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COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR POLK COUNTY AND THE KROX LISTENING AREA (February 25)

The Minnesota Department of Health released its COVID-19 Weekly Report (here) on Thursday.  All information is updated through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17 unless noted. Information on Polk County and the KROX listening area was pulled from the...

HARVEST AND TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCHES HOSTING FOOD TRUCK DISTRIBUTION EVENT SATURDAY MORNING

Harvest Church and Trinity Lutheran Church will be holding a food distribution event at the Crookston High School Saturday until the boxes are gone. The churches are hosting the event with their partners from the Farmer to Families USDA...

CROOKSTON NATIONAL GUARD UNIT TO BE DEPLOYED, COMMUNITY ASKED TO DISPLAY FLAGS, YELLOW RIBBONS

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, which includes B Company soldiers based out of the Crookston Armory as part of the - 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Regiment, - will be deployed...

CROOKSTON CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL FFA WEEK (PHOTO GALLERY)

The Crookston High School FFA is celebrating National FFA Week. Krox talked with students Victoria Proulx and Jasmine Haglund about FFA Week earlier this week (here). Below are photos of the activities submitted by FFA Advisor Whitney Rupprecht -

ALCOHOL DETERMINED NOT TO BE A FACTOR IN CRASH THAT KILLED CROOKSTON WOMAN AND TWO FERTILE WOMEN IN GRAND FORKS

UPDATE 2/25/21 10:40 a.m. The investigation of this incident has been completed. Toxicology reports indicate that the driver of the striking vehicle, Jenessa Kelley, did not have alcohol in her bloodstream at the time of the crash. Further information indicates...

U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN FISCHBACH URGES PRESIDENT TO WORK ON REOPENING CANADIAN BORDER

U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-7) sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden urging his Administration to prioritize a bilateral plan to re-open the border between the United States and Canada, which has remained closed to non-essential travel since...

FOUR MORE COVID CASES IN POLK COUNTY; MN REPORTS 785 CONFIRMED CASES, 7 DEATHS

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 785 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 211 probable cases from antigen testing, and 7 deaths. The confirmed cases were the result of 35,845 completed tests for a positive rate of 2.2 percent....

LUBINSKI FAMILY HONORED BY THE CROOKSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR ADOPTING A HYDRANT

With less than average snowfall this year, Crookston’s Adopt a Hydrant program has been pretty slow going. Not that many people have signed up to adopt a hydrant in their area to keep clean this year but that may...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL ONE ACT CAST RECEIVES THEIR AWARDS

The cast of the Crookston one-act play, Dark Road, received their awards for the sub-section and section competition this week. Crookston placed 1st in the subsection, and 2nd in the section.

Arrest/Fire Report – Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center announced the arrests of the following individuals: William Keith Cabrera, 36 of Crookston, for misdemeanor domestic assault.

OX CART DAYS COMMITTEE PLANNING FOR “FUN IN 2021” THIS AUGUST

The Ox Cart Days “Fun in 2021" planning committee is moving forward with plans to host Crookston’s summer festival the third week of August. Ox Cart Days Chair Jess Bengston said the hope is to have a full festival...

CROOKSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION BEGINS MOVE TO NEW BUS GARAGE

The Transportation Department for the Crookston School District moved its first buses into the new $2.8 million bus garage behind Highland Elementary School earlier this week. Several buses and much of the district's equipment is still located downtown as...

CROOKSTON LIBRARY INVITES PARTICIPATION IN LAKE AGASSIZ REGIONAL LIBRARY’S YOUTH POETRY CONTEST

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) is inviting students in grades 4-12 to participate in a poetry contest honoring a local football legend. Participants can submit original poems inspired by Adam Thielen's football legacy for a chance to win an...

NON-PROFIT 100 RURAL WOMEN HOLDING VIRTUAL MEETINGS IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA

100 Rural Women, a nonprofit based in Northern Minnesota, is gathering input on women’s networks and leadership experiences in Northwest Minnesota. “We are really excited about this program as 100 Rural Women’s first step toward launching one of our...

TEEN SUFFERS LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH WEDNESDAY IN GRAND FORKS

On Wednesday, February 24 at approximately 12:09 p.m., officers responded to a one-vehicle accident on the 1500 block of Rider Road.  It appears the 2001 Jeep operated by a 16-year-old driver was Northbound on Rider Road, lost control, and...