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MN REPORTS 6 DEATHS, 690 NEW COVID-19 CASES, POLK COUNTY HAS 17 NEW CASES

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 690 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths. There were 17 new cases reported in Polk County bringing the county’s total cases since the onset of the pandemic to 294. The new...

Arrest/Fire Report – Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center announced the arrests of the following individuals: Maria Savell Salinas, 47 of Crookston, for misdemeanor obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer.

HUGO’S FAMILY MARKETPLACE IN CROOKSTON DONATES TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY

Hugo's Family Marketplace in Crookston recently held a two-week fundraiser for the Polk County Humane Society and raised $857.  Hugo's customers had a chance to donate to the Polk County Humane Society while checking out and between the customers and...

PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL USE FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE

The Crookston Planning Commission met on Tuesday night and approved a conditional use request a 202 4th Street East for a family child care. The building was previously used as the alternative learning center by the Crookston School District....

OUTSIDE, WESTBOUND LANE TO BE CLOSED ON EGF’S KENNEDY BRIDGE WEDNESDAY

Motorists will experience a single lane closure on the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks on Wednesday, September 23. The outside, westbound lane will close at 9 a.m. to allow crews to sealcoat the bridge deck and flush the...

MN REPORTS 513 NEW COVID-19 CASES, 10 DEATHS INCLUDING ONE RED LAKE COUNTY RESIDENT

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 513 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths Tuesday. Two new cases were reported in Polk County. A Red Lake County resident between 80-84 years old was included in the deaths. The positive...

UPDATE: 71-YEAR-OLD MANVEL WOMAN DIES FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN GRAND FORKS CRASH LAST WEEK

UPDATE 9/22/20 18:25 p.m. The driver of the 2019 Honda CRV has died as a result of this motor vehicle crash.  The deceased is identified as 71-year-old Ruth Berntston of Manvel, North Dakota.  It is unknown if Bertston was...

MORE THAN $515,000 IN CARES ACT BUSINESS GRANTS COULD BE RECOMMENDED TO CITY COUNCIL FRIDAY

The Development, Policy & Review Committee met on Tuesday to review 39 applications for CARES Act small business grants with the City of Crookston.  The committee will meet again Friday to finalize their initial recommendations to the City Council,...

Arrest/Fire Report – Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center announced the arrests of the following individuals: Francis Lee Jerome, 43 of Oklee, for a misdemeanor traffic violation for driving after cancellation of license. Released on personal recognizance. Kevin Bernard Williams, 29 of Crookston, for...

ELECTION NIGHT RETURNS WILL BE PRELIMINARY, FINAL RESULTS EXPECTED A WEEK LATER

Election Night is supposed to mark the end of the election season most years in Minnesota. However, election night will only give us some of the answers in 2020.  That’s because beginning with this November’s elections, officials must accept...

PARK BOARD GETS UPDATED ON WINTER ACTIVITIES, COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

The Crookston Park Board met on Monday night in the Council Chambers are City Hall.  The board received an update on winter activities from Parks and Recreation Director Scott Riopelle. Riopelle said Minnesota Hockey and the Minnesota Ice Arena...

LAST WEEK THE SUMMIT CELEBRATED NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK

Last week, The SUMMIT, celebrated National Assisted Living Week; the theme of the week was "Caring is EssentiAL." Keeping the tenants not only safe but engaged, active, and happy while adhering to COVID-19 safety requirements is imperative at the...

CROOKSTON PLANNING COMMISSION WILL MEET TUESDAY NIGHT

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The commission will consider and hear public comments regarding a conditional use permit for a licensed child care business seeking...

CROOKSTON CARES ACT SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS TO BE REVIEWED ON TUESDAY

The City of Crookston Development, Policy & Review Committee will meet Tuesday, September 22 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The committee will be reviewing applications for the CARES Act Small Business Grants. If...

CROOKSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE RELEASED EARLY DUE TO POWER OUTAGE AT HIGHLAND

Highland Elementary School has had a power outage and the district has been notified power will be out for some time. Superintendent Jeremy Olson sent an email announcing the district will release students early today as a result of...