Local chamber and 75 other chambers in Minnesota sign letter to governor.

The Crookston Area Chamber of Commerce has joined 75 other Minnesota chambers of commerce in sending a letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz that encourages him to continue to move forward on reopening businesses shuttered or scaled back as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


“With public safety in the forefront of many local, state and federal decisions, we are encouraging all area businesses to develop their reopening safety plan,” Crookston Chamber Executive Director Terri Heggie says in an email. She encourages businesses to visit the “COVID-19 Tookit” at visitcrookston.com.


In his latest action, Walz extended the stay-at-home executive order until May 18. The latest order included a small degree of relaxation in relation to businesses that were previously ordered closed, who are now able to conduct some curbside commerce.


The chambers in East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls also signed the letter.