Hundreds of people converged on Central Park Tuesday for the 14th Night to Unite event, which brought Crookston residents together with law enforcement and public safety agencies for hours of fun, festivities, mutual recognition, and educational opportunities.

Hundreds of people converged on Central Park Tuesday for the 14th Night to Unite event, which brought Crookston residents together with law enforcement and public safety agencies for hours of fun, festivities, mutual recognition, and educational opportunities.

The Times was one of 11 recipients of the inaugural “Night to Unite Champion” awards. In addition to the Times, other “Champion” honorees Tuesday included Lisa Loegering, Kathy Kelly, Loren “Punky” Johnson, Sharon Lanctot, Tim Denny, Margee Keller, Sarah Reese, KROX Radio, Andy Oman’s State Farm Insurance, and Wal-Mart.