• Novel Corona Virus - COVID-19 Crookston Campus Updates

Student Resources

Updated: March 24, 2020, 1:50 p.m.  

This is a evolving resource for students related to community services, internet options and health and wellbeing.

Also see: Student FAQs   Student Emergency Aid   Return to Campus

Crookston Area Resources

Crookston Area Resources

Emergency Services

Crookston Police
321 W Robert St, Crookston, MN 56716
Emergency: Dial 911 
Non-emergency 218-281-3111

Crookston Fire Department
620 S Main St, Crookston, MN 56716

Food Shelf

Food Shelf Drop
New Hope Food Shelf’s food drop program began Wednesday, March 18 and will offer lunch and dinner thru Friday for kids and families in need until the Crookston School District starts their food service program Monday, March 23. After the schools’ breakfast and lunch program begins, the food drop program will switch to dinners Monday thru Friday.

Tri-Valley’s T.H.E. Bus will also offer free rides to and from the food shelf for the next three weeks.

Food drop volunteers will be doing drops at 12 locations in all of Crookston’s six wards for a half-hour each day for each meal. Times will be from 12-12:30 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. until March 23 and then will be solely at 6 p.m. for dinner. The number of locations could change based on the need and response from the community.

Locations, at this time, include:

  • Ward 1 - REM parking lot (South Minnesota Street/Central Avenue South) and Eugene Field Park (Woodland Avenue/North Minnesota Street)
  • Ward 2 - Schuster Park (Memorial Drive/Groveland Avenue) and Washington School parking lot (Birch Street)
  • Ward 3 - Highland Park Complex (Barrette Street/Summit Avenue) and North Acres Estates entrance (Charles Street)
  • Ward 4 - Wildwood Park (Myrtle Street/Hurlbut Street/Bertha Street) and Crookston Public Library parking lot (North Ash Street)
  • Ward 5 - Carman Park (3rd Avenue South/Erskine Street) and Old Museum Park (Washington Avenue/Jerome Street)
  • Ward 6 - Alexander Park (Alexander Street/4th Avenue NE) and Wesley United Methodist Church parking lot (Barrette Street/Eickhof Blvd)

There will be gluten-free options available and allergy requests should be sent to Rachel Laferriere at rachelcarenshare@outlook.com, by calling Rachel at 218-281-2644 or send a message on the New Hope Food Shelf Facebook page.


Tri-Valley Opportunity Council – transportation bus service


Great Plains Natural Gas
923 N Main St, Crookston, MN 56716

Ottertail Power
410 College Ave, Crookston, MN 56716

Minnesota Department of Health
651-201-5000 Phone
888-345-0823 Toll-free

Local Media

Crookston Times
124 S. Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716

KROX Radio
208 South Main Street
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-1140 (main number)

County and Chamber etc.

City of Crookston

Polk County Government Center

Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor's Bureau
103 South Broadway
Crookston, MN 56716
Chamber of Commerce Resource Facebook Page
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Business Toolkit

2020 Census
UMN Government and Community Relations

Internet Options

Internet Options

A variety of internet service providers are offering free or discounted services for people who qualify. If you need to take advantage of these offers, please contact the providers who service your area to learn more, or visit our Working and Learning Off Campus page for some service provider contact information.

Please note, certain areas around the state, country, and world will have different demands on the internet and the service quality may vary from time to time, so it may not be the application (i.e. Canvas, email, Netflix, etc.) you are using, but the current quality of your internet service due to the increased demand particularly during peak hours.

How to use your cell phone as a data source/hotspot
Check with your cell phone provider for instructions to set up your phone for “tethering”. Respective providers and cell phone models have different settings and instructions. People are encouraged to check what their data plan is (students please check with their parent/guardian) before using their mobile device as a hotspot to avoid additional charges and/or data overage charges. Not all data plans are unlimited and many throttle speeds particularly for video.

Counseling and Health Services

Counseling and Health Services

Counseling Services Updates

Keeping with our commitment to provide mental health services to students while prioritizing student health, we at Student Counseling Services have decided to temporarily shift away from in-person service delivery. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 we will begin transitioning to telehealth services.  Learn more about telehealth services at UMN Crookston.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Tim Menard, UMN Crookston Counselor at 218-281-8585.

Health Updates

UMC Health Services

Coronavirus Nurse Screening Hotline. As a reminder, if you have symptoms of respiratory illness (these include fever, cough, muscle aches, sore throat, and headache) or questions regarding COVID-19. Please call RiverView’s Coronavirus Nurse Screening Hotline at 218-470-7983.

We encourage everyone to continue to follow the up-to-date guidelines of the CDC. If you have questions or need assistance, call Stacey Grunewald, UMN Crookston Nurse at 218-281-8512.

Information on Domestic Violence during COVID-19

Community Health Services

Emergency Services
Dial 911 (or on-campus dial 8-911)

Altru Clinic
400 S Minnesota St., Crookston, MN 56716

Riverview Health
323 S Minnesota St., Crookston, MN 56716
Emergency Room - Open 24 hours
Phone: 218-281-9200