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About University of Minnesota Crookston

A four-year, public university with an enrollment of 1,300 students located in northwest Minnesota. Since its establishment as an institution of higher learning in 1966 and its transition to offering baccalaureate degree programs in 1993, the U of M, Crookston equips all students and faculty with laptop computers; provides individual attention that leads to success; and offers a hands-on approach that puts students ahead of the competition!

International Business and English Added to Academic Majors at the U of M Crookston

By Elizabeth Tollefson on December 17, 2014 10:53 AM Two new majors will be added to the list of academic offerings at the University of Minnesota Crookston following recent approval by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. A major in International Business … Continue reading

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Local Foods College to begin on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and Run through March 3, 2015

Join us for the 2015 Local Foods College. This 4th annual series of eight sessions is designed for gardeners and farmers that are part of the growing community-based food system. The webinar format is handy for many participants to acces … Continue reading

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Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (NWRSDP) Invites Ideas

Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (NWRSDP) invites Idea Briefs to be submitted by January 23, 2015.  The Partnership seeks projects that contribute to a vibrant future of Northwest Minnesota.   As a part of University of Minnesota Extension, the Regional Sustainable Partnerships … Continue reading

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Reneé Rongen brings Sense of Humor and Power to Inspire to U of M Crookston on Monday, December 1, 2014; Presentation begins at 6 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium with free admission

By Elizabeth Tollefson on November 10, 2014 3:16 PM “Be the Entrepreneur of Your Life” is the presentation topic of popular speaker and author With messages transcending the barriers of age, gender, and occupation, Rongen’s entertaining, engaging and energetic style, coupled with customized … Continue reading

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Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies at the U of M Crookston Seeks Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Interested in Potential Project Partnership

By Elizabeth Tollefson on November 10, 2014 3:09 PM Entrepreneurs and small business owners can receive valuable help through an opportunity offered by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES) at the University of Minnesota Crookston. CRES is seeking regional … Continue reading

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CRES and NW Minnesota Foundation Sponsor Entrepreneurs’ Luncheon at RBJ’s in Crookston, Minn.; Opportunity to Network and Learn on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Noon

By Elizabeth Tollefson on November 10, 2014 3:08 PM Are you interested in turning your idea into a great business? The IDEA Competition provides training, business coaching, and capital to participating entrepreneurs who want to turn an idea into a business. The Northwest … Continue reading

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Fall Musical Production “Next to Normal” Runs November 19-22, 2014, U of M Crookston

By Elizabeth Tollefson on November 5, 2014 7:42 AM The cast has been rehearsing since September, and for Senior Alissa Hernandez, that has meant juggling rehearsal schedules as the director while learning the lyrics and lines as one of the characters in the fall … Continue reading

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Three Honored with 2014 Torch & Shield Award at the U of M Crookston

The highest honor awarded by the University of Minnesota Crookston, the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, and Extension is the Torch & Shield Award. On Wednesday evening, October 29, two individuals and an organization will be recognized with the prestigious … Continue reading

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Homecoming Royalty Crowned at U of M Crookston

Seniors Kevin Bunde and Mikala Guidinger were crowned king and queen on October 15 during homecoming at University of Minnesota Crookston. The coronation was held in the Keihle Auditorium. Guidinger is from Rochester, Minn., and majoring in management, and Bunde … Continue reading

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Wellness Center at U of M Crookston Receives $1 million Gift Naming Entrance/Lobby in Memory of Mitch Nielson

By Elizabeth Tollefson on September 22, 2014 8:04 AM The University of Minnesota Crookston announced a $1 million gift to name the entrance/lobby of the new campus wellness facility, which will begin construction next year. The gift, from Les and June Nielsen, will … Continue reading

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