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GOVERNOR WALZ TAKES EXECUTIVE ACTION TO PROTECT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE IN MINNESOTA

Governor Tim Walz today took executive action to protect reproductive health care services in Minnesota. Under the Minnesota Constitution, abortion remains legal in Minnesota, but Minnesota’s neighboring states are expected to severely restrict the reproductive freedom. Executive Order 22-16 will...

ARREST/FIRE REPORT- JUNE 25, 2022

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrest. Mickaila Lea Finch, 32, of Crookston, for 5th-Degree Drug Possession by False Title as Authorized.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL: RED LAKE COUNTY NORTHEASTERN: NORMAN COUNTY SOUTHEASTERN POLK COUNTY NORTHERN MAHNOMEN COUNTY  WEST CENTRAL: CLEARWATER COUNTY * UNTIL 9:15 P.M. * AT 8:10 P.M., SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED FOR POLK COUNTY AND OTHER NORTHWEST MINNESOTA COUNTIES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHWESTERN NORMAN COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA... SOUTHERN POLK COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA... SOUTHEASTERN GRAND FORKS COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA... NORTHERN CASS COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED FOR POLK AND OTHER COUNTIES UNTIL 9:00 P.M.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 407 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9:00 P.M. THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA: KITTSON MAHNOMEN MARSHALL NORMAN PENNINGTON...

MONDAY’S TWIG AND BRANCH COLLECTION WILL BE COVERED OVER A TWO-DAY PERIOD

The Crookston Public Works Department announced that due to staffing issues, the Twig and Branch Collection scheduled for Monday, June 27, will be covered over a two-day period. Monday’s collection will take care of Monday – Wednesday’s garbage routes,...

ARREST/FIRE REPORT- JUNE 24, 2022

The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston reported the following arrests. Ryan Oliver Aune, 31, of Fertile, for Receiving Stolen Property Mohamed Ali Farah, 38, of Crookston, for Contempt of Court

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISCUSS LONG TERM BONDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES PROJECTS

The Polk County Board of Commissioners met inside the Polk County Government Center on Tuesday afternoon and heard from Environmental Services Administrator Jon Steiner on multiple items he brought to the Board. Steiner reported that the Polk County Resource Recovery...

DEMERS AVE WILL BE NARROWED TO ONE LAND ON OVERPASS OVER WASHINGTON ST. AND DOWNTOWN GRAND FORKS STARTING MONDAY

Demers Ave. will be down to one lane in each direction on the overpass over the railroad tracks between Washington St. and downtown Grand Forks starting on Monday, June 27, 2022. ND Department of Transportation crews will be making concrete...

RIVERVIEW AND POLK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFERS A LIVE WEBINAR ON MEASLES VACCINATIONS

You may have heard that two cases of measles were diagnosed in children in Minnesota this month. The children, siblings who visited a country where measles is common, had not been vaccinated. The cases are alarming for many reasons, including...

CITY OF CROOKSTON PUBLIC WORKS BEGINS ROAD AND SIDEWALK RECONSTRUCTION

The City of Crookston has started multiple construction projects this week and has many others planned for the summer. With projects ranging from simply filling potholes to repaving entire roads and sidewalks. Crookston Public Works Director Brandon Carlson said...

CROOKSTON AND FERTILE PUBLIC LIBRARIES TO HOST PINT SIZE POLKA MUSICAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN ON JUNE 29 AND 30

Local libraries are inviting audiences of all ages to go under the sea with accordion player Mike Schneider in an ocean-themed polka-palooza! Polka enthusiasts will enjoy clapping and singing along to the music in this interactive program which will also include magic,...

CITY OF CROOKSTON RELEASES 2022 ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TIMELINE

The City of Crookston has started the 2022 Road Reconstruction projects this week, with construction beginning now and later in July and ending at the end of July and the beginning of August. The City closed Sunflower Street on Tuesday,...

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S AIRBOAT SINKS WHILE INSTALLING BUOYS ON MAPLE LAKE

On June 22, at approximately 9:15 a.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the Polk County Highway Department in relation to installing buoys on the east shore of Maple Lake, near Mentor, using the Polk County Sheriff’s Office...

CROOKSTON CITY COUNCIL POSTPONES STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

The Crookston City Council will have a Strategic Planning Session on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at City Hall. The agenda will include discussions on Housing and Bonding and Wage/Comp. Update: June 23, 10:35...