friday before the schools, and many other places throughout...

CROOKSTON OX CART DAYS PUTTING ON “CRUISIN’ OUT TO EAT” EVENT APRIL 6-10

The Crookston Ox Cart Days Committee has put together an event for this week, “Crookston Cruisin’ Out to Eat,” to reward those people who are helping support local restaurants.  Committee Chair Jess Bengston said with restaurants relying on pickup...

UPDATED – OVERLAND FLOODING ROAD CLOSURES IN POLK COUNTY

Overland flooding has produced water over the road in several locations in Polk County.  The following roads are closed due to water over the road. Brandsvold Township 310th Ave SE between CSAH 30 and 370th ST SE Chester Township CSAH 33...

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OFFERING SERVICES ONLINE AND BLESSED PALMS ON APRIL 5

Mass at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception church is canceled until further notice. Please visit www.crookstoncathedral.com to watch this weekend’s Mass from our website. Our YouTube channel is “Crookston Cathedral” and can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0YxQwnYF-bHaLeMbiIATUw. Subscribe to receive...

POLK COUNTY RESIDENT THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 TRAVELED INTERNATIONALLY

Polk County Public Health has been notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of the first lab-confirmed case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19 in Polk County. The patient in their 30’s is at home in isolation and being monitored...

POLK COUNTY HAS FIRST POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST ACCORDING TO STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Minnesota Department of Health released the latest COVID-19 case update and the first positive test has been reported in Polk County.  The Department of Health doesn't release the town or healthcare facility due to privacy regulations. UPDATE - 11:45...

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM REPRESENTATIVE DEB KIEL

Dear Neighbors, Many of you have reached out to me looking for resources for self-employed individuals. Below, I have listed many of the new programs that will soon be available for these individuals. If you have questions about an application...

GOVERNOR TIM WALZ SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO HELP THE AG INDUSTRY

Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-27 to lift hours of service requirements for truck drivers transporting livestock feed or fertilizer, in order to support Minnesota’s agriculture community while they work to keep Minnesotans fed during the COVID-19...

CROOKSTON SCHOOL BUS TOWED THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD – VIDEO

Brooke Vatthauer took the video below of a Crookston School District school bus getting towed along Campbell Road in town on Friday morning.  The school busses are out to pick up kids of essential (healthcare) workers that attend daycare...

CROOKSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE TO PROVIDE 3 MEALS ON APRIL 9

Next Friday (April 10) and the following Monday (April 13) are not regular school days and therefore the Crookston School District will not have food services those days.  “Because we understand the need some households may have for meals on...

KROX’S SMALL BUSINESS DIRECTORY – CROOKSTON BUSINESSES THAT ARE OPEN

KROX has put a list of the Crookston small (brick and mortar) businesses that are open during the Governor's stay at home order through April 10.  If we missed a small business that is open, email kroxnews@gmail.com.  Make sure...

LAKE AGASSIZ REGIONAL LIBRARY JOINS CALL FOR ENTRIES IN STATEWIDE AUTHOR CONTEST

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is pleased to announce a call for entries in this year’s statewide contest for independently published Young Adult and Adult Fiction in Minnesota. The winners will receive: $1000 each in adult and young adult categories. Prizes...

BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION MEETING NOTICE

Members of the Polk County Assessor’s Office will be holding the Board of Appeal and Equalization at the Taxpayer Service Center – Government Center on April 20, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is an open book...