Crookston News

01/10/2018 01:12 PM  ~~~Source~~~
One dead, two injured in crash near Crookston 

An East Grand Forks, Minn., man has died in a crash near Crookston, and two other victims were sent to the hospital. Multiple agencies responded at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday to the crash about 10 miles east of Crookston on U.S. Highway 2, where a 2005 plumbing truck rear-ended a 1974 Ford F45 tractor truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

12/30/2017 10:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Handful of new laws take effect Monday 

Uniform election dates and more specialty license plates are two of a handful of new laws that take effect in Minnesota Monday. The following is a list of select new laws passed during the 2017 regular and special legislative sessions that take effect Monday, as reported by Mike Cook, assistant director/editor, Public Information Services, Minnesota House of Representatives.

12/27/2017 03:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Accused Minn. priest returns to public ministry; attorney calls move 'reckless' 

A Roman Catholic priest on leave from two northwestern Minnesota parishes for 20 months amid an allegation of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old boy has returned to public ministry in time to celebrate Christmas. In a statement posted on the Diocese of Crookston website on Saturday, Bishop Michael Hoeppner said its clergy abuse review panel scrutinized a deposition given by the accuser in a lawsuit "and deemed the allegations not credible."

12/27/2017 01:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Inside the whiskey revolution in northern Minnesota 

Swanson, who owns Hallock, Minn.-based Far North Spirits, argues craft distillers need to pay more attention to the front end of the process. In the case of whiskey, it's the rye that makes the mash that makes the whiskey.

12/23/2017 12:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Probation the next target for Minnesota criminal justice reform 

CROOKSTON, Minn.-Minnesota prides itself on having one of the nation's lowest incarceration rates, but an increasing number of experts say the less discussed trade-off is the large number of people on probation. Minnesota has the third lowest incarceration rate in the nation, with 196 people per 100,000 in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.