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. 

Help students start school with the supplies they need.  Please drop off supplies at Back-to-School Registration Day on Thurs Aug 19, at Meet-the-Teacher Nights on Sept 1 & Sept 2 @ 4-7:30pm, or at Highland School before classes start on Tues, Sept 7.  Collection boxes will be available just inside the main entry doors. If preferred, monetary donations can be sent to:  Highland PTO – 801 Central Ave N – Crookston, MN.  Any questions– please call the School Office 281-5600

Court Bishop Schenk #2010 Catholic Daughters are doing their annual Back-to-School Supply Project for children and youth attending all Crookston schools. Items suggested are backpacks, white binders, packs of loose-leaf paper, crayons, pencils, pens, markers, glue, kleenex, etc. Items can be dropped off at Cathedral, Crookston; St Peter’s, Gentilly, or St Mary’s, Euclid by August 11th in the specially marked boxes. If you have any questions, please contact Margee Keller at 218-349-4566.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo today at 3:30 p.m.

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

The Lions Club 40th Annual Junior Golf Tournament is Monday, August 2 at Minakwa Golf Course. Entry fee is $20, lunch included. Ages 8 and under are $10 and include 4 holes and lunch. Call Minakwa at 281-1773 to pre-register by July 31 and to get more information.

The Crookston High School Fall Sports PAC (Parent, athlete, coach) meeting will be Monday, August 2 at 6:00 pm at the Crookston High School auditorium.  The PAC meeting is an informational meeting about the upcoming season for all students in grades 7-12 planning on playing a sport.   You will meet with Mr. Garmen and then with the Coach of their sport. Directions for registering for activities will be available.

The 38th Annual “NITE 2 UNITE” celebration will be Tuesday 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.

DNR Hunter Safety Training to start on August 3rd at the Crookston Gun Club. You can contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115 or [email protected] to learn more.

Polk County Environmental Services and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are asking pesticide users to dispose of their waste weed killers/herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and other pesticides at these collection events–August 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at CHS Ag Services, 3035 Highway 75 South in Crookston and  2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at CHS Ag Services 624 3rd Street West in Thief River Falls and on  August 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at CHS Ag Services at 420 South Main in Warren. Farms, business, or home pesticides users can bring their water pesticides to these events and dispose of up to 300 pounds free of charge.  For amounts greater than 300 pounds, call MDA at 612-214-6843. Waste Pesticides ONLY – NO paint, NO fuels, NO crop oils, NO rinsates, NO recycling

The City of Crookston Park Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday August 4 at 4:45 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night Wednesday August 4

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.

Bob Blazek, Paul Henre, Oscar Meyer, and Greg Newhouse will be honored at this year’s Veterans’ Recognition Ceremony during Ox Cart Days on Wednesday August 18, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the UMN Crookston UTOC Arena

UMC & NWROC will honor 35 retirees at the University of Minnesota Crookston on Wednesday August 18th. The event will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Lot J on the campus. A light brunch will be served, to RSVP contact Michelle Christopherson at [email protected].

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night Wednesday August 18

The Northwest School of Agriculture Alumni Association welcomes alumni back to the University of Minnesota Crookston campus Thursday, August 19, 2021, for their annual reunion. The 2021 NWSA Reunion Schedule is as follows. 10:00 a.m. – Open Mic Morning (session for all athletes and cheerleaders) at the Wellness Center. 10:30 a.m. – Registration and Refreshments at Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center. 11:30 a.m. – Top Aggie Luncheon and Annual Meeting at the Bede Ballroom, Sergeant Student Center. 1:30 p.m. – Class Meetings and Photos – Rooms are assigned. 3:30 p.m. – Happy Hour Special – Includes hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer/wine/refreshments, and music from the 50s and 60s featuring the band, Kenny and the Classics at the Peterson Gazebo, Campus Mall

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, and Cobblestone 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.

Kem Temple’s 75th Annual Shrine Circus will be September 10th through the 12th at the Grand Forks Ralph Englestad Arena.  Showtimes are 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door.

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.

The Benedictine Living Community – Crookston’s Foundation, will be hosting it’s annual Glow Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 11.
Registration will begin at 3:30 with a prompt shot gun start at 4:00. Participants enjoy golfing the first 9 holes in the day light and after supper, the second 9 holes in the dark.
For more information or to register, call Cindy Hulst, Foundation Development Director at 218-281-9713 or email, 
[email protected].


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. 

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 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