Polk County Museum to remain closed

The Polk County Museum in Crookston, Minn., which had been set to open Tuesday, June 16, for the season, will remain closed, because of COVID-19 concerns, until further notice.

The Polk County Historical Society Board decided in a June 4 meeting to keep the museum closed in compliance with an executive order by Gov. Tim Walz and guidelines from the Minnesota Historical Society, according to a news release from Twylla Altepeter, board secretary.

“Museums are considered entertainment venues, according to the governor’s executive orders,” said Polk County Historical Society President Anne Muir, of Crookston.

“Although the state is slowly reopening, we’re only entering phase three of four phases as stipulated by the governor,” Muir said.

The Polk County Historical Society operates the museum on the east side of Crookston, on Hwy. 2, as part of its mission to collect, preserve, promote and communicate the history of Polk County.


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Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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