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THOMAS RHETT COMING TO THE ALERUS CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 29

Five-time GRAMMY® Awards nominee Thomas Rhett is unveiling details today for his headlining BRING THE BAR TO YOU TOUR. Produced by Live Nation and presented by Dos Primos, the tour kicks off on June 17 in Gilford, NH, and...

ARREST/FIRE REPORT – January 21, 2022

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrests. Steven Leon Reyes, 51 of Crookston, for Trespassing into private property. Gregory Wade Nordrum, 53 of Grand Forks, for Receiving Stolen Property. The Crookston Fire Department (CFD) responded to the following...

POLK COUTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RECEIVE ANOTHER UPDATE ON RED RIVER JUVENILE CENTER

The Polk County Board of Commissioners met inside the Polk County Government Center on Tuesday morning. Commissioners Gerald Jacobson and Mark Holly were absent from the meeting, leaving Joan Lee, Gary Willhite, and Warren Strandell as the three commissioners...

POLK COUNTY DFL ANNOUNCES MOVE TO CONTACTLESS PRECINCT CAUCUCES

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Polk County Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party has made the decision to move to contactless precinct caucuses to protect the health of caucus participants and their communities. The caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1,...

GOVERNOR WALZ, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FLANAGAN ANNOUNCE PLAN TO EXPAND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR MINNESOTANS

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced a series of proposals to expand economic opportunity in Minnesota as part of the Walz-Flanagan Budget to Move Minnesota Forward. The series of supplemental budget proposals include delivering $700...

ALTRU’S HMR PROGRAM HELPS YOU ACCELERATE WEIGHT LOSS IN 2022

For anyone with a big weight-loss goal for a January diet resolution, losing weight slowly may not be the best option. It could take months or years to reach a goal weight, and it’s hard to stay on any...

ARREST/FIRE REPORT – January 20, 2022

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrests. Chloe Morgan Butler, 19 of Grand Forks, for DUI. Aaliyah Janet McGriff, 19 of Grand Forks, for Theft of a motor vehicle. The Crookston Fire Department (CFD) responded to the following...

CROOKSTON ONE-ACT-PLAY “BRIAN THE COMET” PREPARING FOR PERFORMANCES NEXT WEEK

The Crookston High School will be holding performances of their One-Act-Play “Brian the comet” this upcoming week, on Monday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m., and then again on Thursday, January 27, where they’ll be competing against four other teams...

JUNE SHAVER ESTATE ANNOUNCES 2022 GIFTS TO CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

On Wednesday, the June Shaver Estate announced the 2022 gifts to the Crookston High School and other Crookston Community Organizations. Shaver passed away in 2014, and the estate has donated in Shaver’s honor ever since. Dave Aamoth of Edward...

CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL GOES INTO SOFT LOCKDOWN DURING BEHAVIOR INCIDENT

The Crookston High School went into a soft lockdown Wednesday morning.  According to Superintendent Jeremy Olson it was not a safety issue, but to protect student integrity.  A response from Superintendent Olson is below -  "In order to be respectful...

UMC CHANCELLOR MARY-HOLZ CLAUSE NAMED FINALIST FOR NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

Five candidates have been selected to interview for North Dakota State University president. The prospects will visit the Fargo campus later this month. Finalists will be selected to return to campus for final interviews on Feb. 23. The candidates...

CROOKSTON RESIDENT WAYNE CAPISTRAN RECOGNIZED WITH HIGHEST HONOR FROM THE MINNESOTA CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

The Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) recently presented its highest honor, the Achievement in Crop Improvement Award, to Wayne Capistran, whose family-owned and operated business, Capistran Seed Company, is located in Crookston, Minnesota. The award, presented annually since 1972,...

FISHER PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER KRISTEN SCHWARZ AWARDED RURAL TEACHING AWARD

One would be especially challenged to find a teacher with a more wide-ranging courseload than Kristen Schwarz, who carries the title of "ag instructor" at Fisher Public School. She teaches Food Science, along with Veterinary Science. She leads a...

DNR SEEKS TO FILL 200 PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for passionate and dedicated students interested in learning more about possible careers with the DNR through paid summer internship opportunities. DNR summer interns will not only gain valuable experience and training, but...

ARREST/FIRE REPORT – January 19, 2022

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrests. John Andrew Halvorson, 56 of Crookston, for being a fugitive in another state. Ronnie Leroy Anderson, 38 of East Grand Forks, for Domestic Assault. Jennifer Marie Sunell, 41 (no address given)...