BULLETIN BOARD – JULY 18, 2021

The Crookston Public Library is offering a series of Story Strolls installed around the library throughout the summer. Until today the installation will feature *Moo *by David LaRochelle. The following week the library’s Story Stroll will feature *The Icky Bug Alphabet Book* by Jerry Pallotta and Ralph Masiello and the week following will be held from July 26-31 featuring *Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail* by Herman Parish and Lynne Avril.

Sports physicals at Altru clinic Crookston are available every Tuesday and Friday July 13th through August 13th. To set up an appointment call 218.281.9100. 

The community of Red Lake Falls is invited to a Meet and Greet at the RiverView Clinic-Red Lake Falls on Monday, July 19 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Park Place Mall parking lot. Enjoy a free burger basket and visit the clinic team including Dr. Erik Kanten and Tia Gullickson, FNP-C. For more information or to make an appointment at RiverView Clinic-Red Lake Falls, call 218-253-4606.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Eagles Auxiliary July 19-23.

The City of Crookston Parks & Recreation Board will meet Monday, July 19, at City Hall at 4:45 p.m.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday July 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Polk County Government Center

The Butterfly Journey Grief Group invites you to their Annual Butterfly Release at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service in Crookston on Tuesday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. Guest speakers will be Stephanie Harbott and Hospice of the Red River Valley. A light meal will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, July 16. Call 218-281-3372.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Airport Commission will meet Wednesday July 21, at 7:00 a.m. at City Hall.

The Crookston Public Library will offer a 4H Activity on Wednesday, July 21, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Learn more about nature with a fun, hands-on activity.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, July 21, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

The Northwest Research and Outreach Center’s (NWROC) annual Crops and Soils Day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  The event location has changed this year as we will hold Crops and Soils Day in our maintenance/farm operations building.  The building is located on the south side of Hwy 71 on NWROC’s campus. Signs will direct you to parking across from NWROC’s office building. Registration and CEU signup for the morning program is 7:30 a.m. with tours beginning at 8:00 a.m. Registration and CEU signup for the afternoon sugarbeet tour opens at 12:15 p.m. The sugarbeet program will start at 12:45 with two tours running simultaneously.  A complimentary bagged lunch will be served at noon for all guests.  

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night July 21

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, July 21, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

The Marshall County Fair in Warren will be July 21-25. For a list of events, visit www.marshallcountyfair.org 

The Golden Link will have Pinochle Thursday July 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Altru and Safe Kids will have a Car Seat Check-up Event on Thursday, July 22 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet. For more information, call Polk County Public Health at 218-281-3385. 

The Crookston Classic Cruisers will meet at 6:00 p.m. July 22 at the Golf Terrace Motel and cruise to Thiberts Chevrolet in Red Lake Falls

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Thursday July 22, at 6:30 p.m. The kitchen will serve food.

The Golden Link will be hosting the Experienced American Reception for Alayne & Cliff Nelson on Friday, July 23rd from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Friday July 23, at 6:30 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Saturday July 24, at 3:30 p.m.

The Holy Family Knights of Columbus Chapter of Red Lake County will sponsor a Junior Golf Tournament on Monday, July 26 with at 9:00 a.m. shotgun start at the Oak Knolls Golf Course in Red Lake Falls. Entry fee is $10, nine hole groups $5. Entry fee includes all-you-can-eat lunch. There will be 4 age groups for boys. Ages 15-17, 13-14, and 11-12 will play 18 holes. 10 and under will play 9 holes.  For the girls, the number of entrants will determine age brackets.  Medal play in all age groups. Prizes and trophies will be awarded. There will be numerous door prizes, putting contest plus other contests throughout the course. Entry deadline is preferred by noon Sunday, June 25, but you may still register the morning of the 26th before 8:45 a.m. Send entry to: Steve Philion, 518 Champagne Ave. Red Lake Falls, MN. 56750. For more information, call 218-253-2499 or email [email protected].

The Polk County City Council will meet Monday July 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Eagles Auxiliary July 26-30.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet July 27 at 8:00 a.m. in the Polk County Government Center

The Golden Link will have Men’s cards July 28 at 8:00 A.M. Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m. Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m. and the movie “A Dog’s Way Home” at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will present Raptors Rule: Headwaters Science Center on Wednesday, July 28, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Get a close-up view of live raptors and learn about the characteristics that make raptors different from other birds, their habitats, and what you can do to protect these creatures. 

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night July 28

Students interested in enrolling in Fall Driver Education need to register by Wednesday, July 28th.  Students need to be at least 15 years of age or older by December 31st, 2021 in order to qualify.  The first day of class will be Thursday, July 29th at 8:00 AM at Highland School. Any questions please contact Chris Trostad at [email protected]

The Golden Link will have Pinochle Thursday July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church will have their Summer Salad Lunch on Thursday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of salads including taco salad and a variety of desserts for eat in or takeout. A beverage is included. Cost is $12.

The Crookston Classic Cruisers will meet at 6:00 p.m. July 29 at the Golf Terrace Motel and cruise to the One & Only Euclid.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Christian Brothers Ford & Andy Oman State Farm Insurance August 2-6.

The 38th Annual “NITE 2 UNITE” celebration will be August 3 at the UMC Plaza Mall. The event starts with the Walt Keller Memorial Bingo from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the UMN Crookston Prairie Lounge. All other events run from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. There will  be food trucks and kids and adult prizes. Tri-Valley will  be offering rides from the Golden Link to Nite to Unite at 2:35 p.m. Call 281-3072 for reservations.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 4

DNR Hunter Safety Training to start in August at the Crookston Gun Club. You can contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115 or [email protected] to learn more.

The CHS & Mount Class of 1979 will be having a weekend reunion August 6 through August 8. Friday August 6 will be Fun & Games at Highland Park at 4:00 p.m. Saturday will be a golf scramble at Minakwa starting at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday will be Breakfast at RBJ’s at 10:00 a.m. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Crookston Inn. Call 218-470-1000 to make reservations. For any questions you can email Jolanda Anderson at [email protected]

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Kiwanis 100’s August 9-13

The Golden Link will take a day trip August 10 to Hayes State Park. Lunch will be made at Golden Link.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL Meeting at 7:00 p.m. August 10

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 11

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the American Legion Auxiliary and Polk County Nursing August 16-20

The Crookston Ox Cart Days will be putting on a cookout August 17th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Hugo’s Family Market Place. The always fun Supermarket Sweep groceries race will take place right after.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, August 18, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 18

The 17th Annual Crookston Blue Line Club Golf Scramble will be Friday, August 20. It’s a five-person scramble at Minakwa Golf Course with registration at 8:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Team sponsorship is $350, an individual entry is $70. There will be lunch, games and prizes. For more info and to register contact Kristy Swanson at 218-289-0576 or email [email protected]. or go to www.crookstonhockey.com.

Crookston Ox Cart Days will be having a community S’mores Event Friday August 20th in downtown Crookston. The event is sponsored by CHEDA.

The Crookston Classic Cruisers will have their “Run To The Inn” rain or shine on August 20th and 21st. The event will take place at the Crookston Inn, Cobblestone Inn, and American Inn.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 25

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Riverview Auxiliary & Employees August 23-27

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by American Federal Bank, United Valley Bank, and Noah Insurance Agency August 30/September 3.

The 50th Annual Blast to Brooks Men’s Softball Tournament will be Saturday, September 11. Contact Shane at 218-289-0626 with any questions and to sign your team up.

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Crookston Public Library has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to offer free access to the state’s parks and recreation areas. The Minnesota State Parks Library Program offers community members the opportunity to visit any state park or recreation area in Minnesota without paying an entrance fee. The pass provides access to parks around the state for seven days and is now available at the Crookston Public Library, with two passes available per week. Passes may be reserved up to seven days in advance by calling the library at 218-281-4522. The Crookston Public Library is located at 110 North Ash Street. 

The Crookston Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Club meet the fourth Tuesday of every 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 has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to offer free access to the state’s parks and recreation areas. The Minnesota State Parks Library Program offers community members the opportunity to visit any state park or recreation area in Minnesota without paying an entrance fee. The pass provides access to parks around the state for seven days and is now available at the Crookston Public Library, with two passes available per week. Passes may be reserved up to seven days in advance by calling the library at 218-281-4522. The Crookston Public Library is located at 110 N. Ash St. 

Twig and Branch Collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside.  Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled 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. Please note that leaves, grass, and other compostable material must be in the clear City of Crookston bags and will be collected on your regular garbage collection day.

In partnership with the United Way of Crookston, Crookston Public Schools will be offering free grab-and-go summer meals for all children from Highland Elementary School this summer. The program will run every Monday-Thursday from June 7 – July 29. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Explore Tales and Trails summer Library Experience takes place at the Crookston Library through July 31. Read to win great prizes and attend outdoor events. This program is for everyone ages 0-18. Visit the Crookston Library to pick up a reading log or sign up to participate virtually on your mobile device by downloading the Beanstack app or visiting larl.org/explore. 

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday and Thursday evening dinner. The cost is $6 and available to the public. 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 Golden Link has an all you can eat salad bar for $3.00 the rest of the summer Monday through Friday.

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. 

The Cove Youth Center in Crookston will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for 7th-8th graders and 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 9th-12th graders.  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

There will be a free-will donation going towards the Trinity Youth attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis in July 2022.