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North Country Food Bank
424 N. Broadway, Crookston
Individuals or groups of any size are invited to assist packing boxes and backpacks.  Additionally, there also is a food shelf located at this downtown location;  they can use shopping assistants. Call the food shelf coordinator, at 218-281-7356, ext. 7.  UPCOMING PACKING DATES:  March 10, 5 - 6:30 p.m., March 19, 5 - 6:30 p.m., March 26, 5:30 - 7 p.m.  Please call Russ Tate at 218-280-2926 if you can help one of these dates.

Winter Shows Building
Volunteers are needed to assist in cleaning the Winter Show Building.  Time can be arranged whenever it is convenient for volunteers.  Great opportunity for a larger club.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Curt Knutson at 218-289-0810.

Pi Run
Saturday, April 25
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (or until last runner finishes)
Highland School
801 N. Central Avenue
ALD is sponsoring a 5K, 10K, and Fun Run.  They are needing lots of volunteers to reassure runners, cheer them on, help direct them at turns, and make sure that they are safe.  For more information, see http://theirrationalrace.com/.  To register to volunteer, email Mary Mikutowski at mikut003@umn.edu.


Celebrate the Young Child Family Festival
Thursday, March 19, 5 - 8 p.m., Crookston High School.  If you are hanging around during Spring Break, please consider volunteering for this fun event.  This is a family festival that encourages children from birth - 10 years old to move, explore, and learn.  There will be 20 different stations set up.  Volunteers are needed at 5 p.m. to help set up.  The event runs from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., and volunteers are needed to assist children at various stations and then help clean up afterwards.  For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Francine Olson at olson68@q.com.

Carnegie Library
Ongoing assistance requested cataloging books in storage and inputting the information into Past Perfect software at the Carnegie Library on the corner of Ash Street and Robert Street (next to the current Crookston Library). For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kristina Gray at grayx073@umn.edu or 281-2663.

Care and Share
220 East 3rd Street, Crookston.  This is a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and thrift store. Volunteers are cheerfully accepted to assist with all aspects of the operation. Please call Sue Shirek at 218-281-2644 for more information.

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720 East Robert Street, Crookston.  This animal shelter is staffed entirely by volunteers. Help is needed especially from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 10 a.m. on weekends. Please call 218-281-7225 for information and to volunteer.

Sun, Country, and You
This therapy farm is located just a few miles outside of Crookston. Volunteers are sought to assist with chores and with therapy programs. For more information, contact Eleisha Owens at 218-521-0056.

Villa St. Vincent/Summit Apartments
516 Walsh Street
Share your talent or interests with a senior. Volunteers play cards and board games, visit, and assist with computer skills. To volunteer, please contact Enrichment Coordinator Tammy Parkin at 218-281-9723 or tamara.parkin@bhshealth.org.

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Volunteers are needed for the Pi Run Saturday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m....
Volunteers are needed for the Pi Run Saturday, April 25,
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (or until last runner finishes). Held at
Highland School, 801 N. Central Avenue. ALD is sponsoring a 5K, 10K and Fun Run. They are needing lots of volunteers to reassure runners, cheer them on, help direct them at turns, and make sure that they are safe. For more information, see http://theirrationalrace.com/. To register to volunteer, email Mary Mikutowski at mikut003@crk.umn.edu.

It is spring and the Winter Shows Building is in need of a good cleaning! Great...
It is spring and the Winter Shows Building is in need of a good cleaning! Great club community service activity! For more information or to volunteer, contact Curt at 218-289-0810.

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U of M Crookston, University of North Dakota, and Northland Community and Technical College to Co-sponsor Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Unity Walk followed by a program and recognition.An area-wide Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration will take place in Crookston, Minn., on Monday, January 19, 2015, and is the result of collaboration between the...

Student Awards Celebration held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the U of M Crookston
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston.To view or download photos, visit the photo gallery. ward recipients include the following students:CSA Student Senators and...

IRS Certified Free Tax Service Available at U of M Crookston
Students in the University of Minnesota Crookston Accounting and Finance Society are ready to help with tax preparation. The VITA/TCE site will operate from Monday, February 24 through Monday, April 14, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon to 4...

Spring 2013 Student Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievement in Academics, Athletics, Service, and Leadership
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Assistant Professor Denis Maier, who teaches in the Business Department, was the 2012 Outstanding Educator...

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