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CARES Act

CARES Act – What Employers Need to Know Author: Harmony Kolling, Brady Martz The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) is now in place and provides some major relief for employers. Below is a summary of portions of the...

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Boom Town

Marc Hanson, owner of Hanson Construction, purchased the Elks building a little over a year ago. He got interested in the project because of the original usage of the building, as well as its solid structure and location. "I was excited...

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Tonnabells Opens in Downtown Thief River Falls

Tonnabells opened for business in February, 2020 on Third Street in beautiful downtown Thief River Falls. This bright and cheerful shop features the work of several local, regional and Minnesota artists and craftsmen and women. Currently,...

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“Our Hearts Will Always Lead Us Home”

Advance Thief River has released a new promotional video, "Our Hearts Will Always Lead Us Home." The video highlights the features that make the area such a great place to live and raise a family. The idea of creating a...

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Regional Indicators Dashboard

Regional Indicators Dashboard

Advance Thief River has just published a "Regional Indicators Dashboard." The dashboard clearly shows how Thief River Falls stacks up. It provides a set of metrics that compares the community to other Minnesota cities on vital community, economic, and social...

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Area Students Tour Northern Woodwork Inc.

Area Students Tour Northern Woodwork Inc.

Lincoln Olson explains advanced manufacturing processes to teacher Matt Sundberg and a captive audience of Marshall County Central high school students at the Fourth Annual Manufacturing Day in Thief River Falls October 15. On October 15, I had the opportunity to tour...

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Manufacturing Day at Lincoln High School

Manufacturing Day at Lincoln High School

Northland Community and Technical College students show high school students the ropes, providing them with instruction and the opportunity to get hands-on experience with real welding at the Fourth Annual Manufacturing Day at Lincoln High School.A total of 225...

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Finance Programs Revamped

Finance Programs Revamped

Community Development Advisory Board LOAN PROGRAM CHANGES The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) oversees three finance programs within the City of Thief River Falls: the Commercial Energy Renovation Loan Program, the  Storefront Renovation Loan Program, and...

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Thief River Falls Opportunity Zones

Thief River Falls Opportunity Zones

Looking for a better way to diversify your portfolio? Buying stocks, bonds, or property aren’t your only options. Many of today’s top investors are turning to a newer investment strategy: Opportunity Zones. A large portion of Thief River Falls, census tracts...

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Two Rivers Angel Network

Two Rivers Angel Network

New Local Investor Network  Jobs, Incorporated and Advance Thief River are pleased to announce the launch of a new tool for supporting business startups, recruiting new business, and nurturing entrepreneurship. Two Rivers Angel Network is a newly formed group of local...

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Hustad Wins ATR Photo Contest

Hustad Wins ATR Photo Contest

Advance Thief River is pleased to announce that Jim Hustad has been chosen by the public as Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Advance Thief River Photo Contest. The contest opened on July 1 and eligible entries were required to be submitted by July 31. The Advance Thief...

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Photo Contest Public Voting

Photo Contest Public Voting

Advance Thief River is proud to present our 2019 Photo Contest category winners! We are asking the public to help us pick the Grand Prize winning photo from among the six category winners featured on this page. Each category winner receives $50 in Chamber Bucks. The...

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TRF Opportunity Zones

TRF Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Funds are a new class of private sector investment vehicles authorized to aggregate and deploy private investment into Opportunity Zones. Advance Thief River Director, Michelle Landsverk, is enthusiastic about the program, describing it as a "once in a...

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Photo/Video Contest Entry Form

Photo/Video Contest Entry Form

Entering the Advance Thief River Photo and Video Contest is simple! Just fill out the form below in its entirety, attach your photo or video file (or a link to it) and hit "submit." The contest opens July 1 and entries may be submitted between July 1 and 31. Please...

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Photo and Video Contest!

Photo and Video Contest!

Advance Thief River is sponsoring a community photo and video contest. Photos and videos submitted through the contest will be used to promote the area, supporting the work and objectives of Advance Thief River. Prizes will be offered for Thief River Falls area photos...

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Michelle Landsverk
Economic Development 

Advance Thief River
PO Box 773

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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