Chamber committee witnesses many efforts to beautify the community in 2017

    The Crookston Chamber Beautification Committee recently completed Round 2 of judging for presentations of businesses landscaping and store fronts, and public institutions or churches. The final round will happen during the weekend’s activities.

Presentation of a Landscaped Business
    • American Crystal Sugar Company
    • AgCountry Farm Credit
    • Cobblestone Hotel & Suites

Presentation of a Store Front Business
    • WSN & Crookston Eye Clinic entrance
    • Biermaier Chiropractic Clinic
    • Wonderful Life Foods
    • LeBlanc Realty

Presentation of a Public Institution or Church
    • Crookston Fire Department
    • Evangelical Church
    • Villa St. Vincent/Cathedral
    • Care & Share

    “The Crookston Area Chamber would like to thank all of those who have made Crookston beautiful during the spring and summer of 2017 through the Adopt-a-Planter and Adopt-a-Basket programs, the business awards program and One Vegetable One Community,” said Chamber executive director Amanda Lien. “One Vegetable One Community is also wrapping up their pepper season and encourage the community to nominate their business of choice by sending photos to to be awarded the Crookston OVOC traveling trophy.”

    “A special thanks to the 6th Street Garden neighborhood and Ed Amiot for their work beautifying this entrance to Crookston,” she added. “Also to the City of Crookston, the Parks & Recreation staff and intern, and work initiated by Kristi Thorfinnson for the new and beautiful entrance to Central Park enjoyed throughout the summer months.”

    The following people, businesses and clubs adopted planters around Crookston this year: University of Minnesota Crookston Horticulture Club, RiverView Health, DeBoer Farms, In Memory of Kelly Smith & Cindy Smith-LaFleur, Crookston Farmer’s Market, University of Minnesota Crookston Facilities & Operations Grounds Crew, In Memory of Dick & Dorothy Seddon, Bremer Bank, Eagle Thrifty White Pharmacy, Erickson Embroidery, Crookston Kiwanis Club, Valley Christian Fellowship, Crookston Rotary Club, Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority, City Council Member Clayton & Mary Briggs, VFW Auxiliary to Post 1902, Montague’s Flower Shop, University of Minnesota Crookston College in the High School, LMN Contracting – Luke Normandin, Brekken Farms, Teresa Persson, and Wonderful Life Foods.

    The Beautification Committee continues to seek volunteers and looks forward to upcoming fall and holiday decorating, and towards the new year. Contact the Chamber office at 281-4320 to volunteer. 

Round 1 Awards

Presentation of a Landscaped Business

AgCountry Farm Credit Union

American Crystal Sugar

American Federal Bank

AmericInn & Suites


Bremer Bank

Cobblestone Inn & Suites

Crookston Inn & Convention Center

Drafts Bar and Grill

Fischer, Rust, Stock


Northern Sky Bank

Riverside Apartments

Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home

Titan Machinery

Villa St. Vincent


Presentation of a Store Front Business

Andy Oman State Farm

Benoit’s Barnwood

Biermaier Chiropractic Clinic

Brady Martz & Associates

Christian Brothers Ford


Crookston Eye Clinic

Crookston United Insurance


Erickson’s Embroidery/2nd Street Boutique

Grand Theatre

H & R Block

Happy Joe’s Pizza


LeBlanc Realty

Longtin Agency, Inc.

Noah Insurance

Pulkrabek State Farm Insurance

Rejuv’ Salon & Spa

Renu Dental


Tanning Rays at Wash-N-Shine

This is Sew Broadway

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council

We Clik

Widseth Smith Nolting

Wonderful Life Foods


Presentation of a Public Institution or Church

Care & Share

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Crookston Fire Department

Crookston Library

Crookston Post Office

Evangelical Covenant

Mount St. Benedict

Our Savior’s Lutheran

Polk County DAC

Polk County Government Center

Presbyterian Church

Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston

St. Paul’s Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran

Valley Christian Fellowship