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Valley Talk

December 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
12/1
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
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12/2
Crookston Police Department- Don Rasicot
CLICK HERE to listen
12/5
Mike Boucher- Driftbuster Membership Supper
12/6
Nell DeBoer- Crookston Visitors Bureau 
12/7
Libby Boucher- United Way Online Auction
12/8
Bo Brorby- Free Christmas Movie at Grand Theatre
12/9
Ray Dusek- Community Christmas Baskets 
12/12
Ashley Melsa- Benedictine  Angel Tree, Bake Sale, Light Up A Life
12/13
Dave Kuehn- Crookston Superintendent
12/14
Crookston City Administrator- Corky Reynolds
12/15
12/16
12/19
12/20
12/21
Jeff Torres- USDA Farm Service Agency
12/22
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
12/23
12/26
12/27
12/28
12/29
12/30

 

November 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
11/1
Mark Landa- Crookston Area Chamber
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11/2
Rick Jenson- Woodcarving visit to Golden Link Senior Center
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11/3
Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
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11/4
Crookston Police Department- Police Chief Darin Selzler
CLICK HERE to listen
11/7
Cassie Rudie- Benedictine Annual Food Drive
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11/8
Ashley Rystad- Election Day
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11/9
Lorri Capistran, Marianne Isaacs, Mary Gosse- Read-A-Thon Fundraisers
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11/10
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
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11/11
Leah Winjum- Trinity Lutheran Church Common Ground Event
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11/14
Crookston Fire Department- Winter Hazard Awareness Week
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11/15
Randy Schoenborn- philanthropy day
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11/16
Jeff Torres- USDA Farm Service Agency
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11/17
Lester Wilkens and Gaye Wick- Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
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11/18
Carrie Bergquist- RiverView Auxiliary
CLICK HERE to listen
11/21
Libby Boucher- United Way Online Auction
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11/22
Wendy Oanes- RiverView Health
CLICK HERE to listen
11/23
Mark Landa- Crookston Area Chamber
CLICK HERE to listen
11/24
Happy Thanksgiving!!
11/25
Sarah Reese – Polk County Public Health
CLICK HERE to listen
11/28
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
11/29
Dave Kuehn- Crookston Superintendent
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11/30
Crookston City Administrator- Corky Reynolds
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October 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
10/3
Preston Hoiseth- Bible Baptist Family Fall Festival
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10/4
Brianna Holmer- First Responders Academy 
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10/5
Crookston Fire Department- Fire Prevention Week
CLICK HERE to listen
10/6
Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen
10/7
Crookston Police Department- Police Chief Darin Selzler
CLICK HERE to listen
10/10
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
10/11
Molly Hanson- Choice Therapy 3rd Annual 5K Walk, Run, Bike Fall Classic
CLICK HERE to listen
10/12
Libby Boucher- United Way Cook-Off 
10/13
10/14
Sam Melbye- Polk County Auditor-Treasurer and Recorder
10/17
Brandon Carlson- Fall Clean-Up Week
CLICK HERE to listen
10/18
Jim Kent & Steve Krueger- CCML
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10/19
Jeff Torres- USDA Farm Service Agency
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10/20
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
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10/21
Hope Bach- Cathedral Church Harvest Festival
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10/24
Tina from Safe Kids Grand Forks
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10/25
Dave Kuehn- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
10/26
Dave Emmanual- Indian Education Program at Highland
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10/27
Darin Selzler and Linda Morgan-
Leo Club Halloween Event
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10/28
Crookston City Administrator- Corky Reynolds
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10/31
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
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September 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
9/1
Carma Hanson- Safe Kids GF
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9/2
Crookston Police Department- Police Chief Darin Selzler
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9/6
Steve Hannah- Pioneer Days
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9/7
Jeff Torres- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
9/8
Crookston Fire Department- Fall Safety Tips
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9/9
Allan Dragseth- RRV Sugarbeet Harvest Festival
CLICK HERE to listen
9/12
Marcia Haglund- Girl Scout Signup
CLICK HERE to listen
9/13
Matt Torgerson- Crookston High School Principal
CLICK HERE to listen
9/14
Libby Boucher- United Way 2023 Campaign
CLICK HERE to listen
9/15
Cassie Rudie- Benedictine Glow Golf Tournament Recap
CLICK HERE to listen
9/16
Lori Cayler- Lunchtime Learning
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9/19
Chris Trostad- Highland Principal: New Student Success Center
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9/20
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
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9/21
Eagles Grand Worthy President- Rick Powell, Bruce Meyer, Jake Fee
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9/22
Crookston City Administrator- Corky Reynolds
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9/23
Matt Krueger- Valley Corn Maize
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9/26
Tenniel Winger- Tri-Valley Opportunity Council
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9/27
Dave Kuehn- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
9/28
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
9/29
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
9/30
Linda Morgan- Crookston High School Homecoming Week
CLICK HERE to listen

 

August 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
8/1
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
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8/2
Crookston Fire Department- Ox Cart Days Pancake Breakfast
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8/3
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
8/4
Libby Boucher- Ox Cart Days Update
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8/5
Crookston Police Department- Police Chief Darin Selzler
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8/8
Mark Landa and Carrie Bergquist- Leadership Crookston
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8/9
Had a cancelation – Talked primary election and Blue Line Golf Scramble
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8/10
Cathie Janorschke –
Little Miss and Junior Miss Crookston Contestants
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8/11
Libby Boucher- Ox Cart Days Update
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8/12
Jake Solberg- Crookston Parks & Recreation Director
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8/15
Mel Lessard- Let’s make a deal & Mr. GQ
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8/16
Miss Crookston contestants
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8/17
Jamie Cassavant- Veterans Recognition Ceremony
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8/18
Crookston High School Fall Coaches
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8/19
Bo Brorby- Grand Theatre
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8/22
Miss Crookston winner- Macy Fee
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8/23
Crookston Civic Music League
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8/24
Jerry Amiot – Chautauqua Festival
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8/25
Marcia Haglund- Tri-Valley Transportation
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8/26
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
8/29
Kelly Beiswenger- RiverView Memory Care Administrator
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8/30
Crookston City Administrator- Corky Reynolds
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8/31
Dave Kuehn- Crookston Superintendent
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July 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
7/5
Mike Moore- Polk County Fair
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7/6
Mark Landa- Crookston Area Chamber
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7/7
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
7/8
Crookston Police Department- Police Chief Darin Selzler
CLICK HERE to listen
7/11
Gregg Knutsen- Rydell National Wildlife Refuge Summer Events
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7/12
Don Rasicot and Michelle Christopherson- Night 2 Unite
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7/13
Leah Winjum- Trinity Lutheran Church Common Ground Event
CLICK HERE to listen
7/14
Maddie Engelstad & Brittni Johnson- RiverView Health’s Matter of Balance Classes
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7/15
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home- Butterfly Release 
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7/18
Mark Landa- Crookston Crazy Days Update
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7/19
Nate Lubarski- Crookston High School Activities Director
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7/20
KROX 61st Annual Crazy Days Auction
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7/21
Brandon Carlson- Crookston Public Works Director
CLICK HERE to listen
7/22
Carrie Bergquist- RiverView Auxiliary upcoming events
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7/25
Peggy Henry- Wesley Methodist Church Salad Luncheons
7/26
Jo Bittner – Polk Co. DAC
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7/27
Dave Kuehn- Crookston Superintendent
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7/28
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
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7/29
Don Rasicot and Michelle Christopherson- Night 2 Unite
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June 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
6/1
Cassie Rudie- Benedictine Living Community
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6/2
No Program/Playoff Baseball
6/3
Crookston Police Department- Police Chief Darin Selzler and Crookston Interim City Administrator –  Charles “Corky” Reynolds
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6/6
Nicole Heskin- Scruffy Tails Humane Society
CLICK HERE to listen
6/7
Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library Summer Events
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6/8
Randy Schoenborn- RiverView Health Foundation Golf Classic
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6/9
Carrie Bergquist- Women’s Leadership Network
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6/10
No Program/State Playoff Softball
6/13
Megan Hruby UMN Extension- New program at the Crookston Farmers Market
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6/14
Sandy Knudsvig- Trinity Lutheran Church Rhubarb Festival
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6/15
No Program/State Playoff Baseball
6/16
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
6/17
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
6/20
Libby Boucher- Dariann Leigh Kickin’ Off Ox Cart Concert
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6/21
Jim Birkemeyer- Norman County Fair
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6/22
Carma Hanson- Safe Kids GF
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6/23
No Show
6/24
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
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6/27
Marsha Odom & Gaye Wick- Golden Link Senior Center Trips
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6/28
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
6/29
Crookston Interim City Administrator –  Charles “Corky” Reynolds
CLICK HERE to listen
6/30
Carma Hanson- Safe Kids GF

 

May 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
5/2
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
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5/3
Dr. Colin Fennell- RiverView Health Walk & Roll Event
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5/4
Mark Landa- Crookston Area Chamber
CLICK HERE to listen
5/5
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
5/6
Crookston Police Department- Police Chief Darin Selzler
CLICK HERE to listen
5/9
Ashley Melsa- Benedictine Living Community Nursing Care Week
CLICK HERE to listen
5/10
Dennis Smith- Sex Trafficking Labor Task Force
CLICK HERE to listen
5/11
Hospice of the Red River Valley- National Nurses Week
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5/12
Amy Ellingson- Ladies Fun Night Crookston Gun Club
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5/13
Chris Trostad- Highland Elementary School Principal
CLICK HERE to listen
5/16
Diane Seddon- Benedictine Living Community Updates
CLICK HERE to listen
5/17
Brandon Carlson- Highway 2 Corridor Study
CLICK HERE to listen
5/18
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
5/19
Molly Paulsrud- National Foster Care Month
CLICK HERE to listen
5/20
Bill Werner- Minnesota News Network
5/23
Bill Werner- Minnesota News Network
5/24
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent & Matt Torgerson new CHS Principal
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5/25
Tom Helgeson-
Erskine Water Carnival
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5/26
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
5/27
Libby Boucher- United Way of Crookston Golf Tournament
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5/30
No Progam- Memorial Day/Twins Baseball
5/31
Anna Brekken- Eat United Summer Food Service
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April 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
4/1
Jim Perreault- CFD Weather Awareness Week
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4/4
Beth Carlson- three-act musical performance “Godspell”
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4/5
Leah Winjum- Blast to Bede
CLICK HERE to listen
4/6
Robert Barnes- Crookston Community Development Director
CLICK HERE to listen
4/7
Denice Oliver- Kindergarten Round-up
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4/8
Steve Videen- Crookston Gun Club Family Fun Night
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4/11
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
4/12
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
4/13
Bob Magsam- Crookston Rotary Beer/Wine Tasting Fundraiser
CLICK HERE to listen
4/14
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
4/15
Jon Ross Polk County Republicans- Red at the Ralph
CLICK HERE to listen
4/18
Minnesota Twins Game- No Show
4/19
Jake Solberg- Crookston Parks & Recreation Director
CLICK HERE to listen
4/20
Brandon Carlson- Crookston Spring Cleanup Week
CLICK HERE to listen
4/21
Greg Garmen- CHS Triple A Recognition Banquet
CLICK HERE to listen
4/22
Jacob Snyder- Polk County Environmental Services
CLICK HERE to listen
4/25
Steve Videen- Crookston Gun Club Firearms Safety Class
CLICK HERE to listen
4/26
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
4/27
Safe Kids GF- Car Seat Check Up
CLICK HERE to listen
4/28
Libby Boucher- Ox Cart Days Update
CLICK HERE to listen
4/29
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen

 

March 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
3/1
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
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3/2
Amy Finch- Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
3/3
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
3/4
Mr. CHS Candidates- Blaine Andringa, George French Gunner Gunderson, Evan Christensen, Alex Kozitka
CLICK HERE to listen
3/7
Cole Ricard CFD- Firefighter Fun Night
CLICK HERE to listen
3/8
Michael Steele- North Dakota US Senate Candidate
CLICK HERE to listen
3/9
Carrie Bergquist & Mark Landa- Crookston Area Chamber
CLICK HERE to listen
3/10
Erica Uttermark- Crookston Figure Skating Holidazzle Show
CLICK HERE to listen
3/11
Darin Selzler- Crookston Police Chief
CLICK HERE to listen
3/14
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
3/15
Jon Ross- Polk County Republican Convention
CLICK HERE to listen
3/16
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
3/17
Sheila Menard- Crookston Wedding Expo
CLICK HERE to listen
3/18
Bobby Baird-FKA Winter Shootout
CLICK HERE to listen
3/21
Nate Lubarski- New Crookston High School Activities Director
CLICK HERE to listen
3/22
Carma Hanson Safe Kids Grand Forks-
CLICK HERE to listen
3/23
Hospice of the Red River Valley- National Social Work Month
CLICK HERE to listen
3/24
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
3/25
Chris Trostad- Highland Elementary School Principal
CLICK HERE to listen
3/28
Crookston Public Library- April Events
CLICK HERE to listen
3/29
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
3/30
Leah Winjum- Common Ground Event
CLICK HERE to listen
3/31
Carrie Bergquist- RiverView Auxiliary
CLICK HERE to listen

 

February 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
2/1
Randy Sondrol-Snowshoe Lacing Wokshop at Rydell Refuge
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2/2
Amanda Lien & Wayne Goeken- Polk County Fitness Fever
CLICK HERE to listen
2/3
Morgan Torkelson- West Polk Soil Conservation District
CLICK HERE to listen
2/4
Elaine Metzger & Steve Kreuger- Crookston Civic Music League
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2/7
Suzie Kaiser- Ice Buster Daze Fishing Derby
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2/8
Randy Schoenborn- RiverView Foundation
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2/9
Cindy Hulst- Benedictine Living Community
CLICK HERE to listen
2/10
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
2/11
Jo Bittner – Polk Co. DAC
CLICK HERE to listen
2/14
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
2/15
Sue Erickson – UMC Director of Institutional Effectiveness
CLICK HERE to listen
2/16
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
2/17
Bill Werner- Minnesota News Network
2/18
Marcia Haglund- Tri-Valley Transportation
CLICK HERE to listen
2/21
Brian Hanson- Crookston Fire Department
CLICK HERE to listen
2/22
Cassidy Manninen/Francine Olson- Celebrate the Young Child
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2/23
Whitney Rupprecht/Libby Salentine- National FFA Week
CLICK HERE to listen
2/24
Jake Solberg- Crookston Parks & Recreation Director
CLICK HERE to listen
2/25
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
2/28
Libby Boucher- United Way Executive Director 
CLICK HERE to listen

 

January 2022

Date
Guest
Interview Link
1/3
Linda Morgan- CHS Leo Club
CLICK HERE to listen
1/4
Chris Boike- Crookston Public Libary
CLICK HERE to listen
1/5
Jennifer Messelt (Hospice of the RRV)- New Years Resolutions for Grieving
CLICK HERE to listen
1/6
Cathy LaJesse- New CVB Tourism Coordinator 
CLICK HERE to listen
1/7
Chris Trostad- Highland Elementary Principal
CLICK HERE to listen
1/10
Amy Finch- Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
1/11
Rand Hughes- Golden Link Senior Center
CLICK HERE to listen
1/12
Paul Biermaier- Crookston Police Chief
CLICK HERE to listen
1/13
Denice Oliver- ECFE
CLICK HERE to listen
1/14
Crookston Lions- Blood Drive
CLICK HERE to listen
1/17
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
1/18
Beth Carlson- One-Act Play
CLICK HERE to listen
1/19
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
1/20
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
1/21
Libby Boucher- Executive Director United Way
CLICK HERE to listen
1/24
Jon Ross- Polk County Republicans
CLICK HERE to listen
1/25
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
1/26
Amy Finch- Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
1/27
Safe Kids Grand Forks- Carbon Monoxide Safety
CLICK HERE to listen
1/28
Libby Boucher- Executive Director United Way
CLICK HERE to listen
1/31
Jess Bengtson- Ice Buster Daze
CLICK HERE to listen

 

December 2021

Date
Guest
Interview Link
12/1
Mike Boucher- Driftbuster Membership Supper
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12/2
Bobby Baird-FKA Winter Shootout
CLICK HERE to listen
12/3
Ashley Melsa and Diane Seddon- Angel Tree
CLICK HERE to listen
12/6
No Show 
12/7
Shane Heldstab- Crookston Fire Department 
CLICK HERE to listen
12/8
Carrie Bergquist – Crookston Chamber Welcome Home Crookston Project
CLICK HERE to listen
12/9
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
12/10
Tim Menard- Polk County Humane Society 
CLICK HERE to listen
12/13
Jim Kent- Pirate Fine Arts Boosters
CLICK HERE to listen
12/14
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
12/15
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
12/16
David Waterman- MW Public Health Coalition 
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
12/17
Francine Olson- Follow the Star Nativity Experience 
CLICK HERE to listen
12/20
Lester Wilkens & George French- Oakdale Cemetary
CLICK HERE to listen
12/21
Safe Kids Grand Forks- Fire/Winter Safety
12/22
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
12/23
Sarah Reese – Polk County Public Health
CLICK HERE to listen
12/24
Santa Clause 
CLICK HERE to listen
12/27
Brian Hanson- CFD Winter Safety
CLICK HERE to listen
12/28
Eric Schmidt- 
CLICK HERE to listen
12/29
Brandon Carlson- Crookston Public Works Director
CLICK HERE to listen
12/30
Jake Solberg- Crookston Parks & Recreation Director
CLICK HERE to listen
12/31
Mike Enright- Crookston Blue Line Club New Year Bash
CLICK HERE to listen

 

November 2021

Date
Guest
Interview Link
11/1
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
11/2
Linda Morgan and Chris Trostad- Fundraiser for Kaylee Acevedo
CLICK HERE to listen
11/3
Robert Barnes- Crookston Community Development Director
CLICK HERE to listen
11/4
Margee Keller- Veteran’s Day Event
CLICK HERE to listen
11/5
Tracee Capron- Executive Director of Hospice of the Red River Valley
CLICK HERE to listen
11/8
Safe Kids Grand Forks- Carbon Monoxide Safety
11/9
Chris Boike- Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen
11/10
Nell DeBoer- Crookston Visitors Bureau
CLICK HERE to listen
11/11
Diane Seddon and Ashley Melsa- Benedictine Living Community
CLICK HERE to listen
11/12
TJ Melcher- MNDOT Study Open House
CLICK HERE to listen
11/15
Randy Schoenborn and Marilyn Wentzel- Philanthropy Days
CLICK HERE to listen
11/16
Lester Wilkens and Gaye Wick- Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
CLICK HERE to listen
11/17
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
11/18
Angie Peltier- UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
11/19
Fertile-Beltrami State Semi-Final
11/22
Marcia Haglund and Cindy Gjerswald- Tri-Valley Transportation
CLICK HERE to listen
11/23
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
11/24
Amy Finch- Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
11/25
Happy Thanksgiving!!
11/26
Jon Ross and Rick Weible- Midwest Swamp Watch
CLICK HERE to listen
11/29
No Show 
11/30
Libby Boucher- United Way Online Auction
CLICK HERE to listen

 

October 2021

Date
Guest
Interview Link
10/1
Preston Hoiseth- Bible Baptist Family Fall Festival
CLICK HERE to listen
10/4
Kurt Ellefson- Polk County VA
CLICK HERE to listen
10/5
Brian Hanson-
Crookston Fire Department
CLICK HERE to listen
10/6
Libby Boucher and Nell DeBoer- Chili Cook-Off
CLICK HERE to listen
10/7
Angie Peltier-
Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
10/8
Jake Solberg- Parks and Rec
CLICK HERE to listen
10/11
Donna Ulseth- Harvest of Knowledge Agri-Women’s Conference
CLICK HERE to listen
10/12
Katie Proulx- Dolly Parton Imagination Library
CLICK HERE to listen
10/13
Nathan Johnson-
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
10/14
Heather Larson-
Hospice of the Red River Valley
CLICK HERE to listen
10/15
Michelle Cote- License Center
CLICK HERE to listen
10/18
Sandy Perkins- “Murder at Sunset Lodge” play
CLICK HERE to listen
10/19
 Representative Deb Kiel and Jon Ross
CLICK HERE to listen
10/20
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
10/21
Rena Bouchard- Studio 110
CLICK HERE to listen
10/22
Brandon Carlson- Fall Clean-Up Week
CLICK HERE to listen
10/25
Darin Selzler and Linda Morgan-
Leo Club Halloween Event
CLICK HERE to listen
10/26
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Public Schools Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
10/27
Amy Finch-
Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
10/28
Angie Peltier-
Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
10/29
Mary Dahl- Cathedral Church Harvest Festival
CLICK HERE to listen

 

September 2021

Date
Guest
Interview Link
9/1
Faye Overgaard-
Funds2orgs Shoe Drive
CLICK HERE to listen
9/2
Carma Hanson-
Back-to-school safety
CLICK HERE to listen
9/3
Allan Dragseth- RRV Sugarbeet Harvest Festival
CLICK HERE to listen
9/7
Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
9/8
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
9/9
Pioneer Days- Steve Hannah
CLICK HERE to listen
9/10
Nathan Johnson- USDA County Executive Director
CLICK HERE to listen
9/13
Randy Prudhomme-
Cub Scout Sign-up
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9/14
Jennifer Messelt- Hospice of the Red River Valley
CLICK HERE to listen
9/15
Elaine Metzger and Jim Kent- Crookston Civic Music League
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9/16
Lisa Cole- National Assisted Living Week
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9/17
Matt Krueger- Valley Corn Maize
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9/20
Linda Morgan- Crookston High School Homecoming Week
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9/21
Darin Selzler and Nathan Rasch- Firearm Permit Course
CLICK HERE to listen
9/22
Safe Kids GF- Child Passenger Safety Week
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9/23
Heather Dufault-
U of M Extension Master Gardeners Recruitment
CLICK HERE to listen
9/24
Stacy Erickson- Fertile Community Club Craft Show
CLICK HERE to listen
9/27
John Hoffman- UMC Vice-Chancellor
CLICK HERE to listen
9/28
Dr. Jeremy Olson- Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
9/29
Denise Oliver- ECFE
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9/30
Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen

 

August 2021

Date
Guest
Interview Link
8/2
Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
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8/3
Jane Boerboom- MN Department of Agriculture-Waste Pesticide Collection
CLICK HERE to listen
8/4
Brandon Carlson-
Crookston Public Works Director
CLICK HERE to listen
 8/5
Angie Peltier –
UMN Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
8/6
Ox Cart Days Update- Jess Bengston and Nell DeBoer
CLICK HERE to listen
8/9
Margee Keller and Terri Oliver- #2010 Catholic Daughters Back-to-School Supply Project
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8/10
Nathan Johnson- USDA Farm Service Agency County Executive Director
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8/11
Cathie Janorschke –
Little Miss and Junior Miss Crookston Contestants
CLICK HERE to listen
8/12
Paul Biermaier – Chief of Crookston Police Department
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8/13
Ox Cart Days Update- Libby Boucher
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8/16
Melanie Lessard – Miss Tootsie
CLICK HERE to listen
8/17
Miss Crookston contestants
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8/18
Shane Heldstab- Crookston Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
CLICK HERE to listen
8/19
Crookston High School Fall Coaches
CLICK HERE to listen
8/20
Ken’s Airboat Rides
CLICK HERE to listen
8/23
Miss Crookston 2021- Hayden Winjum
8/24
Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Crookston Superintendent
CLICK HERE to listen
8/25
Amy Finch –
Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
8/26
Angie Peltier –
Extension Regional Educator
CLICK HERE to listen
8/27
Jerry Amiot- Chautauqua Festival
CLICK HERE to listen
8/30
Shelamar Henderson- Headstart
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8/31
Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause-
UMC Update
CLICK HERE to listen

 

July 2021

Date
Guest
Interview Link
7/1
Bill Werner-
Minnesota News Network
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7/2
Don Rasicot and Michelle Christopherson- Night 2 Unite
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7/5
Mike Moore- Polk County Fair
CLICK HERE to listen
7/6
Derek Martin-
UMC Teambackers Golf Classic
CLICK HERE to listen
7/7
Steve Kofoed-
Pirate Pride Golf Scramble
CLICK HERE to listen
7/8
Nathan Johnson-
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
7/9
Mark Landa and Carrie Bergquist- Crazy Days Update
CLICK HERE to listen
7/12
Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
7/13
Michelle Christopherson-
Night 2 Unite
CLICK HERE to listen
7/14
Staci Metzger (Hospice of the RRV)- Compassion Fatigue
CLICK HERE to listen
7/15
Jess Bengston and Libby Boucher- Ox Cart Days
CLICK HERE to listen
7/16
Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen
7/19
Carma Hanson- Safe Kids GF
CLICK HERE to listen
7/20
Shelamar Henderson- Headstart
CLICK HERE to listen
7/21
Mark Landa-
Chamber Executive Director
CLICK HERE to listen
7/22
Janet Wiskow –
Red Lake Falls Summerfest
CLICK HERE to listen
7/23
Wendy Paulson
Executive Director of the MN Broadcasters Association
CLICK HERE to listen
7/26
Mark Johnson –
State Senator
CLICK HERE to listen
7/27
Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Crookston Superintendent
Nicki Martinez- Crookston High School Principal
CLICK HERE to listen
7/28
Amy Finch-
Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen
7/29
Don Rasicot and Carrie Berquist- Night 2 Unite
CLICK HERE to listen
7/30
Ox Cart Days Update
CLICK HERE to listen

 

June 2021

Date
Guest
Interview link
6/1
Tom Helgeson-
Erskine Water Carnival
CLICK HERE to listen
6/2
Denice Oliver-
School Readiness Program
CLICK HERE to listen
6/3
No Program- Playoff Baseball
6/4
Chris Boike-
Crookston Public Library
CLICK HERE to listen
6/7
Rich Sanders-
Fisher Ave. Construction
CLICK HERE to listen
6/8
Jennifer Erdmann-
Americorp Seniors
CLICK HERE to listen
6/9
Derek Brekken- Crookston Firefighters Association
CLICK HERE to listen
6/10
Nathan Johnson-
County Executive Director
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen
6/11
Carma Hanson- Safe Kids GF
CLICK HERE to listen
6/14
The Golden Link-
Flag Retirement Ceremony
CLICK HERE to listen
6/15
Anna Ogaard-Brekken-
Eat United Summer Food Service
CLICK HERE to listen
6/16
Pastor Isaacson-
Trinity Lutheran Church
Beyond the Church Walls Event
CLICK HERE to listen
6/17
Wyatt Morrell-
New KROX News Director
CLICK HERE to listen
6/18
Don Marken-
Norman County Fair
CLICK HERE to listen
6/21
Diane Christianson and
Johanna Sunder-

Humane Society of Polk County
CLICK HERE to listen
6/22
Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
CLICK HERE to listen
6/23
Wesley United Methodist Church-
Summer Salad Lunch
CLICK HERE to listen
6/24
Angie Peltier-
U of M Extension
CLICK HERE to listen
6/25
Jay Labine and Dave Bergeron- Argyle State Football Reunion/Announcement
CLICK HERE to listen
6/28
Amanda Lien and Megan Hruby-
OVOC and POP
CLICK HERE to listen
6/29
Gary Willhite- Polk County Commissioners Update
CLICK HERE to listen
6/30
Nell DeBoer and Mike Nicholas-
Crookston Visitors Bureau
CLICK HERE to listen

 

May 2021

Date
Guest
Interview Link 
5/3
Kurt Ellefson-
Polk County Veterans Affairs
CLICK HERE to listen
5/4
Crookston Lions-
Brett Schulz Event
CLICK HERE to listen
5/5
Gary Willhite-
Polk County Commissioner
CLICK HERE to listen
5/6
Haley Ellis-
CHS Orchestra Director
CLICK HERE to listen
5/7
Henry Drewes- Regional Fisheries DNR Supervisor
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/10
Carrie Michalski –
Riverview Health
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/11
Nathan Johnson –
USDA Farm Service Agency
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/12
Representative Deb Kiel-
Legislative Update
CLICK HERE to listen
5/13
 CLICK HERE to listen
5/14
Jennifer Messelt-
Hospice of the Red River Valley
CLICK HERE to listen
5/17
Michelle Nelson –
Altru Sleep Center
CLICK HERE to listen
5/18
Carma Hanson- Safe Kids 
CLICK HERE to listen
5/19
Bill Werner -Legislative Update
Minnesota News Network
 CLICK HERE to listen
5/20
Cassie Rudie and Lisa Cole-
Benedictine Living Community
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/21
Jess Bengston- Ox Cart Days
CLICK HERE to listen
5/24
Carma Hanson- Safe Kids 
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/25
Dr. Jeremy Olson-
Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
CLICK HERE to listen
5/26
Amy Finch –
Crookston City Administrator
CLICK HERE to listen 
5/27
Kurt Heldstab-
Crookston Cruisers
CLICK HERE to listen
5/28
Nell Deboer – United Way
CLICK HERE to listen
5/31
Memorial Day
 

 


APRIL 2021

April 1 – Pat Kelly – Crookston Public Works 
April 2 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension

April 5 – Kurt Ellefson – Polk County Veterans Affairs
April 6 – Nell DeBoer – Crookston Visitors Bureau
April 7 – Victoria Proulx – Crookston High School FFA President
April 8 – Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
April 9 – Scot Butt – Crookston Park and Rec

April 12 – Dan Riddle – National Weather Service in Grand Forks
April 13 – Beth Carlson – Crookston High School 3-Act Play
April 14 – Linda Morgan – Senior Citizen Brunch 
April 15 – Steve Videen – DNR Firearm Safety
April 16 – Carma Hanson – Safe Kids

April 19 – Connie DeKrey – Hospice of the Red River Valley
April 20 – Jake Snyder – Polk County Environmental Services
April 21 – Haley Ellis – Crookston’s Orchestra Director
April 22 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
April 23 – Carma Hanson – Safe Kids

April 26 – Pat Kelly – Spring Clean-Up Week
April 27 – Dr. Jeremy Olson -Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
April 28 – Amy Finch – Crookston City Administrator
April 29 – Cindy Gjerswald and Steve Videen – Crookston Gun Club
April 30 – Chris Boike – Crookston Public Library

 

March 2021
March 1 – Kurt Ellefson – Polk County Veterans Affairs
March 2 – Diane Seddon (Benedictine Living Community)
March 3 – Aaron Morse (KROX)
March 4 – Jessica Shockman (Northwestern Mental Health Center)
March 5 – Sarah Reese (Polk County Public Health Director)

March 8 – Bill Werner – Minnesota News Network
March 9 – Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
March 10 – Linda Morgan – CHS Leo Club and Mr. CHS
March 11 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
March 12 – Bill Werner – Minnesota News Network

March 15 – The Pirate Wrestling Section Champion Celebration program
March 16 – Terri Heggie, Executive Director, Crookston Chamber/CVB (Facebook)  
March 17 – Paul Gregg – Irishman’s Shanty (One year since the shutdown/St. Patrick’s Day)
March 18 – Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
March 19 – Representative Deb Kiel – Legislative update

March 22 –
March 23 – Dr. Jeremy Olson -Superintendent of Crookston Public Schools
March 24 – Amy Finch – Crookston City Administrator
March 25 – Ericka Uttermark – Director of Crookston Figure Skating Club
March 26 – Jason Tangquist – with Farmers to Families Food Distribution Event

March 29 – Greg Garmen – Crookston High School 1st day of spring sports practice
March 30 – Lester Wilkens – Oakdale Cemetery Association
March 31 – Linda Morgan (CHS Prom), Leah Winjum and Dan Erdman (Blast to Bede)

February 2021
February 1 – Kurt Ellefson – Polk County Veterans Affairs
February 2 – Bill Werner – MNN Capitol Corespondent
February 3 – Rand Hughes – Golden Link Senior Center
February 4 – Linda Morgan – Crookston High School LEO Club
February 5 – John Millea – Minnesota State High School League

February 8 – Cindy Hulst – Bedectine Living Community Foundation Development Director – Giving Hearts Day
February 9 – Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
February 10 – Randy Schoenborn – RiverView Foundation – Giving Hearts
February 11 – 
Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
February 12 – Carma Hanson – Safe Kids Grand Forks

February 15 – Shannon Stassen – Crookston Noon Day Lions
February 16 – Jim Weinzierl – MSHSL Region 8A Executive Secretary
February 17 – Shelamar Henderson – Tri-Valley Head Start
February 18 – Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
February 19 – Marcia Haglund – Girl Scout cookies!

February 22 – Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension
February 23 – 
February 24 – Amy Finch – Crookston City Administrator
February 25 – Jason Tangquist and Leah Winjum – Crookston Food Drop
February 26 – Nell DeBoer and Cory Dallager – Crookston Visitors Bureau


January 2021

January 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY – no program

January 4 Nell DeBoer – Crookston Visitors Bureau
January 5 Bill Werner – MNN Capitol Corespondent
January 6 Potpurri – MSHSL talk/Elections and more
January 7 Chris Trostad – Highland Elementary School Principal
January 8 Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension

January 11 Pat Kelly – Crookston Public Works Director
January 12 Nic Severini – New KROX employee
January 13 Sarah Reese – Polk County Public Health Director
January 14 Nathan Johnson – County Executive Director USDA Farm Service Agency
January 15 Rich Sanders – Polk County Highway Engineer

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – I Have a Dream Speech (August 28, 1963)
January 19 Terri Heggie – Crookston Chamber Executive Director
January 20 Bobby Baird – Ice Buster Daze
January 21 Lori Wagner – Director – Crookston United Way
January 22  Peggy Wangen, RN, Director of Nursing and Ashley Kraft, RN, Infection Preventionist – Benedictine Living Community

January 25 Jasmine Wangen – Altru Safe Kids Car Seat Checkup
January 26 Dr. Jeremy Olson, Superintendent – Crookston Public Schools
January 27 MN State Senator Mark Johnson
January 28 Angie Peltier – Regional Educator – University of Minnesota Extension

January 29 Amanda Lien – Polk County Public Health – February Fitness Fever

 

 

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