Breaking News from Crookston MN

Find the latest Crookston MN News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

Minnesota DNR Officer Killed in Line of Duty

Pine City, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer was killed in the line of duty on Friday. A statement issued by the DNR Saturday afternoon says Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn and a Pine County Deputy were responding to a report of a possible body in


Minnesota Man Dies After Falling From Light Rail Platform

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Metro Transit Police say a man has died after falling from a light rail platform in Minneapolis. Authorities say the man was pulled under the train at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday on the Green Line platform at the Stadium Village station, which is located on the University of Minnesot


Flood Run opens the official riding season for Minnesota motorcyclists

(FOX 9) - It’s officially riding season in Minnesota after thousands of motorcyclists participated in Saturday’s Spring Flood Run. Bikers rode the route between the Twin Cities and Winona along the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers.


Its historical duty done, old Minnesota span needs new home

For 146 years the Kern Bridge has spanned the Le Sueur River from rural Mankato to South Bend Township. Built originally to handle horse-and-buggy traffic, the nearly 190-foot-long structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. But it has suffered so much erosion and damage over the years


Pickup sinks in NW Minnesota floowaters

CLIMAX, MN (KFGO) - Another close call on a flooded road. A teenage driver went around a road closed barrier near Climax and his pickup was quickly swept away. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says the driver was able to get out and stand on the roof. The pickup sank. The teenager hung onto a tree u


Juvenile Saved After Car Sinks in Floodwaters Near Climax, Minn.

NEAR CLIMAX, Minn. – A driver’s car is quickly swept away by floodwaters after trying to get by on a closed road. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a juvenile drove around a barrier near the intersection of 390th Street Southwest and 350th Avenue Southwest, near Climax. They were able to get out


Minnesota conservation officer dies after being thrown from boat

A Minnesota DNR conservation officer has died after he was thrown from a boat and went under as he tried to swim back to shore. The tragedy happened on Cross Lake, east of Pine City, just before 8 p.m. Friday when the conservation officer and a Pine County deputy launched a boat into the lake after


Minnesota cops spoof 'Super Troopers' with actor Eric Stolhanske on 4/20 day

"Don't think boy, meow do you know how fast you were going?" It's April 20, and every year on four-twenty day there's at least one Minnesota police department that has fun with marijuana stereotypes on social media.


Second Spring Flood is Closing Highways in SE Minnesota

Wabasha, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Mississippi River is on the rise again in southeastern Minnesota and has prompted the closing of a portion of Highway 60 in Wabasha. The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Saturday morning that barricades had gone up to block traffic from the section of


Glimpse: Steamboats once carried freight, tourists on the Minnesota

Historical accounts describe how steamboats once plied the Minnesota River as far up as the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls. These steam-propelled vessels carried passengers and freight to the communities forming along the river.


Teen rescued from tree after getting caught in flood waters

CLIMAX, Minn. (Valley News Live) - A teen rescued after being stranded in a tree Friday when his car was washed away by flood water in northern Minnesota. Polk County Sheriff's Office say they received a report Friday of a submerged vehicle near 390th Street SW and 350th Avenue SW, close to the City


New Poll Shows 60% of Minnesota Residents Oppose Democrat Gas Tax Increases

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Business Partnership released a new poll of showing that 60% of Minnesota residents oppose the Minnesota Democrat Proposal to increase the gas tax.


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop discusses her agencies goals and outlook

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop, Gov. Tim Walz’s appointment to the state’s environmental regulatory agency, sees her role as collaborator. “It's about that collaboration, communication, less about the technical aspects of a job and more about the bigger picture and prob


Bankruptcies for North Dakota and western Minnesota

Ronald D and Shirley A Harrington, Bismarck, Chapter 7. Derek Robert and Bethany Ann Thomas, Bismarck, Chapter 7. Bankruptcy filings from the following counties: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Norman, Otter Tail, Polk, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin.


8 Blizzards Slammed Parts of North Dakota and Minnesota During the 2018-19 Snowfall Season

It has been a very long winter over parts of the country. Meteorologist Heather Tesch looks at where snow is still hanging around. There were 8 blizzards in parts of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota in the 2018-19 season.


UND Softball Falls To Western Illinois in Double Header

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — GAME 1: The Leathernecks exploded for seven runs in the top of the sixth to stretch a 3-1 lead to a 10-1 victory in six innings to open Saturday’s action inside the Alerus Center.


UMN Crookston held inaugural Faculty Research Fair Thursday

Thursday, University of Minnesota Crookston faculty participated in the inaugural Faculty Research Fair. Their research stands were located in Northern Lights Lounge, the Prairie Room, and the International Lounge.


Tri-Valley’s Jami Lee awarded scholarship to attend National Child Nutrition Conference

The National CACFP Sponsors Association has awarded 15 scholarships to the National Child Nutrition Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois from April 23-26. There were over 1,800 submissions and all of the applicants' passion and commitment to the children and adults they serve was evident and m


Unregistered sex offender sought by Grand Forks police

GRAND FORKS, N,D. (KFGO) - The Grand Forks Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 30-year-old Charles Rodriguez, who has failed his requirement to register as an offender against children.


North Dakota National Guard prepares to head to Romania

GRAND FORKS — Members of the North Dakota National Guard are preparing to head to Romania this summer for a three-week exercise that will allow them to interact with military personnel from around the globe.