ARREST/FIRE REPORT-NOVEMBER 30
The Northwest Regional Correction Center reported the arrest of the following- Ryan Farah Powell, 22, of Crookston, for domestic assault and intent to inflict bodily harm to another. James Frederick Copeland, 52, of Crookston, for probation violation. Patrick Micheal Defoe, 21, of Detroit Lakes, for second-degree DUI while impaired with...
The Evolution of Dairy Farming in America: Tradition Meets Innovation
Dairy farming has deep roots in America's agricultural history, with establishments like Twin Brook Creamery in Washington and the legacy of Brooks Cheese Company in Minnesota. These family-operated dairies have long supported local economies, providing high-quality products and embodying the resilience of rural communities. Their dedication to traditional methods and natural products continues to attract consumers, showcasing the enduring appeal of wholesome dairy goods.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in fertile, MN
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to fertile..
3 New Cases of CWD Found in Wild Deer in Northern Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reporting more confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease in Minnesota deer. According to the latest data on the DNR website, there are 23 new cases of the disease in wild deer as of today. Three of those deer were from northern Minnesota and...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Erskine as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
DOWNTOWN CROOKSTON WINTER WONDERLAND EVENT RECAP
The Winter Wonderland Event was held in downtown Crookston throughout Thursday afternoon. Crookston residents and others were able to enjoy family fun activities such as filling stockings, visiting downtown businesses, making s’mores, and enjoying hot cocoa/cider. Unfortunately, the live reindeer were not able to make it to the event.
Red Lake Falls Resident Charged with Major Drug Trafficking Following Sting Operation
A 36-year-old from Red Lake Falls, Minnesota faces a major drug trafficking charge following a sting operation. Accused of selling 29 grams of meth, the individual could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
No Injures Reported In Single Vehicle Accident West of St. Hilaire
No injuries reported following a single vehicle accident Tuesday in Pennington County. According to the Sheriff’s Office report, Tina Oakley of Crookston was eastbound on Center Street when she lost control of the 2009 Ford Escape she was driving just west of Highway 32 in Saint Hilaire. Officials say the vehicle entered the ditch and struck a tree.
Polk County Correctional Officer Assaulted by Man Facing Felony Charges After DWI Arrest
Discover the story of a 33-year-old facing felony charges after a DWI arrest escalated into an assault on a correctional officer. With a history of DUI convictions, the individual now faces charges for assaulting a correctional employee and felony DWI.
Journey Through Time: The Polk County Museum's Chronicle of Crookston's Past
In the charming city of Crookston, Minnesota, the Polk County Museum emerges as a beacon of local history, encapsulating the rich tapestry of the region's past. As a custodian of the area's heritage, the museum offers an immersive glimpse into the lives of the Native American tribes, the hardy pioneers, and the diverse immigrants who forged Polk County. Through a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits, including antique tractors, pioneer-era buildings, and an electric train set, visitors can explore the cultural evolution from the Ojibwa and Lakota to the Scandinavian, Irish, and German settlers.
Crookston Resident Arrested for Assaulting Officers and Damaging Squad Car
Witness a wild arrest as a 28-year-old faces multiple charges including assaulting officers, damaging property, and public intoxication. The incident involves a series of chaotic events, from stumbling on the streets to causing havoc in a squad vehicle and jail.
FERTILE-BELTRAMI GIRLS BASETBALL EDGES RED LAKE FALLS IN BACK-AND-FORTH BATTLE
The Fertile-Beltrami Falcons Girl’s Basketball team took a late lead and won a tight contest 54-49 against the Red Lake Falls Eagles at Fertile-Beltrami High School. Fertile-Beltrami started the game with Tori Erickson getting a lay-up to score on the Falcon’s first possession. The offenses went quiet for the next few minutes before Jordan Wieland got the first bucket for Red Lake Falls at 3:00 into the game. The teams traded two-pointers before Fertile Beltrami’s Madison Stueness hit a three to give the Falcons a 7-4 lead. The Falcons extended their lead to 12-6 when Sidney Erickson hit a three-point shot.
Crookston Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Wild Arrest
Witness a wild arrest in Crookston as a 28-year-old faces multiple charges including assaulting officers, damaging a squad car, and disorderly conduct. The suspect, found with an alcohol level three times the legal limit, also faces charges for interfering with the legal process.
Officers to conduct walk-throughs at schools
by April Scheinoha Reporter The Minnesota Legislature still hasn’t solved issues regarding school resource off
HIGHLAND SCHOOL ABOVE EXPECTED IN MATH AND READING
The US News and World Report came out with their yearly findings and found that Highland School performs better in math and reading than other school districts with similar population groups. The state of Minnesota has state averages, and Highland Schools were 51% proficient in math and 53% proficient in reading, which is about 8% above expected for a school with population groups similar to Crookston’s.
Solid victory for Roseau Rams – shut out Thief River Falls Prowlers
The Roseau Rams won their road game against the Thief River Falls Prowlers. The team put in a strong effort and got a shutout. The game ended 7-0. The Prowlers host Sauk Rapids-Rice on Friday at 7:30 p.m. CST at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Rams will face Brainerd on Saturday at 4 p.m. CST at Brainerd.
The Miraculous Survival of Jean Hilliard: A Testimony of Human Resilience
The small, serene town of Lengby, Minnesota became the backdrop for a gripping survival story in December 1980, involving 19-year-old Jean Hilliard. Her ordeal began on a bitter winter night after a car accident left her stranded in -22°F weather. Hilliard's arduous journey for help ended in collapse, just feet from the safety of a friend's house. For six hours, she was entombed in the icy grip of the cold until discovered by Wally Nelson, frozen solid yet miraculously alive.
November 28, 2023
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The Sand Hill River: Fertile's Natural Jewel and Community Pride
Nestled in the heart of Fertile, Minnesota, the Sand Hill River stands as a serene oasis, offering a picturesque getaway for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. As the river gently winds through the town, it becomes a focal point for fishing enthusiasts each spring, with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources setting sustainable seasons and limits. The river's calm currents make it an ideal spot for kayaking, with rentals available for those eager to explore the tranquil waters. Birdwatchers find solace in the diversity of species that inhabit this natural corridor, making the Sand Hill River a harmonious retreat for all.
Thief River Falls Schools commemorates National Native American Heritage Month
Thief River Falls, Minn. (Valley News Live) - As National Native American Heritage Month comes to an end, those in the Thief River Falls School District were able to witness an important, traditional Obijwe practice. A dance troupe, called Naamijig, which means “The Ones Who Dance” performed back-to-back at Challenger...