Kitchen Damaged By Fire At Mexican Restaurant In Crookston

The workers in the building at the time of the fire were able to get out safely with just minor burns

Photo: KROXCROOKSTON, Minn. — Firefighters were called to a fire in the kitchen of El Jaripeo Mexican Restaurant around 11 o’clock this morning. Crews were able to contain the fire to the kitchen but the dining area has heavy heat and smoke damage. They also had to pull the ceiling and drop some insulation as they checked for hot spots….

Victim Identified in Fatal Crookston House Fire

The body is identified as 40-year-old Immanuel LaRochelle

CROOKSTON, Minn. — Authorities say the smoke detectors didn’t work in a Crookston house that went up in flames, killing one person over the weekend. The body has been identified as 40-year-old Immanuel LaRochelle. Firefighters responded to the house at 214 4th Avenue North around 2:30 Sunday morning. Authorities say the fire appears to be accidental. The cause of the…

Body Found In Crookston Home After Fire

After the fire was extinguished, a body was found inside the home.

Crookston, MN – Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a Crookston, Minnesota home following a fire. The Crookston Police Department says around 2:30 a.m. Sunday they along with the Crookston Fire Department and Crookston Area Ambulance were dispatched to 214 4th Ave N for a house on fire. After the fire was extinguished, a body was found…

Local Priest on Administrative Leave Reinstated by Crookston Catholic Diocese

Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A local priest who had been placed on administrative leave has been reinstated by the Crookston Catholic Diocese. Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong. An investigation into the accusation by a panel of law enforcement, social workers, a priest and an…

Man Who Shot Himself During Domestic Dispute Identified

Shooting Happened Friday night in Rural Crookston

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — Polk County authorities have identified the man who died in a domestic assault Friday night. He is 60-year-old Roy Bester of rural Crookston. They say Bester died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A deputy arrived at the house after a woman inside reported the domestic assault. As the deputy tried to make contact with Bester, a…

Men’s Basketball: MSUM Holds On Over Crookston

Dragons improve to 4-5 on the season.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The MSUM Dragons men’s basketball team held on late to defeat Minnesota-Crookston 81-78 at Nemzek Hall on Friday. Tanner Kretchman led the Dragons with 24 points. Johnny Beeninga chipped in another 21 for MSUM as the Dragons picked up a big NSIC win. The Dragons host Bemidji State on Saturday at Nemzek Hall at six p.m. Categories:…

MN Prep Football Roundup: Hawley, Barnesville Run Away with Playoff Wins

Nuggets and Trojans set for Section 8AA matchup.

HAWLEY, Minn. — At the high school level playoff football continues to heat up in the state of Minnesota. That is very prominent in Section 8AA. The four teams that remain in the section have a combined five losses on the season. Top-seeded Hawley shut out fourth-seeded Warroad 48-0. Second-seeded Barnesville downed third-seeded Crookston 48-24. With the victories on Saturday,…

High-Speed Chase Ends With Arrest in Crookston

Woman Behind The Wheel Was From North Dakota

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Burlington, North Dakota woman was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in Crookston. A Minnesota State Trooper used spike strips to stop the vehicle being driven by 33-year-old Jeannie Wright on Saturday. A Polk County deputy had tried to pull Wright over earlier in Lowell Township. She took off at speeds up to 99…

East Grand Forks Man Identified in Fatal Crash

Driscoll failed to yield at the intersection and was hit by the semi driven by 53-year-old Kristopher Rittel of Grand Forks

  CROOKSTON, Minn. — An East Grand Forks man is dead after a car and semi crashed in Crookston. The state patrol says the crash happened just before 5 this morning at the junction of Highways 2 and 75. They say 59-year-old Gregory Driscoll was behind the wheel of the car. Driscoll failed to yield at the intersection and was…

Crookston Teen Accused of Business Vandalism on Broadway

Police arrested 18-year-old Bryan Wagner around 4:30 this morning

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A teen is facing charges after shattering several glass doors on Broadway in Crookston. Police arrested 18-year-old Bryan Wagner around 4:30 this morning. His clothing matched the description given in a motor vehicle tampering incident around the time of the vandalism. Wagner is accused of setting off an alarm after shattering the glass on a side door…