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Welcome to THIEF RIVER FALLS!

Where Two Rivers Meet. AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

First developed as a lumber milling town, Thief River Falls also became a major agricultural area because of the rich soil left by ancient, glacial Lake Agassiz. The unusual name, “Thief River,” was given to the river by the Ojibwe and Dakota people. “Falls” was added to the name of the new city in 1896 because a series of rapids in the river had been converted to a waterfall by the construction of the dam. Until 1904, an Ojibwe village of 40 families was located where the Thief and Red Lake Rivers meet. The Great Northern and the Soo Line Railroads brought prosperity when Thief River Falls became a center for shipping wheat. Today, the city continues its entrepreneurial spirit, preserving and respecting the past, yet growing and moving toward the future, especially in the manufacturing and distribution industries both nationally and internationally.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN

AVG. HIGH °F 12 21 34 53 69 77 AVG. LOW °F: -6 2 15 30 43 52 JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AVG. HIGH °F 81 80 68 54 32 17 AVG. LOW °F 56 55 45 33 17 1

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Thief River Falls

THE REGIONAL HUB OF NORTHWEST MINNESOTA! Located 300 miles northwest of the Twin Cities on trunk highways 59, 32 and 1, Thief River Falls is at the junction of the Red Lake and Thief Rivers.

DISTANCE TO: Grand Forks, ND......................................................................55 miles Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada..............................................159 miles Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN......................................................296 miles Sioux Falls, SD........................................................................300 miles Chicago, IL.............................................................................650 miles Denver, CO.............................................................................900 miles

IMPORTANT NUMBERS VISIT THIEF RIVER FALLS (218) 686-9785 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (218) 681-3720

SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER THIEF RIVER FALLS (218) 681-4240

Employer

LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER (218) 681-6161

Thief River Falls School District ..............................................................475

WINTER ROAD INFORMATION 511

FIRE DEPARTMENT (218) 681-3943

STATEWIDE TRAVEL CONDITIONS 1-800-542-0220

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (218) 681-3053

EMERGENCY 911

TRAVEL INFORMATION CENTER (218) 681-3720

THIEF RIVER FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT 1-800-225-2525 EXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM 1-888-VISITMN

TOP AREA EMPLOYERS # Employed

Digi-Key Electronics .............................................................................3,508 Arctic Cat...................................................................................................800 Sanford Health.........................................................................................689 City of Thief River Falls ...........................................................................204 Northern Pride, Inc..................................................................................185 Walmart ...................................................................................................160 Hugo’s .......................................................................................................150 Northland Community & Technical College .................................................................................148 Pennington County.................................................................................140

POISON CONTROL CENTER 1-800-222-1222

SANFORD CLINIC THIEF RIVER FALLS (218) 681-4747 1-800-550-4109 STREET WIZARDS CAR SHOW

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Where Two Rivers Meet. Welcome to our special corner of Northwestern Minnesota, where sparkling rivers and scenic prairies offer numerous opportunities for adventure. Our area prides itself on friendly locals, a thriving business climate, exceptional schools and safe neighborhoods. Take time to explore our fascinating attractions, check out our lively events, and visit our delightful restaurants and shops— we know you’ll want to come back again and again! Brian Holmer, Mayor of Thief River Falls (pictured above)

WELCOME................................................. 4 EVENTS.................................................... 8 ATTRACTIONS..................................... 16

VISIT THIEF RIVER FALLS 102 Main Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (218) 686-9785 info@visittrf.com • visittrf.com

Published by: Think Tourism USA 2233 Roosevelt Rd, Ste. 11 St. Cloud, MN 56301 Phone (320) 281-5118 Fax (320) 281-5119 info@thinktourismusa.com thinktourismusa.com PRESIDENT: Gary Webber EDITOR & PUBLISHER: Pat Webber PROOF TRACKING: Jean Robbins DESIGN & PRODUCTION: Cathy Hennen Thief River Falls Visitors Guide Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Reproduction without permission from Think Tourism USA is strictly prohibited. The publisher has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the material in the Thief River Falls Visitors Guide. However, as unpredictable changes and errors do occur, the publisher can assume no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.

Laura Stengrim, Executive Director PHOTOS THROUGHOUT GUIDE BY: Gary Webber Think Tourism USA 320-249-1951 thinktourismusa.com Beth Iliff Beth Iliff Photography 218-686-3827 bi.photo63@gmail.com

Brian Steenerson Brian Steenerson Photography 218-689-0496 briansteenersonphotography@gmail.com Other photos: Thief River Falls Times

LODGING............................................... 28

RIVER WALK........................................... 50

BIKE TRAILS MAP.................................. 31

PINE TO PRAIRIE BIRDING................... 52

CITY MAP................................................ 32

AREA FISHING........................................ 52

THE MOST NORWEGIAN CITY IN AMERICA............................................ 19

RIVER WALK MAP.................................. 33

MOVING................................................ 54

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS MAP................ 34

THE JEFFERSON HIGHWAY................ 59

PEDER ENGELSTAD PIONEER VILLAGE................................. 22

DINING.................................................. 36

IMPORTANT NUMBERS......................... 60

PARKS...................................................... 24

SHOPPING............................................ 42

AREA CHURCHES.................................. 62

DAY TRIPS............................................. 26

RECREATION........................................ 48

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EVENTS

EXPERIENCE EXCITEMENT OVERLOAD...

Where Two Rivers Meet. JANUARY JANUARY 2

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE FORT FRANCES LAKERS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

JANUARY 3-5

BANTAM B HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

JANUARY 10-12

ICE FEST. Winter festival comprised of over a dozen events celebrating winter recreation in Thief River Falls. Hockey games, 5K/10K, Kubb tournament, vintage snowmobile ride, cross-country ski, showshoe, fat bike ride, skating club performance and more. 218-681-3720 • trfchamber.com

JANUARY 17

YOUTH WRESTLING INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

JANUARY 18

PROWLER WRESTLING INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

EVENTS

PENNINGTON COUNTY FAIR

Choose from world-class snowmobile races, cultural festivals and entertainment, county fairs, Fourth of July fireworks, historical celebrations and professional bull riding contests. Check out our calendar here, or go to visittrf.com.

JANUARY 23

JANUARY 31

JANUARY 24-26

FEBRUARY

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE RED LAKE MINERS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com GIRLS 10U HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

JANUARY 25

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE FORT FRANCES LAKERS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

JANUARY 24-26

STATES-DOMINION OPEN BONSPIEL. Thief River Falls Curling Club • trfcurling.com

JANUARY 25-26

USXC SEVEN CLANS 250 SNOWMOBILE RACE. Seven Clans Casino • usxcracing.com

JANUARY 29

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE WISCONSIN LUMBERJACKS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 2 PEE WEE B HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

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NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE THUNDER BAY NORTH STARS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

FEBRUARY 1

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE THUNDER BAY NORTH STARS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

FEBRUARY 1-2

26TH ANNUAL THIEF RIVER FALLS GUN SHOW. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring guns and coins. Admission $5. Children under 12 not admitted unless accompanied by an adult. Thief River Falls Armory • John at 218-681-6553

FEBRUARY 7

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE FORT FRANCES LAKERS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

FEBRUARY 8

SECTION 8A GIRLS HS HOCKEY SECTION SEMIFINALS. Ralph Engelstad Arena

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FEBRUARY 9

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISHING DERBY. 1 p.m. 8th St. bridge • 218-681-7204

FEBRUARY 12-14

THIEF RIVER FALLS AREA COMMUNITY THEATER PRESENTS “LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS” DINNER THEATER. Eagles Club • trfact.org

FEBRUARY 13

SECTION 8A GIRLS HS HOCKEY SECTION FINAL. Ralph Engelstad Arena

FEBRUARY 14

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE DRYDEN GM ICE DOGS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

FEBRUARY 21

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE THUNDER BAY NORTH STARS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

FEBRUARY 21

“TERRY BARBER TRIO” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS CONCERT ASSOCIATION. 7:30 p.m. With an extraordinary broad vocal range and natural fluency in many musical styles, countertenor Terry Barber has been featured on some of the world’s most storied stages and has worked with many of the music industry’s most prestigious figures. Tickets are available at the Times, Kezar Music and Hugo’s. Tickets $30/adult, $10/student, or $70/family. Tickets are good for all entertainment series performances. Lincoln High School Auditorium Darryl Tveitbakk 218-686-0993

FEBRUARY 22

SECTION 8A BOYS HS HOCKEY SECTION SEMIFINALS. Ralph Engelstad Arena

MOVIE IN THE PARK

FEBRUARY 25

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE DRYDEN GM ICE DOGS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

FEBRUARY 26

NORSKIES JR. A HOCKEY GAME VS. THE DRYDEN GM ICE DOGS. 7 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • trfnorskies.com

FEBRUARY 27

SECTION 8A BOYS HS HOCKEY SECTION FINAL. Ralph Engelstad Arena

FEBRUARY 29

PENNINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER SPRING WORKSHOP. 218-683-7030

FEBRUARY 29

SECTION 8A GIRLS BASKETBALL SUBSECTIONS. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

MARCH MARCH 2

SECTION 8A GIRLS BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

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MARCH 6

MAY 12

SECTION 8A GIRLS BASKETBALL FINAL. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

NORWEGIAN MOVIE “THE 12TH MAN”. 7 p.m. The true story of Norwegian Jan Baalsrud’s escape from the Nazis in northern Norway during World War II, and of the heroic people who risked their lives to help him. Northland College Auditorium • 218-686-0205

MARCH 7

SECTION 8A BOYS BASKETBALL SUBSECTIONS. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

MAY 13

SYTTENDE MAI SMORGASBORD. 5-7 p.m. Featuring Scandinavian foods: Torsk, meatballs, vegetables, salad, rømmegrøt, lefse, søt suppe, and other delicacies. Pre-sale tickets only until May 10. $18 at Hugo’s. Eagles Club • 218-686-0205

MARCH 9

SECTION 8A BOYS BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

MARCH 13

SECTION 8A BOYS BASKETBALL FINAL. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

MAY 14

OLD TIME DANCE. 7-11 p.m. Music by the Nite Ryder Band. Lunch is served at 9 p.m. $7.50 admission. Eagles Club • 218-686-0205

MARCH 20

“SULTANS OF STRING” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS CONCERT ASSOCIATION. 7:30 p.m. Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Tickets are available at the Times, Kezar Music and Hugo’s. Tickets $30/adult, $10/student, or $70/family. Tickets are good for all entertainment series performances. Lincoln High School Auditorium Darryl Tveitbakk at 218-686-0993

MAY 15

NORDIC FEST OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy coffee, lefse and other goodies served by the Snorre Lodge of Sons of Norway. Free to the public. Northern State Bank • 218-686-0205

MAY 15

MARCH 20-22

VFW STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Ralph Engelstad Arena & Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center • 218-681-2183

MARCH 28-29

THIEF RIVER FALLS SKATING CLUB ICE SHOW. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

APRIL APRIL (HELD THE ENTIRE MONTH)

FARMERS MARKET

MAY MAY 2

THIEF RIVER FALLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION KENTUCKY DERBY CLASSROOM GRANT FUNDRAISER. Thief River Golf Club • 218-681-8711 ext. 5228

MAY 3

QUILT SHOW. Open during Library hours. Thief River Falls Public Library • 218-681-4325

JUST FOR KIX SPRING DANCE SHOW. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

APRIL 4-5

PIONEER VILLAGE UFF DA DAY. 1-4 p.m. Viking reenactments, blacksmith demonstrations, lefse sampling, escape rooms, laser tag, Scandinavian crafts and mini golf. Adult beverages available. $5 per adult, $3 per child. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village • 218-681-5767

TIMES HOME, SPORT & FAMILY SHOW. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-4450

APRIL 11

6TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG DROP. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. Hosted by Kidz First Foundation. 218-681-5862

APRIL 21

“BEGINNINGS-THE ULTIMATE CHICAGO TRIBUTE BAND” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS CONCERT ASSOCIATION. 7:30 p.m. Tightly woven structure of intellectual musical talent, who together comprise an ever-evolving universe of musicality-quite simply, they are a band like no other. Tickets are available at the Times, Kezar Music and Hugo’s. Tickets $30/adult, $10/student or $70/family. Tickets are good for all entertainment series performances. Lincoln High School Auditorium Darryl Tveitbakk at 218-686-0993

EVENTS

MAY 9

MAY 9-17

NORDIC FEST. A celebration of all things Scandinavian. Various events held throughout 9 days of celebrating Syttende Mai Formerly known as Norwegian Heritage Week. 218-686-0205

MAY 11

“THE VIKING BATTALION; NORWEGIAN AMERICANS IN WWII” PRESENTATION. 7 p.m. Irene Starcks, WWII Ed. Fdtn. board member presenting. This 99th “separate” unit included Norwegian speaking soldiers from northwest Minnesota and Norwegian seamen stranded offshore when the Nazis invaded Norway. This unit began training in Minnesota, fought valiantly in Europe and served an important role in Norway at war’s end. A book being launched by Gretchen Beito and Mildred Furuseth on “Leonard’s Story” will be available. Northland College Auditorium • 218-686-0205

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NORWEGIAN AUTHOR PRESENTATION. 7 p.m. Author Timothy Boyce presents his new book, a re-publication of Norwegian Odd Nansen’s World War II concentration camp diary, “From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps.” Boyce’s book includes a preface by Thomas Buergenthal whose life as a 10-year-old boy was saved by Nasen while both were prisoners in Sachsenhausen. Northland College Auditorium • 218-686-0205

MAY 16

UFFDA CHALLENGE. 9 a.m. An adventure race sure to provide enjoyment for beginners and seasoned pros in the obstacle race world. This long-standing Nordic-themed race takes advantage of multiple parks and the river. Great for individuals and teams alike! Hartz Park • uffdachallenge.com

MAY 17

“SYTTENDE MAI” CHILDREN’S PARADE. 1 p.m. Children are invited to parade through Hartz Park in costumes while waving Norwegian flags (provided). The parade concludes with ice cream treats for all participants at the Dairy Queen. Route begins at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village 218-686-0205

MAY 23

PEDER ENGELSTAD PIONEER VILLAGE OPENS FOR THE SEASON. Open 1-5 p.m. daily. Cost: $5, children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by a paid adult. No cost for Pennington County Historical Society Members. 218-681-5767

MAY 29

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-7342

JUNE JUNE 3-5

“THE CURIOUS SAVAGE” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS AREA COMMUNITY THEATER. 7 p.m. Northland College Theater • trfact.org

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JUNE 4

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

JUNE 4-5

SAFETY CAMP. Ralph Engelstad Arena • 218-681-2183

JUNE 11

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

JUNE 13

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JUNE 16

ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK. 5-7 p.m. Free will offering. Sponsored by the Thief River Falls Kiwanis Club. Northrop City Park Barb Natvik 218-681-6948

JUNE 18

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JUNE 18

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

JUNE 18

ZEHLIANS ART & WINE WALK. 5 p.m. Downtown Thief River Falls • 218-686-8963 PUBLIC LIBRARY QUILT SHOW

JUNE 20

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JUNE 23-27

“25TH ANNIVERSARY REVUE” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS AREA COMMUNITY THEATER. 7 p.m. Northland College Theater • trfact.org

JUNE 25

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JUNE 25

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

JUNE 25

PENNINGTON COUNTY TWILIGHT GARDEN TOUR. 4-8 p.m. 218-683-7030

JUNE 27

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY JULY 2

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 2

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

JULY 4

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

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ZEHLIANS ART & WINE WALK

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THUNDER ON HOOVES P.B.R. BULL RIDE

JULY 4

7 CLANS CASINO FIREWORKS. Fireworks at dusk for the whole family to enjoy. Seven Clans Casino Hotel & Waterpark in Thief River Falls Chele Kalstabakken 800-881-0712 ext. 26111 sevenclanscasino.com

JULY 8-10

“PETER PAN” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS AREA COMMUNITY THEATER. 7 p.m. Northland College Theater • trfact.org

JULY 9

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 9

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

JULY 11

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 14

MISS THIEF RIVER FALLS PAGEANT. 6:30 p.m. Lincoln High School Auditorium 218-686-7021

JULY 15-19

PENNINGTON COUNTY FAIR. Parade, fireworks display, outdoor rock concert, Thunder on Hooves P.B.R. Bull Ride, demo derby, huge midway. Pennington County Fairgrounds penningtoncountyfair.org

EVENTS

JULY 16

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 17-18

THUNDER ON HOOVES P.B.R. BULL RIDE. 7 p.m. Pennington County Fairgrounds thunderonhooves.org

JULY 18

LHS CLASS OF 1990 MEMORIAL FAMILY 5K RUN/WALK. 10 a.m. Starting line at west entrance of the Fairgrounds on Barzen Avenue. This run/walk is in memory of all those classmates and family members no longer with us. People of all ages are invited to participate. Caren Alten • 218-686-2722

JULY 18

NORWEGIAN DAY AT THE FAIR. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Held at the Tri-Valley Garage, west of the Grandstand. Free admission. Vendors of Norwegian crafts, lefse, entertainment and children’s craft corner. Lunch of open-faced sandwiches, rømmergrøt, søt suppe, strawberry/cream waffles, pickled herring, cookies and coffee. 218-686-0205

JULY 18

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 19

DEMOLITION DERBY. 4:30 p.m. Pennington County Fairgrounds penningtoncountyfair.org

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JULY 20

THIEF RIVER FALLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNUAL SWENSON GOLF TOURNAMENT. Shotgun start at noon. Thief River Golf Club • 218-681-8711 ext. 5228

JULY 22-24

“ANYTHING GOES” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS AREA COMMUNITY THEATER. 7 p.m. Northland College Theater • trfact.org

JULY 23

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 23

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

JULY 25

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 28-30

“ANYTHING GOES” PRESENTED BY THE THIEF RIVER FALLS AREA COMMUNITY THEATER. 7 p.m. Northland College Theater • trfact.org

JULY 30

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

JULY 30

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

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PIONEER VILLAGE THRESHING BEE

JULY 30

MOVIE IN THE PARK. At dusk. Hartz Park • 218-681-8506

JULY 31

STREET WIZARDS IN-TOWN CRUISE NIGHT & CAR SHOW REGISTRATION. 6-9 p.m. • Location TBD • 218-686-5611 trfstreetwizards.com

JULY 31-AUGUST 1

RIVERFEST. Music festival with live music and food vendors. Hartz Park • 218-681-3720 trfchamber.com

AUGUST AUGUST 1

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

AUGUST 1-2

ST. PAULI CHURCH’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Fellowship and fun with a program at 2 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Worship services with Bishop Bill Tesch, 12 p.m. catered dinner with RSVPs required. This country church was started by Norwegian immigrants in 1895 and is continuing to be vibrant today. Faye Auchenpaugh 218-681-3410

AUGUST 1

STREET WIZARDS 19TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW. Cost: $15 per car entered. Spectators FREE. Spectators vote for People’s Choice Trophy. Door prizes & awards for participants. Fun for the whole family. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-5611 trfstreetwizards.com

AUGUST 1

PIONEER VILLAGE OLD TIME DAY. 1-5 p.m. Wash clothes the old-fashioned way, haul water and have some old-fashioned fun. Also, try an Escape Room, Laser Tag or Glow in the Dark Mini Golf. Adult beverages available. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village • 218-681-5767

AUGUST 15

15TH ANNUAL LIONS FISHING TOURNAMENT. Thief & Red Lake Rivers • trflions.org

AUGUST 15

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

AUGUST 18

PIONEER VILLAGE LUMBERJACK DAY. 6-8 p.m. Wear your favorite plaid outfit for lumberjack games and more. Escape rooms, laser tag and glow in the dark mini golf. Adult beverages available. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village • 218-681-5767

AUGUST 20

AUGUST 6

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

AUGUST 20

AUGUST 6

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

AUGUST 22

AUGUST 8

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

AUGUST 27

AUGUST 13

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

AUGUST 27

AUGUST 13

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

GAZEBO ENTERTAINMENT. 7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-8506

AUGUST 29

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179 VISITTRF.COM

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LOCAL ART EXHIBIT

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER

VILLAGE ART. Enjoy an afternoon of the fine arts and create your own art. Performers from the TRFACT, singers, writers, dancers and Art Thief Escape Experience. Adult beverages available. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village • 218-681-5767

SEPTEMBER

SCARE OFF. Teams will be competing to scare you the most. All proceeds go towards fixing the cabins at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village • 218-681-5767

SEPTEMBER

OKTOBERFEST. 3-7 p.m. Local craft beer sampling, live entertainment, food trucks and more! The event is family friendly and all are welcome. Pennington County Fairgrounds (weather permitting) 218-681-3720 • facebook.com/FallsUnder40/

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PEDER ENGELSTAD VILLAGE CLOSES FOR THE SEASON. 1-5 p.m. They are still open by appointment for Escape Rooms, Laser Tag and Mini Golf. 218-681-5767

SEPTEMBER 10

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

SEPTEMBER 12

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

SEPTEMBER 17

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

SEPTEMBER 19

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

SEPTEMBER 24

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

FARMERS MARKET. 4:30-7 p.m. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

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EVERYBODY’S MARKET. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Craft, merchandise and food vendors. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-681-3720

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

OCTOBER 25

7TH ANNUAL TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN PARTY. 4-7 p.m. Hosted by Kidz First Foundation. C’mon Inn • 218-681-5862

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 14

THE VINTAGE CARNIVAL. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Unique, antique flea market with 30+ vendors. National Guard Armory • 701-866-7531

NOVEMBER 15

PROJECT RUNWAY FASHION SHOW. Check out the latest fashions from local businesses. River Walk Public House • 218-681-3720

DECEMBER DECEMBER 5

TREE WALK FOR HOSPICE. Vote for your favorite decorated tree. Buy an ornament in memory of a loved one. Eagles Club • 218-681-2406

DECEMBER 6

PIONEER VILLAGE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS. 1-3 p.m. Enjoy a Santa visit, Polar Express, carolers and stories. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village • 218-681-5767

SEPTEMBER 5

FARMERS MARKET. 9 a.m.-noon. Floyd B. Olson Park • 218-686-0179

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REGIONAL EVENTS FEBRUARY 8-9

USXC GOODRIDGE-GRYGLA I-500. Grygla/Goodridge, MN • usxcracing.com

JUNE 17-20

KICK’N UP KOUNTRY. Wagon Wheel Ridge, Karlstad, MN kicknupkountry.com

JULY 23-26

AUGUST 14-16

AUGUST 8

AUGUST 28-30

SUMMERFEST. Live music, parade, activities for the whole family, food vendors, rib cook-off and log carvings. Red Lake Falls, MN • 218-684-1184

PLUMMER FIRE DEPT. 5K/10K FUN RUN. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at Plummer Fire Hall, run starts at 8 a.m. Plummer, MN Mike Baker at 218-686-0356

REDNECK ROUND-A-BOUT ISLAND PARK BAJA RACE. Hosted by the St. Hilaire Lions. Gates open at 9 a.m. Race begins at 3 p.m. Concession stand. Beer garden. Free overnight camping in the pits. Tailgater’s area–bring your own cooler and critters. 4 &6 cycle front wheel drive cars. Rear wheel drive class. Powderpuff. Redneck finale. St. Hilaire, MN • 218-688-2699 • sthilairebaja.com

JULY 22-26

AUGUST 8-10

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MARSHALL COUNTY FAIR. Carnival rides, food stands, live music, parade. Warren, MN • marshallcountyfair.org

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MOOSEFEST. Outdoor movie, 5K color run, parade, car show, ribfest, street dance, rodeo. Karlstad, MN • 218-436-2178 • 218-686-3766

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GOOD OLD DAYS. 5K, threshing bee, flea market, music, games, food stands and blacksmith shop. Viking, MN • 218-523-6082 • vikingdiner.com FALL FESTIVAL. Street dances, parade, kiddie games, demolition derby, softball/volleyball/ horseshoe/youth basketball tournaments, food stands and more. Grygla, MN • grygla.govoffice2.com

SEPTEMBER 4-6

NEW FEST. Live music, games, food stands and parade. Newfolden, MN • 218-874-7136

SEPTEMBER 25-27

GOOSE FESTIVAL. Live music, games, food stands and parade. Middle River, MN • 218-222-3767

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Where Two Rivers Meet.

SEE THE SIGHTS...

Any time of the year, indoors or out, discover outstanding recreational opportunities, incredible wildlife areas, delightful attractions and convention facilities. This is where the Arctic Cat snowmobile was born, and you’ll find some of the state’s finest trails and support services in our area.

THIEF RIVER FALLS AREA COMMUNITY THEATER Don’t miss some of the best theater around! Our 2020 schedule includes: “The Curious Savage” June 3-5; “25th Anniversary Revue” June 23-27; “Peter Pan” July 8-10; “Anything Goes” July 22-24, 28-30. The arts are alive and well in Thief River Falls. 1101 Hwy. 1 E. • Thief River Falls Northland College Theater trfact.org • Page 21 • B-4

CHIEF RED ROBE

ARTS NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Northland is made up of pioneers who every day follow their passion by making a difference in our communities and beyond. See how our students, faculty, and alumni are pursuing their dreams at northlandcollege.edu/stories.

THIEF RIVER FALLS CONCERT ASSOCIATION The 2020 schedule includes: February 21 “Tapestrystarring Suzanne O’Davis” 7:30 p.m.; March 21 “Charlie Albright” 7:30 p.m.; April 30 “Banstand Boogie with The Diamonds” 7:30 p.m. Performances held at Lincoln High School Auditorium. Thief River Falls Chuck Smith at 218-681-8000 ext. 1005 • C-3

BOWLING FAMILY BOWL & LOUNGE 906 Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-1270 • D-2

1101 Hwy. 1 E. • Thief River Falls 1-800-959-6282 • northlandcollege.edu/stories Page 56 • B-4

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CASINOS SEVEN CLANS CASINO, THIEF RIVER FALLS Great food. Exciting casino floor with over 600 slot machines and 4 blackjack tables. Join Players Club for awesome rewards. 152 suite hotel with indoor water park. 20595 Center St. E. • Thief River Falls (8 miles S. of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59)

218-681-4062 • 1-800-881-0712 • Page 25

CONVENTION & EVENTS FACILITIES AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES Event and meeting room available to rent for up to 20 people. 1920 U.S. 59 • Thief River Falls • 218-681-4411 wyndhamhotels.com/americinn • Page 29 • E-5 C’MON INN Event and meeting room available to rent for up to 50 people. 1586 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3000 • cmoninn.com/thiefriverfalls Page 35 • D-5

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CURLING CLUB Large event space for 500+. 815 3rd St. W. • Thief River Falls 218-686-4380 • trfcurling.com • C-2 EAGLES CLUB Banquet space seats 300 people. Hall rental is for Eagles members only. 305 Red Lake Blvd. • Thief River Falls 218-681-2406 • C-3 GRANDSTAY HOTEL & SUITES Event and meeting room available to rent from 12-9 p.m. for 35 people. 1031 Wendt Dr. • Thief River Falls 218-681-9988 • grandstayhospitality.com Page 29 • E-2 HERITAGE CENTER Event and meeting room available to rent for 100-120 people. 301 4th St. E. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-2793 • C-3 HISTORIC CARNEGIE LIBRARY Event space available for up to 60 people on evenings and weekends. Call for rental information. 102 Main Ave. N • Thief River Falls 218-681-2519 • C-3 MULTI-EVENTS CENTER (MEC) For more information or to schedule an event, call the number below. 1101 Hwy. 1 • Thief River Falls (Located next to NCTC) 1-800-959-6282, Ext. 8611 • B-5 NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY Event space available for up to 350 people. 250 Emil St. & Arnold Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-0924 • D-3 QUALITY INN Big city style with small town atmosphere. Clean comfortable rooms. Our banquet facilities can provide you with the best entertainment and meetings in the area, with seating up to 250 people. Senior, government and corporate rates. Winter plug-ins. 1060 Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-7555 • Page 30 • E-2 RALPH ENGELSTAD ARENA/HUCK OLSON MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER Providing Thief River Falls over 140,000 sq. ft. for multi-sport activities, shows, events, concerts, consumer shows, banquets, receptions and corporate meetings. Features 2 ice sheets, basketball floor, on site catering kitchen and 12 locker rooms. Meeting and event space available for 20-3,500 people. Hwy. 59 N. • Thief River Falls P.O. Box 528 • rental information 218-681-2183 citytrf.net • Page 23 • C-2 RIVER WALK PUBLIC HOUSE Banquet space in lower level seats 90. Riverside Room seats 30. Additional banquet room seats 30. 700 Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3138 • riverwalkpublichouse.com Page 41 • D-2

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THE STATION ON MAIN Perfect for showers, reunions, birthday parties or a fun get-together. Beautiful patio off the back side, three separate flowing rooms on the inside and a kitchenette. Capacity–130 people. 522 Main Ave. N. • Thief River Falls LeeAnn Nelson 218-686-9838 Don Sollom 218-688-1981 • Page 22 • C-3 THE COUNTRY SCHOOL Built in 1915, this schoolhouse was the center of farm life for forty years. Moved and renovated in 2015, it keeps this community’s history alive. Can accommodate groups of 35 people. 11094 195th Ave. N.E. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3410 facebook.com/minnesotacountryschool THIEF RIVER FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY Event space for up to 40 people. 102 First St. E. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4325 • nwrlib.org • C-3

EVENTS MARSHALL COUNTY FAIR July 22-26, 2020. The free gate Marshall County Fair is what you think an old-time county fair should be–4H, carnival and grandstand events. Family fun–one of the 10 best county fairs in Minnesota. P.O. Box 176 • Warren • 218-745-4445 marshallcountyfair.org • Page 26 PENNINGTON COUNTY FAIR Bigger and better than ever and 119 years old, the fair takes place July 15-19, 2020. Todd Armstrong shows on the midway, Outdoor Rock Concert, P.B.R. Bull Ride, demo derby, bingo, raffle and free bandshell entertainment. All events subject to change. penningtoncountyfair.org • Page 21 • C-2 RIVERFEST July 31-August 1, 2020. RiverFest is a fun, familyfriendly event with rockin’ entertainment in the beautiful Hartz Park! Hartz Park • Thief River Falls • 218-681-3720 trfchamber.com • D-3

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THUNDER ON HOOVES BULL RIDE July 17-18, 2020. Discover why Thief River Falls is the longest running Professional Bull Ride in the United States. Many of the top bull riders in the world compete in the P.B.R. sanctioned event. Pennington County Fairgrounds • Thief River Falls thunderonhooves.org • Page 21 • C-2

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AGASSIZ DUNES Preserved remnant of the sand dunes that northwest winds pushed up on the eastern beaches of glacial Lake Agassiz. Operated by the Nature Conservancy, hiking trails allow a close view of the area. 450th St. S.W. • Fertile (1 mi. S. & .5 mi. W. of Fertile on Sand Hill Rd.)

218-739-7576 dnr.state.mn.us/snas/detail.html?id=sna00972 AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Explore the refuge’s 61,500 acres of diverse plant and animal life. Franklin’s Gull, Bitterns, 17 species of Eastern and Western Waterfowl, 5 Grebe species, Sandhill Cranes, Sharptailed and Le Conte’s Sparrows. Primitive camping allowed on state and wildlife land adjacent to Agassiz Refuge. Wildlife displays in office. Outdoor kiosks, firearm deer hunting. Agassiz bookshop sells refuge shirts, hats, books and wildlife-related items. Office open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., excluding federal holidays. For more information visit the refuge website or email us. 22996 290th St. NE. • Middle River (From Thief River Falls, go 12 miles north on Hwy 32 then 11 miles east on 290th St. NE/Marshall Co. Rd. 7)

218-449-4115 • Agassiz@fws.gov fws.gov/refuge/agassiz/

AGASSIZ VALLEY AUDUBON SANCTUARY Trails open year-round during daylight hours. 440 acres of wildlife habitat and fields on the Ancient Lake Agassiz beach ridge. 27569 190th St. N.W. • Warren

(24 miles W. of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 1 and 1.5 miles W. of Polk County 68)

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HAYES LAKE STATE PARK Hayes Lake is located in 3,000 acres of Beltrami State Forest, 9 miles east of Wannaska. The park is open year-round. Summer activities include hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, and nature watching. Camping at Hayes Lake is available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. Hayes Lake has a diversity of wildlife. There are 200 different bird species that call Hayes Lake home along with wolves, deer, black bears, and bobcats. 48990 Co. Rd. 4 • Roseau • 218-425-7504 dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/hayes_lake/index.html HOBO HAUS BAR & GRILL Located 17 miles north of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59. 106 S. Main St. • Newfolden • 218-874-8111 Page 41

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OLD MILL STATE PARK Open year-round. See Larson’s 1880s grist mill, which is powered by a Case 359 steam engine. Historic 1940s WPA building site, on the National Historic Registry. Pioneer cabin, hiking, camping and swimming. 33489 20th Ave. N.W. • Argyle • 218-437-8174 dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/old_mill/index.html PEMBINA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Yellow Rail, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Sandhill Crane, Greater Prairie Chicken, Sharp-tailed Grouse. S. on Hwy. 32, 7 mi. W. on Cty. Rd. 3, 12 mi. to the Pembina Wildlife Management Area sign, N. on Pembina Wildlife Rd., 2 mi. to the S.E. entrance of Goose Lake Wildlife Area ROSEAU BOG OWL MANAGEMENT UNIT Almost 9,000 acres of peat bog covered with black spruce tamarack and cedar. Look for the Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw Whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, Spruce Grouse and Gray Wolf. Roseau (N. of Roseau on State Hwy. 310) • 218-463-1130

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BERGESON GARDENS Hours are Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gardens can be viewed anytime. The gardens feature five acres of flower beds containing nearly every type of annual flower compatible to Northern Minnesota. Visitors may pick up a printed guide to the gardens. The gardens should be at their best from late July through frost. Free admission. 4177 Co. Rd. 1 • Fertile (Located on the grounds of Bergeson Nursery, 3 miles S. & five miles E. of Fertile, MN) • 218-945-6988

BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST The Beltrami Island State Forest has over 700,000 acres of forest with a wide variety of animals and birds including: Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Boreal Owl, Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Threetoed Woodpecker, Connecticut Warbler and 16 other breeding species of Warblers. E. on Hwy. 1, 26 mi. N. on Cty. Rd. 28 which turns into Cty. Rd. 54, 15 mi. E. on Hwy. 89, 14 mi. N. on State Forest Rd., 4 mi. to Dick’s Parkway Forest Rd. dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/sft00005/index.html

FERTILE SAND HILLS/WEST HILL RECREATION AREA Self-guided nature trail highlighting the unique sand dune formations, oak savanna and native prairie of remnant glacial Lake Agassiz. Ten miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails along the Sand Hill River and through the Fertile Sand Hills. Trail maps available at the Fertile Community Center and on-site. 400 Summit Ave. S.W. • Fertile (One mile west of Fertile) • 218-945-3136 • aelcfertile.org/ GLACIAL RIDGE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE A partnership of nearly 30 organizations, this is the largest tall grass prairie restoration project in the nation. The project is located along the Glacial Lake Agassiz beach ridge about 20 miles east of Crookston with a goal to protect remnant tracts of native prairie, as less than 1% of native prairie remains in Minnesota. Visitors can enjoy watching prairie chickens from blinds and viewing thousands of migrating sandhill cranes, a plethora of prairie flowers and a tranquil view of prairie vista. This refuge was established in October 2004 and additional public use opportunities have been developed over the years.

RYDELL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Over seven miles of trails provide visitors access to experience this bountiful natural treasure. Five miles have been paved to improve accessibility for all. Excellent birdwatching opportunities may be found along the trails and around the Visitors Center, which has several bird feeders and plantings to specifically attract birds. Deer hunting opportunities are available annually for youth and people with disabilities. The refuge trail system is open daily from sunrise to sunset and the Visitors Center is open during regular business hours and on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. with extended hours through the summer. Activities include hiking, biking, bird watching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Interpretive programs are held on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. 17788 349th St. S.E. • Erskine 218-687-2229 • rydell@fws.gov THIEF LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA Primitive camping in designated areas. 55,000 acres of wildlife habitat, including marshes, forests, brushlands, and prairie. Wildlife, present seasonally, include waterfowl and other marsh birds, deer, moose, bear, grouse, rabbits, furbearers, songbirds, sandhill cranes, and raptors. Activities include hunting for waterfowl, big and small game, and nature viewing. A scenic overview of the lake with interpretive signing and picnic shelter are available. Contact the headquarters for maps and bird lists. 42280 240th Ave. N.E. , Middle River • 218-222-3747

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In 2012, the mayor of Thief River Falls issued a proclamation declaring a week in May to be Norwegian Heritage Week in recognition of the city’s distinction as the “most Norwegian city in America.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 50% of city residents are of Norwegian ancestry.

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The Sons of Norway Snorre Lodge #70 served as the impetus behind the proclamation and each year plans a week of festivities and activities designed to increase understanding of our Norwegian heritage, arts, culture and traditions.

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LIBRARY THIEF RIVER FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY Your local public library is a great place to enjoy community resources and entertainment. Wireless Internet is available. Library hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.8:30 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Story time every Tues. at 9:30 a.m. and Thurs. at 6:45 p.m. 102 First St. E. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4325 • nwrlib.org • C-3

LOUNGES/CLUBS AMERICAN LEGION POST 117 THIEF RIVER FALLS Join us for your favorite beverage plus full service dining with daily specials. Pull tabs everyday and bingo Monday and Thursday. Bar open Mon.-Fri. 3 p.m.1 a.m., Sat. 11-1 a.m. Sat. burgers. Lic #A00794-004. 324 Brooks Ave. N. • Thief River Falls (Next to the Ralph Engelstad Arena)

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EAGLES CLUB Casual hometown atmosphere. Great food, events happening all the time. Join us for wings, bingo and pull tabs. Check Facebook for up-to-date information. 305 Red Lake Blvd. • Thief River Falls 218-681-2406 • C-3

MINIATURE GOLF FALLS STAY ‘N PLAY 18-hole mini golf course with water feature., go-kart track, arcade and playground. Hwy. 59 N. & Hwy. 1 • Thief River Falls May-Sept: 218-681-7066 • Off Season: 218-681-3546 Page 3 • B-1

MOVIE THEATERS FALLS CINEMA Come enjoy a movie with us! Experience our Digital Picture and 7.1 Digital Sound. Showtimes Mon.-Fri. 4 and 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 1, 4, & 7 p.m. 15469 Hwy. 59 S.E. • Thief River Falls fallscinema.com • Page 22 • E-6

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES BLACK CAT SPORTS BAR & GRILL Over 40 years of Arctic Cat® memorabilia and the history of snowmobiling in Thief River Falls. 1080 Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-8910 blackcattrf.com • Page 38 • E-2 EAST POLK HERITAGE CENTER The center is full of early days memorabilia from northwestern Minnesota. Established in 1986, it is open Fri. and Sun. from Memorial to Labor Day from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Sat. from May to Labor Day 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 910 Hilligoss Blvd. S.E. • Fosston (Along Hwy. 2 in Fosston) 218-435-6136 • 218-435-1313

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HERITAGE VILLAGE Open year round by appointment. During the third weekend in August, there are various craft demonstrations, old-time wheat threshing demonstrations, concessions, antique tractor pull, a threshers breakfast, country dinner, general store and more. 219 20th St. N.E. • East Grand Forks heritage.villageEGF@gmail.com OLD CROSSING TREATY MONUMENT This monument is a bronze life-sized figure of a Chippewa Indian holding a peace pipe. The monument was erected in 1932 by the U.S. Government to commemorate the signing of a peace treaty with the Chippewa Indians in 1863. 9 miles S.W. of Red Lake Falls or 7 miles N.E. of Gentilly on Cty. Rd. 104 near Huot, MN PEDER ENGELSTAD PIONEER VILLAGE The village has 19 buildings. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, every day after 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and by appointment. Also available for overnights. Admission is $5 per person with children 12 and under accompanied by an adult admitted free. 825 Oakland Park Road • Thief River Falls 218-681-5767 • Page 23 • D-2 PELAN PIONEER PARK Restored Pioneer Village, wildflower gardens and berries. Located 9 mi. W. on Hwy. 11 in Greenbush 218-782-3041 • mnhistoricnw.org POLK COUNTY MUSEUM The air-conditioned museum is filled with hundreds of items left by past generations. A tour of an 1890 school house is also available. It is also home of the world’s largest ox cart. Open 12-4 p.m. from Memorial Day-2nd week in September. 719 E. Robert St. • Crookston • 218-281-1038 mnhistoricnw.org SORENSON GALLERY Local and regional art exhibits are changed each month in this intimate gallery located within the public library. Open Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. from 12-8 p.m., and Sat. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 403 N. Foss Ave. • Fosston • 218-435-1320 • larl.org/ SOO LINE R.R. DEPOT & STEAM LOCOMOTIVE #1024 The Historic Soo Line Railroad Depot, located on U.S. Highway 59 downtown, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From completion of construction in 1914 until 1967, when passenger train service was terminated, the Depot was a hub of community activity almost 24 hours a day. At the height of its use, the Depot saw 13 passenger trains arrive and depart each day. Following a successful “Save the Depot” fundraising campaign in 1994-95, the City decided to renovate and remodel the building for use as City Hall. The completed project retained most of the building’s significant interior features, including the terrazzo floor and wood trim and doors in the main passenger terminal area. Steam Locomotive No. 1024, a Soo Class L-4, 2-8-2 MIKADO, is on permanent display outside the Depot. 405 3rd St. E. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-2500 • C-3

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SETTLERS SQUARE/MARSHALL COUNTY MUSEUM Open Memorial Day-Labor Day. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. New Military exhibit commemorates those who served during American conflicts. Other features include eight store fronts on an 1880’s street front, UFO sheriff’s car, and antique farm machinery. 808 E. Johnson Ave. • Warren • 218-745-4803 THE HISTORIC CARNEGIE LIBRARY A city historical site, dedicated in 1914. 102 Main Ave. N. • Thief River Falls (MN Hwy. 32) • C-3 WAYSIDE CHAPEL Open daily. A miniature chapel complete with colored windows and traditional church pews. Next to the E. Polk Heritage Center in Fosston

TOURS AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE May-Oct. during daylight hours take the “Lost Bay Habitat Drive”(a four-mile self-guided auto tour route). Don’t miss the 14-ft-high Parker Pool observation deck. Spotting scopes are mounted on the Parker and Office Decks, Rodahl Hiking Trail Deck and at the Farmes Pool Cairn. Headquarters hiking trail is a one-half mile interpreted accessible trail with a wildlife observation blind. A wildlife observation blind is accessible on the east end of Rodahl Hiking Trail. Group tours may be arranged well in advance by contacting the refuge office. 22996 290th St. N.E. • Middle River 218-449-4115 • fws.gov/refuge/agassiz Page 17 ARCTIC CAT The manufacturer of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, sideby-sides and ATVs. Tours offered at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to arrange large group tours. 601 Brooks Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8558 • arcticcat.com Page 53 • D-2 DIGI-KEY ELECTRONICS Digi-Key offers tours weekdays by reservation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These tours are free of charge and approximately one hour in length. Digi-Key ships more than 4.1 million orders annually. 701 Brooks Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-6674 • digikey.com • Page 7 • D-2 GOODRIDGE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. The Goodridge Area Historical Society, Inc. was formed in 1977 by a group of local citizens interested in the preservation of buildings and history of the community. The society has restored nine buildings within the city of Goodridge and have displayed numerous historical items in each of the buildings. NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Tour Northland...anywhere. See education in action by exploring our campuses and programs from the convenience of your home or phone by going on our virtual tour at northlandcollege.edu/360. 1101 Hwy. 1 E. • Thief River Falls • 1-800-959-6282 For tours call 218-683-8800 northlandcollege.edu/visit • Page 56 • B-4

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218-253-4329 • Red Lake Falls, MN

7 p.m. Performances at Northland College Theater

Email: voyageursview@gmail.com

Pennington County Fair July 15-19, 2020

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Celebrating 119 years!

Featuring: Outdoor Rock Concert, Parade, Huge Midway, P.B.R. Bullride, Exhibits, Grandstand Acts, Demo Derby, Free Bandshell Entertainment, Bingo, Huge Raffle, Fireworks and Chainsaw Sculpturing.

www.penningtoncountyfair.org

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Thunder on Hooves • July 17-18, 2020

Featuring: The Top Bull Riders in the World sanctioned by the P.B.R.

www.thunderonhooves.org

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Thrills for the entire family! All events subject to change.

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Come enjoy a movie with us! WELCOME CANADIANS!

Digital Picture & 7.1 Digital Sound!

Showtimes: Mon-Fri 4 and 7 pm Sat & Sun 1, 4, and 7 pm

A Leader in Northwest Minnesota for Over 70 Years!

218-681-9945 www.fallscinema.com 15469 Hwy. 59 S.E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701

At FALLS LIQUOR it’s all about service, people & selection! Member

Stop in and see us, we’re always happy to serve you.

HUGE SELECTION OF CRAFT BEERS & WINE!

218-681-1992 On the corner of Hwy. 59 & Atlantic Ave. in Thief River Falls

PEDER ENGELSTAD PIONEER VILLAGE The Pennington County Historical Society, which was organized in the 1930s, is responsible for maintaining the Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. Officially opened in 1976, the museum and village provide a living history of Thief River Falls. Since its early years as a rural community center, Thief River Falls has grown and prospered to become an important regional economic hub. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, named after a local Norwegian immigrant, consists of 19 buildings with over 25,000 individual items on display. Buildings include seven late-1800s log houses; a Swedish Lutheran church built in 1916; two railroad building depots and two cabooses; a one-room schoolhouse dating back to 1908; five original stores (including a blacksmith shop, general store, and beauty and barber shops); a restored two-story home; a large farm and auto machinery building; and a museum. The museum and buildings are open to the public Memorial Day through Labor Day with guided tours available. Check out the Events Calendar (beginning on page 8) for a schedule of special activities at the village.

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Owners: LeeAnn Nelson 218-686-9838 & Don Sollom 218-688-1981

522 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls

RIDE YOUR ATV on the streets of Thief River Falls!

• AN ATV PERMIT IS $10.00 FOR A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS (Fee is per household, so regardless of the number of ATVs, the fee is the same.)

Each user must be a licensed driver, be insured and have an ATV permit registered with the city.

NOTE: ATVs are NOT permitted on state highways! Go to citytrf.net for ATV permits and renewal applications— enjoy the ride!

218-686-9785


Visit all 19 Buildings!

Museum • 2 Railroad Depots • One-Room Schoolhouse Farm Machinery • Laser Tag • Glow Mini Golf • Much More!

Summer Phone: 218-681-5767

(Open June-Sept. & by Appt. — also available for overnights)

www.pchs.org LOCATED ON OAKLAND PARK RD., OFF HWY. 32 S., THIEF RIVER FALLS

THE STATION ON MAIN

RALPH ENGELSTAD ARENA MULTI-SPORTS & CONFERENCE FACILITY

BANQUETS • CONCERTS • TRADE SHOWS WEDDING RECEPTIONS • CORPORATE MEETINGS

218-681-2183 • www.citytrf.net • 525 Brooks Ave. N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 VISITTRF.COM

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Kayak/Kayak Launch

Camping Sites

Disc Golf

Trail System

Ice Skating Rink

Softball/Baseball Park

Basketball Court

Tennis Court

Volleyball

Horseshoe Pits

Fishing Pier/Boat Dock

Swimming

Parking

Picnic Tables

Restrooms

Water

Electricity

4.96

Playground Equipment

ALAN-A-DALE PARK Nightingale Rd.

Shelter(s)

City of Thief River Falls Public Works Department (218) 681-8506

Acreage

THIEF RIVER FALLS PARKS

PARK FACILITIES BOY SCOUT PARK Boat • 1.49 • • Dock 3rd St./Markley Ave. CENTENNIAL PARK Boat 7.10 • • • • • Dock • • • Centennial Dr./Hwy. 1 E. ELKS PARK 3rd St./Davis Ave.

1.74 • • •

ENGELSTAD PARK 1st St./Crocker Ave.

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FINSBURY PARK Robinhood Dr.

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FLORENTINE PARK Annie St./Markley Ave.

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FLOYD B. OLSON PARK 3rd St./Knight Ave.

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HARTZ PARK Riverside Ave.

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LAFAVE PARK Taft St./Crocker Ave.

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LIONS PARK Nora St./Merriam Ave.

2.70 • • • • • • • • •

GREENWOOD TRAILS Greenwood St.

48.50 • •

MILLYARD PARK 3.80 • Fishing Pennington Ave. Pier • NORTHROP PARK 9th St./LaBree Ave.

1.60

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OTHER FACILITIES RALPH ENGELSTAD ARENA • 525 Brooks Ave. N.

HUCK OLSON MEM. CIVIC CTR. 501 Brooks Ave. N.

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DAY TRIPS

EXPLORE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA...

Marshall County Museum Home o

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VOYAGEUR’S VIEW

Where Two Rivers Meet. You’ll find charming small towns, historic sites, county museums, wildlife and birding centers, area festivals and loads of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Come explore fascinating Northwestern Minnesota. CITY OF MIDDLE RIVER The “Great Little Town with a Great Big Heart”! The goose capital of Minnesota with an annual Goose Festival at the end of September. See our ad for our many great amenities. P.O. Box 57 • Middle River • 218-222-3608 • Page 27

A Hidden Gem in Northwestern Minnesota! New Pool House in 2018!

Marshall County Fair July 22-26, 2020

Only 28 miles west of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 1! Warren offers a small town appeal with a large choice of fantastic attractions. Here are just a few of our gems!

CITY OF RED LAKE FALLS With two rivers running through it, our friendly city is a scenic vacation spot. Golfing, outdoor swimming pool, camping, fishing, hiking, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, restaurants, shopping and more. 108 2nd St. S.W. • Red Lake Falls • 218-253-2684 • Page 27 CITY OF WARREN Offering a small town appeal with a large choice of fantastic attractions, including unique shopping experiences you won’t find in other small communities. 28 mi. W. of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 1 218-745-5343 • warrenminnesota.com • Page 26

Marshall County Museum • Marshall County Fair • Holiday Swimming Pool

For more information contact City Hall at 218-745-5343 or visit www.warrenminnesota.com

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Just 20 minutes north of Thief River Falls!

218-222-3608

Middle River Community Club

Check out everything Middle River has to offer... • Licensed Daycare • Churches • Community Center • Basketball Courts • Sliding Hill

• GOOSE FESTIVAL • Community Club • Sportsmen’s Club • Living at Home/ Block Nurse Program

• Tennis Courts • Outdoor Skating Rink • Playgrounds • Campground w/ Utilities

• Parks/Picnic Shelters • Girl Scouts & 4-H • Walking/Biking Path • Sand Volleyball Court • Community Theater

BUILD or MOVE-IN a NEW HOME in the Gentry Addition and receive... • *100’ X 300’ FREE lot • FREE building permit • 2 years FREE basic water and sewer

• Welcome basket– Border State Bank & Nelson Ink • 2 One-day passes to Kick’n up kountry

• $250 cash, $200 merchant bucks & 5 Yr. membership - M.R. Community club

• FREE electric hook-up • $100 Gift certificate– to house–Ottertail, plus M.R. Coop saving options • $500 merchant bucks • FREE 3-month basic & 1-year membership cable–Sjobergs to Sportsmen’s Club • $100 Credit–Wiktel

• FREE 1 year subscription to the Honker Newspaper • $75 Gift certificate– Garden Shop • $100 Gift certificate– Honker Flats

• FREE Middle River history book • FREE fire extinguisher– Middle River Insurance Agency • $100 gift certificate–- The Wheel Bar • $50 gift certificate– Young’s Store

Goose

THE Capital of Minnesota!

• American Legion and Auxiliary–Package

*Restrictions may apply. Contact City of Middle River at 222.3608 for details.

MIDDLE RIVER COMMUNITY CLUB, SPORTSMENS CLUB & CITY OF MIDDLE RIVER Hiking & Biking Trails

Golfing

“America’s Worst Place to Live”

Then I went there and discovered WOW!

Camping

—Christopher Ingramhm, The Washington Post September 2015

Golf Course

Historic Courthouse Scenic Beauty

There’s So Much More To See & Do! Plan a visit now and see for yourself!

River Recreation VISITTRF.COM

Historical Landmarks

City Hall/Camping: 108 2nd St. S.W., Red Lake Falls, MN 56750 218-253-2684 • www.redlakefalls.com

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LODGING

STAY WITH US A WHILE...

Where Two Rivers Meet.

AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN & SUITES

Whether you prefer stylish or economical, you’ll be impressed with our variety and quality of indoor accommodations­­. Or enjoy the outdoors at one of our campgrounds. Stay with us a while!

Pet Friendly Hotels

CAMPGROUNDS

Bike Rental Available

FALLS STAY ‘N PLAY Full service 75 site RV park. Sewer, water, electric (15, 30, 50 amp), free Wi-Fi, picnic tables and fire rings. On site dump station, bathhouse/showers and yearround sites available. Hwy. 59 N. & Hwy. 1 • Thief River Falls May-Sept: 218-681-7066 Off Season: 218-681-3546 • Page 3 • B-11 THIEF RIVER FALLS TOURIST PARK Thief River Falls Tourist Park has 16 full hook-ups, 56 electrical sites, free Wi-Fi and unlimited camping areas. Handicap accessible bathhouse with free showers. Dump station located nearby. Located on Hwy. 32 S. & Oakland Park Rd. Year round information 218-681-2183 In Summer only 218-684-1020 for reservations citytrf.net • Inside Front Cover • D-2 VOYAGEUR’S VIEW CAMPGROUND & TUBING 142 campsites, including 50 RV sites with water and electrical. Seasonal sites available with sewer and 50 amp service. A popular destination for kayaking too. 18611 105th Ave. S.W. • Red Lake Falls (1/2 mile North of Red Lake Falls on Co. Rd. 13)

218-253-4329 • voyageursview.com • Page 21

LODGING

AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES

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EVERY GUEST – EVERY TIME • • • •

Indoor Pool & Spa Free Hot Breakfast Free Wireless Internet Standard Deluxe Suites Available • Extended Stay Suites with Kitchenettes

Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls • www.grandstayhospitality.com 218.681.9988 • 888.805.9162 • Fax 218.681.0311

SEVEN CLANS CASINO

HOTELS, MOTELS & LODGES AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN & SUITES A non-smoking hotel along with clean, comfortable rooms offer you a great stay at a reasonable price. Large, heated indoor pool and spa. Complimentary delicious hot breakfast. Free high-speed wireless internet. 1915 Hwy. 59 S.E. • Thief River Falls 218-681-6205 • Reservations 1-888-890-9568 AmericasBestValueInn.com Page 35 • D-5 AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES Rated the area’s finest hotel on Trip Advisor! We are proud to provide the amenities you want most starting with comfortable, quieter guestrooms. Free, hot, homestyle breakfast and high-speed wireless internet. 1920 Hwy. 59 S.E. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4411 • wyndhamhotels.com/americinn Page 29 • E-5 CEDAR LODGE 1010 N. Main Ave. • Thief River Falls 218-681-6800 • B-3 C’MON INN Our spacious rooms are ideal for the business or pleasure traveler. Large indoor pool/jacuzzi, jacuzzi suites, 42” plasma TVs, free hot breakfast and HBO. Meeting room holds up to 50. 1586 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3000 • 1-800-950-8111 cmoninn.com • Page 35 • D-5 CUSTOM STAY RESIDENCE & SUITES 1510 Hwy. 59 S.E.• Thief River Falls 218-681-2720 • C-4

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GRANDSTAY HOTEL & SUITES A host of accommodations and amenities ideal for leisure and business. Guests can upgrade to whirlpool king or one-bedroom suite with kitchenette, perfect for families and extended stay. 1031 Wendt Dr. • Thief River Falls 218-681-9988 • 1-888-805-9162 grandstayhospitality.com • Page 29 • E-2 QUALITY INN Big city style with small town atmosphere. From accommodations to dining, Quality Inn cares for your needs. Clean, comfortable, newly remodeled rooms and delicious food. Senior, government and corporate rates. Winter plug-ins. Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-7555 or 1-877-424-6423 • Page 30 • E-2

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HOTEL/WATER PARK SEVEN CLANS CASINO HOTEL INDOOR WATERPARK 152 hotel rooms, casino gaming floor for guests +18, 40,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark/arcade featuring a lazy river, giant slides, kids splash pad, hot tub and swimming pools. Snack bar inside waterpark open weekends. 8 miles S. of Thief River Falls 218-681-4062 • 1-800-881-0712 • Page 25

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Right for Business...

Perfect for Pleasure!

CHEF Inspired

C’MON INN

1060 Highway 32 S. Thief River Falls 56701

218-681-7555

Reservations: 1-877-424-6423 Free High Speed Internet | Free Hot Breakfast | Winter Plug-ins Banquet facilities for up to 350 people Senior, Government, Corporate and Frequent Stayer Rates Wedding Receptions | Class Reunions | Conventions

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Full Bar | Dinner Menu Fun Atmosphere

218-681-7555 (Located in the Quality Inn)

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1 Visit Thief River Falls/Travel Information Center/Chamber of Commerce 2 City Hall 3 Pennington County Courthouse 4 Pennington County Justice Center 5 Ralph Engelstad Arena, Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center & Fairgrounds 6 Multi-Events Center 7 Thief River Falls Regional Airport 8 Thief River Falls Public Library 9 Sanford Medical Center 10 Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village


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THIEF RIVER FALLS TOURIST PARK

www.AmericasBestValueInn.com

BEST RATES IN TOWN!

• Smoke Free Property • Spa Suites • Meeting Room • Free Hot Breakfast • Free High-Speed Wireless Internet • All King & Queen Beds • All Ground Floor Rooms

• Large Indoor Pool with Jacuzzi • Spacious Courtyard Area is Great for Group Gatherings

• Senior/Corporate/ Government Discounts • King Size Beds with Recliners • Meeting Room • FREE Hot Breakfast Buffet • 2,000 Gallon Salt Water Aquarium • 42” Plasma TVs

218-681-6205 or 888-890-9568 1915 Hwy. 59 S.E., Thief River Falls (Next to WalMart Super Center)

VISITTRF.COM

218-681-3000 • 1-800-950-8111 • www.cmoninn.com trf-info@mncable.net • 1586 Hwy. 59 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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DINING

LET YOUR TASTE BUDS RUN WILD...

Where Two Rivers Meet. BLACK CAT SPORTS BAR & GRILL The Black Cat is the first of its kind with a special theme featuring Arctic Cat® snowmobile memorabilia. Our hand pattied burgers are really the best! Take-out/catering available. Full menu delivery. Back room for meetings, parties, team dinners. 1080 Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8910 • blackcattrf.com Page 38 • E-2 BROADWAY STATION Worth the 6 mile drive! Fantastic food and great specials. Friendly bar and grill atmosphere. 215 N. Broadway. • St. Hilaire 218-964-5220 • Page 41 DAIRY QUEEN OF THIEF RIVER FALLS Hwy. 32 W. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3007 • Page 40 • D-3 DOMINO’S Delivery, carryout, large group orders. Call ahead and we’ll have your pizza ready after the game or your event. Across from Ralph Engelstad Arena 218-681-6000 • Page 40 • C-2 EAGLES CLUB Check Facebook for menu and specials. 305 Red Lake Blvd. • Thief River Falls 218-681-2406 • C-3

DINING

Treat yourself to Thief River Falls’ famous hospitality. Whatever your choice, from fine dining to family fare to terrific pizza, you’ll find it all here. ERL’S GAS & GROCERIES The best homemade pizza and broasted chicken in town! Fast food area too! 103 E. 8th St. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-4627 Page 44 • B-3 HOBO HAUS BAR & GRILL Steaks, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Fresh Burgers and Hobo Dinner. Open Tues.-Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. Noon-10 p.m. Located 17 miles north of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59. 106 S. Main St. • Newfolden 218-874-8111 • Page 41 JEFF’S KITCHEN Try a specialty Lavash! Mon.-Sat. 5-9:30 p.m. Featuring a full and expanded menu. Sat. burgers 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Located at American Legion Post 117 324 Brooks Ave. • Thief River Falls 218-681-7034 • Page 41 • C-2 LAS RANITAS Welcome, Bienvenidos! Celebrate your birthday and receive 1 Free Combination Dinner Plate. Offer only good with valid I.D. 1845 Hwy. 59 • Thief River Falls 218-681-0644 Page 40 • D-5

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LAS RANITAS

RIVER WALK PUBLIC HOUSE


NORTHDALE MAIN No order too large. Featuring Hot Stuff Pizza (personal size to large), sandwiches, breakfast menu, open 24 hours. 220 Main Ave S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8888 • Page 47 • C-3 NORTHDALE SQUARE Home of the 52” Big Stuff Pizza. Featuring Hot Stuff Pizza (personal size to large), and breakfast items. Open 6 a.m. -11 p.m. 100 Pennington Ave S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4552 • Page 47 • C-3 PETRO PUMPER Roadrunner Pizza & Deli. Eat in or take out. Great for picnics or teams. Check out our pet wash! Hwy 59 N. & Hwy. 1 • Thief River Falls 218-681-3546 • Page 3 • B-1 PIZZA HUT America’s favorite pizza place. Family owned and operated. Teams, buses and groups welcome! 1809 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-1306 • Page 40 • D-5

BROADWAY STATION

RIVER ROAD CAFE Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. daily. Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets as well as a dining menu. Located at Seven Clans Casino 8 miles S. of Thief River Falls 218-681-4062 • 1-800-881-0712 • Page 25 RIVER WALK PUBLIC HOUSE Fine dining with a casual flair. Our house is your home. Featuring happy hour specials, patio dining, and a variety of menu options. 700 Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3138 • riverwalkpublichouse.com Page 41 • D-2 SCHOONER BAR & GRILL Fresh, never frozen beef. Liquor and beer available. 1919 Root Beer, root beer floats and exceptional onion rings. Open 7 days a week: Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. noon-midnight. 212 2nd St. E. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-4500 Page 41 • C-3

THE HIVE BAR & GRILL

THE HIVE BAR & GRILL Casual family atmosphere serving a wide variety of meals. From our 1/3 lb. Angus burgers to our hand breaded walleye, you won’t be leaving hungry. Catering and carryout, open 7 days a week! 1582 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls • 218-683-5389 facebook.com/hivetrf • Page 39 • D-5 THE RUSTY NAIL Home of the 8 penny burger! Rusty Nail is becoming a Thief River Falls’ favorite. Daily specials and full menu including burgers, wings and homemade pizza. Under new ownership. 307 N. Main • Thief River Falls 218-681-6245 • Page 41 • C-3 TRIPLE SEVENS WALK-UP EATERY A quick dining establishment located on the casino floor. Open until 2 a.m. on weekends. Located at Seven Clans Casino 8 miles S. of Thief River Falls 218-681-4062 • 1-800-881-0712 • Page 25

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BLACK CAT SPORTS BAR & GRILL

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COFFEE WIRED BEAN COFFEE HOUSE & EATERY Where friends come to meet in Thief River Falls! Terrific locally-roasted coffees, lattés, mochas, teas, smoothies, Italian sodas, breakfast, paninis, pasta, salads. Free Wi-Fi. 1552 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls • 218-683-5112 wiredbeanmn.com • Ad pg. 40 • C-5

WIRED BEAN COFFEE HOUSE & EATERY

SCHOONER BAR & GRILL

DINE-IN & TAKE OUT • Hand Pattied Burgers • Pizza • Fresh Salads • Appetizers • Sports Teams Welcome! LIKE US ON

View our full menu on facebook!

Hwy 32 South • Next to the GrandStay Hotel & Suites • 218-681-8910

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THE RUSTY NAIL

SUPER FRESH FOOD

with Robust Flavors

AMERICAN CUISINE CASUAL FAMILY ATMOSPHERE

MENU CHANGES DAILY • CATERING & CARRYOUT • LOCALLY OWNED 218-683-5389 • 1582 Highway 59 South, Thief River Falls • Open Mon-Sat at 11 am VISITTRF.COM

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218-681-3007

Family Owned & Operated! GROUPS WELCOME!

NATIONALLY KNOWN & Locally Owned Over 60 years serving Thief River Falls!

America’s Favorite Pizza! 1809 Hwy. 59 S. Thief River Falls

218-681-1306

Hwy. 32 W., Thief River Falls, MN (Next to city campground)

Open 7 Days A Week! www.wiredbeanmn.com

DAIRY QUEEN

WELCOME! BIENVENIDOS!

218-681-0644

Authentic Mexican Menu!

1845 Hwy. 59, Thief River Falls Like us on Facebook & watch for specials!

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STEAKS

BBQ Baby Back Ribs FRESH BURGERS

HOME OF THE

Hobo Dinner Hours:

Tues.-Thurs. 5-9 p.m. Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. Noon-10 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon.

8 Penny Burger!

Saturday night

Prime Rib Special

Jeff’s Kitchen

218-874-8111

106 S. Main St., Newfolden, MN (Located 17 miles north of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59)

Diverse Menu & Inspired Home Cooking

307 N. MAIN • 218-681-6245

NIGHTLY SPECIALS

Steaks, Shrimp, Walleye, Chicken, Burgers & Nachos

Worth the 6 Mile Drive!

Groups & Families Welcome! Home of the

GREAT FOOD. GREAT FRIENDS. GREAT FUN!

Known For Our Specialty Lavash

“Best Burger in Town!”

218-964-5220

• Fresh, never frozen beef Open 7 days a week! • Liquor & ice cold beer Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-1 a.m. • 1919 Root Beer Sun. Noon-Midnight • Root beer floats • Exceptional onion rings 218-681-4500

215 N. Broadway, St. Hilaire, MN

212 2nd Street East, Thief River Falls

OPEN

Mon.-Sat. 5-9:30 p.m.

At American Legion Post 117 324 Brooks Ave., Thief River Falls

218-681-7034

FINE DINING WITH A

Casual Flair

OUR HOUSE...YOUR HOME • HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS • OUTSIDE PATIO DINING • PRIME RIB EVERY NIGHT • SUNDAY BREAKFAST • TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

riverwalkpublichouse.com

700 HWY. 32 S., THIEF RIVER FALLS • 218-681-3138

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SHOPPING

Where Two Rivers Meet. ARCTIC CAT Store features Arctic Cat clothing and gear. 601 Brooks Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8558 • arcticcat.com Page 53 • D-2 BROADWAY STATION Off-sale liquor store. Great selection. 215 N. Broadway. • St. Hilaire 218-964-5220 • Page 41

FIND YOUR TREASURE...

THE SHED

Selection, Simplicity and style! Discover it all in Thief River Falls! With our friendly service and convenient locations, you’ll find just what you’re looking for—at a great price, too!

DIAMONDS & DESIGNS– DIAMOND BOUTIQUE Engagement, wedding and anniversary rings. Diamond and colored gem pendants, earrings, and bracelets. Jewelry design, watches and clocks. Large selection of womens’ clothing, Scandinavian and baby gift departments. 207 LaBree Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-1490 • 1-888-834-2436 Page 47 • C-3

HUGO’S FAMILY MARKETPLACE Hugo’s Family Marketplace, family owned and operated since 1939. Our full service meat, bakery and deli counters, Healthmart Pharmacy and Caribou Coffee make your grocery shopping experience fun and unique. 215 Pennington Ave. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8555 • gohugos.com • Page 45 • C-3

BUDGET Budget is an appliance store that sells dishwashers, microwaves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, stereos, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and parts. 101 E. 3rd St. • Thief River Falls 218-681-2309 • Page 46 • C-3

ERL’S GAS & GROCERIES Your first stop north. The best homemade pizza and broasted chicken in town! Fast food area. All your hunting, fishing and snowmobiling needs. Fresh cut red meat and produce departments. 103 E. 8th St. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-4627 Page 44 • B-3

HUNTER’S OUTLET, INC. Over 2,000 firearms (new and used), suppressors, ammo, muzzle loading, optics, bows & archery accessories, deer stands & blinds, gun safes, huge inventory of hunting and shooting accessories including apparel. Your Outdoor Specialists! 206 Knight Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3030 • huntersoutletinc.com Page 53 • C-3

COMMUNITY CONSIGNMENTS Come in and find your treasure today! We sell clothing, furniture, jewelry, electronics, toys, books, household decor, and other household and miscellaneous items. Fun for the whole family. 203 N. Main Ave. • Thief River Falls 218-681-7088 • Page 47 • E-9

FALLS LIQUOR Most complete full-service liquor store in northwestern Minnesota, with a HUGE selection of craft beers and wine. Large selection of cold beer, plus a friendly, knowledgeable staff. 316 3rd St. E.,Thief River Falls

INGRAM’S CANDY STORE The sweetest store in town. Featuring gourmet chocolates, the world’s best gummies, a huge assortment of retro candies and colorful balloons. 113 E. 3rd St. • Thief River Falls • 218-683-5247 Page 47 • C-3

(At the corner of Hwy. 59 and Atlantic Ave.)

218-681-1992 • Page 22 • C-3

SHOPPING

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K&J TREASURES Find your one-of-a-kind treasure here! Large selection of antiques, vintage, home décor, childrens, handmade items, reloved furniture and estate buyouts. 321 Main Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-6648 • etsy.com/shop/knjtreasures Page 46 • C-3 L&M FLEET SUPPLY New 80,000 sq. ft. store! Featuring sporting goods, clothing, footwear, power equipment, lawn & garden, automotive, tools, farm & pet, kid’s toys, and so much more. Quality at a discount. We supply the Northland! 1547 Hwy. 59 S., Thief River Falls 218-633-7170 • lmsupply.com • Page 44 • C-5 LEGENDS SPORTING GOODS Northwest Minnesota’s largest sporting goods store. Specializing in hockey, baseball, softball, soccer, wrestling and more. Top brands: Under Armour, Warrior and CCM. Buy or trade new or used items. Skate leasing or rental. 212 Atlantic Ave., Thief River Falls • 218-681-1006 legendsathletics.com • Page 51 • F-9 NORTHDALE MAIN Centrally located. Thief River Falls’ #1 convenience store and touchless car wash. Featuring Hot Stuff Pizza (personal size to large), gas and groceries. Fast, friendly and clean! Open 24 hours. 220 Main Ave S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8888 • Page 47 • C-3

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NORTHDALE SQUARE Friendliest place in town. Open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Touchless car wash. Featuring Hot Stuff Pizza (personal pan size to large) and breakfast items. 100 Pennington Ave S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4552 • Page 47 • C-3 NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE Gear up. It’s game day! Shop College clothing and authentic Pioneer Gear at Northland Store. With a wide variety of official College apparel, every student, fan or alumni can find a way to show their school pride. 1101 Hwy. 1 E. • Thief River Falls 1-800-959-6282 • northlandshop.com Page 56 • B-4

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PURDYS SHOE STORE Discover why people travel over 200 miles to visit Purdys. The largest selection of women’s, men’s and children’s shoes, boots and athletic footwear. Great selection, great service and great prices! 209 LaBree Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-2608 • 1-800-511-5759 purdysshoes.com • Page 47 • C-3 RIVER WALK LOFT BOUTIQUE Located in the River Walk Public House, the boutique offers trending styles for every size and sensibility. Clothes (small-3XL), gifts and jewelry. 700 Hwy. 32 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3138 • Page 43 • D-2 RONNING’S Ronning’s is your headquarters of the Borderland for apparel, footwear and gifts for the family! Locations in Thief River Falls, Roseau, Baudette and International Falls. 225 Main Ave. • Thief River Falls 218-634-2088 • ronningsmn.com • Page 63 • C-3

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SANFORD THIEF RIVER FALLS PHARMACY Sanford provides convenient pharmacy services within the clinic and medical center or the drive-thru to fill your prescriptions. 3001 Sanford Pkwy. • Thief River Falls 218-681-2725 • sanfordhealth.org • F-2 THE SHED floral • boutique • vintage The Destination for Floral Designs and so much more! Featuring: floral, gifts, women’s & children’s clothing. A Thief River Falls favorite! 115 3rd St. E. • Thief River Falls • 218-683-5328 theshedonthird.com • Page 47 • C-3 TOTAL BETTY Women’s clothing (sizes small-3XL) and accessories. Tues., Wed. & Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m.7 p.m. & Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1554 Hwy 59, Ste. #300. • Thief River Falls 218-683-5134 • totalbettyco.com • Page 45 • C-5

MASSAGE THE ZEN DEN We offer full body massage, Hot Stone Massage, Raindrop/Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Couples and groups welcome. 1571 Hwy. 59 S.E. • Thief River Falls (Located in Wild Side) 218-686-9628 • Page 51 • D-5 VISITTRF.COM

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“More Than Your Average Shoe Store!” • • • INGRAM’S CANDY STORE

Casual, work, dress, athletic footwear and apparel All major brands: SmartWool, Red Wing, Under Armour, Largest Footwear The North Face, Irish Setter, etc. Selection North of Minneapolis! Special orders available

209 LaBree Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-2608 • 1-800-511-5759 • www.purdysshoes.com

DOWNTOWN SHOPS Find what you want! Find what you need! IN DOWNTOWN THIEF RIVER FALLS!

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Where Two Rivers Meet. BIKING Bicyclists can tour the Thief River Falls area by road or trail year-round. Ride the gravel roads on the ridges west of Thief River Falls for sightseeing and wildlife viewing or ride on the historic Pembina Oxcart Trail. Winter offers fat bike riding opportunities on the Red Lake and Thief Rivers, and the paved Greenwood Trails and River Walk can be enjoyed year-round. Some light and easy off-road riding can be found on the grassy Northland Trails and Greenwood Trails, both found within city limits. For more information on biking in Thief River Falls, contact Visit Thief River Falls at 218-686-9785.

BIRD WATCHING Northwestern Minnesota is one of the best bird watching areas in the United States, with over 280 species of birds at the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge alone. Also, new for bird watchers, is the fabulous Pine to Prairie Birding Trail described on pg. 50. Get ready for some great sightings and don’t forget to bring your binoculars and birding check lists! Birding brochures and information on the Pine to Prairie Trail available at Visit Thief River Falls, 102 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

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One of our best attractions is the great outdoors! Pick your favorite activity— snowmobiling, hunting, boating, golfing, tubing, fishing or bird watching and join us in Thief River Falls!

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Located west of Newfolden, MN. Old Mill State Park offers six miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Skis and snowshoes are available for rent at the park. There is a shelter with a stove and fireplace for a quick warm up. Outdoor toilets are located in the campground, group camp and picnic area. Water is available behind the park office. For more information contact Old Mill State Park at 218-437-8174. CITY OF THIEF RIVER FALLS TRAILS Two groomed trails. One trail follows along the Thief River and one trail is found in the Greenwood Trails Recreation Area. Both include wooded areas and small hills. Rental equipment available. visittrf.com

CURLING THIEF RIVER FALLS CURLING CLUB Bonspiels, league curling. 815 3rd St. W. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3202 • C-2

DISC GOLF Located at the south half of Lion’s Park on Nora Street, our nine-hole Disc Golf Course is open to the public free of charge. The course offers concrete tee pads, permanent mounted disc baskets, and custommade tee signage. Bring your own discs and come ready to enjoy a game of disc golf!

FISHING You’ll find excellent fishing year-round on the rivers with species including Walleye, Northern Pike, Catfish, Small Mouth Bass and Pan Fish.

FITNESS CENTER WILD SIDE-FORMERLY FAMILY TIME RACQUETBALL & FITNESS Weight room, racquetball, basketball, badminton, and wallyball courts. Locker rooms with showers and saunas. Studio for parties and exercise classes. 1571 Hwy. 59 S.E. • Thief River Falls 218-686-9628 • Page 51 • D-5 SANFORD WELLNESS CENTER THIEF RIVER FALLS 1720 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls • 218-683-4367 sanfordhealth.org • Back Cover • D-5

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GOLF COURSES Golfing is a great way to enjoy a sunny summer day with the whole family. It is also excellent exercise. From the water hazards to the sand traps, Northwestern Minnesota golf courses provide plenty of challenging opportunities for everyone, so head to one of our golf courses. FOSSTON GOLF CLUB Public course open April-October. Nine holes, par 36, grass greens. Lessons available. Riding and pull carts. Pro shop, clubhouse and driving range. 32132 Hilligoss Blvd. S.E. • Fosston 218-435-6535 MINAKWA GOLF CLUB Nine holes of golf, par 36. Lessons available. Riding and pull carts. Rentals, pro shop, restaurant and driving range. Open to the public. Crookston • 218-281-1773 OAK KNOLLS GOLF CLUB Nine hole, par 36. Grass greens located along the river. Club and cart rentals, on-site snacks. Hwy. 32 S. • Red Lake Falls 218-253-4423 OAK LAKE GOLF COURSE 23146 347th St. S.E. • Erskine (Corner of Hwy. 2 & 59)

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SANDHILL RIVER GOLF COURSE Public course, nine holes, grass greens, driving range, putting & chipping green, riding and pull carts, pro shop and on-site snacks. 44203 Hwy. 32 S.• Fertile 218-945-3535 THIEF RIVER GOLF CLUB The golf gem of northwest Minnesota. Play our beautiful 18 hole bent grass greens. Full bar and restaurant. Conference meetings and corporate outings welcome. Tuesday is “Ladies’ Day” and Wednesday is “Men’s Day.” 13697 188th St. N.E., 1 mi. N. on Hwy. 32 Thief River Falls • 218-681-2955 thiefrivergolfclub.com • Page 51 • A-3

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VALLEY GOLF COURSE Public course, 18 holes of golf, par 72. Open mid-April to mid-October. Riding and pull carts. On-site snacks, rentals, pro shop. Grass greens. 2407 Riverroad N.W. • East Grand Forks 218-773-1207

HUNTING With over 2 million acres of public hunting land to choose from, the Thief River Falls area offers hunters choices of moose, bear, deer, ducks, ruffed and sharptail grouse and woodcock. This is also a growing area for geese populations, making this area an untapped bonanza for waterfowlers. For information regarding licensing and hunting maps and regulations contact: Department of Natural Resources 218-681-0946. dnr.state.mn.us AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Located only 23 miles north, Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is a short drive from Thief River Falls. Several different hunting opportunities are available on the Refuge, including firearms, archery, and muzzleloader deer seasons, as well as ruffed grouse and sharp-tailed grouse hunting. Youth waterfowl hunts are permitted during state seasons in designated areas. Please request a hunting map for specific details and regulations. 22996 290th St. NE. • Middle River

(From Thief River Falls, go 12 miles north on Hwy 32 then 11 miles east on 290th St. NE/Marshall Co. Rd. 7)

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THIEF LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA) Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area is located 35 miles northeast of Thief River Falls and is a Controlled Hunting Zone (CHZ) with 85 blinds and shooting positions (primarily goose hunting). Wildlife habitat on the WMA is managed for resident and migratory wildlife, and the area provides recreational sport hunting of many game species. Please request a hunting map for more information on the WMA. 42280 240th Ave. N.E. , Middle River • 218-222-3747

ICE SKATING Thief River Falls has two large indoor arenas: the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. Both offer recreational ice skating. The city also has two outdoor ice skating rinks listed below. To receive the ice skating schedule, visit the Ralph Engelstad Arena website at reatrf.com. NORTHRUP PARK 9th St./Labree Ave. • B-3 ENGELSTAD PARK 1st St./Crocker Ave. • C-4

MASSAGE THE ZEN DEN We offer full body massage, Hot Stone Massage, Raindrop/Aromatherapy and Reflexology. Couples and groups welcome. 1571 Hwy. 59 S.E. • Thief River Falls (Located in Wild Side)

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PADDLE BOARD & KAYAK RENTALS WILD SIDE-FORMERLY FAMILY TIME RACQUETBALL & FITNESS Stand-up paddle board and kayak rentals, full or half days, plus tours. Transportation and helpful instruction available. Fitness center includes weight room. Locker rooms with showers and saunas. Studio for parties and exercise classes. 1571 Hwy. 59 S.E. Thief River Falls 218-686-9628 • Page 51 • D-5

SLEDDING Hartz Park, located on Riverside Avenue along the river, offers a huge hill for sledding. Sledders can enter the area through the National Guard Armory parking lot which is located on Highway 32.

SNOWMOBILING THE NORTHWOODS OF MN Thief River Falls has access to more than 500 miles of groomed trails that interconnect to over 1,500 miles of trails in northwest Minnesota. Thief River Falls is a snowmobile hub for northwest Minnesota with five different trails leading out of the city. Snowmobilers can choose from countless daily loop rides ranging from 50-200 miles. Snowmobiling was born in this part of Minnesota and the many food and fuel stops along the trails welcome all riders, whatever their brand. ICE FISHING

THE SCENIC RIVER WALK

Like history? Like nature? Then take a stroll down our delightful River Walk! Fifteen pictographs (like the Ojibwe Village, Ice Harvesting and the Meehan Sawmill) are found along several miles of trail, showing what the view along the river was like many years ago. The River Walk travels through town along the Red Lake and Thief Rivers, passing by nine parks, three forest trails, the dam and historical sites such as the Soo Line Railroad Depot and the statue of Chief Meskokonaye (Red Robe). A River Walk was installed along the Red Lake River in Hartz Park, becoming one of the longest and most beautiful of the River Walk segments. Brochures and maps are available at Visit Thief River Falls and at area hotels. Don’t miss this wonderful Thief River Falls attraction!

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Trails to the west connect with the North Dakota trail system at the communities of Oslo and Hallock. Trails to the north connect to the community of Roseau and from there to the Canadian border and east to the Warroad and Baudette trail systems. To the south, riders take trails that connect with Bemidji and Detroit Lakes. Each trail is unique in offering a variety of terrain including river riding and picturesque wilderness trails. Arctic Cat snowmobiles have been manufactured in Thief River Falls for over 50 years. The Arctic Cat/Textron Specialized Vehicles plant is listed as having one of the top 250 plant tours in the nation in the book entitled “Watch It Made In The USA: A Visitors Guide To The Companies That Make Your Favorite Products.” Plant tours are free of charge and offered weekdays at 1 p.m. (See Tours on page 22). For trail maps and weekly snowmobile trail reports contact Visit Thief River Falls, located at 102 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. You may also call 218686-9785 or log onto our website at visittrf.com. See map page 34.

SNOWMOBILE CLUBS GOODRIDGE TRAIL BLAZERS Goodridge • 218-378-4588 THIEF RIVER FALLS SNO DRIFTERS 1023 Atlantic Ave. N. (P.O. Box 51) Thief River Falls 218-689-0280 • 218-681-7423

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SNOWMOBILE TRAILS GOODRIDGE/4G SNOWMOBILE TRAILS Connects with the Wapiti Trail system out of Thief River Falls, the Fourtown Trail system, the Riverland Trail System, Clearwater and Gully, etc. RIVERLAND NORTH TRAIL Groomed trail connecting Thief River Falls with Red Lake Falls. WAPITI TRAIL Connects with Big Red Lake Bog and McTrail System Trails. Trail cuts through willow and poplar stands, frequent sightings of wildlife.

LEGENDS SPORTING GOODS Northwest Minnesota’s largest sporting goods store. Specializing in hockey, baseball, softball, soccer, wrestling and more. Top brands: Under Armour, Warrior and CCM. Buy or trade new or used items. Skate leasing or rental. 212 Atlantic Ave., Thief River Falls • 218-681-1006 legendsathletics.com • Page 51 • F-9

"the best greens around!" Hwy 32 N., Thief River Falls 218-681-2955

SWIMMING FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL INDOOR POOL 300 Spruce Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8065 • D-4

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SPORTING GOODS HUNTER’S OUTLET, INC. Over 2,000 firearms (new and used), suppressors, ammo, muzzle loading, optics, bows & archery accessories, deer stands & blinds, gun safes, huge inventory of hunting and shooting accessories including apparel. Your Outdoor Specialists! 206 Knight Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3030 • huntersoutletinc.com Page 53 • C-3 L&M FLEET SUPPLY We cater to the outdoor sporting enthusiast. Featuring fishing, hunting, marine, paddleboards, kayaks, camping and so much more. Quality at a discount. We supply the Northland! 1547 Hwy. 59 S., Thief River Falls 218-633-7170 • lmsupply.com • Page 44 C-5

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PUBLIC BEACH AT LAFAVE PARK Taft and Crocker Ave. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8506 • C-4

TENNIS ENGELSTAD PARK 1st St. & Crocker Ave. • Thief River Falls • C-4 FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL 300 Spruce Ave. S. • Thief River Falls • D-4

TRAP SHOOTING THIEF RIVER FALLS TRAP CLUB Offers three traps. Clubhouse with full kitchen. Private groups welcome. Shooting: Mon. 5 p.m., Thurs. 6 p.m. or by appointment. Also, Northwest Sporting Clays with 15 fields including a 60’ tower. Shooting: Wed. 5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. or by appointment. Mon. night 5 p.m. active league team participation. 218-681-1848

TUBING & KAYAKING VOYAGEUR’S VIEW CAMPGROUND & OUTFITTERS 18611 105th Ave. S.W. • Red Lake Falls

AREA FISHING

WALKING & MULTI-PURPOSE TRAILS NORTHLAND TRAILS 38 acres of unpaved trails nestled along the Thief River, great for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Thief River Falls (Located on the east side of the Thief River, west of Northland College)

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GREENWOOD TRAILS RECREATION AREA 48 acres of paved and unpaved trails, great for hiking, biking and cross country skiing. Thief River Falls (Located on the east side of the Red Lake River on Greenwood St.)

218-681-8506 • Page 31 • E-3

RIVER WALK Seven miles of walking and biking trails through town along the Red Lake and Thief Rivers. Trails pass by nine city parks, three forest trails, the dam, and historical sites such as the Soo Line Railroad Depot. Maps are available at the Travel Information Center and the Parks and Recreation Department. Thief River Falls • 218-681-8506 • Page 33 & 50

(1/2 mile North of Red Lake Falls on Co. Rd. 13)

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The Red Lake River in the Thief River Falls area offers excellent fishing. Whether you’re in waders, a float tube, canoe or just fishing from the bank, the opportunity for walleyes, northern pike, small mouth bass, crappies and a host of other species is great! Accessing the river is not a problem with two boat landings within the city limits. You can also get to the river through two city parks and below the dam. There is a fall run of walleyes in the Red Lake River. Walleyes will move upriver and hold below the dam in October—a jig and minnow are all it takes. With parking lots on both sides of the river and a walkway on the east side, fishing access is easy. Hunt in the morning, fish the Red Lake River in the afternoon. Visitors to the Thief River Falls area can have the best of both worlds!

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PINE TO PRAIRIE BIRDING TRAIL

Attention bird lovers! The Thief River Falls area is included in Minnesota’s FIRST, and North America’s second birding trail, a 223-mile route from Fergus Falls to the shores of Lake of the Woods. With 45 separate sites and side trips along the way, bird watchers and lovers of wildlife will find this a virtual paradise! Situated at the juncture of 3 major ecosystems—tall-grass prairie, boreal forests and aspen parkland—this Northwestern Minnesota trail provides a unique collection of habitats which provide homes for a tremendous variety of birds. Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, the largest wildlife refuge in the state of Minnesota, is an incredible birding treasure, located just a short drive from Thief River Falls. The Refuge is a haven for as many as 280 species of birds. Look for a complete birding checklist and Pine to Prairie booklet at Visit Thief River Falls.

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We’re glad to have you join our community! Check out the useful facts and area information in this section. For more information, contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720 or log on to their website at trfchamber.com. THIEF RIVER FALLS IS FAMILY-FRIENDLY

CAR RENTAL THIEF RIVER FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT 13722 Airport Dr. • Thief River Falls 3 mi. S. on County Hwy. 17 (Pennington Ave.) Flight Reservations 1-855-268-8478 FBO Services 218-681-5585 trfairport.com 1-855-Boutique (1-855-268-8478) boutiqueair.com Inside Front Cover • South of F-3

CHILD CARE Child Care Resource and Referral is a division of the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. Choosing quality child care is an important aspect to a happy, healthy child. The Child Care Resource and Referral office provides the necessary information parents need when choosing a child care program to fit their needs. Call 1-800-KidsEtc. DISCOVERY PLACE EARLY LEARNING CENTER We are a non-profit child care center that provides care and early education for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. 305 E. Nora St. • Thief River Falls 218-681-5202 • dplace@qwestoffice.net • D-3

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EDUCATION THIEF RIVER FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT ISD 564 offers an inspiring place to learn and grow. We are committed to providing educational opportunities that meet the individual needs and abilities of all our students. Administrative Offices: 230 LaBree Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8711 • Fax 218-681-3252 trf.k12.mn.us • Page 57 • C-3

PRIVATE SCHOOLS ST. BERNARD’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL Providing students with optimal learning opportunities with a low student to teacher ratio and the application of technology. Through worship, education and service, we assist in the growth in the love of Jesus Christ. 117 Knight Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-1539 • Page 55 • C-3 ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL Daycare, 3 year old Pre-school, 4-5 year old Pre-Kindergarten and all day Kindergarten through grade 12. Sortberg Dr., 15671 158th St. N.E. Thief River Falls • 218-681-7753 • E-6

PUBLIC SCHOOLS CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Pennington Ave. & Cty. Rd. 61 • Thief River Falls Kindergarten-grade 5 • 218-681-2345 Challenger Preschool • 218-681-8670 • F-3 FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades 6-8. 300 Spruce Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8813 • D-4 LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Grades 9-12. 101 Knight Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-7432 • C-3 NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE On Campus. Online. Anytime. Your life doesn’t go from 9 to 5; neither does Northland. Online, on campus, or in the evening, we are ready to help you get the education you want. 1101 Hwy. 1 E., Thief River Falls 1-800-959-6282 • northlandcollege.edu Page 56 • B-4 NORTHWEST AREA LEARNING CENTER Grades 9-12. 230 LaBree Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8711 • C-3

EMPLOYERS ARCTIC CAT Built right, right here – it’s how Arctic Cat snowmobiles, side-by-sides and ATVs are created, with a shared belief held by every employee. For job opportunities, please visit tsvcareers.com. 601 Brooks Ave. S. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-8558 arcticcat.com • Page 53 • D-2

THIEF RIVER FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT

DIGI-KEY ELECTRONICS Digi-Key is the fifth largest distributor of electronic components in North America and one of the fastest growing distributors in the world. Digi-Key stocks products from 800+ manufacturers and ships to over 170 countries. 701 Brooks Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-6674 • digikey.com • Page 7 • D-2 QUICK PRINT/TONY DORN Your one-stop printing and office supply store. We provide a full range of services and products, including commercial printing, email service, high speed copies, color copies, binding and office supplies. 320 Knight Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-683-5583 • quickprint@mncable.net Page 60 • C-3 SJOBERG’S CABLE T.V. 315 Main Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-3044 • 1-800-828-8808 • Page 61 • C-3

FINANCIAL BORDER STATE BANK Providing a full range of progressive financial products and services while keeping our lending decisions local. Welcome to the Northland, Home of Border State Bank, Community Banking at its Best! 1528 Hwy 59 S. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-8085 borderstatebank.com • Page 59 • D-4 NORTHERN STATE BANK Northwestern Minnesota’s leading independent bank and insurance agency. Locally owned and operated since 1935, NSB’s “community first” philosophy provides full service banking and customer service at its best. Member FDIC. Main Bank: 102 E. Third St. • C-3 Walk-in Branch: 214 E. Third St. • C-3 Hugo’s Market Branch: First St. & Pennington Ave. • C-3 nsbtrf.com • Page 60

THIEF RIVER FALLS TIMES 324 Main Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4450 • trftimes.com • Page 60 • C-3 THIEF RIVER FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT The Thief River Falls Regional Airport ships over 1 million packages a year. It is also base to the nationally acclaimed Aviation Maintenance Program of Northland Community & Technical College. 13722 Airport Dr. • Thief River Falls 3 mi. S. on County Hwy. 17 (Pennington Ave.) Flight Reservations 1-855-268-8478 FBO Services 218-681-5585 trfairport.com 1-855-Boutique (1-855-268-8478) boutiqueair.com Inside Front Cover • South of F-3

Assisting Students & Families to Grow in the Love of Jesus Christ.

www.stbernardsschooltrf.org 218-681-1539 • 117 Knight Ave. N.

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GROUPS/ ORGANIZATIONS THE PENNINGTON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY The Pennington County Humane Society is a non-profit organization which exists to promote respect for animal life, works to prevent animal homelessness and abuse, and provides community education regarding the humane and ethical treatment of animals. It is the policy of the society to promote humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection; to seek to return lost animals to their owners; to seek suitable homes for animals without owners. 15598 Hwy. 59 N.E. (P.O. Box 64) Thief River Falls • 218-681-8045 THIEF RIVER FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Thief River Falls is northwest Minnesota’s top destination to work, live, play and shop. The Chamber works to promote local businesses, plan events and provide professional development opportunities for members. 102 Main Ave. N. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-3720 contact@trfchamber.com trfchamber.com • Page 14 • C-3

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THIEF RIVER FALLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION The Thief River Falls Education Foundation exists to promote innovative educational opportunities in School District #564 through partnerships involving alumni, parents, educators, businesses, and the greater community. Kentucky Derby Grant Fundraiser May 2nd and Annual Golf Tournament July 20th. 230 LaBree Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-8711 ext. 5228 trfeducationfoundation.com foundation@myprowler.org • C-3

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NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE

HEALTH CARE ALTRU CLINIC Altru Clinic in Thief River Falls offers primary care, therapy, lab and x-ray services for patients of all ages, as well as monthly access to visiting specialists. Walk-in appointments available. 1845 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls 218-681-7280 • altru.org/TRF Page 61 • D-5 SANFORD THIEF RIVER FALLS MEDICAL CENTER Sanford Thief River Falls is your integrated health partner providing in both the clinic and hospital setting. Offering 24/7 Emergency Room Services, doctors on site, fullservice care for patients requiring medical stays. 3001 Sanford Pkwy. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4240 • sanfordhealth.org Back Cover • F-2 SANFORD THIEF RIVER FALLS CLINIC Our comprehensive facility provides excellence in specialty and primary care with a walk-in clinic, sameday appointments, pharmacy and integrated connection to the attached Sanford Medical Center. 3001 Sanford Pkwy. • Thief River Falls 218-681-4747 • sanfordhealth.org Back Cover • F-2 SANFORD THIEF RIVER FALLS EYE CENTER & OPTICAL Sanford provides general eye care for all ages. Optometrists provide routine eye exams and prescriptions for contact lenses and eyeglasses. 1720 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls 218-683-3937 sanfordhealth.org Back Cover • D-5

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SANFORD WELLNESS CENTER THIEF RIVER FALLS Largest 24/7 fitness facility in the area with classes for all ages/fitness levels. The facility includes an indoor walking/running track, indoor kids playground, gymnastics and ninja warrior space along with a trampoline and foam pit. Memberships/daily passes available. 1720 Hwy. 59 S. • Thief River Falls 218-683-4367 • sanfordhealth.org Back Cover • D-5

INSURANCE NORTH RISK PARTNERS® Operating in the area for over 80 years, we understand coverage unique to the region. With offices in TRF, Roseau, and Baudette, representing over 25 companies to serve your specific insurance requirements. 2017 Hwy. 59 S.E. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-1714 northriskpartners.com • Page 61 • E-5 SALLY WOLFF STATE FARM AGENCY Sally Wolff Agency is ready to help you manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize your dreams. Thief River Falls 218-681-1635 • sallywolff.com Page 59 • D-5 SARA LABRAATEN STATE FARM AGENCY Ranked Nationally as Top 10 State Farm agency for customer service and overall excellence. Serving customers in Thief River Falls and surrounding areas. 1582 Hwy. 59 S., Ste. C • Thief River Falls (Next to C’mon Inn)

PROPERTY MANAGERS D.W. JONES MANAGEMENT 210 Ruby Ave. N. • Thief River Falls 218-547-3307 • dwjonesmanagement.com • C-1

REAL ESTATE NORDIN REALTY INC. With Nordin Realty, you will experience all-around excellence from people you can trust. We also provide solutions beyond the sale. 201 Brooks Ave. N. • Thief River Falls • 218-681-7789 nordinrealtytrf.com • Page 60 • C-3 REED REALTY Reed Realty is a locally owned and operated full service realty company serving Thief River Falls and the surrounding area. Whether you’re buying or selling we’re committed to providing you with the best service available. 503 Riverside Ave. S. • Thief River Falls 218-683-5263 reedrealtymn.com • Page 61

TRANSPORTATION T.H.E. BUS Tri-Valley Heartland Express provided by Tri-Valley Transportation, use for work, school, medical appointments, plus more! FREE campus to campus for Northland College Students, $1.00 for home to campus. City bus: 218-681-6760 • Rural bus: 800-201-3432 www.tvoc.org • C-2

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ALTRU CLINIC

JEFFERSON HIGHWAY

Deep

The Jefferson Highway was the first transcontinental road to traverse the North American continent from north to south, and it was possibly the first dedicated international highway in the world!

ROOTS Built on TRUST SERVICE LONGEVITY RELATIONSHIPS,

Named for President Thomas Jefferson, who acquired the highway land when he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, the old Highway passed through Thief River Falls just west of the current DigiKey Electronics site on Barzen Avenue. Today look for designation signs on poles at 6th St., Barzen Ave. and 150th St. N.E.!

Built on

COMMUNITY.

This is why we exist.

Stretching from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, the Highway only existed as a named highway for a short period of time until the new standardized numbering system was instigated in the 1920s. It was also occasionally referred to as the Palm to Pine Highway by motorcades traveling to and from the sunny South to the great Northwoods. Note: The above information was taken from a Thief River Falls Eagle Scout project created by Benjamin Beito. For more information visit jeffersonhighway.com.

1528 Highway 59 South | Thief River Falls | 218.681.8085 www.borderstatebank.com | 24HR Voice: 1.866.BSB.24HR | 24HR ATM Member FDIC | Equal Housing Lender | BBB Accredited Business

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS Bergan Travel...........................218-681-4100 Boutique Car Rental............ 1-855-268-8478 Chamber of Commerce .........218-681-3720 City Hall....................................218-681-2943 Community Bus – T.H.E.Bus ...218-681-6760

(Handicapped Accessible)....or 1-800-584-7020

Emergency................................................911 Explore Minnesota Tourism .1-800-657-3700 Fire Department .....................218-681-3943 Garden Valley Telephone & Cable

(Serving St. Hilaire)....................1-800-488-8260

Law Enforcement Center.......218-681-6161 MN Energy Resources (Gas).1-800-889-9508 Northland Taxi.........................218-681-6666

We’ll Walk You

HOME! Kate Anderson, Realtor 218-688-1997

Diedre Nordin, Broker 218-689-2870

201 Brooks Ave. N Thief River Falls

218-681-7789 Tracy Hallstrom, Realtor 218-689-0671

Ottertail Power Co (Serving St. Hilaire)............................ .281-3632 Pennington County Courthouse..............................218-683-7000 Pennington County Justice Center...........................218-416-7097 Poison Control Center ........ 1-800-222-1222 Public Works Department......218-681-8506 Qwest

(Serving Thief River Falls)........... 1-800-244-1111

Ralph Engelstad Arena...........218-681-2183 Red Lake Electric (Serving rural St. Hilaire, Goodridge)... 253-2168

BANK FACE TO FACE...

Sanford Clinic Thief River Falls........................218-681-4747 1-800-550-4109

with people you know and trust.

Sanford Medical Center Thief River Falls........................218-681-4240

Downtown and at Hugo’s Market Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Sjoberg’s Cable

(Serving Thief River Falls).................... 681-3044

218-681-3020 www.nsbtrf.com

Thief River Falls Regional Airport.................................. 1-800-225-2525 Travel Information Center......218-681-3720 U.S. Postal Service....................218-681-3053 Visit Thief River Falls...............218-686-9785 Water/Sewer/Garbage > Goodridge.................................... 378-4689 > St. Hilaire....................................... 964-5257 > Thief River Falls............................ 681-4145 Winter Road Information........................511 > Statewide.......................... 1-800-542-0220 Woodies Towing & Transport..............................218-681-9940

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315 Main Ave. N. Thief River Falls

218-681-3044 1-800-828-8808

sjobergs@mncable.net

HELPING YOU LIVE

YOUR DREAM! Offices in Thief River Falls, Baudette and Roseau

Use our trailer for FREE when you buy or sell with us! 218-683-5263 reedrealtymn.com

503 Riverside Ave. S. (Hwy. 32) Thief River Falls

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Cable TV Digital Cable High speed Internet Access Via Cable Modem High Definition TV Digital Phone

Offering the best entertainment value in town! Proudly serving: Thief River Falls, Warren, Red Lake Falls, Newfolden, Karlstad, Middle River, Holt, Viking, Greenbush, Badger, Roseau, Warroad and Baudette.

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AREA CHURCHES

ABUNDANT LIFE FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH • F-3 Sun 9:30 am Sunday School: 10:45 am 1602 Pennington Ave. S., Thief River Falls • 218-681-2300 abundantlifetrf.com

EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH • C-4 Sun 9:30 am Sunday School 11 am; Youth Group Wed 6 pm; 1425 3rd St. E., Thief River Falls • 218-681-4449 Men’s Bible Study Sat 8:30 am; Adult Bible • trfcovchurch.org Study Sun 6 pm; Prayer Group Wed 7 pm; Women’s Group Meeting Mon 6:30 pm NEXUS CHURCH Sun 10:30 am Nursery, Preschool, Elementary programs 246 Kendall Ave. N., Thief River Falls • 218-681-4716 during message Sun at 10:30 am; Wed • nexuschurchmn.com Night: Extreme Kids 6-7:30, Youth Group 6-8 OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH-AFLC • E-6 Sun 9:30 am 2075 Hwy. 59 S.E., Thief River Falls • 218-681-4643 oursavioursaflctrf.com

Women’s Bible Study Tues 9 am & Men’s Breakfast Bible Study Fri 6:45 am | Sept-May: Sun School 10:50 am; Kids Klub Wed 6:30 pm; Youth & Adult Bible Study: Wed 6:30 pm

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA • D-4 6:30 pm Wed BLAST (Sept-Feb) Wed 5:45-6:25 pm 1300 E. Nora St., Thief River Falls • 218-681-3390 9:30 am Sun Confirmation (Sept-Feb) Wed 5:15-6:15 pm • redeemertrf.org ST. BERNARD’S CHURCH • C-3 105 Knight Ave. N., Thief River Falls • 218-681-3571 stbernardscc.org

Wed 5:15 pm; Tues & Thurs 8 am Fri 8:35 am; Sat 5 pm; Sun 8:30 & 10:30 am Sat 5 pm & Sun 9 am (Memorial-Labor Day)

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (LC-MS) • C-5 Sun 10:45 am 101 Pine Ave. S., Thief River Falls • 218-681-4488 stjohntrf.com

Sunday School: 9:20 am Family Faith Night once a month Sunday School: 9:30 am Bible Study: Tues 6:30 am; Bible Study at High Rise Senior Residence Fri 1:30 pm

THIEF RIVER FALLS EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH • C-3 Sun10:30 am Sundays Sept-May: Life Groups & Sun School 211 Arnold Ave. N., Thief River Falls • 218-681-3855 (June-August 9:30 am) 9:15 am; AWANA & Ladies Bible Study Wed • trfefc.org 6:30 pm; Bible Study & Youth Groups 7 pm THIEF RIVER FALLS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH • E-4 Sat 11 am Sabbath School: Sat 9:30 am 1024 Tindolph Ave. S., Thief River Falls • 218-681-4606 • trfsda.com TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) • C-3 325 Horace Ave. N., Thief River Falls • 218-681-1310 trinitylutherantrf.org

8:30 & 10:30 am Sun Worship 9 am Sun Worship (Memorial Day- Labor day)

Sunday School 9:25-10:20 am Coffee/Fellowship Sun 9:30 am

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • C-3 Sun 9 am Wed Night Youth Group 5:30-7 pm 116 Horace Ave. N., Thief River Falls • 218-681-4388 • umctrf.org

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Thief River Falls Minnesota Visitor Guide 2020  

Get to know the ins and outs of Thief River Falls! This guide is a helpful tool for visitors and locals alike.

Thief River Falls Minnesota Visitor Guide 2020  

Get to know the ins and outs of Thief River Falls! This guide is a helpful tool for visitors and locals alike.

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