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November 2015

November 2  Scott Riopelle, Crookston Park & Rec. Director
November 3 Chris Boike, Crookston Public Library Director/LARL Area Hub Supervisor -                                                                                           Crookston Friends of the Library Gala (11/5) & so much more!
November 4 Dr. Fred Wood, Chancellor - University of Minnesota, Crookston
November 5 Craig Buness - Polk County Commissioner
November 6 Randy Prudhomme - Cub Scout Hat & Mitten Drive/Scouting

November 9  Gary Wilhite - Crookston Mayor
November 10 Kelly Richey - Blues in the Schools (FaceBook page)
November 11 Rae French - UMC's International Week 
November 12 Kent Bruun, Director, RiverView Foundation - Philanthropy Day/Community Health Day
November 13 T.J Chapman, Director - UMC Jazz Ensemble & Community Concert Band

November 16 NO SHOW - RiverView Philanthropy Day/Community Health Day
November 17
Chris Bates, Crookston Public Schools Superintendent
November 18 Sheriff Barb Erdman & Chief Deputy Jim Tadman, Polk County Sheriff Department
November 19 Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
November 20 Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol - Safe driving

November 23 Amanda Lien, Director - Crookston Chamber & Visitors Bureau Dasher Days.
November 24 Villa St. Vincent/The Summit Foundation Day
November 25 Frank Fee, Chairman - Crookston Public School Board
November 26 NO PROGRAM, Happy Thanksgiving
November 27 Butterball Turkey Experts - Leftovers, Hotline, etc.

November 30 Greg Knutson, Director - Rydell National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Tree cutting 



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October 2015

October 1 Jess Bengston - CHS Football Parents Cancer Fundraiser (Oct. 3)
October 2 Ann Longtin talking Medicare Myths  

October 5 Gary Wilhite - Crookston Mayor
October 6 Katya Zepeda - Crookston United Way Soup & Chili Cook-off
October 7 Andrew Svec & Rose Ulseth - UMC Homecoming (Oct. 5-11)
October 8 Cornstalk Jamboree (Oct. 10)
October 9 Crookston Fire Department Open House (Oct. 10)

October 12 Lorna Hallowell & Victoria Ramirez - Dream, Achieve, Succeed... (Oct.17) 
October 13 Crookston Community Theater - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (CCT FaceBook page)
October 14 Donna Ulseth - MN and ND Agri-Women Harvest of Knowledge (FaceBook page)
October 15 Denice Oliver -  Crookston Community Education
October 16 Jake Fee - Upcoming Crookston Eagles Aerie 873 events

October 19 John DeBoer - Crookston Comedy Night (FaceBook Page)
October 20 Dave Unmacht, Director - League of Minnesota Cities
October 21 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier (
October 22  Carma Hanson - Safe Kids Grand Forks Carseat Checkup, Halloween,
October 23  Darin Selzler - Crookston Community Halloween Party (Oct.25)

October 26 Monika Sweet - UMC's Delta Theta Sigma Halloween Carnival (10/31)
October 27 Amanda Lien & Sandy Kegler, Crookston Chamber & Visitors Bureau -
                                                                           Chamber Dinner and Auction Fundraiser (10/30)
October 28 Shannon Stassen - Crookston City Administrator
October 29 Early Childhood Initiative Boo Run Run (10/31)
October 30 Dan Weisse, UMC Head MBB Coach - Junior Eagle Day (11/7)
                        & Garrett Borowicz, CYBA - Hoops on Halloween



September 2015

September 1  Phyllis Hagen, Crookston Park & Rec - Fall Activities
September 2 Marley Melbye & Jeanette Larson - TVOC Caring Companion & Foster Grandparent programs
September 3 Matt Krueger - Valley Corn Maize
September 4 Doug Lee - Crookston Public Schools Construction Trades

September 7 Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite
September 8  Marti McGibbon & Curt Hamre - National Recovery Month
September 9 Renee Rongen - Harvest Hoedown
September 10 Matt Johnson - City of Crookston Comprehensive Plan
September 11 Sandy Kegler, CVB - King of Trails / Jerry Amiot - Polk County Museum Pioneer Days 

September 14 Linda Nephew, director - RiverView Adult Day Services
September 15 Chris Bates, Crookston Public Schools Superintendent
September 16 Police Chief Paul Biermeier 
September 17 Pat Kelly - Crookston Public Works Director
September 18

September 21 Monsanto Fund-Americas Farmers Initiative
September 22
September 23 Francine Olson, Celebrate the Young Child - Games Galore
September 24
September 25 Dr. Fred Wood, Chancellor - University of Minnesota, Crookston

September 28 Ross Heier (Minnesota DNR)
September 29 Shawn Smith - UMC Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information
September 30 Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman (Traffic Safety Tips during beet harvest)


August 2015

August 3 Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite
August 4 Little Miss & Junior Miss Crookston contestants (August 9th)
August 5 Amanda Lien - OxCart Days (August 12-16)
August 6 Greg Knutson, Director - Rydell National Wildlife Refuge Open House 
August 7 Sue Shirek - Fill the Bus (with school supplies) Project

August 10 Veterans' program, UMC Ice Cream Social, United Way Free-Throw contest, Dodgeball Tournament, etc.
                           (Oxcart Days)
August 11 Miss Crookston contestants (Oxcart Days)
August 12 Carnegie Library Art & Carnival (Oxcart Days)
August 13 Crookston Public Schools Back-to-School Registration Day
August 14 Four Schillings Short & Ken's Airboat Rides(Oxcart Days)

August 17 NEW Miss Crookston / Bob Iverson & Steve Krueger - Crookston Civic Music League
August 18 Jerry Amiot - AFRAN's Chautauqua (August 21-23)
August 19 Police Chief Paul Biermeier 
August 20 Sarah Reese, Polk County Public Health - "Pitch the Commissioner"
August 21 DeAndra L O'Connell, Sustainable Community Outreach Coordinator

August 24 Patty Olson, SafeKids Grand Forks - Back to School Safety
August 25 Lorna Hollowell, Director Diversity & Multicultural Programs, University of Minnesota, Crookston
August 26 Dr. Fred Wood, Chancelor - University of Minnesota, Crookston
August 27 Marie Johnstad, RiverView Health Rehab Services - ImPACT Concussion Program
August 28 Lorna Hollowell, President - Crookston Rotary Club

August 31 Michelle Christopherson - IDEA Competition


July 2015

July 1 Kathie Janorscke - Little Miss & Junior Miss Crookston Pageants
July 2  Carma Hanson - SafeKids Grand Forks Summer Safety
July 3 Nate Heldstab, Crookston Fire Department - Fireworks & Fire Safety

July 6  Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite
July 7 Ed Lehrke - Kittson County Fair (July 9-12, Hallock, MN)
July 8 Dan Skanson - Polk County Fair (July 8-12, Fertile, MN)
July 9   Garret Kollin, UMC Developement Officer - Teambackers' Golf Classic (July 18)
July 10 Don Rasicott-Night To Unite-August 4

July 13  Paul Biermeier - TRIAD Taste of Italy
July 14 Tammy Frohlich - RSVP of the Red River Valley
July 15 Police Chief Paul Biermeier 
July 16 Chris Bruggeman & Dan Mitchell - RiverView Summer Intern Program
July 17 Katya Zepeda - Executive Director, Crookston United Way

July 20 Craig Buness - Polk County Commissioner
July 21 Amanda Lien & Sandy Kegglr- Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB,
                          Water Wars (7/23) & Oxcart Days (8/12-16)
July 22 Deone Maygra & Neal Plante - Gentilly Days
July 23 Tim Tulibaski - Marshall County Fair in Warren (July 22-26)
July 24 Crookston Park & Rec Take a Kid Fishing day (July 31)

July 27 Dave Casanova - Jail Administrator, Tri-County Community Corrections 
July 28 Chris Gough - Crookston Schools' Beginning Band Info Night, etc.
July 29 Pastor Jo Gast, Trinity Lutheran Church - Annual Trinity Point Senior Citizen Picnic
July 30 Pat Kelly - Crookston Public Works Director
July 31 Don Rasicott-Night To Unite-August 4 / Amanda Lien - OxCart Days (August 12-16)


June 2015

June 1  Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite
June 2
June 3 Erskine Water Carnival, June 5-7
June 4 Anna Ogaard - Crookston Public Schools' Summer Lunch Program
June 5 Phyllis Hagen - Crookston Park & Rec Summer Programs

June 8 Mitch Bakken - Tri-Valley Opportunity Council 50th Anniversary
June 9  Craig Buness - Polk County Commissioner
June 10  Brenda Langved-West Polk County Relay for Life-June 20
June 11 Kent Bruun-Riverview Foundation, “FREE” prostate screening June 16
June 12 Pre-empted-RLC State Baseball Tournament

June 15 Crookston City Administrator Shannon Stassen
June 16 Lorna Hollowell - Crookston Rotary Pancake Breakfast (June 21)
June 17 Police Chief Paul Biermeier 
June 18 Amanda Lien, Director - Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce
June 19 State Rep. Deb Kiel (District 1B)  

June 22 Minnesota Wild Road Tour - Cancelled, Technical difficulties
June 23 Former Minnesota Wild player Wes Walz - Minnesota Wild Road Tour
June 24 Rose Ulseth, UMC Alumni Relations - Northwest School Reunion
June 25 Sandy Kegglar - Crookston Convention & Visitors Bureau
June 26 Paul Bittner - NHL Draft Prospect from Crookston

June 29 Scott Riopelle, Crookston Park & Rec Director
June 30 Chris Bates, Crookston Public Schools Superintendent


May 2015
May 1  Greg Garmen- Crookston High School Activites Director

May 4  Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite
May 5 Anna Ogaard - Nutrition Director, Crookston Public Schools
May 6 Nancy Shafer - Polk County Dispatch Supervisor, Code Red
May 7 Dave Davidson - Retired teacher/current School Board member, 
May 8 Shane Heldstab - Crookston Fire Department

May 11  Carrie Michalski  RiverView Health CEO  (National Hospital Week)
May 12  Holly Anderson  RiverView Health Community Relations Specialist (National Hospital Week)
May 13  Chris Bruggeman  RiverView Health COO  (National Hospital Week)
May 14 Shannon Stassen - Hairball
May 15 Scott Butt - Summer Park  & Rec

May 18 Chris Trostad - Highland Principal, Summer Drivers' Ed.
May 19 Leah Winjum & Sue Thompson - Social Host Ordinance
May 20 Police Chief Paul Biermaier 
May 21 Shannon Stasson - Crookston Community Garden Grand Opening
May 22 Punky Johnson & Peter Heydt - Crookston & area Memorial Day Events

May 26 Cast from CCT's Spring Production (May 28-31)
May 27
May 28 Tammy Conn - Walk Polk County
May 29

April 2015

April 1 Chris Bates, Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
April 2 Denise Oliver, Washington School Principal - Kindergarten Roundup
April 3 State Rep. Deb Kiel (District 1B)  

April 6 Crookston Mayor Gary Willhite
April 7 Beth Carlson-CHS "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (April 10, 11, & 12)
April 8 Justin Johnson - Crookston Fire Fighters' Fun Night (April 11)
April 9 Scott Butt - Crookston Park & Rec
April 10 Craig Buness - Polk County Commissioner 

April  13 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
April 14  RaeAnne Reinhart & Jannelle Brekken - Blast to Bede (April 25)
April 15  Police Chief Paul Biermaier 
April 16  Josh Parrill and Mary Mikatowski -Pi Run and Jason Brumwell -Hoops for Hope
April 17  State Representative Deb Kiel (District 1B)

April 20 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
April 21 Nate Ford/Brendan O'Day - "The Hobbit Trail, a Misguided Comedy Tour"
                            Appearing at the Crookston Inn & Convention Center on April 23 
April 22 UMC Animal Systems Management Students 
April 23  Carma Hanson - SafeKids Grand Forks
April 24 Jeanine Windels & Terri Krake -  

April 27 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
April 28 Molly Paulsrud, PCSS & Sue Thompson, PCPH - Child Abuse Prevention Month (April)
                                                          & Foster parent Appreciation (May) 
April 29  Kari Moe - RiverView Health 5K (May 16)
April 30  Sarah Reese - Polk County Public Health

March 2015

March 2 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
March 3 Pat Kelly - Crookston Public Works Director
March 4  Katya Zepeda - Executive Director, Crookston United Way
March 5 Chris Trostad - Drivers' Training
March 6 Erica Uttermark, Crookston Figure Skating Club - 2015 Dreams on Ice 
                                          "Musicals in Motion"

March 9 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
March 10 Shannon Stassen - Crookston Administrator
March 11 Delali Degbey -  Clean Water for Everyone/Enactus
March 12 Steve Videen - Crookston Gun Club Awards Night (March 21)
March 13 Crookston High School Principal Eric Bubna

March 16 Carma HansonSafeKidsGrandForks- National Poison Prevention Week 
March 17 Francine Olson, Crookston ECFE - Celebrate the Young Child
March 18 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier - Human Trafficking
March 19 (Pre-empted - Minnesota State Girls' Basketball play-offs)
March 20 Randy Prudhomme, Cub Scout Pack 44/Boy Scout Troop 41 - Scouting for Food

March 23 Ross Hier, Minnesota DNR
March 24 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
March 25 Garret Kollin & Melissa Parkin - UMC Teambackers "Maroon & Gold Madness"
March 26 Rich Sanders - Polk County Highway Dept.
March 27 Steve Simon - Minnesota Secretary of State.

March 30 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
March 31 Brenda Langved - West Polk County Relay For Life

February 2015

February 2 Crookston Splash Park - Happy Joe's fundraiser
February 3  Jake Fee - Crookston Eagles, Camp Confidence Extravaganza
February 4  Lorna Hollowell, UMC's Director of Diversity and Multicultural Programs -
                       Black History Month events
February 5 Katy Nannenga, UMC Assistant Professor in Math, Science, & Technology -
                       66th Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair 
February 6 TBA - Lions' Valentine Supper February 11th.

February 9 Daryl Corey - Wandering Vine Community Outreach Ministry
February 10 Bill Werner - MNN State Government correspondent
February 11 Kent Bruun - RiverView Health, Giving Hearts Day
February 12 Linda Kingery, U of M Extension - Local foods
February 13 Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness

February 16 Rae French - UMC International Series
February 17 Hasan Davis - "Discover York"
February 18 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
February 19 Marcia Haglund - Senior Day Expo
February 20 Marcia Haglund, Crookston Girl Scouts - COOKIE TIME!

February 23 State Rep. Deb Kiel (District 1B)  
February 24 Denice Oliver - Crookston Community Ed, ECFE, etc.
February 25 UMC Animal Systems Management Students
February 26 Minnesota State Trooper, Sgt. Jesse Grabow
February 27 Michelle Christopherson, Director, UMC's Center for Adult Learning
                     -  "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

January 2015

January 2 State Rep. Deb Kiel (District 1B)  

January 3 Phil Wold - Tri-Valley/Heating Assistance
January 4 Gary Wilhite - Crookston Mayor
January 5 Katya Zepeda - Executive Director, Crookston United Way
January 8 Brad - National Weather Service, Grand Forks
January 9 Mackinzie Burke  - Crookston Camber Annual Awards Dinner

January 12 Enbridge Energy - Public Hearing postponed to this afternoon 
January 13  Shannon Stassen - Crookston Administrator
January 14  Scott Riopelle, Director - Crookston Parks & Recreation.
January 15  Lorna Hollowell, UMC's director of diversity and multicultural programs -
                        2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
January 16 Steve Simon - Minnesota Secretary of State.

January 19 Martin Luther King , Jr. - "I Have a Dream", recorded August 28, 1963
January 20 Tom Jorgens & Msgr. Roger Grundhaus - Crookston Lions Mobile Events Stage
January 21 Carma Hanson - Safe Kids Grand Forks
January 22 Bobby Baird & Mike Boucher - Ice Buster Daze
January 23 David Garry - St. Hilaire Vintage Snowmobile Show

January 26 Tammy Conn, Polk County Public Health - February Fitness Fever
January 27 DeAndra O'Connell - Green Step City
January 28 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
January 29 40th Annual UMC Ag-Arama
January 30 Principal Patricia Jones - Cathedral School's Mardi Gras

December 2014

December 1 Pat Kelly - Crookston Public Works Director
December 2 Emily Burkland - Empire Arts Center
December 3 Trina Brennan - Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
December 4 Kathleen Brown & Lisa Samuelson - UMC's Christmas In Crookston/SantaLand
December 5  - Blue Christmas Communion Worship

December 8 Crookston Toys for Tots
December 9 Amy Seaver & April Grunhovd, RiverView - National Influenza Prevention Week
December 10 & Sandy Keggler - Winter Wonderland
December 11 State Trooper Jesse Grabow
December 12 Jake Fee - Crookston Eagles, Kids' Christmas Party, Johnny Holm Band, Camp Confidence

December 15 Chuck Larson - Holiday Food Baskets
December 16 Rae French & Allen Dragseth - Stable Communion
December 17 Chris Bates -  Crookston Schools Superintendent
December 18  Mike Boucher- Driftbusters Membership Supper/Snowmobile Safety Training
December 19 Mike Feiro & John Loegering - Annual Christmas Bird Count

December 22 Carma Hanson - Safe Kids Grand Forks, Holiday/Winter safety
December 23 Santa!
December 24 Christmas programming
December 26 (Outgoing) Crookston Mayor Dave Genereux

December 29 Crookston School Board Chairman Frank Fee
December 30 Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness
December 31 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier


November 2014

November 3 Jerry Persson, Crookston Mayoral Candidate/Travis Oliver Candidate for Crookston Alderman-at-Large
November 4 Anne Longtin & Shirley Iverson - Taste of Crookston
November 5 Amber Finseth & LueRae Geihsler - RiverView Health, "A Matter of Balance"
November 6 Kristin Knott - Altru Health Physical Therapy Fall Prevention
November 7 Dan Weisse, UMC Head Men's Basketball Coach (Basketball Clinic)

November 10 Ross Hier, Minnesota DNR-Deer Hunting
November 11 Veterans' Day - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
November 12 Friends of the Crookston Public Library - Open House & Annual Gala
November 13 Kent Bruun - RiverView Foundation Philanthropy Day & Community Health Fair
November 14 No program due to RiverView Foundation Philanthropy Day & Community Health Fair

November 17 Rae French - UMC's International Week
November 18 Scott Rioppelle - CSC/Crookston Park & Rec, Curling etc.
November 19 George French - UMC's Music & Theatre Department
November 20 Chris Bates -  Crookston Schools Superintendent
November 21 Sue & Lester Wilkens - Annual Community Thanksgiving

November 24 Holiday Safety
November 25 CHS Classic Noel
November 26 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
November 28  Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness



October 2014

October 1 Chris Boike - Crookston Public Library
October 2 Kathleen Brown - UMC Military Appreciation Day
October 3 Trina Brennan - Rydell National Wildlife Refuge

October 6 Polk County Public Health/Wellness Coalition - upcoming Training
October 7 Crookston United Way Chili & Soup Cook-off and Chocolate Extravaganza
October 8  Donna Ulseth - MN and ND Agri-Women Harvest of Knowledge (FaceBook page)
October 9  Amy Theis - National 4-H Week
October 10 Jim Borkowski - Cornstalk Jamboree

October 13 Todd & Andrea Ellingson - City of Joy, Rwanda
October 14 Pat Kelly - Crookston Public Works Director
October 15 Agassiz Environmental Learning Center Haunted Trails
October 16 Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness
October 17 Andrew Svec - Meet the Candidates Forum & UMC Homecoming

October 20 Garrett Borowicz - Hoops on Halloween
October 21 William Enlow - Candidate for Crookston Ward 4/
October 22 Nancy Shafer, Polk County 911 Supervisor
October 23 Kent Bruun - RiverView Foundation Estate Planning Seminar
October 24 Community Halloween Party

October 27 Katie Haarsager - Enbridge Pipeline
October 28 Dale Stainbrook,Crookston Mayoral Candidate/
October 29 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
October 30 Dana Johnson, incumbent for Crookston Ward 2/ Bob Quanrud Candidate for Crookston Alderman-at-Large
October 31 al Candidate/Steve Erickson, Candidate for Crookston Ward 2

September 2014

September 1 Happy Labor Day!
September 2 Allan Dragseth - Red River Sugarbeet Museum Harvest Festival Sept. 7
September 3 Carma Hanson-Altru SafeKids
September 4 St. Joseph's Wild West Hoe Down Fertile - Renee Rongen
September 5 Gary Lindsey-RiverView Recovery Center-National Recovery Month

September 8 Michelle Christopherson - IDEA Competition
September 9 Chris Trostad - Principal at Highland School in Crookston
September 10 Mary Jo Halos and Francine Olson - ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education)   
September 11 Sandy Kegler - King of Trails Marketplace
September 12 Lorna Hollowell - UMC Diversity Programming

September 15 Linda Nephew - RiverView Health Adult Day Services Director
September 16 Brenda Mack  - Northwestern Mental Health Community Conversations
September 17 Minn-Dak Power/Lignite Council - EPA restrictions
September 18 Greg Williams - Producer of the Anonymous People that will be shown at UMC
September 19 Altru Health Safe Kids - National Child Passenger Safety Week

September 22 Joan Morlan - RiverView Health Pulmonary Rehab-Freedom from Smoking Class
September 23 Chris Bates -  Crookston Schools Superintendent
September 24 Andrews Svec and Ken Mendez - University of Minnesota Crookston
September 25 State Rep. Deb Kiel (District 1B) and House Minority Leader Kurt Dowd
September 26 Eric Bergeson - running for State Representative in 1B  

September 29  Crookston Fire Department Annual Open House - Dan Crane
September 30  Lori Wagner, Ken and Ann Longtin talking Medicare Myths

August 2014

August 1 Don Rasicott-Night To Unite-August 5

August 4 Little Miss Crookston
August 5 Candidate for State Rep. District 1B- Eric Bergeson
August 6
August 7 Crookston Administrator Shannon Stassen
August 8  Jim Kent-Crookston Artist Series

August 11 Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness
August 12 Miss Crookston Candidates
August 13 Carmen Knutson-Ox Cart Days
August 14 Agassiz Environmental Learning Center
August 15 Ox Cart Days

August 18 Miss Crookston 2014
August 19 Gerry Amiot-Chautauqua French-Canadian Metis Festival
August 20 Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
August 21 Crookston All-School Registration Day Broadcast
August 22 UMC Chancellor-Dr. Fred Wood

August 25 Crookston Parks and Rec Fun Finder
August 26 Monsanto Fund-Americas Farmers Initiative
August 27 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermeier
August 28 Sister's Sojourn- Mentor, MN Sept. 12 & 13
August 29 ( Tentative ) Recovery Worship- Tasha Schuh Sept. 5 at V.C.F.

July 2014

July 1 Crookston School Board Chairman Frank Fee
July 2 Polk County Fair
July 3 Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
July 4 Happy Fourth of July!

July 7 UMC 24th Annual UMC Teambackers Golf Classic (Jerry Hasbrouck, Jason Tanquist)
July 8 Pat Kelly-Crookston Public Works Director
July 9  Polk County Fair
July 10 Darcy Engen- Sod House Theater Casting Call July 21, 22, 23.
July 11 Leah Winjum, Sue Murphy- 'Kids at Castle Park'

July 14 Kirby Newhouse-Club Kid Crazy Days Kid's Carnival, July 17
July 15 Steve Videen-Crookston Gun Club/Firearm Safety Training
July 16 Kittson County Fair-Mike Wollin
July 17 Carmen Knutson-Crookston Chamber-Crazy Daze and Ox Cart Days.
July 18 Crookston Police Officer Don Rasicott-Night To Unite-August 5

July 21 Darcy Engen- Sod House Theater Ibse's "Peer Gynt" July 25, 26
July 22 Allyson Leas, Jerry Amiot-Polk County Historical Society
July 23 Marshall County Fair
July 24 Rick Niemela- Crookston Schools Building  & Grounds Supervisor
July 25 Pat Kelly- Crookston Public Works Director

July 28 Kathryn Draeger-'If You Build It' -July 30 Rural Design Conference
July 29 Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
July 30 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermeier
July 31 Minnesota State Trooper Jesse Grabow-DPS-PIO

June 2014

June 2 Crookston Administrator Shannon Stassen
June 3 Majority Leader Erin Murphy
June 4 Carmen Knutson-Crookston Chamber
June 5  Kent Bruun-Riverview Foundation, “FREE” prostate screening June 10
June 6  Erskine Water Carnival, Climax Small Town Saturday

June 9 Jo Bittner-Polk County DAC 50th Anniversary
June 10 Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
June 11 Pat Kelly-Crookston Public Works 
June 12 (Pre-empted-RLC State Baseball Tournament)
June 13 (Pre-empted-RLC State Baseball Tournament)

June 16 Brenda Langved-West Polk County Relay for Life-June 20
June 17 State Trooper Jesse Grabow-DPS-PIO
June 18 Wayne Melbye- Crookston All-School Reunion
June 19 Amy Theis-Fisher Landing Day
June 20 Little Miss Crookston/Junior Miss Crookston Pageant Aug. 10

June 23 Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
June 24 Wayne Melbye- Crookston All-School Reunion
June 25 Police Chief Paul Biermeier, Sheriff Barb Erdman, Lt. Brad Norlund- TDZ-July 4th 
June 26 Trinity Lutheran Pastor Greg Isaacson- 75th Anniversary 
June 27 Jim Borkowski-Crookston Farmers Market

June 30  Carma Hanson-Altru SafeKids

May 2014

May 5 Ken Mendez-Fiesta-Cinco de Mayo at UMC tonight!
May 6 Minnesota News Network's Bill Werner
May 7 Zippel Bay's Nick Painovich-Lake of the Woods Fishing Opener
May 8 RiverView CEO Carrie Michalski - National Hospital Week
May 9 Crookston Administrator Shannon Stassen, CHEDA Director Craig Hoiseth

May 12  Ann Longtin and Shirley Iverson Splash Park fund-raising- May 13, May 17
May 13  Paul Biermeier, Tim Motherway- National Child Safety Council
May 14  State Rep. Deb Kiel
May 15 State Highway Patrol Information Officer Jesse Grabow
May 16 High School Principal Eric Bubna

May 19 Dan Erdman-Crookston Triathalon
May 20 Steve Videen- Firearm Saftety Training Classes
May 21 Crookston Administrator Shannon Stassen 
May 22 Denise Oliver-Summer Camp K-12
May 23 Gary Wilhite-Castle Park RV Park Opposition

May 26 Have a Safe Memorial Day
May 27 Tammy Conn- Walk Polk County
May 28  Police Chief Paul Biermeier
May 29 Crookston Administrator Shannon Stassen-(PPD Due to Section 8A Baseball)
May 30 State Representative Deb Kiel

April 2014

April 1 Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley)
April 2 Polk County Administrator Chuck Whiting
April 3 Tasha Reierson-UMC Asst A.D.- Pancakes and Ponies
April 4 Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates

April 7 Denice Oliver-Kindergarten Roundup
April 8 Kirsten Fagerlund, Marley Melbye, Sarah Reese-PCPH National Public Health Week
April 9 Carter Koontz-Altru Clinic Running Evaluation
April 10  Andrea Reynolds, RiverView speech therapist-Autism Awareness Event April 12
April 11 Beth Carlson-CHS 'Man of LaMancha' April 11,12,13

April 14  Early Childhood Summit
April 15  Joel Haskerd-Biomass Trends in NW Minesota
April 16  Kari Moe, April Grunhovd- RiverView 5k on May 3rd
April 17 Margee Keller-CHS Arts, Academics and Athletics Awards
April 18 Al Chesley-Polk County TRIAD Taste of Italy Supper- April 19

April 21  State Rep. Deb Kiel
April 22  Julia Rinn and Ashleigh Erdmann- Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive on April 29
April 23  Carma Hanson-Altru SafeKids safety seat inspection on April 24 at Brost Chevrolet
April 24  Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness
April 25  Sarah Reese United Way Spring Fling-April 29th

April 28  DNR Wildlife Supervisor Ross Heier
April 29  Former State Representative Bernie Lieder- Honor Flight  (**Listen**)
April 30  Police Chief Paul Biermaier 
May 1    City Administrator Shannon Stassen-Castle Park RV Park/Street Construction Projects
May 2    Castle Park Alliance

March 2014

March 3  Tracy Volker-North Country Food Bank-Minnesota Food Share
March 4  MN Senator Leroy Stumpf
March 5  Lorna Hollowell-UMC
March 6  Jo Gast, Janet Denison- Recovery Worship Friday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m.March 26
March 7  Carmen Knutson-Executive Director-Chamber/RMA/CVB/United Way

March 10 Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness
March 11 State Rep. Deb Kiel
March 12 Andy Albertsen-UMC Student and Creator of the Crookston Kestrel Watch
March 13 Scott Janssen, "The Mushin' Mortician"
March 14 Phyllis Hagen-Senior Day at the Crookston Sports Center- Tuesday, March 18

March 17 
March 18 MN House Majority Leader Erin Murphy
March 19 Emily Luckow-Our Savior's Lutheran School
March 20 John Erickson-Scouting For Food, March 22
March 21 Carmen Knutson- Dale Carnegie Training-March 26

March 24 Greg LeBlanc, Bob Moffit- Ethanol Promotional Event
March 25 Rabbi Moshe Weiss, and Rachel Lundbohm, Director of CRES-UMC
March 26 Francine Olson- Month of the Young Child
March 27 State Rep. Deb Kiel
March 28 Police Chief Paul Biermaier  

March 31 State Patrol Information Officer Jesse Grabow.  

February 2014

February 3 Chris Bates-Superintendent of Crookston Schools-Make-up Days
February 4 Bobby Baird- Ice Buster Daze
February 5 Wayne Melbye-Crookston All School Reunion
February 6 Mitch Bakken-Marketing/Communication Specialist-TVOC-MNSure Info sessions
February 7 State Patrol Officer Jesse Grabow

February 10 Ice Buster Daze winners and a recap
February 11 Kent Bruun Riverview Health Giving Hearts Day
February 12 MN House Speaker Rep. Paul Thissen
February 13 Pirates Coaches Vs. Cancer
February 14 UMC Baseball Coach Chris Vito 

February 17 Kent Bruun-RiverView Foundation update on Giving Hearts Day
February 18 State Rep. Deb Kiel
February 19 Lorna Hollowell-Black History Month "Night of Expression"-Monday, Feb. 24.
February 20 Marley Hanson- Polk County Public Health-"Sticker Shock Campaign"
February 21 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier

February 24 MNN Capitol Correspondent Bill Werner- A legislative preview
February 25 Rae French-UMC International Dinner Series
February 26 Mike Boucher-4th Annual Todd Radi Snowmobile Run
February 27 Zippel Bay L.O.W. Fish Report
February 28 Shannon Stassen-Crookston Administrator

January 2014

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! 2013 MNN Year in Review
Jan. 2 Crookston Parks and Rec Program Coordinator Scott Butt
Jan. 3 State Rep. Deb Kiel

January 6 Denice Oliver Early Childhood Screening Jan 14-18
January 7 Brandon and Jackie (Reitmeier) Otway (interview with MaryAnn Simmons)
January 8 Dale Knoteck- Cross Country Ski Trails
January 9 Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
January 10 Jan Aamoth-Community Education

January 13 Curt Hamre-Director of Riverview Recovery Center
January 14 American Legion District 9 Mid-Winter Conference.
January 15 Jason Kremer-Chamber annual dinner at Crookston Eagles 1/15/14
January 16 Principal J.J. Vold-Crookston High School 
January 17 Lorna Holowell- MLK-Author Taylor Branch at UMC-Kiehle Auditorium 1/20 7pm 

January 20 Dan Erdman- 2nd Annual Crookston Triathlon-June 6-7
January 21 Andrew Svec-University Relations-UMC
January 22 Pat Kelly-Snow Removal/ Snow Emergency
January 23 Jeff Perreault- Pirate Girls Hockey Kick Cancer's Butt Game tonight
January 24 Chuck Whiting- Polk County Administrator

January 27 Suzie Kaisor-Ice Buster Daze
January 28 Bill Tyrell-UMC Office of Development & Alumni Relations
January 29 Tammy Conn- Polk County Public Health-February Fitness Fever
January 30 Shannon Stassen-Crookston City Administrator
January 31 DNR-Wildlife Management

December 2013

December 2 Ken Longtin Agency
December 3 SFC Robert Hernandez Wellness Fair for Military Families Dec. 7
December 4 Chamber of Commerce-Crookston Winter Wonderland Dec. 6 & 7
December 5 Pastors Jo Gast and Michelle Miller-Blue Christmas Service 12/11
December 6 Rae French- Christmas Around The World

December 9 Michael Angelo Caruso-UMC
December 10 Chuck Larson-Trinity Christmas Food Baskets 12/19,20,21
December 11 Sarah Reese- Caroling for Warmth
December 12 George French-'Church Basement Ladies' UMC Theatre-12/13,14,15
December 13 Jess Steinbrenner-Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota

December 16 Sarah Reese- Gala for Girls
December 17 Mike Boucher- Driftbusters Membership Supper/Snowmobile Safety Training
December 18 Kiwanis Fruit Basket Sale
December 19 State Trooper Jesse Grabow
December 20 Lake of the Woods Ice Fishing Report

December 23 Santa!
December 24 Christmas Music
December 25 Merry Christmas
December 26 Brian Ringdahl-Ice Buster Days
December 27 Crookston Community Coordinator Mike MacDonald

December 30 Crookston School Board Chairman Frank Fee
December 31 Crookston Mayor Dave Genereux, Craig Buness-Polk County Commissioner

November 2013

November 1 Ken Longtin - Affordable Care Act Information

November 4 Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
November 5 Crookston Chamber CEO Shannon Stassen
November 6 Referendum Review-Chris Bates, Frank Fee
November 7 Dr. Fred Wood-UMC Chancellor 
November 8 DNR-Firearms Deer Hunting Opener

November 11 Veterans Day (1988 Speech by Pres. Ronald Reagan)
November 12 Polk County Board Chairman Craig Buness
November 13 Kent Bruun-RiverView Foundation 10th Annual Philanthropy Day/Health Fair
November 14 New Crookston City Administrator Shannon Stassen
November 15 RiverView Health Foundation Philanthropy Day Broadcasts

November 18 Clearway Minnesota- Great American Smoke Out 11/21/2013
November 19 Andrew Svec, Lorna Hollowell, "Belief, Native American poetry and Music 11/20
November 20 Lori Wagner- Villa St. Vincent Foundation
November 21 State Patrol Information Officer Jesse Grabow
November 22 MNN Special Program on the 50th anniversary of the Assassination of JFK

November 25 Belinda Fjeld- CHS Classic Noel 12/8/2013
November 26 Scott Riopelle-Crookston Sports Center
November 27 Dana Johnson-CHEDA
November 29 Rydell National Wildlife Refuge

October 2013

October 1  Crookston Fire Department Open House- October 5
October 2  Jan Aamoth-Crookston Community Education Classes
October 3  Jason Kremer-Crookston Chamber/United Way
October 4  State Rep. Deb Kiel

October 7  Ken Longtin- MNsure and Healthcare Reform Update
October 8  Jason Uhlir-Minnkota Power Cooperative-Safe Harvesting around power lines
October 9  Joan Morlan-Riverview Health's Freedom From Smoking program
October 10 Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier
October 11 Jeanne Cooney, author, 'Hot Dish Heaven: A Murder Mystery with Recipes'

October 14 Kristina Gray- Polk County Historical Society board member
October 15 DNR-Deer Hunting
October 16  Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
October 17  Rachel Lundbohm and Kayla Bellrichard AnyTime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon
October 18 Rydell Refuge - Youth Hunt

October 21 Don Cavalier- UMC graduate placement
October 22 Lori Caylor, Crystal Maruska- RiverView’s Rehab Services sleep study tests.
October 23 Crookston Community Theatre-'Blue Yonder' Oct. 27,28,29,30
October 24 State Senator Leroy Stumpf
October 25 Darin Selzler-Crookston Community Halloween Party

October 28 Kevin Cooper-IDEA Competition
October 29 Polk County Historical Society 80th Anniversary-November 7
October 30 Tim Dufault-Crookston School Board
October 31 Carrie Berquist, Dr. Makarem - Altru Monthly Community Wellness Connection

September 2013
September 3 Ken Longtin  - Affordable Care Act Information
September 4 Fertile's St. Joseph's Wild West Hoe Down- Sept. 7
September 5  Al Dragseth- RRV Sugarbeet Museum Harvest Festival-Sept.8
September 6 Bonnie Stewart- Sister's Sojourn

September 9 Crookston Lions 75th Anniversary
September 10 Brooke Leininger- UMC Equestrian  Bits 'n BBQ- Sept 13
September 11 Mary Jo Halos-ECFE fall classes
September 12 4-H Recruiting Kick-off-Sept 15
September 13 Craig Buness-Chair-Polk County Commissioners

September 16 State Rep. Deb Kiel
September 17  UMC-World Flutist and Cultural Story Teller, Gary Stroutsos, Sept 18 7PM
September 18  Todd Ellingson- President and Founder of City of Joy, Rwanda 
September 19  Carol Gregg - Homelessness Exhibit
September 20  Rep. Alice Hausman- Minnesota Chair of the Capital Investment Committee

September 23 Tracy Volker- North Country Food Bank-Hunger Action Month
September 24 RiverView Health Chemical Dependency-National Recovery Month
September 25 Crookston City Interim Administrator Pat Kelly
September 26 Andrea Reynolds, RiverView Health Speech Pathologist- Free workshop
September 27 UMC Homeless Tent Exhibit

September 30 Shauna Reitmeier Community Conversations on Mental Health-


August 2013
August 5  Ken Longtin - Affordable Care Act Information
August 6  Little Miss Crookston Contestants
August 7  Mike McDonald - City of Crookston Flood Control Manager
August 8  Shannon Stassen & Jason Kremer - Crookston Chamber (Ox Cart Days)
August 9  Jerry Amiot - Chautauqua Festival

August 12 Sherry Alterpeter and Rita Trandem - Lyme Disease
August 13 Miss Crookston Contestants
August 14 Ox Cart Days
August 15 Crookston All School Registration Day Today!
August 16 Paul Bittner- World Hockey Championship Participant

August 19  Miss Crookston 2013/Oxcart Recap
August 20  Jerry Amiot -  Chautauqua Festival
August 21  Angel Hoeffner- Crookston Finance Director
August 22  Natasha Reierson,UMC - 3rd Annual Mary Tyrrell Health Walk for Scholarships
August 23  Kathy Buggy-Campaign to Fix The Debt

August 26  Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates
August 27  Carma Hansen- Altru SafeKids, Back to school Safety
August 28  Shirley Seddon Iverson-Splash Park fundraiser update
August 29  Rick Niemela -Crookston Schools Transportation Director
August 30  UMC Chancellor, Doctor Fred Wood

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