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TRF Housing Development is on Track!

In 2012, the City of Thief River Falls did a housing study which outlined the need to develop 90 housing units every year for 10 years. Now, seven years later, Mark Borseth, Public Works Director, reports that the City is on track toward...

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Business Leadership Program for Child Care Providers

Beginning Tuesday, February 19, an exclusive opportunity for Family and Center child care programs will begin. The "Business Leadership Cohort Program" provides 9-15 hours of approved training at no charge to child care providers. Free business analysis and...

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TRF Making It Home Kickoff February 11

TRF Making It Home Facilitators receive training and gear up for recruiting community members to participate in a grassroots community marketing effort. Declining rural populations have been in the news for decades. There is little doubt that the trend line of the...

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Ingram’s Candy Store: A Sweet Success

Ingram's Candy Store has been in business in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, for more than five years, selling premier quality chocolates, as well as a wide variety of other sweet treats, including bulk candy. Owner, Scott...

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Third Safest Minnesota School

The Thief River School District was recently named among Minnesota's 10 Safest Schools. In fact, only two schools were ranked safer than the Thief River Falls School District. In this video, District Superintendent Brad...

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Come Home to Thief River Falls

Thief River Falls recently made the list of "America's 50 Best Cities to Live In." Melora Bergee, pictured above, is one of many people talking about why this area is such a great place to live.                    ...

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Recruiting New Residents

In hope of bringing new families and businesses to the Thief River Falls area, Advance Thief River and community volunteers are partnering with University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension to implement what they are calling the Making It Home project.  The aim of Making...

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Total Betty

Total Betty opened their doors to the public on November 13, 2018. The store, located at 1554 US Hwy 59, features a great mix of women's clothing that appeals to a wide variety of ages. Owners Danielle Carlson and Becca Larson Isaak say...

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Thief River Falls Named Among America’s 50 Best Cities

Thief River Falls was recently named as one of America's 50 Best Cities by 24/7 Wall Street.  Five other Minnesota cities that made the list include Elk River, Sartell, New Ulm, Hutchinson, and Albert Lea.  To identify the best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. created...

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Striking All the Right Chords

I recently visited with Joe Kezar, owner of Kezar Music in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Joe owns and operates a full-line music store with a wide variety of acoustic and electric instruments, as well as providing music lessons for guitar, drums, and violin. He...

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Housing Call to Action

Last week, Warren Hanson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, spoke to the Jobs, Incorporated Board of Directors and other stakeholders in the area who have an interest in the local housing situation. Mr. Hanson's message was...

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How to Start a Child Care

Thief River Falls Children, Families and Employers NEED YOU! Child care is important to our community. If you have considered providing child care this informational session is for you. WHEN:    Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm WHERE:  River of Life Church, 1565...

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Sparkle of Success

When I stepped into Diamonds and Designs for the first time, I was impressed by the light, sparkle, color, and beauty that filled the store. But, surpassing all was the woman behind the scenes, owner LeeAnn Nelson. Although she owns and operates a successful business,...

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Digi-Key is “On the Grow”

The construction of the new Digi-Key Electronics product distribution center is rapidly changing the appearance of the southwest side of Thief River Falls. The latest progress is easily visible from outside city limits from both the south and the west. Steel is being...

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Connecting Thief River to the World

Even if you haven't seen the Pixar movie "Toy Story," you've probably heard the phrase "to infinity and beyond," made famous by cartoon character Buzz Lightyear. While Thief River Falls Regional Airport won't take you to "infinity," it will fly you from Thief River...

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Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

TRF Jobs, Inc.
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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