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MNDOT URGES MOTORISTS HITTING THE LAKES TO WATCH FOR CONSTRUCTION IN NW MN

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges anglers to plan ahead and watch for highway work zones on the way to their favorite fishing spots this weekend, which marks the state’s fishing opener for walleye, bass, northern pike, and lake...

CROOKSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT STILL REQUIRING MASKS, GRADUATION WILL BE A NORMAL GRADUATION CEREMONY

Crookston Schools Superintendent Jeremy Olson updates the community on the face mask requirements in the Crookston Public Schools.  The information is below - Here are a couple of updates from Crookston Public Schools: Mask Mandate in Schools: As you, no doubt...

CROOKSTON SCHOOLS FOOTBALL/TRACK COMPLEX COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS TURF AND 8-LANE TRACK

The Crookston School District Football Field/track facility committee met Wednesday evening and elected to send a recommendation for a turf football field and eight-lane track to the Crookston School Board to look into the possibility of building the facility...

CROOKSTON VISITOR’S BUREAU AWARDS FIRST GRANT, CONTINUES TO GROW

The Crookston Visitor’s Bureau met Thursday morning, awarding its first grant since the organization became its own entity. Board Chair Nell DeBoer said the board was eager to award the grant for Ox Cart Days. “We did give our...

GOVERNOR WALZ DROPS STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE, BUSINESSES AND CITIES CAN STILL REQUIRE THEM

Governor Tim Walz today announced the end of Minnesota’s statewide mask requirement, aligning Minnesota with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on face coverings. Minnesotans who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face...

CONSTRUCTION TRADES CLASS WRAPPING UP WORK BY SIDING HOVEN LANE HOUSE

Students in the Construction Trades class are working on wrapping up one more major project before the end of the school year to put siding on the house they’re building on Hoven Lane. Instructor Travis Oliver said it's crunch...

ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN ERSKINE AND WINGER BEGINS MAY 17

Motorists on Highway 59 between Winger and Erskine can expect a short-term detour as construction begins May 17.  The project will include resurfacing Highway 59 from Winger to Erskine as well as pedestrian improvements in Winger. Hwy 59 will be detoured...

MORE THAN 100 KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES PARTICIPATE IN CELEBRATE THE YOUNG CHILD EVENT

The Celebrate the Young Child event took place at Castle Park on Tuesday evening.  Over 100 children and parents attended and enjoyed "Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Happily Ever After."  Children and families were entertained by many fairy...

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVES A $52,535 GRANT TO PURCHASE AN AIRBOAT FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) is adding to its fleet of boats to assist in keeping the county safe.  PCSO applied for a State of Minnesota Federal Boating Safety Supplemental Equipment Grant and they were awarded an 18’x8’...

ALTRU HEALTH SYSTEM ANNOUNCED BOARD OF DIRECTOR CHANGES

Altru Health System announces changes to their Board of Directors. Kris Compton, who is currently serving as acting Chair of the Board has completed her term and will retire on May 31, 2021. Karen Thingelstad has been elected to...

Arrest/Fire Report – Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Crookston Fire Department (CFD) responded to the following calls on 5/12/2021 – At 3:30 p.m., the CFD responded to the Kertsonville township for a small grass fire. Upon arrival, CFD extinguished the fire and there was no other...

CROOKSTON PD TO HOLD VEHICLE AUCTION, REVENUES HELP PURCHASE EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING

On Monday, the Crookston City Council approved a resolution declaring forfeited vehicles impounded by the Crookston Police Department as surplus, allowing them to be sold to raise funds for the department. Crookston Police Lieutenant Darin Selzler said the cars...

NEW 7TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY BOARD HOLDS FIRST MEETING

The 7th Congressional District Republican Party board elected into office at the district convention on March 20, held its first meeting on April 29 in Otter Tail County at Thumper Pond Resort. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach joined the meeting and spoke...

POLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLDING OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY EVENING TO SHOWCASE REDESIGN

The Polk County Historical Society is opening its doors for an open house Thursday night. After being closed for more than a year due to COVID, the museum will feature new displays and some aesthetic improvements. Board member Steve...

DNR URGES CAUTION TO CAMPERS AND OFF-ROAD RIDERS AS FIRE DANGER REMAINS VERY HIGH

Continued drought conditions mean very high fire danger persists in northwestern Minnesota. Spring outdoor recreation activity is increasing, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges outdoor enthusiasts to limit the use of campfires and use caution with off-road...