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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY PRESENTS OUR SAVIOR’S 4TH GRADERS WITH PATRIOTIC RULERS

The American Legion Nels T. Wold Post 20 Auxiliary, presented the 4th graders at Our Savior’s Lutheran School with patriotic rulers on Tuesday, December 1. The rulers have the presidents, the Pledge of Allegiance, and flags on them.

POLK COUNTY HAS 25 NEW COVID-19 CASES, 1 DEATH; STATE REPORTS 3,309 CASES & 22 DEATHS

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 3,309 new cases of COVID-19, 261 probable cases from antigen testing, and 22 deaths. The new positives were the result of 21,995 completed tests for a positive rate of 15 percent. Polk...

POLK COUNTY CUTS FINAL TAX LEVY TO 2.88 PERCENT AHEAD OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Polk County Commissioners met Tuesday morning and were presented with an updated budget from Polk County Administrator Chuck Whiting. The Commissioners approved raising the levy 2.88 percent, a big cut from the preliminary levy at 4.938 percent in...

LONNIE SPOKELY OF NIELSVILLE REAPPOINTED TO AREA ONE POTATO RESEARCH & PROMOTION COUNCIL

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Minnesota Forest Resources Council, the Area One Potato Research and Promotion Council, The Rural Health Advisory Committee, and the Minnesota Commission on National and...

WITH COVID-19 AFFECTING WINTER ACTIVITIES, CONSIDER BUILDING YOUR OWN BACKYARD ICE RINK

This year has been filled with many changes due to COVID-19, from the way we socialize, to how businesses and schools operate, not to mention the effect the pandemic has had on sports and recreation. With indoor facilities including...

POLK COUNTY REPORTS 45 COVID-19 CASES, MN REPORTS 5,493 CASES, 15 DEATHS

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 5,493 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 41,986 completed tests for a positive rate of 13.1 percent. The state also reported 308 probable cases and 15 additional deaths, none of which occurred in...

Arrest/Fire Report – Monday, November 30, 2020

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center announced the arrests of the following individuals: Amanda Lee Gamble, 45 of Moorhead, for felony 3rd-degree sale of narcotics. Elizabeth Ashley Heim, 29 of Fertile, for felony 3rd-degree possession of methamphetamine in a school, park,...

GOVERNOR WALZ AND MDH COMMISSIONER JAN MALCOLM TO GIVE UPDATE ON COVID AT 2PM MONDAY

Governor Tim Walz will join Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Commissioner Jan Malcolm to give Minnesotans an update on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota through data trends at 2:00 p.m. Monday and KROX will carry the...

AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPOND TO CHIMNEY FIRE IN RURAL MENTOR

On Saturday, November 28 at 2:34 a.m. the Polk County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mentor Fire Department were dispatched to 16233 340th Street SE rural Mentor for a chimney fire. Mentor Fire and Polk County Sheriff's Office Deputies...

REMEMBER TO MONITOR YOUR FUEL TANKS TO AVOID FEES, FUEL EMERGENCIES

Despite warmer temperatures over the weekend, winter is approaching with storms and increased propane use, and other fuel sources. Severe weather could impact your fuel provider's ability to deliver, and not checking your tank can lead to additional charges...

ADRIANNE WINGER WINS KROX’S 56TH ANNUAL SHOPPING SPREE

KROX’S 56th Annual Shopping Spree drawing was held on Monday, November 23rd, right after the noontime news. This year’s winner was Adrianne Winger whose name was drawn from Brost Chevrolet in Crookston. She received $970 worth of gift certificates...

CROOKSTON WILL HOST COVID-19 TESTING AT THE ARMORY DECEMBER 1-5

The Crookston National Guard Armory will be hosting the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 testing again this week and will continue to do so through January 30, 2021.   The Armory will be staffed by a combination of local public health...

MINNESOTA REPORTS 8,680 CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES AND 57 DEATHS. POLK COUNTY HAS 66 CASES AND ONE DEATH

The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for November 29 and the state reported 8,680 confirmed cases out of 89,705 tests for a positive rate of 9.7 percent. The state also reported 57 deaths. Polk County reported...

DRIVER ARRESTED IN GRAND FORKS PURSUIT SATURDAY EVENING

On November 28, at approximately 4 p.m., a Grand Forks Police Officer attempted to stop a Ford Focus for a traffic violation near the intersection of 1st Ave. and North 15th Street.  The vehicle refused to stop and sped...

MINNESOTA REPORTS 8,574 NEW COVID-19 CASES OVER TWO DAYS AND 45 DEATHS. POLK COUNTY HAS 102 NEW CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health released the COVID-19 numbers for November 26 and 27. The state reported 8,574 cases over the two days out of 35,956 tests for a positive rate of 23.8 percent with 45 deaths. The two-day...