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Blackduck Chamber wants to spice up Taco Night
Drakes football drops final two games
Blackduck volleyball finishes regular season with win over Red Lake
Choice Therapy grows services in Blackduck
First City Lions Club annual fundraiser
AUTO RACING: Leeper named Rookie of the Year
PREP FOOTBALL: Bemidji to take on Moorhead in first round, other area playoff pairings announced
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Forwards stepping up for Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: Tough matchup awaits Beavers in Grand Forks
Trap shooting team holds on to first
Kenneth Gergen Linnum
Monte T. Olson
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to hunt for a Deere
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: When you are called to 'do the right thing'
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
PATT RALL COLUMN: October brings us the Cruise and plenty to do
Studio Cruise 2016 artists
'Cruise' on over" Annual Studio Cruise arts tour has largest event yet
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening highs and lows in 2016
Deer hunters encouraged to buy licenses early
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
Letter to the editor: All unborn lives matter
Letter to the editor: Joe Vene is a genuine leader
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Justices should impact your vote
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for the right engine this year
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sign thieves get a perverted thrill
First-time champions: BHS boys soccer wins section title
May 13, 2013
Crookston moose back in town after brief hiatus
A moose that had hung around Crookston for about 10 weeks in the winter and early spring is back. Authorities believed they had finally shooed the yearling of town for good about two weeks ago. However, she showed up inside the city limits again last week, on Tuesday and Thursday. ...
May 13, 2013 - 9:16am
May 8, 2013
Two arrested after Crookston home invasion
Two people were arrested after an apparent home invasion and robbery in Crookston on Tuesday afternoon. According to a report from Crookston Police Department, two men were arrested on robbery charges after they allegedly entered the house of their next door neighbor at 431 S....
May 8, 2013 - 10:17am
February 19, 2013
Highway 2 reopens, driving conditions remain difficult in northwestern MN
BEMIDJI - Motorists are urged Tuesday to drive with care in northwestern Minnesota as conditions on some highways continue to be difficult due to weather conditions. U.S. Highway 2 from Crookston to East Grand Forks was reopened this morning after being shut down early Monday morning....
February 19, 2013 - 8:21am
February 13, 2013
Crookston man charged with sexually assaulting nursing home employee
CROOKSTON — Police here arrested a man last week after he admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in November and and last week threatening her about telling police about it. Jason Cortez, 22, is in jail awaiting his next court appearance Feb. 19 on charges based on the allegations....
February 13, 2013 - 8:42am
Crookston C-store wins more customers with taxi service
CROOKSTON — Convenience stores are known, naturally, for the convenience of satisfying several needs in one stop. But the Ampride station here has taken product diversity to a new level. It’s added taxi service. It took some outside-the-box thinking by Wayne “Weiner” Melbye,...
January 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
October 17, 2012
ND deputy arrested in Crookston break-in resigns
GRAFTON, N.D. — A North Dakota sheriff's deputy charged in a break-in at a Minnesota convenience store has resigned. The Grand Forks Herald reports that 22-year-old Adam Koenig of Park River submitted his resignation Tuesday. He had been hired by the Walsh County Sheriff's Office...
October 17, 2012 - 9:56am
September 27, 2012
Trooper involved in injury accident near Fisher
FISHER, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was one of two people injured Tuesday night when his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle along U.S. Highway 2, about two miles west of Fisher, Minn. The eastbound lanes of Highway 2 were closed to traffic for about two hours...
September 27, 2012 - 4:13am
September 6, 2012
Crystal union members picket board members
CROOKSTON, Minn. – As the American Crystal Sugar lockout drags into its 13th month, union members are taking the fight to the doorstep of the company’s directors. Locked-out workers demonstrated in front of the homes of Crystal directors Wednesday for the second day in a row,...
September 6, 2012 - 9:09am
September 5, 2012
UM Crookston sets enrollment record
CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston has a record number of enrolled students this fall. A preliminary count released Tuesday puts the enrollment at 1,773 undergraduates, well above the previous record of 1,600 set last fall. This fall’s numbers include about...
September 5, 2012 - 9:48am
July 24, 2012
Man sentenced in drunkendriving death
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks, N.D., man who was drunk when he caused an accident on U.S. Highway 2 near Fisher, Minn., killing a Crookston woman, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday. Daniel Dean Johnson, 21, was also ordered by Judge Tamara Lynn Yon in state District...
July 24, 2012 - 9:52am
March 14, 2012
Jefferson to stop bus service to 3 cities
Jefferson Lines will discontinue bus service to Shevlin, Mentor and McIntosh next month. The company announced the change, effective April 1, in a news release issued Wednesday. Jefferson Lines said it would continue providing service and boarding locations in Bemidji, Bagley, Fosston...
March 14, 2012 - 11:00am
February 20, 2012
Police arrest Crookston man for attempted Burger King robbery
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks police have arrested a Minnesota man they say tried to rob a local Burger King. The Grand Forks Herald reports that 22-year-old Drew Marvin Smith, of Crookston, Minn., was arrested on charges of attempted robbery, terrorizing and assault. Authorities...
February 20, 2012 - 1:59pm
February 7, 2012
Former Bemidji priest being investigated for theft, donations
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - An East Grand Forks priest is being accused of theft of personal property and misappropriation of donations for Africa. The Crookston diocese has placed an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Carlos Velez, on administrative leave.
February 7, 2012 - 6:34pm
Criminal complaint: Crookston man stabbed father 2 dozen times
Jacob Anthony Abel stabbed his defenseless father two dozen times in the head and neck while murdering him Sunday night in a Crookston apartment, according to allegations in a criminal complaint filed today in Polk County District Court. Abel, 27, is charged with premeditated murder...
February 7, 2012 - 4:50pm
October 26, 2011
Overrun by cats, Crookston pet shelter looks for feline-friendly homes
CROOKSTON, Minn. - The Humane Society of Polk County is up to its ears in cats. In the past month the shelter acquired 40 cats from a home in Crookston. These animals, along with the shelter's other feline residents, bring the total number of cats to 69. "We're only equipped to...
October 26, 2011 - 6:27am