Community meeting

Crookston Public Schools to hold community meeting ahead of August referendum – Grand Forks Herald

CROOKSTON, Minnesota – Crookston Public Schools is holding community meetings to answer questions about a referendum to build a multi-purpose facility for the school district and community. The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 in the auditorium at Crookston High School.

According to a statement from Zerr Berg Architects, in 2021 the district partnered with the architectural firm to draft a plan for the facility that will address current issues associated with the University of Minnesota Crookston’s facility leasing. Putting ownership of the facility directly in the hands of the school district will increase its ability to host events and provide the space for students and community groups to use, according to the release.

The proposed facility will include an artificial turf pitch, an eight-lane track, a press room, seating for over 750 people and a building with a concession stand and washrooms.

Community members present at the meeting will receive information about the construction and its impact on the community, and will be able to ask questions and raise concerns about the project.

Crookston Public Schools is preparing to seek approval for the project in the August 9 ballot. If passed, the district will have access to up to $3,915,000 in construction bonds.

Meetings will also take place on Wednesday June 20 and Wednesday August 3. All meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Crookston High School.