UPDATE: New athletic complex approved in Crookston

VNL’s Justin Betti talks with activities director about proposal
VNL's Justin Betti talks with Crookston activities director Nate Lubarski
Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 11:44 AM CST
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CROOKSTON, M.N. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: The votes were tallied on February, 14th for the proposed athletic complex in Crookston. It passed with a vote of 1,110 yes votes and 706 no votes.

Previous: Voting is underway in Crookston for new proposed athletic complex. Voting is being held on February 14 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church until 8:00 p.m.

The proposed project would bring a multi-use athletic complex to the school and upgrade the current facilities. If passed, it would be located on the property northeast of the High School. The facility would include an artificial turf field, an eight-lane track, press box, seating for up to 750, and would also include concessions and bathrooms.

The school district currently leases space from the University of Minnesota Crookston and says owning a sports complex would allow them more freedom to host events and make space available for student and community groups.

In the August 9 primary election, the referendum failed by just 9 votes; 842 people voted against the referendum and 833 in favor of the $3,915,000 project. You can find more information on the project HERE.