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Crookston EDA

CROOKSTON, MN

Your Future Home

The ideal place to build your business, your family, and yourself

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Learn Crookston

Crookston is an innovative city with many opportunities for growth. With a population around 7000, Crookston is the perfect place to start a business and start a life

Crookston is located in the Red River Valley, one of the world's richest agricultural areas, and its economy is based on agriculture. The area's rich mineral deposits, left behind by the receding glacial Lake Agassiz, make it ideal for growing crops like sugar beets, potatoes, wheat, barley, and sunflowers.

Crookston was named after Sir Robert de Croc, who built a timber and earth castle in the area in the 12th century. The remains of a chapel he founded in 1180 have also been uncovered. Crookston has many attractions, including the Polk County Museum, which houses the world's largest ox cart, the Grand Theatre, which was once the country's longest continuously running theater, and the Red Lake River, which offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and more. Crookston also has a University of Minnesota campus with an agricultural-research station, a community swimming pool, a multi-use sports center, and a newly renovated public library.

See What People Think of Crookston!

 

"Crookston is the biggest small town there is in America with 7,700 people. It's a town that has the essentials but with choices. Crookston has a Walmart but it also has a Hugo's. It has a Taco John's but also a Subway. Crookston is in this great limbo of being between a town and a city. But that's what makes it a wonderful place to be. The people here will welcome anybody with open arms. Every single person here has the best manners and will always be open to having a conversation with a complete stranger. I notice these little things versus other places in Minnesota I visit frequently. The secondary school experience that Crookston has to offer is second to none. The community is very active and the town comes to life during its town fair. It's a peaceful town with rarely any news of dangerous events. I wouldn't change anything about this town because where it's at right now is perfect."

"Very a great town to be in if you love the small town atmosphere. Everyone is super friendly and always willing to help. You have everything you need in town and if you wish Grand Forks is just 30 minutes away."

"I like the school I'm attending in Crookston. This town has the atmosphere of a small town but also can be looked at as a bigger town with the college. The people are very friendly and are willing to help in anyway possible."

Featured Media

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CHEDA DISCUSSES ARCHITECTURAL INCUBATION AND NEW INDUSTRIAL PARK PROJECT

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CROOKSTON AREA CHAMBER CONGRATULATES NEW JEWELERY STORE

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CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND CHAPERONES ENJOYING EUROPE TRIP

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