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September 2020

September 1 – Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB (Facebook
September 2 – Jess Ross, Minakwa Golf Course
September 3 – Chris Trostad and Denice Oliver, Crookston Public Schools
September 4 – Sargeant Jesse Grabow, Minnesota Highway Patrol

September 7 – Labor Day (No program)
September 8 – Gary Wilhite, Polk County Commissioners
September 9 – Corrina Doyea, Golden Link
September 10 – Janet Denison, Northwestern Mental Health Center
September 11 – Trey Everett, Sweetlight Gallery

September 14 – Cassie Rudie – Villa St. Vincent (Assisted Living Week)
September 15 – Nathan Johnson, County Executive Director – USDA Farm Service Agency
September 16 – Lisa Loegering and Greg Widseth – U of M Extension Master Gardening program
September 17 – Lori Wagner, Director – Crookston United Way
September 18 – Anne Muir, Polk County Historical Society

September 21 – Paul Biermaier, Crookston Police Chief
September 22 – High School Football and Volleyball recap
September 23 –  Michelle Cote, Director of Property Records – Polk County
September 24 – Steph Helgeson, UMC Athletic Director
September 25 – Susan Novak and Danelle Amiot, Farmers to Families Food Boxes

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September 29 – Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent, – Crookston Public Schools
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October 6 – Carrie Michalski – CEO RiverView Health
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August 2020

August 3 – Talked Crookston Blue Line Club golf scramble, City and School filing info
August 4 – Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB (Facebook
August 5 – Greg Garmen, Crookston High School Activities Director
August 6 – Marsha Haglund, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Transportation Services
August 7 – Greg Garmen – Crookston High School Activities Director

August 10 – Jim Kent and Elaine Metzger – Crookston Civic Music League
August 11 – Angel Weasner, Crookston City Finance Director/Interim City Administrator
August 12 – Scott Lambert – Minnesota Auto Dealers 
August 13 – Rich Sanders – Polk County Highway Engineer
August 14 – Jess Bengston – Crookston Ox Cart Days Festival

August 17 – Miss Crookston 2020 candidates
August 18 – Jason Winkels – USDA Farm Service Agency
August 19 – Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent, – Crookston Public Schools
August 20 – Lori Wagner, Director – Crookston United Way
August 21 – Eric Bubna – Crookston High School Principal

August 24 – Victoria Proulx – Miss Crookston 2020
August 25 – Allan Dragseth, Red River Sugarbeet Museum
August 26 – Carma Hanson, Safe Kids Grand Forks
August 27 –  Jeff Gullickson – Sandhill River Golf Club
August 28 – Angel Weasner, Crookston City Finance Director/Interim City Administrator

August 31 – Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause and John Hoffman – University of Minnesota Crookston

July 2020

July 1 Sargeant Jess Grabow (Minnesota Highway Patrol) – Holiday travel 
July 2 Jeremy Olson – Superintendent of the Crookston Public School District
July 3 Terri Heggie – Crookston Chamber of Commerce

July 6 Kyle Olson and his K9 partner Buffy (Polk County Sheriff’s Department)
July 7 Wendy Oanes – RiverView Health (CPR Training resuming)
July 8 Don Wick – Red River Farm Network (RRFN 25th Anniversary)
July 9 Ryan Walseth – Bergan Travel and Michael Moore – Polk County Fair
July 10 Bill Werner – Minnesota News Network (Special Session 2 update)

July 13 Jo Bittner – Polk County DAC
July 14 Bill Werner – Minnesota News Network (Special Session 2 recap)
July 15 Terri Heggie (Crookston Chamber of Commerce – Crazy Days Sock Hop)
July 16 Greg Garmen – Crookston High School Activities Director (Sports update)
July 17 Stephanie Helgeson – UMC Athletic Director (UMC Athletic Dept. update)

July 20 Mike Biermaier 
July 21 John Millea – Minnesota State High School League
July 22 Nathan Johnson, County Executive Director – USDA Farm Service Agency
July 23 Lori Wagner (Crookston United Way)
July 24 Senator Mark Johnson – Special Session recap

July 27 Sarah Reese, Director – Polk County Public Health
July 28 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent, – Crookston Public Schools
July 29 Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB (Facebook)  
July 30 Codi Lehmann and Brenna Miller – Polk County Public Health
July 31 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent, – Crookston Public Schools

 

June 2020

June 1 Jess Bengston – Oxcart Days Restaurant promotion – OxCart Days (FaceBook Page)
June 2 Chamber Chat with Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB
June 3 Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman
June 4 Bob Magsam – Crookston Fire Department
June 5 Bill Werner –  MNN Capitol Correspondent

June 8 Greg Garmen – Crookston High School Activities Director
June 9 Kirsten Fagerlund/Polk County Public Health – Vegetable of the Year
June 10 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
June 11 Jacob Snyder (Polk County Invasive Species)
June 12 Angel Weasner, Crookston City Finance Director/Interim City Administrator

June 15 Wes Hanson (Muskie Fishing part 1)
June 16 Wes Hanson (Muskie Fishing part 2)
June 17 Jess Bengston – Crookston OxCart Days (FaceBook Page)
June 18 Dave Grabowski – Crookston Police Department
June 19 Nathan Johnson, County Executive Director – USDA Farm Service Agency

June 22 Senator Mark Johnson – Special Session recap
June 23 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent, – Crookston Public Schools
June 24 Cindy Gjerswold, Steve Videen, Michelle Christopherson (Crookston Gun Club Open House)
June 25 Gary Willhite, Polk County Commissioner – Polk County Update
June 26  Dave St. Peter (President of the Minnesota Twins)

June 29  Pat Kelly – City of Crookston Public Works Director
June 30  Carma Hanson – Altru’s Safe Kids Grand Forks

 

May 2020

May 1 Timothy Denney,  Level 5 Services – Hope Coalition

May 4 Katherine Geist – Pirate Female Athlete of the Year
May 5 Chamber Chat with Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB
May 6 Chris Trostad, Highland School Principal – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7 Denice Oliver, Washington School Principal – Teacher Appreciation Week
May 8 Eric Bubna, Crookston High School Principal – Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 11 Sarah Reese, Director – Polk County Public Health COVID-19, National Nurses Week 
May 12 Carrie Michalski, CEO RiverView Health – National Hospital Week
May 13  Altru Safe Kids (Carma Hanson) – Kids safety during a pandemic
May 14  Villa St. Vincent (Ashley Melsa) – Skilled Nursing Week
May 15  Paul Bittner (Cleveland Monsters – AHL season canceled)

May 18 Jessica Shockman & Tara Miller, NWMHC in the Schools – Fill-the-Gap, etc. 
May 19 Melanie Lessard – Crookston Class of 2020 Parade
May 20 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermeier 
May 21 Jamie Cassavant & Margee Keller, Crookston Veterans’ Council – Crookston Memorial Day Observance
May 22 Jim Lambert, Project Manager – Ag Innovation Campus

May 25  Memorial Day – no program
May 26 Anna Brekken, Crookston Public Schools Food Service Director 
May 27 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent – Crookston Public Schools 
May 28  Bill Werner (Minnesota News Network)
May 29  Governor Tim Walz press conference

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April 2020

April 1 Marcia Haglund – Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Transportation Services
April 2 Senator Mark Johnson / Representative Deb Kiel – Legislative update
April 3
Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent – Crookston Public Schools Distance Learning update

April 6 Oxcart Update – OxCart Days (FaceBook Page) “Crookston Cruisin’ Out To Eat” 
April 7 Carrie Michalski and April Grunhovd – RiverView State of the State
April 8 Chris Boike, Crookston Public Library – Online Resources at LARL.org

April 9 Chamber Chat with Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB
April 10 Don Wick, Red River Farm Network – COVID-19 Effects on Farms & Farmers

April 13 Carrie Berquist, Altru Clinic-Crookston – Canceled Annual Safety Day.
April 14 Crookston Fire Department – Severe Weather Awareness Week
April 15 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
April 16 Senator Mark Johnson – Legislative update
April 17 Representative Deb Kiel – Legislative update

April 20 Jo Bittner – Polk County D.A.C.
April 21 Lori Wagner, Director – Crookston United Way
April 22 Bill Werner, MNN Capitol Correspondent – Legislative Update
April 23 Nathan Johnson, County Executive Director – USDA Farm Service Agency
April 24 Gary Willhite, Polk County Commissioner – Polk County Update

April 27 Tammy Frohlich, Program Director – RSVP
April 28 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent – 
Crookston Public Schools 
April 29 Sarah Reese, Director – Polk County Public Health COVID-19
April 30 Chris Tollefson, Mayo Clinic Arizona – Necessity is the Mother of Invention

March 2020

March 2 Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman – K-9 Update, etc.
March 3 Chamber Chat & $10 Chamber Buck Trivia with Terri Heggie, Executive
March 4 Rachel & Brian, Care & Share – Update
March 5 Nathan Johnson, County Executive Director – USDA Farm Service Agency
March 6 Senator Mark Johnson & Representative Deb Kiel – Legislative update

March 9 Jennifer Erdmann, RSVP Program Coordinator – Volunteer Opportunities
March 10 Oxcart Update – OxCart Days (FaceBook Page)
March 11 Marley Melbye & Alicia Berhow – Tri-Valley Oportunity Council Senior Programs

March 12 Corrina Doyea, (new) Manager – The Golden Link Senior Center
March 13 Crookston Reacts to COVID-19 – Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT (Peggy Wangen, Dir. of Nursing, & Ashley Kraft, Infection Cont. Nurse) & Crookston Public Schools (Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent)

March 16 Crookston Reacts to COVID-19 – Polk County Public Health (Sarah Reese, Director), RiverView Health (April Grunhovd, Chief Nursing Officer) & Crookston Public Schools (Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent)
March 17 Crookston Reacts to COVID-19 – NorthWest Mental Health Center (Shauna Reitmeier, Chief Executive Officer, and/or Janet Denison, Chief Clinical Officer)
March 18 Crookston Reacts to COVID-19 – Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB (Facebook)  
March 19 Crookston Reacts to COVID-19 – Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
March 20 Legislative Update

March 23 Gary Willhite and Chuck Whiting (Polk County)
March 24 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent – Crookston Public Schools 
March 25 Angel Weasner – City of Crookston
March 26 Rachel LaFerriere – New Hope Food Shelf (Facebook)
March 27 Legislative Update

March 30 Kurt Ellefson, Polk County Veterans Office – Program Update
March 31 Sarah Reese, Director – Polk County Public Health COVID-19

February 2020

February 3
February 4 Ben Walker – Rydell/Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge Moonlight Ski/Owl Crawl, Biodiversity Restoration
February 5
February 6 Angie Peltier, Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
February 7  Bill Werner, MNN Capitol Correspondent – Legislative Preview

February 10 Chamber Chat & $10 Chamber Buck Trivia with Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB
February 11 Cindy Hulst & Cassie Rudie, Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT – Giving Hearts Day & New Service at The SUMMIT.
February 12  Kent Bruun, RiverView Foundation – Giving Hearts
February 13  Lisa Johnson, RiverView Health – Giving Hearts
February 14 Senator Mark Johnson & Representative Deb Kiel – Legislative update

February 17 Steve Krueger – Crookston Community Theatre 2020 Membership Drive
February 18 Lori Wagner, Director – Crookston United Way
February 19 Police Chief Paul Biermeier – Minnesota Elder Justice Center, etc.
February 20 Bill Werner, MNN Capitol Correspondent – Legislative Preview
February 21 Marcia Haglund, Crookston Girl Scouts Unit Coordinator – COOKIES

February 24 Alanna/Anne/Jami, Altru Health Coaches – National Diabetes Awareness Month
February 25 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent, – Crookston Public Schools
February 26 Paula, Crookston Public Library – Resource Fair
February 27 Angie Peltier, Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
February 28 Randy Schoenborn & Kent Bruun, RiverView Foundation – Changing of the Guard

January 2020

January 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY – no program
January 2 2019 in Review
January 3 Angel Weasner, Crookston City Finance Director/Interim City Administrator

January 6 Pat Kelly., Crookston Public Works Director
January 7 Chamber Chat with Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB
January 8 Nathan Johnson, County Executive Director – USDA Farm Service Agency
January 9 Shirley Iverson – Downtown Crookston Development Project Upcoming Events
January 10 Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol – Winter Driving

January 13 Beth Carlson, CHS Drama Department – 2020 One-Act Play
January 14 Kelsey Billing & Leah Hendricks – RiverView Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Class
January 15 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
January 16 Angie Peltier, Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
January 17 Safe Kids Grand Forks – Winter Safety Tips, Car Seat Checkup

January 20 Martin Luther King, jr., Day – I Have a Dream (August 28, 1963
January 21 Lori Wagner, Director – Crookston United Way
January 22 Caitlin Lacoursiere, RiverView Speech Therapist – Baby Sign and Early Literacy Class
January 23 Oxcart Update – OxCart Days (FaceBook Page)
January 24 Elaine Metzger, etc. – Crookston Civic Music League

January 27 Gary Willhite, Polk County Commissioner – Polk County Update
January 28
Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent – Crookston Public Schools 
January 29 Jennifer Erdmann, RSVP Program Coordinator – Volunteer Opportunities
January 30
January 31 Amanda Lien, Polk County Public Health – February Fitness Fever (PCPH FaceBook page)

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