Crookston Public Schools to hold community meeting ahead of August referendum

The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at the Crookston High School Auditorium.

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An artist's rendering shows what the multi-use facility that Crookston Public Schools is holding a referendum for in August could look like.
Contributed / Zerr Berg Architects
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CROOKSTON, Minn. – Crookston Public Schools is holding community meetings to answer questions regarding a referendum to construct a multi-use facility for the school district and community. The next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at the Crookston High School Auditorium.

According to a release from Zerr Berg Architects, in 2021, the district partnered with the architectural firm to draft a plan for the facility that will solve the current issues associated with leasing facilities from the University of Minnesota Crookston. Putting the ownership of the facility directly into hands of the school district will increase its ability to host events and offer the space to student and community groups to make use of, the release said.

The proposed facility will include an artificial turf field, eight-lane track, press box, seating for more than 750 people and a building with a concession stand and bathrooms.

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

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


Meetings will also be held on Wednesday, June 20, and Wednesday Aug. 3. All meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Crookston High School Auditorium.

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