Bulletin Board – Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Crookston Housing and Economic Development Board will meet today at 7 a.m. at Valley Tech Park to swear in new board member Craig Buness. They will then hold a closed session for a possible land purchase and annual performance review of the Executive Director. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet today at 3:00 p.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Polk County Budget Hearing will be tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

The Crookston Township Board will meet Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

THe Golden Link will have a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, December 16 at 9 a.m., executive members only. 

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council and Polk County Public Health are hosting a virtual Coffee & Connection Beat the Winter Blues event Wednesday, December 16 from 10-11 a.m. with trivia. To get a link to the meeting call 218-277-0898. 

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Crookston Armory Wednesday, December 16 through Saturday, December 19 from 12-6 p.m. 

The Crookston Rotary Club is hosting a Christmas Raffle through December 17. Each ticket is $10 and 1st prize is $400 cash, 2nd is Happy Joe’s Pizza for a year and wine, 3rd is custom cakes for a year and wine, 4th is $100 to B&E Meats with wine and beer, and 5th is a Grand Theatre private rental. Must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket and win. The drawing will be held December 17 at 7 p.m. at the Crookston Inn. 

The Villa Auxiliary will meet Thursday, December 17 at 3:15 p.m. in the Living Room at the Cathedral. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, December 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Golden Link will have Coffee & Rolls to go Friday, December 18 at 8:30 a.m. 

The Crookston Community Christmas Food Basket project is canceled for 2020. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, December 21 at noon via Zoom. 

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Crookston Armory Monday, December 21 & Tuesday, December 22 from 12-6 p.m. 

The CHEDA Board will meet Tuesday, December 22 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Tech Park. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, December 22 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Transfer Station. 

The Golden Link will have greeting cards Tuesday, December 22 at 1 p.m. 

The Golden Link will have Comfort Bears Wednesday, December 23 from 9-11 a.m. 

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council and Polk County Public Health are hosting a virtual Coffee & Connection Celebrate the Holidays: COVID Edition event Wednesday, December 23 from 10-11 a.m. with trivia. To get a link to the meeting call 218-277-0898. 

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, December 23. 

The Fisher American Legion will be closed Friday, December 25. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, December 28 at noon via Zoom.  

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Crookston Armory Monday, December 28 through Wednesday, December 30 from 12-6 p.m. 

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, December 30. 

The Benedictine Auxiliary at the Villa St. Vincent and the Summit is holding a Light Up a Life fundraiser through December 31. In memory of a friend, loved one, or someone living you wish to honor, $5 will light up a bulb on the Benedictine Living Community Stairwell. The lights will be lit at dusk each night from December 31 through January 31. All proceeds will go toward Auxiliary sponsored events for tenants, residents, and staff of Benedictine Living Community Crookston. 

The Crookston Driftbusters will hold a snowmobile safety training field day for students age 12 or older on Saturday, January 2. Students must first complete the online portion of the class at dnr.state.mn.us or snowmobilecourse.com ($24.95) and then print a voucher for the morning session 8 a.m.-noon or afternoon session from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Students must bring a parent or legal guardian to sign up for the field training, along with a helmet and warm clothes. A $5 fee will be paid online to the Minnesota DNR after successfully completing the field day training. For information or to register, call Mike Boucher at 891-3419 or 280-3385. 

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Crookston Armory Monday, January 4 through Thursday, January 7 from 12-6 p.m. 

A fundraising benefit will be held Saturday, January 9 from 1-7 p.m. at the Ruffed Grouse Roadhouse Bar and Grill south of Lengby for Loren Nesvold who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma. The family is collecting items for a raffle as well as monetary donations. Send to Mid-Minnesota Credit Union in Care of – Loren Nesvold, 307 1st Street SE, Little Falls, MN, 56345.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council and Polk County Public Health are hosting a virtual Coffee & Connection Game Time event Wednesday, January 13 from 10-11 a.m. with trivia. To get a link to the meeting call 218-277-0898. 

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Crookston Armory Wednesday, January 13 through Saturday, January 16 from 12-6 p.m. 

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Crookston Armory Tuesday, January 19 & Wednesday, January 20 from 12-6 p.m. 

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council and Polk County Public Health are hosting a virtual Coffee & Connection New Year Old Recipe event Wednesday, January 13 from 10-11 a.m. with trivia. To get a link to the meeting call 218-277-0898. 

There will be COVID-19 testing at the Crookston Armory Wednesday, January 27 through Saturday, January 30 from 12-6 p.m. 

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Golden Link has biscuits and gravy Mondays at 8 a.m. $2 for one biscuit with gravy, $3 for two biscuits with gravy, $1 for a plain biscuit. 

The Crookston Friends of the Library meet the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The Crookston Library Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:15. 

The Cove Youth Center in Crookston will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for 7th-8th graders, and from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 9th-12th graders. The facility is currently limited to 14 students at one time due to COVID-19. Students and parents should call ahead to check availability of the youth center at 218-470-0149. 

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.

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.