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KROX CRAZY DAYS AUCTIONS WILL BE JULY 16 AT 9:30 AM AND 5:00 PM

KROX Radio will hold our 59th Crazy Days Auctions on Thursday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. under the canopy at Tri-Valley in downtown Crookston.  We have over $30,000 in merchandise and gift certificates from area businesses...

MINNESOTA CONDUCTS OVER 16,000 COVID-19 TESTS WITH 806 NEW POSITIVE CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health has released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state of Minnesota.  The state conducted over 16,000 tests with 806 new positive tests as the trend upward with 806 positive tests and four deaths.  Polk...

GOVERNOR WALZ CALLS SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION, EXTENDS PEACTIME EMERGENCY

Governor Tim Walz today announced that he will convene a special legislative session beginning on July 13, 2020. The Governor continues to push for legislation on police reform and accountability and has asked the Legislature to join his effort...

WEISS FAMILY OF RED LAKE FALLS RECOGNIZED AS A 2020 “UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FARM FAMILY”

Ron and Sharon Weiss started farming in 1977. They have been growing asparagus for the last 15 years. The family’s 13 acres of asparagus is in addition to about 1,100 acres of wheat and soybeans raised on the Weiss...

MINNESOTA REPORTS 609 POSITIVE CASES OF COVID-19 FROM MORE THAN 19,000 TESTS, 5 DEATHS

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 609 positive cases of COVID-19 and five deaths. The 609 positive tests completed are the most in a single day since June 5. There were 19,204 tests completed, the 2nd most completed...

SPEEDS INCREASE ON FOUR POLK COUNTY HIGHWAYS TO 60 MILES PER HOUR

The Polk County Highway Department was recently notified by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) that speed studies had been completed and would be signed to authorize a speed increase to 60 miles per hour (mph) on four County...

POLK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS HOSTING ‘TASTE OF THE FAIR’ EVENT THIS WEEKEND

The Polk County Fair would have started Wednesday, July 8, and have lasted until Sunday, July 12, but due to COVID-19, the Polk County Fair was canceled in an announcement on May 5. While the fair can't go on, the...

RIVERVIEW’S NORTH CLINIC HOURS TO RETURN TO NORMAL BEGINNING JULY 13

RiverView's North Clinic will return to its regular hours of 7 am to 7 pm beginning July 13. The Clinic is also open from 9 am to 1 pm on weekends. "As visits continue to pick up in the Clinic,...

LICENSE KNOWLEDGE TESTING TRANSITIONS TO APPOINTMENTS ONLY BEGINNING MONDAY

Instead of waiting in line, Minnesotans will now be able to schedule appointments online for class D knowledge tests at any of the 14 regional DVS exam stations. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS)...

THE POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS OF SEVERAL FRAUD COMPLAINTS

In recent days, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received several Fraudulent bank deposit complaints.  If you receive any solicitation to deposit unemployment checks or provide personal bank account information for funds to be electronically deposited for an independent...

TRINITY POINT WORSHIP SERVICE TO BEGIN JULY 12, BEACH AND DOCKS REMAIN CLOSED TO NON-MEMBERS

Trinity’s Congregation Council and the Worship and Music Team have discussed how to begin our in-person worship at Trinity Point. Discussion covered many options but trying worship with limited-capacity seating in the shelter was the best choice. Worship at Trinity...

RESURFACING OF HIGHWAY 1 AND 75 IN ARGYLE AND WARREN BEGINS JULY 13

Motorists on Highway’s 1 and 75 in Argyle and Warren will experience lane closures and delays beginning Monday, July 13 as crews begin resurfacing the highway. Motorists can expect slowdowns or delays during peak travel times. The construction will...

A THIRD POLK COUNTY RESIDENT DIES WITH COVID-19, STATE REPORTS 589 NEW POSITIVE CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 589 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths, including the third COVID-19 related death in Polk County. Polk County also had two new positive tests.  The death in Polk County was an individual...

Arrest/Fire Report – Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center announced the arrests of the following individuals: Kane Rodriguez, 32 of Crookston, for felony domestic assault by strangulation. Bail supplied. The Crookston Fire Department responded to a home at the 1500 block of Hoven Lane just...

NORTHWESTERN MENTAL HEALTH’S SHAUNA REITMEIER ELECTED TO NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

The National Council for Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the results of its recent Board elections.   Region 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) Tomasz Jankowski, Ph.D., President and CEO, Northeast Kingdom Human Services Region 2 (NJ,...