The focus and scope of the information contained on this website is limited to local government in the city of Crookston, MN. However, you will find links to both Polk County resources, as well as resources from the State of Minnesota.
The City of Crookston, MN is a Home Rule Charter City, meaning our local government structure is defined by our City Charter and not by Minnesota statute.
Our city is divided into six wards, each of which elects an Alderman to sit as a representative on the City Council. In addition to these council members, two more council members and our Mayor are elected 'at large'.
Sometimes the line between city, county, and state government isn't self-evident. When there is any confusion, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Boards & Commissions
Boards and Commissions are a great way to make your voice heard and take part in local governance issues. Explore information on a variety of Boards and Commissions.
The City of Crookston was incorporated February 14th, 1879. Crookston is a Home Rule Charter City. Home rule charter cities can exercise any powers in their locally adopted charters as long as they do not conflict with state laws.
City Council & Wards
Learn and read about the City Council and Wards.
The City Code is a living document to which amendments and additions regularly occur. We strive to maintain online availability of an up-to-date copy.
The City of Crookston's newest Master Plan was approved by City Council on March 14, 2016. This 20-year plan was completed by KLJ Engineering and was financed in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.
View information regarding contacting and giving feedback to The City of Crookston.
Visit the County Government website.
Explore general information on all departments of the City of Crookston.
Find the City of Crookston election information and details.
View employment opportunities with the City of Crookston.
Read about the City of Crookston's finances.
The City of Crookston has been a proud participant in the GreenStep Cities program since 2015. As members, we strive to improve the city in terms of sustainability in order to work towards a greener tomorrow.
Read the City of Crookston Proclamation Policy.
Visit and explore the Minnesota state website.
The City of Crookston zoning map is occasionally updated. Every effort is made to keep a current copy online. The current zoning map can always be viewed at City Hall.