Crookston

Man arrested in Crookston after wielding knife

CROOKSTON, Minn. – Police responded to a child custody dispute at around 10:00 Friday morning. According to the police report, 24-year-old Benjamin Strom was upset for not being allowed to see his daughter. Around 40 minutes after he was trespassed from 137 Marine Avenue, police received a call about a man on that street with a knife. They believe Strom…

Crookston Police respond to domestic violence situation

CROOKSTON, Minn.–A man has been arrested following a domestic violence incident at the Gold Terrace Motel in Crookston on Wednesday. The Crookston Police Department responded to 1731 University Avenue at approximately 8:45 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, police saw a man, later identified as 60-year-old Joel Fesler, entering room 37. Police spoke with the victim and a witness who…

University of Minnesota Suspends In-Person Instruction Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Students to stay home and continue with classes online.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses due to concerns over COVID-19. In an email to students, officials said the university is moving to online instruction through at least April 1. Students on the Morris and Crookston campuses will have in-person classes through Friday, March 13. Spring Break will be extended on the Duluth, Rochester…

University of Minnesota Crookston brings back hockey

We are elated to officially announce the return of hockey to @UMNCrookston. The Golden Eagles will compete in ACHA Division II in the Central Region and will begin play in the 2020-21 season! We will have more exciting news in the next hour… pic.twitter.com/GMsDOLE2wa — Golden Eagle Sports (@UMNCrookstonATH) January 31, 2020 CROOKSTON, Minn. – University of Minnesota Crookston is…

Crookston Diocese priest placed on leave for ‘boundary violations’

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KFGO) – A Catholic priest from the Diocese of Crookston has been placed on administrative leave. Bishop Michael Hoeppner says “several issues” concerning Fr. Bryan Kujawa have been brought to his attention, including “non-criminal, non-sexual boundary violations.” Kujawa works at St. Philip’s Church in Bemidji and St. Charles in Pennington. Hoeppner says Kujawa will remain on leave until…

Man Suspected of DWI Arrested in Polk County after Crash

The man was traveling on County Road 113 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole.

MENTOR, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on suspicion of DWI in Mentor shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The 36-year-old man was traveling on County Road 113 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole. The man was transported to a hospital in Crookston where he was treated for non-life threatening injures.   Categories:…

Man Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault At Crookston Shelter

Police say the victim and suspect know each other

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A man staying at a shelter in Crookston is arrested for an alleged sexual assault. Police were called around 1:30 this afternoon to Care and Share. They found 24-year-old Ethan Basche of Mountain Iron, Minnesota with a 23-year-old female victim. She was taken to the hospital for an evaluation while Basche was taken to jail for criminal…

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…