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Capitol Update from Representative Deb Kiel

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Here is an update with the latest news from St. Paul. NEGOTIATIONS Budget negotiations are ongoing between the DFL House, GOP Senate, and the DFL Governor. We haven’t gotten much new information, but the sticking point seems to...

JUNE GATHERING FOR NORTHERN MINNESOTA SONGWRITERS

The Northern Minnesota Songwriters (NMS) will gather June 15 at NLfx (1319 Naylor Drive SE in Bemidji’s industrial park). Official meeting time begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 2:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch,...

The County Line – By Polk County Commissioner Warren Strandell

  By Warren Strandell - Polk County Commissioner, District 2 On the wall behind the center chair at the front of the County Board meeting room hangs a framed copy of the dedication program for the then new Polk County Courthouse....

KNIGHS OF COLUMBUS ADOPT A HIGHWAY CLEANUP

The Knights of Columbus Council #1216 worked this past week to clean up the stretch of highway they’ve adopted along the Highway 75 bypass. 

AMERICAN LEGION – THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PATRIOTIC DAYS

With a few respectful days ahead for those whom we owe Liberty, to become nearly anything we dream to become. There is a little confusion out there – for nearly everyone – regarding these different days of military service....

SCAMMERS TARGETING OTTER TAIL POWER COMPANY CUSTOMERS

Otter Tail Power Company is aware of recent scam activity throughout its service area. “Scammers are targeting both our residential customers and business customers,” said Customer Care Supervisor Collin Kremeier. “And they’re increasingly convincing, requiring urgent payments to avoid...

RIVERVIEW HEALTH RECEIVES “BEST PLACES TO WORK IN HEALTHCARE” AWARD FOR THIRD YEAR

It’s a three-peat for RiverView Health as it was once again named as a Best Places to Work in Healthcare award recipient by Modern Healthcare. “We have such an amazing team here at RiverView, committed to the collaboration it takes...

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON HIGHWAY 59 AND HIGHWAY 2 OVERPASS MONDAY

Construction will begin on Hwy 59 bridges crossing Hwy 2 and BNSF Railroad east of Erskine, on Monday, May 20. Highway 59 will be closed at that time. Thru Hwy 59 traffic will be detoured using county roads 35, 8 and 41...

DEMERS AVE WILL CLOSE FROM 3RD ST TO 6TH STREET IN GRAND FORKS MONDAY

Crews will be closing Demers Ave. from 6th St. to 3rd St. in downtown Grand Forks starting on Monday, May 20, 2019.  This closure is Phase 1 of a 4 phase reconstruction project of Demers Ave. from 6th St. to the Sorlie...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL SENDS-OFF ENVIROTHON AND GIRLS TRACK TO STATE

The Crookston High School held a send-off for the state-bound Girls Track team and Envirothon team this morning.  The Envirothon team will be competing in the state competition in Elk River and the Pirate Girls Track team will compete...

PIRATE FINE ART BOOSTERS HAND OUT SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS

The Crookston Pirate Fine Arts Boosters Board awarded $2600 in scholarships to Crookston High School students to attend summer arts camps at its May 16 Board meeting. Eliza Meyer, $400 to attend Performing Arts Camp in Henning, MN George French,...

BUS GARAGE COMMITTEE CONTINUES TO EXPLORE BOTH NEW AND FAMILIAR OPTIONS

The Crookston Public Schools Bus Garage Committee met on Thursday at the Crookston High School.  The plan remains to propose a bus garage on the Highland Elementary School property, as it wouldn’t require the district to purchase any new...

NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION PROGRAM HOLDS PLANT SALE AT HIGHLAND

Students in the Native American Education Program held their first annual plant sale Thursday at Highland School.  Before they started the greenhouse they learned about pricing, and risk of running a small business explained Kianna Simpkins.  “Before we did...

SPRING STREET SWEEPING MOVES SLOWLY AFTER A LONG WINTER

The City of Crookston street sweeper has been busy around town for the last few weeks.  And you’ve possibly noticed a truck following close behind.  That’s because when it comes to spring clean-up there is literally tons of sweeping...

OTTER TAIL POWER COMPANY PARTNERS WITH CROOKSTON TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Otter Tail Power Company, together with the city of Crookston, is partnering with Minnesota's Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to reduce energy use and save on energy costs. On Wednesday, May 29, energy outreach teams will visit several area...