Area Events


Musician Sam Miltich will be performing in the Northern Lights Lounge, in the Sargeant Student Center at the University of Minnesota Crookston from 6-7:3pm on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The event is titled “The Improvised Life” as it is focused around exploring the intersection of mental health and creativity through jazz. 


The Ada Future Leaders are hosting their annual Men's Fall Stag this Friday, October 25th, 2019 at the Norman County 4-H Building in Ada. Happy hour begins at 6pm. Meal to be served at 7pm. Raffles and games throughout the evening. Meal includes Brisket, Fresh Cut Fries, BBQ Beans, Appetizers). Tickets are $40 and include meal and open bar, as well a chance at cash prizes (1 - $500, 2 - $100, 6 - $50). Need not be present to win cash prizes. Stop by KRJB for tickets or contact Mark Askelson, Ryan McCollum, Scott Erickson, Kirk Spilde, or Garrett Gunderson. Proceeds to support the Ada Future Leaders Gifts for Youth program.


Essentia Health-Ada will be having their Health and Wellness fair on Saturday, October 26th from 9am-noon.

Wild Rice Church, Rural Twin Valley, will be having their 46th Annual Men's Pancake Supper and WELCA Bake Sale and Raffle on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5-7:30pm. Everyone is welcome.

Clearbrook Fire Department Fall Banquet. Saturday, October 26th. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Meal starts at 6:00 p.m. Adults $25 at the door, kids 12 and under $5 at the door. Advanced tickets availalbe for $20 from any Clearbrook fireman or many local businesses including Clearbrook City Hall. Many raffles, games and prizes througout the event! Come support the Clearbrook Fire Department and enjoy a fun evening!


27th Annual Fall Festival Dinner Craft & Bake Sale at Zion Lutheran Church in Twin Valley, MN. Sunday, October 27th. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Serving meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, coleslaw, lefse, rolls, desserts and beverages. $10 for Adults, $5 for 12 and under, Free for pre-school and younger. Take-outs availbabe at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Kirkebo Lutheran Church will have their annual Fall Meatball Dinner on Sunday, October 27th from 11am-2pm at the church. The menu includes: meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, lefse and dessert. A free will offering will be accepted (suggested price $10 per person). There will also be a raffle, handmade crafts and baked goods.


A Community Forum will be held at the Clearbrook Community Center on Monday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. Family Saftey Network and Support Within Reach will present for all community members and surrounding areas on topics including domestic and sexual violence. There will be a free will donation supper. Everyone is welcome. 


On Tuesday, October 29, Dr.  Mark Thomas, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities,  will be speaking on addiction in Kiehle Auditorium from 7 - 9 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Everyone is welcome and parking is recommended in Lot G.His presentation on Tuesday, October 29, will be followed by a law enforcement round table discussion with Dr. Thomas on October 30 at 10 a.m., as well as health care provider round table discussion with Dr. Thomas on the same day at 1p.m. Both of these discussions will take place on the UMN Crookston campus. For more information, contact Chris Tiedeman at or 612-834-1919. 


Gonvick Lions will be hosting a Halloween Party from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Clear Waters Life Center Gym in Gonvick, MN on Thursday, October 31st. Costume contest, fun games, prizes and treats for the kids! 


WOWE Community Ed and MPX Fitness presents a Women's Self-Defense Class on Saturday, November 2nd from 1-5pm at the Waubun School Gym. The instructor will be Mariah Prussia, professional boxer and MMA fighter. Cost is $10 for girls in grades 7-12 and $60 for adults. To register, call Dejah at 473-6144 or email


There will be a benefit for Dallas Peterson on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 9am-1pm at the Flom Community Hall. The benefit includes a pancake brunch (free will donation), silent auction and gun raffle. There is an account set up for Dallas at United Valley Bank, PO Box 247, Twin Valley, MN 56584 or you can drop off monetary donations at the Mahnomen or Twin Valley locations of United Valley Bank.


“Roots of the Red River Valley,” a pictorial history of the 1937 sugar beet harvest, will be on display at the University of Minnesota Crookston from Monday November 4 through Saturday, November 9, 2019. A gallery opening will be held on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Daily hours for the gallery are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day except Wednesday, November 6 when it will close to the public at 5 p.m. A special Thursday Commons presentation and panel discussion about the pictorial history will take place on Thursday, November 7 at noon in Kiehle Auditorium.



A free-will fundraising meal will be held for Aaron Eggen during Ada-Borup parent teacher conferences on Thursday, November 7th from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Ada-Borup High School Commons. Bob Kinkade will be providing a pasta meal and the Cougar Boys Basketball Team will be serving and helping at this event. Everyone is invited to come and show your support to Aaron and Aimee Eggen and their family.


Ada-Borup Community Education is offering a Defensive Driving Refresher Course on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9am-1pm at the Ada- Borup School Media Center. Cost is $25. Minimum of 15 are needed in order to have the class. To register, call the Ada-Borup School at 784-5300