She's a Crookston native.

    The Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau and United Way of Crookston boards of directors announce that they have filled the position of executive director by hiring Carmen (Pester) Knutson.

    Knutson will begin her job as the new Chamber executive director on Feb. 20.  A native of Crookston who currently resides in Fisher, Knutson was formerly employed by the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

    She succeeds Shannon Stassen, who resigned from the Chamber to become the City of Crookston administrator.