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Published May 24, 2012, 08:27 PM

2 More Historic Crookston Buildings Slated for Demolition

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - This summer the city of Crookston will say goodbye to two century-old buildings.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - This summer the city of Crookston will say goodbye to two century-old buildings.

Recently Polk County acquired the buildings known as the Z-Place and the former Rock's Jewelry store and the decision has been made to take them down.

The two buildings have been sitting on the corner of Main Avenue and Robert Street for more than 100 years. But hazards of the structures outweigh keeping them around.

The historic Wayne Hotel was torn down in Crookston about a year and a half ago. And now two more downtown buildings will see the wrecking ball.

"In '01 the wind storm took the wall down and we knew since then it was going to be an issue," Polk County Commissioner Craig Buness said.

The county acquired the crumbling Z-Place building through tax forfeiture and then recently purchased the attached former Rock's Jewelry building, that build has been mostly restored.

Losing three historic buildings in less than two years will slightly change the look downtown. Buness says it's a sign of the times.

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