Crookston

Crookston bishop defends conduct in sexual abuse case

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota bishop says he was trying to protect the confidentiality of a man who said he was sexually abused by a popular priest when he certified to other church officials that the priest was fit to work with children. Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the Diocese of Crookston is the subject of a Vatican-ordered investigation into whether he…

Escaped inmate caught in Crookston was convicted of burglary & arson

CROOKSTON, Minn. – A federal inmate escapes during a medical appointment in Crookston. 33-year-old Fabian English was able to get away from the Riverview Hospital around 11:45 Friday morning. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says he stole a pickup and went into the Red Lake River. He was caught shortly afterward. The Sheriff’s Office and Crookston Police continue investigating the…

Two Dead after Crash in Polk County

The crash is still being investigated.

CROOKSTON, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office along with Crookston Area Ambulance and the Crookston Fire Department responded to a fatal crash at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday. A Mazda SUV was traveling westbound on 270th Avenue SW and failed to yield to a Freightliner  traveling southbound. The driver of the freightliner, 57-year-old Robert Arnett of Silver Bay was uninjured. The…

Crookston bishop under investigation under Pope’s new legislation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has started an investigation into Diocese of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner under Pope Francis’ recent legislation addressing bishop accountability in the church worldwide. He is the first Minnesota bishop to be investigated under this protocol. In a statement, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda said he was authorized by the Congregation for Bishops…

Crookston Teen Accidentally Shot And Wounded While Hunting

Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Riverview Emergency Room Saturday

CROOKSTON, Minn. — An 18-year-old man in Crookston sustained minor injuries after a hunting accident. Polk County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Riverview Emergency Room Saturday on a report of a man with a gunshot wound. They discovered his gun accidentally fired while hunting geese. They want to remind hunters to remember the four basics of firearm safety. 1) Treat…

Crookston Police Ask Public For Help In Locating Missing Woman

45-year-old Ellen Simmons of Crookston was reported missing on Saturday

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Police in Crookston are asking the public for help in locating a missing woman. 45-year-old Ellen Simmons of Crookston was reported missing on Saturday. She was last seen on Thursday at the Law Enforcement Center in Bagley. Simmons had said she was attempting to get a ride to Bemidji. She left home without her phone and medications….

Two Women Rescued From Bottom Of Ditch After Single-Vehicle Crash

The sheriff's office says it appears the vehicle hit multiple trees before coming to a stop in the ditch

POLK CO., MN — Two women had to be removed from their vehicle at the bottom of a ditch along County Road 12 in Polk County on Sunday. The sheriff’s office says it appears the vehicle hit multiple trees before coming to a stop in the ditch. 63-year-old Deloris Fritz of McIntosh was driving. She was airlifted to Sanford in…

Crookston Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Ends After Crashing Into A Tree

Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour

CROOKSTON, MN — A high speed chase begins near Crookston after police say the driver blows through a stop sign. It started around 2 this morning on Polk County Road 61. Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour. He eventually lost control and crashed into a tree. Trevino and a passenger, 27-year-old Jennifer Gutierrez,…

Sheriff’s Office Wants to Talk With Groundhog About Statements Made Feb. 2nd

CROOKSTON, Minn. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office publicly calls out a popular weather figure. On its Facebook page, the sheriff’s office says it would like to speak with Punxsutawney Phil regarding statements he made on February second. The groundhog didn’t see his shadow meaning he predicted six more weeks of Winter. It turns out, he’s not a quality predictor of…

Winning $1 Million Raffle Tickets Sold In Crookston And Ely

Minnesota Millionaire Raffle

Minnesota has two new instant millionaires. The winning tickets in the Minnesota Millionaire Raffle were bought in Crookston and Ely. The tickets are worth $1 million each. The winning ticket in Crookston was sold by Superpumper on University Avenue. The one in Ely was sold at Voyageur Short Shop. More than 12,000 winning numbers were also announced this morning including…