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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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Making the Thief River Area Home

One of the highest priorities for Advance Thief River is to increase the pool of workforce talent in the area. Michelle Landsverk, Project Manager for Advance Thief River, says that will mean getting more people into the...

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RiverFest 2018

RiverFest rocked Thief River Falls August 3 & 4 in Hartz Park. RiverFest is annual community celebration held the first week in August with week-long activities hosted by different organizations. Activities...

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Child Care Financing

On July 1, Northwest Minnesota Foundation announced a new Child Care Finance Program for child care providers in Northwest Minnesota. Quality child care is vitally important to everyone living in the northwest region: parents and caregivers who work or attend school,...

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Increasing Diversity

(By Chet Bodin) People of color account for 40 percent of the growth in the region’s workforce since 2000. Looming labor shortage notwithstanding, Northwest Minnesota has been adding workers for years. One of the distinct features of recent labor force growth is the...

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Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

Third Street East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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