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$100 VACCINE REWARD REQUEST FORMS OPEN TODAY

Governor Tim Walz announced today that Minnesotans can now submit their requests for the $100 vaccination rewards program at mn.gov/covid19/100. Minnesotans 12 years of age and older who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since July 30...

ERIC REINBOLD CAPTURED BY HIS PARENTS PROPERTY NEAR OKLEE

The manhunt for murder suspect Eric Reinbold is over after he was captured by US Marshalls around 12:30 Wednesday morning near his parent's property by Oklee. Reinbold was arrested without incident at a vacant farm yard at 32303 180th...

ARREST/FIRE REPORT – AUGUST 4, 2021

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrests. Kade Michall Johnson, 25 of Fisher, For Second Degree DUI-Driving while impaired Coral Malaysia Ashford, 19 of Crookston, for Fourth Degree Intentional Damage to property Steve Chihanski, 49 of Grand Forks,...

CROOKSTON’S NITE 2 UNITE ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS

100's and 100's of people attended Crookston's 18th Annual Nite 2 Unite at the University of Minnesota Crookston's Campus on Tuesday evening.  Attendees had a chance to play bags with law enforcement, see a vehicle extraction, find out more about...

UMC ALUM VANESSA ROBBINS GIVING BACK TO HER ALMA MATER

University of Minnesota Crookston alumna Vanessa Robbins gave back to her alma mater for everything it gave her by providing two pieces of art that will be displayed on campus in the Office of Admissions. “The first piece, “‘Dreams Await’,...

UNION LAKE TO RECEIVE SPRAYING OF LIQUID HERBICIDE FOR INVASIVE SPECIES

The Polk County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday morning in the Polk County Government Center. The main agenda items included Jacob Snyder from Planning and Zoning, Polk County Engineer Richard Sanders to discuss a pair of public ditch...

MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE REMINDING FAMILIES THEY MAY QUALIFY FOR TAX BENEFITS ON SCHOOL SUPPLY PURCHASES

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding people that many school supply purchases may qualify for valuable K-12 tax benefits on your 2021 Minnesota income tax return. “Purchasing school supplies is an investment that nearly every parent or caregiver in...

ARREST/FIRE REPORT – AUGUST 3, 2021

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrest. Aaron Charles Stevens, 61 of Crookston, for Disorderly Conduct  

2ND WELCOME TO CROOKSTON SIGN TO BE COMPLETE SOMETIME THIS MONTH

The second “Welcome to Crookston Sign” will be completed sometime this month. The first sign went up early in July on Highway 2 near the railroad tracks coming into Crookston from the West. The second sign will be located...

ERIC REINBOLD CHARGED WITH 2 COUNTS OF 2ND-DEGREE MURDER AS SEARCH CONTINUES

Eric Reinbold has been charged with two counts of 2nd-degree murder with each charge comes with a 40-year maximum sentence.   The search for Reinbold continues.  For more on the story, click on the video below - 

HIGHWAY 2 ROAD CONSTRUCTION TO CLOSE VARIOUS INTERSECTIONS THROUGH AUGUST 10

In reference to the road construction on Highway 2 between Mentor and Marcoux Corner (US Highway 2 SW/State Highway 32 South), the following side road intersections will be closed during this construction as follows: Tuesday, August 3 – Highway 2...

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO STRUCTURE FIRE IN MCINTOSH

Earlier today The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to 38270 260th AVE SE rural McIntosh for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, deputies found that the structure was collapsed and fully engulfed. The owner Larry Oppegaard age 66 was...

KLOBUCHAR URGING THE USDA TO DEPLOY AIR RESOURCE ADVISORS IN AREAS OF MINNESOTA AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the department to deploy Air Resource Advisors (ARAs) from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program (IWFAQRP) to areas in Minnesota affected...

NEW KAYAK & CANOE LAUNCHES UP AND RUNNING ON THE RED LAKE RIVER

New Kayak and Canoe launches can be found throughout the City of Crookston on the Red Lake River. There are a few main locations that went up back in May of this year, and according to Parks & Recreation...

CITY OF CROOKSTON TO SPRAY FOR MOSQUITOES TONIGHT

The City of Crookston will spray for mosquitoes tonight August 2, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The entire town will be sprayed. (weather permitting)