Crookston

Airboat Recovered From Bottom of Maple Lake in Mentor

POLK CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A Polk County Sheriff’s Office airboat that tipped and sank in Maple Lake in Mentor on Wednesday morning is now out of the lake. Crews removed the airboat around 8 Wednesday night with the help of LePier’s Dock and Boat Lift Service and Advanced Tire out of Crookston. They say all fluid containers were intact…

Sen. Klobuchar Holds Virtual Roundtable On Minnesota Storm Damage and Federal Response

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she believes the congressional delegation will be able to get federal help into the state as communities recover from severe storms, wind, and flooding. She held a virtual roundtable with leaders from Polk, Todd, Stevens and other counties to talk about the damage. The delegation is working with USDA and FEMA to…

People come together to combat flooding in Crookston and Fisher

Crookston officials feel they are moving past the worst of flood conditions but now they're lending a hand to a neighbor who could face similar or worse damage.

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Crookston officials feel they are moving past the worst of flood conditions but now they’re lending a hand to a neighbor who could face similar or worse damage. People there didn’t know what to expect as water continued to rise in the Red Lake River. “Last night right after sunset I saw the road was filled with…

Crookston Sports Center Opened As Emergency Evacuation Center

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KROX) —  As of 10:30 am, the Red Lake River levels have reached 26.4 feet. The City of Crookston Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is constantly monitoring river levels.  Sandbagging and clay diking efforts are continuing.  The EOC committee is considering the potential need for voluntary evacuation of low line vulnerable affected areas.   The Crookston Sports Center, 801 Fisher Ave., has been opened as a emergency…

Gov. Tim Walz Authorizes National Guard to Support Emergency Flood Operations in Northwestern Minnesota

ST. PAUL — Following severe spring storms across northwestern Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz today declared a peacetime emergency and authorized the Minnesota National Guard to provide support for emergency flood operations, including personnel, equipment, and resources. The assistance is authorized via Emergency Executive Order 22-08. “When our neighbors are in trouble, we step up to lend a hand,” said Governor…

An overflow of the Red Lake River causes citizens in Crookston to bring out the sandbags to try and curb it.

I saw a community in Crookston rally together after officials called on volunteers ages 16 and older to step up and help sand bag to prevent further river flooding from damaging the city

https://cdn.field59.com/KVRR/0fb3f4c6ee4641e294d9aee9aa8cfc5b92eb80cc_fl9-360p.mp4 CROOKSTON, M.N. (KVRR)- I saw a community in Crookston rally together after officials called on volunteers ages 16 and older to step up. and help sand bag to prevent further river flooding from damaging the city. Officials say majority of the city is protected up until about 31 feet but there are some vulnerable areas that only cover 26…

Minnesota National Guard soldiers from Crookston & TRF return home

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) Fifty-two Minnesota National Guard soldiers from Crookston and Thief River Falls return home from the Middle East. Company B of the Second Combined Arms Battalion of the 136th infantry were greeted by family at Hector International Airport in Fargo. The soldiers were deployed to several locations throughout the Middle East as it is rare for soldiers to…

Woman hospitalized after getting hit by beet truck in Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KVRR) — A 32-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Friday evening after getting hit by a beet truck at American Crystal in Crookston, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say the driver, Mike Severson of Grand Forks, was trying to turn around and had backed into the piler. The woman, Barbara Velasquez of Perris, California,…