Crookston

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,…

Girl struck by semi in Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KVRR) – Police say a 10-year-old Crookston girl is in the hospital after being struck by a semi. A 911 call came in at 5:30 Monday night at Broadway and Robert Street, which is part of U.S. Highway 2 in Downtown Crookston. Police say she was struck while standing on the corner of the sidewalk by the semi…

28-Year-Old Man Walking On Railroad Tracks Hit & Killed

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KVRR) — A Crookston man is dead after being hit by a BNSF train. Polk County Dispatch was notified around 2 Thursday afternoon. Authorities say the 28-year-old man was walking on the railroad tracks and did not respond to the trains horn before he was hit. It happened near 411 North Main Street in Crookston. His name is…

Police investigating teen’s death in Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KVRR) – Police in Crookston are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl. Shortly after 6:00 a.m. Monday, police responded to the 400-block of Summit Ave. on a report of an unconscious female possibly deceased. Police say the teen’s death appears to be an isolated incident.  They say no other people were involved and there is no risk…

Man Faces Murder Charge After Fatal Overdose in Polk County

Andre Metcalf 1/1 Georgie Piatkoff Show Caption Hide Caption POLK CO., Minn. — Two people are arrested as Polk County authorities investigate the death of a woman who is believed to have overdosed on fentanyl. The sheriff’s office says 32 -year old Katie Flick of Erskine was found dead at a home 7 miles from Fertile. 29-year old George Piatkoff…

Crookston Hockey Makes Long Awaited Return to Ice

Play Jamestown this weekend to start season

CROOKSTON, Minn — For the first time since 2009 Minnesota-Crookston Hockey makes its return to the ice. The Eagles are scheduled to play 17 games in division two as part of the ACHA starting this weekend. The team is led by UND hockey alum and former Fargo Force and Lincoln Stars head coach Steve Johnson. Johnson was a three-time USHL…