Bulletin Board – Tuesday, June 30, 2020

There will be a special meeting of the Crookston Ways & Means Committee and CHEDA Board tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School Auditorium. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be serving buffalo or BBQ wing baskets or shrimp baskets for $7 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tri-Valley’s busses will not be running in Crookston or Thief River Falls on Friday or Saturday, July 3 or 4. They will be back in service on Sunday, July 5.   If you have any questions on routes, need additional information or want to reserve a ride, call 1-800-201-3432, 1-218-0700 or email transit@tvoc.org. 

Crookston City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3. The City of Crookston will not be doing garbage and recycling collection on Friday, July 3. All Friday and Monday routes will be picked up on Monday, July 6. 

The Polk County Transfer Station will be closed Friday, July 3 and will return to normal hours on Monday, July 6. 

The Crookston Eagles will be closed Saturday, July 4. 

TheThe University of Minnesota Extension Youth Development (MN 4-H), UMC Office of Outreach & Engagement with resources from Minnesota Ag in the Classroom are hosting a five week virtual series.  The final session is July 6.  To register go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044aa9a92e5-minnesota 

The Village Family Service Center will host a free webinar titled “Back to Work: Tips for the New Norm” Wednesday, July 8 from 12-1 p.m. To register, click here

AURI will host a free webinar on Reducing Anti-Nutrients Related to Wheat Digestibility on Wednesday, July 8 from 12-1 p.m. To register, click here

The Crazy Days Shop Hop will be Thursday, July 16. Create your own 50’s & 60’s day theme and outfit. The day will include the KROX Crazy Day Auction, Crookston Classic Cruisers, Crazy Sales, music, a drive-up movie, and more. 

The Village Family Service Center will host a free webinar on Effectively Communicating in Stressful Times on Wednesday, July 22 from 12-1 p.m.  To register, click here

The Wesley United Methodist Church Summer Salad Luncheon on Thursday, July 30 from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. will be takeout orders only and the orders must be placed by Monday, July 27  . Call 281-1877 or 281-3606. Each salad takeout will include 3 salads–wild rice chicken salad, broccoli salad, potato salad and a dinner roll. Dessert choices will be chocolate, lemon or bread pudding for $10. No beverage will be included. Curbside delivery.  A decision for August and September will be forthcoming and will be announced. 

The Crookston Gun Club is open for trap shooting on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to dusk.

The Crookston School District summer food program will run through July 31. The meals, which include a breakfast and lunch will be available from 11-1 p.m. at Highland School for kids 18 and under. With the non-congregate COVID-19 rules, the kids need not be present, so parents can pick up the number of required meals and take them home.

The 3rd annual Crookston Chamber photo contest runs through August 1. Photos must be posted to the contest posting on the Chamber Facebook page to be eligible. 

The Crookston High School Class of 1965’s 55th Class Reunion scheduled for August has been cancelled.

Trinity’s Church Office & Building in Crookston are closed to the public until further notice. Summer office hours are Tuesday thru Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 Noon & 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon. Not all staff members will be available on all days, some may be working from home. Please call ahead if you need assistance.  


Twig and Branch Collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month running through October. Place the materials on your curbside. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away. Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away. Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule pickup.

SUMMIT tenant families and friends dropping off groceries and other items. PLEASE use the South Villa MAIN Door during business hours. If you need to make other arrangements, please call 218-281-3424.

Polk County Public Health is available to answer questions about COVID 19, and help obtain essential services such as groceries, medications, and other daily items at 281-3385.  The phone is staffed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Hugo’s Family Marketplace is offering shopping for seniors and people with illnesses from 6-7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, and Sundays during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Care and Share New Hope Food Shelf is open every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 pm.  For more information, or to donate, call 218-277-0000.

The Crookston Times have set out newspaper vending machines outside their office at 124 S. Broadway with non-perishable unopened food items inside for kids and families in need while schools are closed. If you would like to drop off food items, feel free to bring them to their office or fill the machines. Please help keep the machines organized and let the Times know if they’re empty.

Crookston City Hall’s summer hours are in effect.  Those hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Red Lake Falls Library will have curbside pickup Tuesday through Fridays 12 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information on the youth reading program visit pageturneradventures.com and watch the Northwest Regional Library for instructions on enrolling. 

Crookston Public Schools have decided to cancel June summer school programming due to COVID-19 and the efforts we are all making to keep our students, staff, and families safe.  This means that the annual Safety Town and Summer Camp programs will not be scheduled.  On behalf of District #593, please stay safe, healthy, and happy! 

The Crookston Cathedral will resume masses with mass Tuesday through Friday at 7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, with Monday mass at 7:45 a.m. with a communion service led by a deacon.  Mass on the weekends will be at 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays.  Mass will also be Sunday at St. Peter’s in Gentilly at 10:30 a.m.