Spring Clean-Up Week in Crookston is in effect now through May 20. Place items on your street boulevard on your regular garbage day, and they should be separated into piles: garbage, clothing, cardboard, furniture, metal items, demolition, and yard waste. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled. Devices such as TVs, computer monitors, etc., cannot be landfilled and will not be collected during clean-up. They need to be disposed of at the Transfer Station. Compost material such as grass clippings and lawn or garden waste will not have to be in City compost bags for this week only. The Polk County Public Health advises to not bring furniture, mattresses, box springs, or bed frames found on the street into your home to prevent the spread of bed bugs. Items should be placed on boulevards no more than 72 hours prior to your collection day. With the recent storms, the city will need to be running a few pumps and will be leaving appliances and tires until time allows for pickup, which could possibly be next week.
Crookston Community Education is offering Summer Mini Camps for a reasonable fee. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Washington and Highland Elementary Schools for all children in Kindergarten through grade 5. The grade levels for each class offering are based on the grade the student will complete this year. Register at the Crookston Community Education Office from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 218-5078. Registration must be completed by Friday, May 20.
Trinity Lutheran Church of Crookston will present Summer Faiths “Park” Series “Treasures of God” for all 1st through 6th graders (2022-2023 school year). This series will be held on 4 Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and will include Bible time, games, snacks, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, and outdoor fun together. Please bring a picnic lunch, water bottle and meet them at a local park. On Thursday, June 2, meet at Castle Park, June 9, at Schuster Park, June 16, at Highland Park–meet at the Lion’s Shelter and bring your swimsuits and towel for water fun, and June 23 at the Red Barn and the night will end at Trinity Lutheran Church for time with parents. Please register by May 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church. If you have any questions, call Leah Winjum at 218-289-3250.
The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Our Saviors Lutheran Church and the Methodist Church on the week of May 16-20.
The Golden Link Senior Center will have an AARP Driver’s Safety Class from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. today, Smear at 1:00 p.m., SAIL Exercise Class at 2:30 p.m., and a DAV Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Alluma will hold their 1st Annual Alluma Night today at the University of Minnesota Crookston Sargeant Student Center at 4:30 p.m. for a family-friendly space to connect and experience different ways to heal, cope, and care for your mental health. Transportation will be available in Crookston city limits via T.H.E. Bus between 4:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees can park in Parking Lot A. To register for the event, you can go to www.allumacares.org/allumanight.
The Crookston Eagles will have Bar BINGO tonight at 6:30 p.m. with the kitchen open, serving food.
The Crookston Public Schools is holding a School Readiness Survey to reserve spots for children in a School Readiness classroom at Washington Elementary School for the fall of 2022 based on availability. The Crookston Public Schools request that students and families complete the Survey by Friday, May 20, online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/3T969WH or by completing a paper survey and mailing it to Washington School or emailing it to Lori Morgan at email@example.com. No one will be denied participation due to an inability to pay and transportation is available for all students within city limits. If you have any questions, you can call Lori Morgan or Denice Oliver at 281-5078.
This summer, the Fertile Public Library has teamed up with the Agassiz Environmental Learning Center to offer a Story Stroll! Enjoy “The Hiking Viking” by Laura Gehl while exploring the prairie area at the AELC from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, June 5.
The Crookston Eagles will have Bar BINGO $500 must go final blackout on Friday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open serving food. They will also have Stars and Bars Karaoke at 9:00 p.m.
The Golden Link Senior Center is holding its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All donations are appreciated!
Crookston Parks and Recreation has registration open for Jr. and Sr. legion baseball for players born from January 1 of 2003 to 2009. To register, please go to https://www.crookston.mn.us/ns/fun and click on the Register Now link. Players must complete a legion baseball player form. The first practice will be held at Karn Field on Saturday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m.
RiverView Health is holding its first Annual RiverView Orthopaedic Walk and Roll 2K on Saturday, May 21 at the RiverView Health Center at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $25. To get a registration form, you can go to kroxam.com/2022/05/03/riverview-health-will-have-its-first-annual-walk-and-roll-2k-on-may-21/ to fill out your registration form. Any registration forms or checks should be mailed to Carrie Bergquist, RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN 56716.
The Crookston High School will have a Music Trip to Valleyfair on Saturday, May 21, they will perform at 3:00 p.m.
The Crookston Eagles will have Bar BINGO $400 must go final blackout on Saturday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m.
The Crookston Parks and Recreations will be a legion parent/athlete meeting held on Sunday, May 22, at the Crookston Sports Center in the event rink at 6:00 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Jake Solberg at 218-280-0260.
The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Presbyterian Church on the week of May 23-27.
The Crookston High School will have its Junior High Band/Choir/Orchestra Concert in the Crookston High School Auditorium on Monday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Golden Link Senior Center will have a NAPS Food Box Pick-up in their Parking Lot from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23, Guitar Lessons at 10:30 a.m., and Sit, Stand, & Dance Class at 2:00 p.m.
The Crookston City Council will meet on Monday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers immediately followed by the Ways & Means Committee.
Polk County Public Health Crookston and East Grand Forks and Children’s Dental Service will provide dental services on Tuesday, May 24, and Wednesday, May 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the East Grand Forks Office. This care includes examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatments, plastic sealants, fillings, crowns, extractions, and other treatments as needed. Children’s Dental Services will provide services to both Crookston and East Grand Forks, alternating locations each month. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your child, please call 612-746-1530 or 866-543-6009.
The Golden Link Senior Center will have a What is Depression presentation by Shauna Reitmeier at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, Pinochle and Recycled Cards at 1:00 p.m., and SAIL Exercise Class at 2:30.
The Highway 2 Corridor Study Open House has been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at City Hall in the City Hall Council Chambers.
The Crookston Public Library is inviting readers to join its Reading by the Red Book Club, on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. The selected title for May will be The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
The Golden Link Senior Center will have Men’s Cards on Wednesday, May 25, Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m., and Bridge Group at 12:30 p.m.
Come and hear some of Crookston’s finest musicians in concert on Wednesday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Crookston. Participating in the concert will be the Bells of Praise handbell choir, Jim Kent and George French. This promises to be an exciting and fun-filled evening of some great music. The concert is FREE, a gift to our community! The concert will also be live-streamed by going to the Presbyterian Church website www.crookstonfirstpres.org or the church’s Facebook page.
The Fisher American League will have Wednesday Burger Night on Wednesday, May 25.
The Golden Link Senior Center will have Foot Care Appointments from 8:30 to noon on Thursday, May 26, Smear at 1:00 p.m., and SAIL Exercise Class at 2:30 p.m.
The Crookston Gun Club will have a Ladies’ Night to “Try New Guns” on Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 p.m. to dusk, where they will have the opportunity to learn about different guns from their female instructors. Ammunition will be available to purchase by the round at the clubhouse that night.
Crookston High School will have its Last Day of School and Graduation in the Crookston High School Gym on Friday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m.
There will be no Home Delivered Meals on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.
The Golden Link Senior Center will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.
The Crookston Veterans Council will be doing a ceremony at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day at 10:00 a.m., with a flag-raising at the entrance following the ceremony. At 11:00 a.m., there will be a Naval Ceremony at the Sampson Street Bridge.
The Fisher American Legion will present military honors on Memorial Day, May 30, at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Fisher Lutheran Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., and Bygland Cemetery – 11:30 a.m. A luncheon will be served by the Fisher American Legion Auxiliary from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fisher American Legion, 318 Thompson Ave. Fisher. All are welcome to attend.
The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Public Schools on the week of May 31 to June 3.
The Golden Link Senior Center will have a Caregiver Support & Service presentation by Julie Praska-Moser at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, Pinochle and Recycled Cards at 1:00 p.m., and SAIL Exercise Class at 2:30 p.m.
The Golden Link Senior Center will have a Flea Market Rummage Sale where people can rent a table for $10 in June.
The Fisher American Legion will have Wednesday Burger Night on Wednesday, June 1.
The Crookston Library will have a Summer Library Experience Kick-Off on Wednesday, June 1, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., where they will have Underwater Rock Art
Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their “Treasures of God” series on Thursday, June 2, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Castle Park. The theme will be “Discovering God’s Treasures.”
The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Villa St. Vincent on the week of June 6-10.
Eat United Summer Food Service is back at the park for summer 2022! Crookston Public Schools, in partnership with the United Way of Crookston, will be offering free summer meals to all children ages 0-18 at Ray Ecklund Park Complex this summer! The program will run Monday-Thursday from June 6 – July 28. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please note that pre-pandemic guidelines will be enforced, including that children must be present to receive a meal, one meal per child, and meals must be consumed on-site. There is NO grab and go option for the summer of 2022.
The Fisher American Legion will have an Auxiliary Meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Cathedral Church in Crookston will have a Community Meal on Wednesday, June 8, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Church Dining Room. This meal is free, and everyone is welcome to come. They will continue the Community Meals every month on the second Wednesday of the month.
The Fisher American Legion will have Wednesday Burger Night on Wednesday, June 8.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their “Treasures of God” series on Thursday, June 9, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Schuster Park. The theme will be “Broken Treasures Shine Bright.”
RiverView Health is offering a CPR class on Thursday, June 9, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. Cost is $50 for those needing certification, and for those not needing certification the class is free. Due to Covid-19, class sizes are limited, no walk-ins will be allowed, and face masks are required. To register, call 218-281-9405.
The University of Minnesota Extension will be offering Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Certification at the Polk County Fairgrounds for youth’s ages 14 and older on Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11. Cost to take the course is $40 per student and includes all materials and meals on training days. If you have any questions, please contact Polk County Extension office at (218)563-2465 or Norman County Extension office at (218)784-5551, or Heather Dufault’s cell at (218)280-1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Widseth and Alluma on the week of June 13-17.
The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL Meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m.
The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team and the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association are teaming up to host the 2022 Minnesota Summer Beef Tour on Tuesday, July 12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.z.umn.edu/MNSummerBeefTour for $25 per person until June 15. Tickets purchased after June 15 will cost $30 online or at the door. Lunch and Dinner will be included.
The Crookston Public School District will have a public meeting on the multiuse facility on Wednesday, June 15, in the Crookston High School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.
The Fisher American Legion will have Wednesday Burger Night on Wednesday, June 15.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their “Treasures of God” series on Thursday, June 16, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Schuster Park. The theme will be “Each Treasure is Unique.”
The UMC Teambacker Golf Classic presented by Altru will take place on Friday, June 17 at Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston. They are currently taking donations of products, services, gift certificates, or experience. If you would like to register a 5-person team, contact Michelle Christopherson at email@example.com or call 218-281-8369.
The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Trinity W.E.L.C.A. on the week of June 20-24.
The Fisher American Legion will have Wednesday Burger Night on Wednesday, June 22.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their “Treasures of God” series on Thursday, June 23, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Red Barn. The theme will be “Treasures Together.” At the end, they will meet at Trinity for time with the parents.
The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Trinity W.E.L.C.A. on the week of June 27-July 1.
The Fisher American Legion will have Wednesday Burger Night on Wednesday, June 29.
There will be no Eat United Summer Food services over the week of the 4th of July (July 4-7).
The University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team and the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association are teaming up to host the 2022 Minnesota Summer Beef Tour on Tuesday, July 12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.z.umn.edu/MNSummerBeefTour for $30 online or at the door. Lunch and Dinner will be included.
The Crookston Public School District will have a public meeting on the multiuse facility on Wednesday, July 20, in the Crookston High School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.
Crookston Central High School Class of 1972 will have their 50th Class Reunion on July 22 and 23. Friday night, they will meet at I.C. Mugg’s and Saturday night at Minakwa Golf Course. Check-in on their class Facebook page, call or text 218-289-7273, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crookston Gun Club will have a “self-defense night” on Thursday, July 28, from 6:30 p.m. to dusk, with assistance from local entities to teach them about self-defense.
The Crookston Public School District will have a public meeting on the multiuse facility on Wednesday, August 3, in the Crookston High School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.
Summer Arts Safari and the Crookston Community Theater will present “Matilda Jr.” Registration and tryouts for third through eighth-graders will be held at Highland Elementary School on Monday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Practices will be Tuesday, August 16 through Friday, August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please bring a snack. Cost is $25 per child. The performances will be held at Highland Elementary School on Friday, August 19 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults, children 6-12 are $3, and under 5 are free. If you have any questions, contact Fugi Baig at 218-230-4976.
The Crookston Gun Club will celebrate “Back to School” on Thursday, September 8, using their kid’s school supply shopping lists as targets.
The Crookston Gun Club will have an open night for ladies interested in coming out to the range to sight in their hunting rifles on Saturday, October 22.
The United Valley Bank of Crookston is taking donations for the Darrin Bekkedahl Benefit Account to help him pay for his intensive care bills for COVID-19. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the United Valley Bank in Crookston under Darrin Bekkedahl Benefit Account at P.O. Box 619. If you have any questions, you can call the account’s opener Allan Dragseth at 218-280-8181.
Twig and Branch Collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, running from May through October. Place the materials on your curbside. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away. Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away. Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule a pickup.
Second booster doses of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are now available at Altru Clinic in Crookston for people 50 and older and those 12 and older who are immunocompromised. The second booster dose must be administered at least four months after the first booster. Adults who received Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) for their primary vaccine and booster dose at least four months ago may now receive a second booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna only. To schedule your COVID-19 booster dose in Altru Clinic in Crookston, please call 218.281.9100.
The Crookston Reds are looking for players and a field manager for the 2022 season. If interested, email email@example.com or text 218-280-4481.
RiverView Health is holding virtual, monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meetings on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. For more information on the support group, contact Laura Slaathaug, RD LD, at 218-281-9589.
The Benedictine Living Community Auxiliary is looking for new members. For those interested in joining, you can contact President Diane Seddon at 218-280-6736.
The Crookston License Center is now offering the Class D written test for permit’s, new to state residents, and MN reinstatements. The test is available by appointment for a fee of $10.00. If you want to schedule an appointment, please call 218.281.5423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crookston Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Club meet on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. at Drafts Sports Bar and Grill. They will discuss books and enjoy beverages. Appetizers are provided by the Friends of the Crookston Public Library; participants are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks. All are welcome.
The Crookston Public Library’s Reading by the Red Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library at 6:30 p.m. They will discuss books and enjoy beverages.
The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday. The cost is $7. Veterans’ meals are half price on the first Monday of the month. Call 281-3072 by 10:00 the day you plan to have lunch.
The Crookston Friends of the Library meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
The Crookston Library Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:15.
Polk County Public Health is available to answer questions about essential services such as groceries, medications, and other daily items at 281-3385. The phone is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Cove Youth Center in Crookston is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students and parents should call ahead to check the availability of the youth center at 218-470-0149.
Polk County Public Health is available to answer questions about COVID 19 and help obtain essential services such as groceries, medications, and other daily items at 281-3385. The phone is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For information on the Care and Share New Hope Food Shelf website, click here. For more information or to donate, call 218-277-0000.
The Golden Link is now renting rooms for parties. Free for members. Call 218-281-3072 for details.
The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free virtual class “Book it and Cook it” once a week until May. The class will be pre-recorded each week and available for your convenience. The class is designed to show you the benefits of cooking with your children. Registration is not required. For more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.
The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a class, “Music in Me,” featuring Kindermusik every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. from now until May. Kindermusik uses the power and joy of music-making to help children learn and grow during the most playful, interactive, and developmentally appropriate music and movement activities. Registration is required, and the cost of the class is $30. For more information, please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.