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• Serviced by Mesaba Northwest Airlink • Competitive rates to all destinations • Thirteen flights weekly to the Twin Cities with convenient connecting worldwide • Free parking and plug-in service available • Car rental by HERTZ in terminal 800-654-3131 or 216-681-4111 • Convenient security check-in

CALL YOUR TRAVEL AGENT! Northwest Reservations 1-800-225-2525 Flight Information 218-681-6689

• Multi-Sports NonSmoking Facility • Premier Meeting & Conference Facility • 5,000 sq. ft. Reception/ Meeting Room

Ralph Engelstad Arena Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center 218-681-2183 • www.reatrf.com 525 Brooks Ave. N,Thief River Falls, MN 56701


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Welcome To Thief River Falls 4 & 5 Area Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Area Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Attractions & Entertainment. . . . 12 Accommodations & Camping. . . 19 Dine-In & Take-Out . . . . . . . . . . 22 Shopping, Antiques & Collectibles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

The Great Outdoors....29 Moving To Thief River Falls............32 Churches....38 Visitor Services ......39

Chief Meskokonaye in Chief Red Robe Park A. Timm (photo contest winner)

Annual motocross race Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc.

Clowning around at the fair Thief River Falls Times

Autumn Bounty Beth Iliff

WELCOME TO THIEF RIVER FALLS! It is my pleasure to serve the citizens and visitors of our city as we work together to make the community a safe place for all! Enjoy your stay. KIM D. MURPHY, CHIEF OF POLICE PUBLISHED BY: Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc. P.O. Box 1734 St. Cloud, MN 56302 Phone (320) 252-8871 Fax (320) 252-0264 northstarvg@charterinternet.com Pennington County Fair Thief River Falls Times

President: Gary Webber Editor & Publisher: Pat Webber Design & Production: Tracy Zwilling & Cathy Hennen Copy: Pat Webber Advertising Sales Director: Gary Webber Proof Tracking: Penny Goetz

Cover photo: Donna Thoele/Thoele Photography

Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau 2017 Hwy. 59 SE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 (218) 681-3720 • 1-800-827-1629 E-mail: trfcvb@wiktel.com www.visitthiefriverfalls.com Thief River Falls Visitors Guide CopyrightŠ 2007. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Reproduction without permission from Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc. 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.


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Where ARE the Falls? In 1896, a series of rapids in the Thief River were converted to a waterfall by a dam. At this time, “Falls” was added to the city’s name. Due to later construction changes on the river, the falls no longer exist.

O u r C l a i m To F a m e The birthplace of the Arctic Cat snowmobile and one of the top wildlife and birding areas in the country. Thief River Falls is the county seat for Pennington County.

Thunder on Hooves P.B.R. Bullride Thief River Falls Times

Winter Fun! Arctic Cat

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau: (218) 681-3720 or 1-800-827-1629 Winter Road Information: 511 Statewide: 1-800-542-0220 Emergency: 911 Prowler Hockey at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Thief River Falls Regional Airport: 1-800-225-2525 Minnesota Office of Tourism: 1-800-657-3700 Altru Clinic: (218) 681-0600

Dakota Clinic: (218) 681-4747 Northwest Medical Center: (218) 681-4240 Law Enforcement Center: (218) 681-6161

Fire Department: (218) 681-3943 U.S. Postal Service: (218) 681-3053 Chamber of Commerce: (218) 681-3720 Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222

Brilliant sunflowers. Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc.

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Official 2007 Thief River Falls Visitors Guide • 1-800-827-1629 • 218-681-3720


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D I S TA N C E T O Minneapolis/St. Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . 296 miles Chicago, IL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650 miles Sioux Falls, SD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 miles Grand Forks, ND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 miles Denver, CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 miles Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada . . . . . 159 miles

L O C AT I O N 300 miles NW of the Twin Cities on trunk highways 59, 32 and 1. Located at the junction of the Red Lake and Thief Rivers.

P O P U L AT I O N 8,412 E L E VAT I O N 1,130 feet above sea level

H I S T O RY O F T H I E F R I V E R FA L L S

Above: This is fabulous birding country! Patty Peterson (photo contest winner)

Below: Summer canoeing on the river. Minnesota Department of Tourism

By Gretchen Beito

Thief River Falls first developed as a lumber milling town. It also became a major agricultural service 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 River and Red Lake River 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.

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Russ Holmaas (photo contest winner)

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JANUARY January 5 Pee Wee B Hockey Tournament. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena. January 12-14 Pee Wee A Hockey Tournament. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena. January 19-21 USCC & Red Lake Nation I-500 Snowmobile Race. USCC and Red Lake Nation team up for Red Lake Nation’s I-500 Snowmobile Race. 500 miles of uncharted land and trails, a grueling race between man and machine for a race prize of $10,000. For more information call Pat Mach at 701-248-2029 or visit www.usracing.com. January 19-21 Girls 10U and Girls 12U Hockey Tournament. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena. January 22 Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. 6:30 p.m. social, 7:00 dinner, Black Cat Sports Bar & Grill. For more information call 218-681-3720. January 26-28 Bantam B Hockey Tournament. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena.

FEBRUARY February 3-4 12th Annual Thief River Falls Gun Show. Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., National Guard Armory. Featuring guns, baseball cards and coins for sale or trade. Open to the public. Admission $3. For more information call 218-681-6553. February 8 Franklin Middle School Band Concert. 7:30 p.m., FMS Multi Purpose Room. February 10-11 Squirt B Hockey Tournament. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena. February 11 Knights of Columbus Fishing Derby. Held on the Red Lake River near Chief Red Robe Park form 1:00-3:00 p.m. Prizes and fun for all ages. February 11 Thief River Falls Entertainment Series presents, Church Basement Ladies. 3:00 p.m., Lincoln High School Auditorium. Perfect entertainment for the entire family. Good clean laughs, memorable characters, clever music and

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In Thief River Falls you can choose from an endless list of events—world-class snowmobile races, cultural festivals and entertainment, county fairs, Fourth of July fireworks, historical celebrations and professional bullriding contests. Check out our calendar below and enjoy! Vintage autos at the annual Street Wizards Car Show.

nostalgia. Tickets available at the Times, Kezar Music, Super One, Hugo’s or available by mail. Tickets $30 adult, $10 student and $70 family. Tickets are good for all five entertainment series performances. For more information call 218-681-8000 ext. 1005.

APRIL April 23 Pennington County Historical Society Annual Meeting. 7:00 p.m., Soo Line Depot Council Chambers. For more information call 218-681-5767.

February 16-18 District Bantam A Hockey Tournament. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena.

April 26 Northland Musical. 7:00 p.m., Northland Theater. Northland College is proud to once again offer an evening of musical theater featuring our students and community members.

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April 26 Franklin Middle School Band Concert. 7:30 p.m., FMS Multi Purpose Room.

March 2-4 Regional Pee Wee A Hockey Tournament. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center and Ralph Engelstad Arena. March 3 Thief River Falls Entertainment Series presents, Mary Louise Knutson Jazz Trio. 7:30 p.m., Lincoln High School Auditorium. One of the most exciting and innovative artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time! Tickets available at the Times, Kezar Music, Super One, Hugo’s or available by mail. Tickets $30 adult, $10 student and $70 family. Tickets are good for all five entertainment series performances. For more information call 218-681-8000 ext. 1005. March 5 Franklin Middle School Choir Concert. 7:30 p.m., FMS Multi Purpose Room. March 8-9 NCTC Winter Merriment–Steamy Latin. 7:00 p.m., Northland College Commons. March 19 Farmer/Merchant Mixer. 5:30 p.m., Eagles Club. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee and area businesses. For more information call 218-681-3720. March 22 Franklin Middle School Choir Concert. 7:30 p.m., FMS Multi Purpose Room. March 27 Jose Cole Circus. 7:00 p.m., Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. For more information call 218-681-3720. March 30-April 1 Spring Indoor 3D Archery Tournament. Held at the Curling Club. For more information call 218-681-2106. March 31 & April 1 Fantasy on Ice Show. Ralph Engelstad Arena. Skating performances that show the talent of approximately 200 skaters. March 31 & April 1 Times Home Show. Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. For more information call 218-681-4450.

April 29 Boy Scout Exposition. 2:00-5:00 p.m., Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. A three-hour exposition where Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts demonstrate a wide variety of learned scouting skills. Open to the public. Fun for all ages. For more information call 218-681-1624.

MAY May 5 Annual Challenger School Carnival. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Challenger Elementary School. May 7 Franklin Middle School Jazz Band Concert. 7:30 p.m., FMS Multi Purpose Room. May 11 Thief River Falls Entertainment Series presents, An Evening with John Bayless. 7:30 p.m., Lincoln High School Auditorium. A unique performer who is not only an unmatched improviser, but combines his skills with remarkable gifts as a concert pianist, composer and stage personality! Tickets available at the Times, Kezar Music, Super One, Hugo’s or available by mail. Tickets $30 adult, $10 student and $70 family. Tickets are good for all five entertainment series performances. For more information call 218-681-8000 ext. 1005. May 16 Northland Spring Concert. 7:00 p.m., Northland Theater. May 17 Syttende Mai Supper. 5:00-7:00 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church. Serving meatballs, potatoes, coleslaw, three bean casserole, Norwegian foods including lefse, fruit soup and rommegrot. May 19 Village Pitch-In Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. Come and help clean up the Village for the coming season. Lunch will be served in the Church basement. Please call 218-681-5767 if you are able to help.

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May 19 23rd Annual TRF Dakota Clinic Triathlon. 9:00 a.m., Franklin Middle School Pool. Cost: $32. 500-yard swim in pool, 12 mile bike and 3 mile run. For more information call Jim Langland, M.D. at 218-683-2718.

July 11-15 Pennington County Fair. Grand stand acts, Thunder On Hooves P.B.R. Bullride, demo derby, fireworks display. Held at he Pennington County Fairgrounds in Thief River Falls. For more information call 218-681-3720.

May 19 17th Annual Hugo’s Kids Triathlon. 11:30 a.m., Franklin Middle School Pool. Cost: $16. 50-yard swim in pool, 2.4 mile bike and 1.2 mile run on a flat course. Kids triathlon follows adult triathlon. For more information call Jim Langland, M.D. at 218-683-2718.

July 13-14 Thunder on Hooves P.B.R. Bullride. 7:00 p.m. each night in the grandstands at the Pennington County Fairgrounds. For ticket and lodging information call 218-681-3720.

May 19-20 Spring Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament. Held at the Thief River Falls Archery Club Outdoor Range. For more information call 218-681-2106.

July 15 Demolition Derby. 4:30 p.m. in the grandstands at the Pennington County Fairgrounds. For ticket and lodging information call 218-681-3720.

May 25-27 3rd Annual Memorial Day Pow-Wow. Friday, 7:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 & 7:00 p.m., Seven Clans Casino. Everyone welcome. Seven Clans is proud of their heritage. Join us as we bring our culture and heritage to life. For more information call 218-681-4062 or visit www.sevenclanscasino.com.

July 16 7th Annual Thief River Falls Education Foundation/Swenson Golf Tournament. Noon, Thief River Golf Club. For more information call 218-681-8711 ext. 228.

May 28 Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village opens for the season. Open 1:00-5:00 p.m. daily. Cost: $5, children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult. No cost for Pennington County Historical Society Members. For more information call 218-681-5767.

July 18 Park and Recreation Pioneer Day. 10 a.m. 2 p.m., Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. Ages 7-12. Cost $5. Come and enjoy a day of learning about Pennington County’s heritage. Activities are planned to include learning from a telegrapher, pioneer, and much more. Lunch is provided. For more information or to register call 218-681-2519.

May 29 Franklin Middle School Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m., FMS Multi Purpose Room.

July 21 Smash and Bash. St. Hilaire Lion’s Demo Derby. St. Hilaire Island Park. Outstanding demo derby with huge participation and variety of heats. For more information call 218-681-2116.

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AUGUST

June Flea Market. Held at Floyd B. Olson Park. For more information. 218-681-3720. June 6-7 Safety Camp. Franklin Middle School. A two-day camp teaching 2nd & 3rd graders about safety in a fun and relaxed environment. Limited to 120 participants. Cost $15.00. For more information call 218-681-2519. June 8-9 Pennington County Relay for Life. 7:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Multi Event Center. For more information call 218-681-3810. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. June 14 Elks Flag Day Ceremony. 5:30 p.m., Elks Park. The public is invited to this Elks ceremony honoring our United States Flag. You will listen to the history of our flag as a collection of past flags is displayed. For more information contact Steve Stone at 218-681-3045. June 16 Creative Craft Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Floyd B. Olson Park. Sponsored by the Thief River Falls Women of Today. June 16 58th Annual Northwest Minnesota Dairy Day. Pennington County Fairgrounds. Activities include: showmanship demonstration, dairy quiz, outstanding show exhibit awards and more. For more information call 218-222-3484. June 23 Family Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. Free admission, refreshments, entertainment, and the honoring of the Pioneer Family at 3 p.m. For more information 218-681-5767.

JULY July Flea Market. Held at Floyd B. Olson Park. For more information. 218-681-3720. July 4 Fireworks Display. Held at dusk from the Seven Clans Casino.

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July 14 Pennington County Parade. 10:00 a.m., downtown Thief River Falls.

August 4-5 Fall Outdoor 3D Archery Tournament. Held at the Thief River Falls Archery Club Outdoor Range. For more information call 218-681-2106. August 7 MinnAqua. 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Red Robe Park. An effort to teach and expand fishing opportunities on the Thief/Red Lake River to local kids. Cost $3.00. For more information call 218-681-2519. August 7 National Night Out. Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. August 18 Lion’s 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament. 8:00 a.m. information meeting at the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. 4:30 weigh in at the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. $20 entry fee. Limited number of boats allowed. Proceeds go toward improvements at the Lion’s Park and park equipment. For more information contact Pat Thibert at 218-681-8380. August 24-26 Last Ride Blues Festival. Held at Seven Clans Casino. Free concert, everyone welcome. August 25 Bountiful Harvest. 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. No admission charge. Vegetables, produce, baked goods, canned jellies and jams, hand work, loomed work, etc. Pie, doughnuts and coffee will be sold from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. For more information call 218-681-5767.

SEPTEMBER September 3 Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village closes for the season. September 8 Everybody’s Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown and Floyd B. Olson Park. Outdoor craft show and flea market. For more information call 218-681-3720. September 8 Great American Block Party. 6 p.m.-12 a.m., downtown Thief River Falls. Street dance, beer gardens, food stands and more. For more information call 218-681-3720.

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Pow Wow at the Seven Clans Casino. September 9 Fly In/Drive In Breakfast. Thief River Falls Airport. Fly in or drive in for breakfast and an airport tour. For more information call 218-681-5585. September 22-24 Thief River Falls Model Railroad Club 15th Annual Train and Hobby Show. Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., National Guard Armory. Cost $2.50, children 12 and under FREE with paid adult. There will be several different scale model train layouts and other models on display. Vendors will be on hand representing several hobbies. Door prizes donated by several manufacturers. For more information call Chuck Kimbrough, A&E Railroad, 218-681-4251. September 28 LHS Class of 1940 Annual Reunion. For more information call 218-681-8711 ext. 226.

OCTOBER October 1 Spaghetti Supper for Hospice. 5:007:00 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church. Free will offering. For more information call 218-681-6189. October 6 Meatball Supper. 4:00-7:00 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Open to the public. October 27 Halloween Carnival. 1:00-4:00 p.m., City Auditorium. Sponsored by the Thief River Falls Women of Today.

NOVEMBER November 1 Lutefisk Supper. 5:00 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. Serving lutefisk, meatballs, pies and more.

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Area Events

November 17 Holiday Fair. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena. Annual holiday craft show. For more information call 218-681-2183. November 17 Country Crafters Craft Show. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., VFW Club. Selling crafts, baked goods, homemade soups and lunch. For more information call 218-681-8730 or 218-681-7740.

DECEMBER December 1 Thief River Falls Education Foundation Tour of Homes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information call 218-681-8711 ext. 228. December 1 Christmas Fair. 9:00 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church. Selling baked goods, Christmas goodies, lunch and crafts, white elephant sale. December 1 Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. 7:00 p.m., Floyd B. Olson Park. Community singalong and lighting of the Christmas tree. December 1-2 8th Annual Lion’s & Eagles Christmas Tree Walk for Hospice. 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Eagles Club Ballroom. Public is invited to vote for their favorite tree with a monetary donation. Refreshments served, bake sale and pictures with Santa. Pancake breakfast on Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information call 218-6816189. December 6 Christmas in Pennington County Spaghetti Supper. Held at the Elks Lodge. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the Pennington County Law Enforcement Center for buying Christmas gifts for deserving children. Free pictures with Santa Claus! Open to the public. For more information call 218-681-3045. December 24 Christmas Eve Dinner. 4:00 p.m.

A FUN & FRIENDLY PLACE!

MUNICIPAL LIQUOR STORE BAR & GRILL ON/OFF SALE • GREAT PRICES Back room available for your special occasion! Snowmobilers welcome. (located in downtown St. Hilaire)

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ST. HILAIRE CITY PARK & ISLAND (beautifully outlined by the Red Lake River)

Bath House/Showers • Walking Trails • Great Fishing Year Round • Horse Shoes Picnic Shelters • Playground • 20 Full RV Hook-Ups with Cable TV Our beautiful island features a huge shelter, band shell & restrooms. This area is available to rent for family reunions or any outdoor event. For more information call the city clerk at 218-964-5257 or fax at 218-964-5744.

Northwest Beverage, Inc. is a distributor of Budweiser & Kandiyohi. 218-681-1735 • 1-800-247-0442 1320 Greenwood St. W, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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Thief River Falls prides itself on its great city parks system—one of the best in Northwestern Minnesota!

Camping Sites

Frisbee Golf

Trail System

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GOODRIDGE: CITY PARK & LIONS PARK. 218-3784113. Four units, electrical and water hookups, picnic shelter in Lions Park. Basketball area and horseshoe pits.

Basketball Court Softball / Baseball Park Ice Skating Rink

ST. HILAIRE CITY PARK. Call 218-964-5257 for reservations. Located 6 miles south of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 32. “A hidden gem for camping—the camping secret of Northwestern Minnesota.” 8 miles from casino. Full hook-up sites available, 12 with cable TV. Restrooms/ showers. Huge shelter on Park Island for special parties or family reunions. Enjoy fishing, hiking, horseshoe, walking trails, playground. See ad page 9.

Tennis Court

books and wildlife-related items. Office open 7:30 a.m-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri., excluding Federal Holidays, and on Sun. in June from 1-5 p.m. Two open house activities during the year—one in May and one in September. For more information visit the refuge website at http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Agassiz or email at Agassiz@fws.gov

Electricity

Playground Equipment

City of Thief River Falls Parks & Recreation Facilities (218) 681-2519

Acreage

PARKS & RECREATION

Shelter(s)

AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. 22996 290th St. NE., Middle River, MN 56737. 218-449-4115. From Thief River Falls go 12 miles north on Hwy 32 then 11 miles east on 290th St. NE/Marshall Co. Rd. 7. 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 LeConte’s Sparrows. Primitive camping allowed on State Wildlife Land adjacent to Agassiz Refuge. Wildlife displays in office. Outdoor kiosks, firearm deer hunting. Agassiz Bookshop sells refuge shirts, hats,

PARK FACILITIES Alan-A-Dale Park Nightingale Road Annie Street Park Annie St./Markley Ave. Boy Scout Park 3rd St./Markley Ave. Centennial Park Centennial Dr./Hwy. 1 E. Elk’s Park 3rd St./Davis Ave. Engelstad Park 1st St./Crocker Ave. Finsbury Park Robinhood Dr. Floyd B. Olson Park 3rd St./Knight Ave. Hartz Park Riverside Ave. LaFave Park Taft St./Knight Ave. Lions Park Nora St./Merriant Ave. Michelson Prp./Greenwood Trls. Greenwood St. Millyard Park Pennington Ave. Northrup Park 9th St./LaBree Ave. Softball Complex Highway 1 East Oakland Park Baken St. Red Robe Park 8th St./Reserve Ave. South Town Park 500 E. Hickory Rd. Tourist Park Oakland Pk. Rd./Hwy. 32 S. Old Arena 100 Blk. W. 2nd St. Ralph Engelstad Arena 3rd St./Brooks Ave. Huck Olson Mem. Civic Ctr. 3rd St./ Brooks Ave.

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ROMANTIC THIEF RIVER FALLS. Indulge yourself! Diamonds & Designs 207 LaBree Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1490 or 1-888-834-2436. Beautiful Beginnings Bridal 212 LaBree Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3100. Evergreen Eating Emporium 700 Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.218-6813138. See ad below.

ARTS NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE. 1101 Hwy. 1 E, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-0701 or 1-800-959-6282. Northland Community and Technical College and the Thief River Falls Community Arts Council present productions each year, ranging from one-act plays to musicals. Each production is shown at the NCTC Theater on the Thief River Falls campus. See ad page 33. www.northlandcollege.edu L-6 THIEF RIVER FALLS COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL. P.O. Box 207, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4466. THIEF RIVER FALLS CONCERT ASSOCIATION. P.O. Box 312, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4450.

A breathtaking sunset at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge.

CASINOS SEVEN CLANS CASINO THIEF RIVER FALLS. 8 miles S. of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59. 218-681-4062 or 1-800-881-0712. So many ways to play! Great food. Exciting casino floor with over 700 slot machines, 4 blackjack tables and 2 Texas Hold’em poker tables. Join Players Club for awesome rewards. 151 suite hotel with indoor water park. Water park has over 750 ft. of slides, a lazy river and more. Bring the whole family to enjoy a great getaway! See ad on back cover. SEVEN CLANS RED LAKE CASINO. Located on the south shore of beautiful lower Red Lake with over 200 slots and bingo. Contact us at 1-888-679-2501 or 218-6792500 for more information. SEVEN CLANS CASINO WARROAD. 1-800-815-8293. Non-stop gaming excitement in scenic Warroad. Come experience over 525 slots, Blackjack, and the superb Lakeview Restaurant all on the banks of the beautiful Lake of the Woods.

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BOWLING FAMILY BOWL & LOUNGE. Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1270. Open daily. Glow N’ Bowl (music and special lighting). Pool tables and arcade games. Open bowling daily, call for times. See ad page 17. B-13

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Enjoy your visit to Thief River Falls! Any time of the year, indoors or out, discover our 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.

AGASSIZ NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. Middle River, MN 56737. See directions under “Area Parks.” 218-4494115. Early spring-Oct. during daylight hours. Take the “Lost Bay Habitat Drive,” a four-mile self guided auto tour route, open from May-Oct. and don’t miss climbing the 100

ft. fire tower at Headquarters during office hours. Spotting scopes are mounted on the Parker Deck, Office Deck, and Farmes Pool Cairn. Three hiking trails are also located within the refuge. Group tours may be arranged well in advance by contacting the refuge office. AGASSIZ DUNES. Fertile, MN 56540. 218-945-3129. One mile S. and one mile W. of Fertile. 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. BERGESON GARDENS. Located on the grounds of Bergeson Nursery, three miles south and five miles east of Fertile MN. 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. For more information call 218-945-6988. BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST. E. on Hwy. 1, 26 miles. N. on Cty. Rd. 28 which turns into Cty. Rd. 54, 15 miles. E. on Hwy. 89, 14 miles. North on State Forest Rd., 4 miles to Dick’s Parkway Forest Rd. A Beltrami Island State Forest map is advised to cover the 669,000 acres of forest. Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Boreal Owl, Spruce Grouse, Black-backed Woodpecker, Three-toed Woodpecker, Connecticut Warbler and 16 other breeding species of Warblers.

212 LaBree Ave. N, Thief River Falls 218-681-3100

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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 just established in October 2004 and additional public use opportunities are being developed over the next few years. For directions and more information call the Rydell refuge at 218-687-2229. Rydell@fws.gov

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FERTILE SAND HILLS/WEST MILL RECREATION AREA. 218-945-3129. One mile west of Fertile. Selfguided 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.

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Russ Homaas

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include hiking, biking, birdwatching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Interpretive programs are held on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. For directions and more information call the Rydell Refuge at 218-687-2229. rydell@fws.gov

Life Fitness Center (LFC) at Northwest Medical Center features:

THIEF LAKE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA. 42280 240th Ave. N.E., Middle River, MN 56737. 218-222-3747. 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.

• State-of-the-art fitness equipment

WETLAND PINES & PRAIRIE AUDUBON SANCTUARY. 218-745-5663. 24 miles E. of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 1. Trails open year round during daylight hours. 800 acres of wildlife habitat and fields on the Ancient Lake Agassiz beach ridge. 218-745-5663.

• Individual TVs at treadmills and elipticals

EVENTS

• Plenty of equipment • 24/7 Access

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PENNINGTON COUNTY FAIR. Don’t miss the Pennington County Fair. It’s bigger and better than ever and it’s 106 years old. The fair takes place July 11-15 in Thief River Falls. This event features exciting attractions including: Todd Armstrong shows on the midway, P.B.R. Bullride, exhibits, other grand stand acts, demo derby, and free bandshell entertainment. See you at the fair! See ad page 16. A-8 THUNDER ON HOOVES. 218-681-3720. 800-827-1629. July 13-14, 2007. Pennington County Fairgrounds, Thief River Falls. Discover why Thief River Falls is one of the favorite stops for the Professional Bull Riders. Last year, many of the top bull riders in the world competed in the P.B.R. sanctioned event. You’ll want to be in town for this event! See ad page 16. www.thunderonhooves.com A-8

CONVENTION EVENTS & FACILITIES (Go to the Northwest Medical Center Admissions Desk)

Memberships Available! Participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian.

OLD MILL STATE PARK. Argyle, MN 56713. 218-437-8174. 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. PEMBINA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA. S. on Hwy. 32, 7 miles. W. on Cty. Rd. 3, 12 miles to the Pembina Wildlife Management Area sign. N. on Pembina Wildlife Rd., 2 miles to the S.E. entrance of 3,615 acres of Goose Lake Wildlife Area. Yellow Rail, Le Conte’s Sparrow, Sandhill Crane, Greater Prairie Chicken, Sharp-tailed Grouse. ROSEAU BOG OWL MANAGEMENT UNIT. Roseau, MN 56751. 218-463-1130. Almost 9,000 acres of peat bog covered with black spruce. tamarack and cedar. Look for the Gray Owl, Northern Hawk, Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw Whet Owl, Great Horned Owl, Spruce Grouse and Gray Wolf. RYDELL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. Over seven miles of trails provide visitor access to experience this bountiful natural treasure. Five miles have been paved to improve accessibility for all. Excellent bird-watching opportunities may be found along the trails and around the Visitor’s 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

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MULTI-EVENTS CENTER (MEC). This recreational-athletic events complex includes Lowell T. Swenson Field (football field, stadium and track and field facilities), plus eight softball/baseball fields, two soccer fields, and a large capacity locker room and restroom facility. The MEC is used primarily for events sponsored by Northland College, City of Thief River Falls, and School District #564. For more information or to schedule an event, call 1800-959-6282, Ext. 1846. See ad page 13. N-6 NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY. 250 Emil St. & Arnold Ave. S., Thief River Falls MN, 56701. 218-681-0924. D-12

Paulette Odette (photo contest winner)

HAYES LAKE STATE PARK. Roseau, MN 56751. 218-425-7504. Hayes Lake is located in 3000 acres of Beltrami State Forest, 9 miles east of Wannaska. The park is open yearround. 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.

BEST WESTERN INN. Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-7555 or 1-800569-8123. Big city style with small town atmosphere. From accommodations to dining, Best Western Inn cares for your needs. Clean comfortable newly remodeled rooms and delicious food. The Lounge and our spacious banquet facilities can provide you with the best entertainment and meetings in the area. Senior, government and corporate rates. Winter plug-ins. See ad page 21. A-15

Festive parades are a local favorite!

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Featuring: the Top Bull Riders in the World sanctioned by the PBR

Featuring: Huge Midway, PBR Bullride, Exhibits, Grand Stand Acts, Demo Derby, Free Bandshell Entertainment, Fireworks and Chainsaw Sculpturing.

www.thunderonhooves.com

THE FUN WILL SENDYOU OVERTHE TOP!

THRILLS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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FAMILY BOWL & LOUNGE. Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1270. Open daily. Glow N’ Bowl (music and special lighting). Open bowling daily, call for times. See ad page 17. B-13

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GALAXY TWIN THEATRE. Hwy. 59 S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 24-hour information line: 218-681-9945. Two movie screens. O-15

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES BLACK CAT SPORTS BAR & GRILL. 1080 Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8910. Over 40 years of Arctic Cat® snowmobile memorabilia. See ad page 23. A-15

Making music at the Great American Block Party. RALPH ENGELSTAD ARENA/HUCK OLSON MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER. Hwy. 59 N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2183 or 218-681-2519 for rental information. The Ralph Engelstad Arena and Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center provide Thief River Falls over 140,000 sq. ft. for multi-sport activities, shows and events. The “Ralph” offers 3,550 theater-style seats for events. The non-smoking Imperial Room offers 5,000 sq. ft. for banquets, receptions and corporate meetings. Catering kitchen on site. See ad inside front cover. A-8 SWENSON HOUSE. Located across the street from Northland Community and Technical College at 1020 Centennial Drive, Thief River Falls, MN. The Swenson House is a grand facility to host your next meeting,

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LOUNGES/CLUBS AMERICAN LEGION POST 117 THIEF RIVER FALLS. 324 Brooks Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1341. When in town, join us in our new facility for your favorite drink or beverage. Mon-Fri. 3 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Sat. 10-12:30 a.m. Members and guests. Pull tabs everyday and bingo Monday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Sat. burgers 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lic #A00794-004. A-8

CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 102 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. (MN Hwy. 32) A city historical site, dedicated in 1914. D-9 EAST POLK HERITAGE CENTER. Located along Hwy. 2 in Fosston, MN. 218-435-6136 or 218-435-1313. The center is full of early days memorabilia from northwestern Minnesota. Established in 1986, it is open for guided tours Fri.-Sun 1:30-4:30 p.m. Open upon request anytime. HERITAGE CENTER. Corner of 220 N. and 20th St., Northeast of Grand Forks next to Technical College. 701-7402066. 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.

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PEDER ENGELSTAD PIONEER VILLAGE. 218-6815767. The Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village is located at 825 Oakland Park Road. The village has 19 buildings, including a museum, Victorian house, 2 railroad depots, schoolhouse, church, blacksmith shop, machinery and automobile building, and 7 log houses. The Village is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, every day from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person with children 12 and under accompanied by an adult admitted free. See ad page 18. C-13 PELAN PIONEER PARK. Located 9 miles W. on Hwy. 11 in Greenbush, MN. Restored Pioneer Village, wildflower gardens and berries.

Open Saturdays & Sundays June through Mid-October Noon-5 p.m. A hidden treasureworth the visit!

218-465-4655 12501 240th Ave. SE Plummer, MN 56748

POLK COUNTY MUSEUM. Located in Crookston, MN. 218-281-1038. 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. SORENSON GALLERY. Located in Fosston, MN. Local and regional art exhibits are changed each month in this intimate gallery located within the public library. SOO LINE R.R. DEPOT & STEAM LOCOMOTIVE #1024. 405 3rd St. E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-2500.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. L-4

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OLD CROSSING TREATY MONUMENT. Located in Red Lake Falls, MN 56750. This monument is a bronze lifesized 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.

906 Hwy. 2 S

218-681-1270 BOWLING • LOUNGE • POOL • Open all year! Enjoy our indoor comfort of air conditioning!

BOWL TO MUSIC & LIGHT SHOW! Call for days & times.

SETTLERS SQUARE/MARSHALL COUNTY MUSEUM. 808 E. Johnson Ave., Warren, MN. 218-745-4803. MaySept., Thurs.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Weekend tours by request. Featuring eight store fronts, the museum depicts an 1880s street. On display–antique farm machinery and the UFO Sheriff’s car of Marshall County. WAYSIDE CHAPEL. Located next to the E. Polk Heritage Center. Fosston, MN. Open daily. A miniature chapel complete with colored windows and traditional church pews.

PARKS See page 10 for park information.

RANCHES WILD S RANCH. 2-1/2 miles W on Hwy. 1 to mile marker 42. 218-681-2110 or Tom’s Town & Country Supply 218681-2299. This is your chance to be a real cowhand! Riding lessons, horse boarding, outdoor riding arena. Call for special events. See ad this page.

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Attention bird lovers! The Thief River Falls area is included in Minnesota’s FIRST 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 the Thief River Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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TUBING • RIVERS EDGE CAMPING FISHING • SWIMMING BEACH

Home of Tubing’s World Record 749 piece Flotilla!

218-253-4329 TOURS AGASSIZ WILDLIFE REFUGE. Middle River, MN 56737. See directions under “Area Parks.” 218-449-4115. Early spring-Oct. during daylight hours. Take the “Lost Bay Habitat Drive” a four-mile self-guided auto tour route open from May-Oct. and don’t miss the 14-ft-high Parker Pool observation deck. Spotting scopes are mounted on the Parker and Office Decks and the Farmes Pool Cairn. Headquarters hiking trail is a one-half mile interpreted accessible trail with a wildlife observation blind. Group tours may be arranged well in advance by contacting the refuge office.

GOOD-VUE AYR FARMS. Rural Goodridge, MN 56725. 218-378-4380. Dairy and small grain operations. Tours offered from June 15 to September 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment only. Contact Norma Hanson. NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE. 1101 Hwy. 1 E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-0701 or 1-800-959-6282. Northland Community and Technical College offers tours of their main campus and aviation campus to all high school students and their families, as well as alumni. To schedule a tour, please call 218-681-0854. See ad on page 33. www.northlandcollege.edu L-6

WINERIES TWO FOOLS VINEYARD. 12501 240th Ave. S.E., Plummer, MN 56748. 218-465-4655. Just 15 minutes from Thief River Falls. 7 mi. S of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59, 4 mi. E (past 7 Clans Casino), and 2-1/2 mi. S on 240th Ave. SE. Tours, free tastings, gift shop. Open Saturdays and Sundays, June through Mid-October. Noon-5 p.m. A hidden treasure worth the visit! See ad page 17.

Always popular curling at the Thief River Falls Curling Club.

ARCTIC CAT INC. Arctic Cat Inc., located at 601 Brooks Ave. S., in Thief River Falls, MN, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles and ATVs under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. 218-681-8558. Tours offered at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call ahead to arrange large group tours. See ad on page 31. A-12

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. For more information call 218-378-4380.

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DIGI-KEY CORPORATION. 701 Brooks Ave. S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-6674. One of the largest distributors of electronic components in the United States. Tours are offered weekdays on a reservation basis from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tours are free of charge and are approximately one hour in length. See ad page 7. A-13

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Whether you prefer elegant or economical, Thief River Falls has the perfect place for you to stay. You’ll be impressed with our variety and quality of accommodations—stay with us a while! Campers enjoying coffee by the river.

CAMPGROUNDS ST. HILAIRE CITY PARK. Located in town off of Hwy. 32. Surrounded by the Red Lake River. Campground offers 19 sites with full hook-ups including cable TV. Call 218-964-5257 for reservations. THIEF RIVER FALLS TOURIST PARK. Located on Hwy. 32 S and Oakland Park Rd. Overlooks the lower Red Lake River and Hartz Park. Has 16 full hook-ups; 48 electrical/cable, and unlimited camping areas. Handicap accessible bathhouse with free showers. Dump station located nearby. See ad inside front cover. C-13

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C’MON INN. 1586 Hwy. 59 S.E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3000 or 1-800-950-8111. We invite you to Thief River Falls. Located next to Dakota Clinic, our spacious rooms are ideal for the business or pleasure traveler. We feature a large indoor pool with jacuzzi, jacuzzi suites, FREE high-speed internet service, Free continental breakfast, Free HBO and meeting room for groups up to 50. Close to great restaurants. You’ll soon discover why we say C’mon Inn. See ad this page. L-12

HARTWOOD MOTEL. 1010 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2640. Reasonable rates. Major credit cards accepted. See ad page 21. E-5 SUPER 8 MOTEL. 1915 Hwy. 59 S.E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-6205 or 1-888-890-9568. Newly remodeled, our quiet spacious rooms offer you a great stay at a reasonable price. New indoor pool and spa. Free Super Start Breakfast. Next door to restaurant/ lounge. Kids 17 and under stay free. Toll free reservation 1-888-890-9568. See ad this page. N-13

VOYAGEUR’S VIEW CAMPGROUND & TUBING. 218253-4329. Nestled in the rolling hills just 1/2 mile North of Red Lake Falls on Co. Rd. 13. See ad page 18. • • • • • •

Spa Suites Meeting Room/Pool Parties Free Super Start Breakfast Free High-Speed Wireless All King & Queen Beds Next Door to Restaurant/Lounge • All Ground Floor Rooms

CAR RENTAL THIEF RIVER FALLS HERTZ. 802 Hwy. 1 W., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4111 or 1-800-654-3131. Area’s only car rental with daily, weekly or monthly rates. See ad page 20.A-10

CAR REPAIR & TOWING FALLS RADIATOR SERVICE, INC. 17249 US Hwy. 59 N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2277. General automotive repair. 24 hour towing service. A/C and radiator repair. AAA approved.

1915 Hwy. 59 S.E., Thief River Falls (Next to WalMart Super Center)

218-681-6205 or 888-890-9568

HOTELS/MOTELS AMERICINN LODGE & SUITES. 1920 Hwy. 59 SE., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4411. Newest lodging facility in Thief River Falls. 50 rooms. Fireplace, whirlpool & family/two-room suites, microwave & refrigerator in select suites. Free local calls, free high speed internet, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, hair dryers, free movie channel in all rooms. Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, business center, meeting room, complimentary enhanced continental breakfast, free parking. See ad page 20. BEST WESTERN INN. Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-7555 or 1-800-569-8123. Big city style with small town atmosphere. From accommodations to dining, Best Western Inn cares for your needs. Clean comfortable rooms and delicious food. The Lounge and our spacious banquet facilities can provide you with the best entertainment and meetings in the area. Senior, government and corporate rates. Winter plug-ins. See ad page 21. A-15

$5 OFF ROOM (based on double occupancy) Jan.-Dec. (2007 only)* • • • • • • • •

Large Suites available with refrigerator and microwave Coffeemakers in rooms Advanced We sell pre-paid phone cards reservations Discounts on DVD movie rentals preferred. *Based on Close to shopping double occupancy. Close to restaurants Not valid with other Park in front of room discounts or special Gift shop-$5 off purchase events. Must present of $50 or more at check-in. • Dogs Allowed ($5 charge) • Free Wireless Internet

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• Large Indoor Pool with Jacuzzi • Jacuzzi Suites with Microwave & Fridge • Senior/Corporate/Government Discounts • King Size Beds with Recliners • FREE High-Speed Internet Available • Meeting Room • Continental Breakfast • Next to Dakota Clinic • 32” TV Screens Fax 218-681-3060

218-681-3000 • 1-800-950-8111 • www.cmoninn.com • trf-info@mncable.net

Daily, Weekly or Monthly rates! Courtesy pick-up or we’ll meet you at the airport. 218-681-4111 • 1-800-654-3131

T-59 MOTEL & VIDEO. 1510 Hwy. 59 S.E,. Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2720. Located close to shops and restaurants. Owner operated to give that personal touch. We have reasonably priced rooms and FREE Wireless Internet.Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards accepted. See ad page 20. www.t59moteltrf.com J-10

HOTEL/WATER PARK SEVEN CLANS CASINO/HOTEL INDOOR WATER PARK. 8 miles S. of Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4062 or 1-800-881-0712. Bring the whole family to enjoy a great getaway in our new 151 suite Hotel, expanded gaming floor and a 40,000 square foot Indoor Water Park with over 750 feet of slides, a Lazy River and more. Minnesota has never seen family fun like this. See ad back cover.

Russ Holmaas

The Centennial Gazebo in Floyd B. Olson Park is a popular site for community activities.

Della Burstad (photo contest winner)

Gorgeous fall scenery on the river.

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Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc.

Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc.

218-681-7555 For Reservations Call 1-800-569-8123

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 from its early years as a rural community to later years when Thief River Falls became 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 our Events Calendar (beginning on page 6) for a schedule of special activities at the Village.

1060 Highway 32 South • Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Above Left:

Accommodations & Camping

Best Western

Best Western

Indoor Pool & Spa

Above Right: Sami’s Cafe & Lounge Right:

Meeting Room

• Non-Smoking Rooms

• Lounge-Entertainment

• High Speed Internet in Rooms

• Cable Internet Access In All Banquet Rooms • Banquet and Meeting Facilities up to 400 people • Wedding Receptions • Conventions

• Winter Plug-ins • Senior, Government, Corporate, Frequent Stayer Rates and Group Rates • Full Service Restaurant

Right for Business! Perfect for Pleasure! For United States and Canada 1-800-Western

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BLACK CAT SPORTS BAR & GRILL. 1080 Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-6818910. The Black Cat is the first of its kind with a special theme featuring Arctic Cat® snowmobile memorabilia. The “Cat” has a legendary history and the items on display tell much of the story of those memorable years in Thief River Falls. Check out our “smoke-free” back room, available for meetings, parties, team dinners, etc. Call for take-out and catering available. See ad page 23. A-15 CAFÉ RHOMBUS. 1582 Hwy. 59 S., (next to the C’mon Inn) Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-5678. Thief River Falls’ newest restaurant featuring northwestern Minnesota’s best pizza, ribs, burgers and sandwiches. Smoke free, dine-in or take-out. “Don’t be a square...eat at Rhombus!” See ad this page. L-12

Tantalize your taste buds and treat yourself to Thief River Falls’ most famous hospitality. Whatever your choice, from fine dining to family fare to terrific pizza, you’ll find it here!

Several area restaurants, like the Evergreen Eating Emporium, offer a top-notch dining experience.

CUP@JOE’Z COFFEE SHOP & SMOOTHIES. 315 Duluth Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2148. Located in Kezar Music. Coffee of the day, espresso, capaccino, latte and snack bar. www.kezarmusic.com D-8 DAIRY QUEEN OF THIEF RIVER FALLS. Hwy. 32 W., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-3007. See ad page 23. C-12 DANNY’S PIZZA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. 203 3rd St. W. (across from the Gazebo), Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8544. The best pizza in town! Dine-in, take-out and delivery. Lunch buffet 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Evening buffet (Thursday night only) 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m. Italian cuisine, sandwiches, garlic cheesebread, salads, broasted chicken and appetizers. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. A must stop in Thief River Falls. See ad page 24. www.dannysonthenet.com D-8 DEE’S KITCHEN. 811 Atlantic Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-9907. Discover what “real home cookin’ is.” A local favorite, our newly remodeled family restaurant features a “SmokeFree” dining area totally separated from the “Smoking Allowed” section. Our large menu includes sandwiches and dinners, homemade pastries and pies made fresh daily. Breakfast served all day. Mon.-Fri. 5 a.m.-7p.m., Sat.-Sun. 5 a.m.-2 p.m. MasterCard and Visa accepted. See ad page 23. F-6 DOMINO’S PIZZA. Across from Ralph Engelstad Arena. 218-681-6000. Delivery, carryout, large group orders. Call ahead and we’ll have your pizza ready after the game or your event. See ad page 24. B-9 EVERGREEN EATING EMPORIUM. 700 Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-3138. Northwest Minnesota’s finest dining. Scrumptious food in an English tudor-style setting. The best choice for that special occasion or join us in our quaint pub. Banquets, private parties and off-premises catering. See ad on page 12 and page 24. D-11 JEFF’S KITCHEN. Located at American Legion Post 117. 324 Brooks Ave. N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-7034. Mon.-Sat. 5-10 p.m. Featuring a full and expanded menu. Sat. burgers 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. See ad page 23. A-8 LANTERN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE. 1910 Hwy. 59 S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8211. Family dining. A local favorite. See ad page 24. N-13 MCDONALD’S. Hwy. 59 S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-6770. Teams and buses welcome. See ad page 23. L-11 PENNINGTON MAIN. 220 Main Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8888. Hot Stuff Pizza and Market Selects sandwiches. See ad page 26. E-10 PENNINGTON SQUARE. 1st St. & Pennington Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-4552. Hot Stuff Pizza and Market Selects sandwiches. See ad page 26. F-10 PETRO PUMPER. Hwy. 59 N. and Hwy. 1, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3546. All new Deli Max with daily specials. Eat in or take out. Great for picnics or teams. Breakfast Buffet Mon.-Sat. Lunch Buffet Mon.-Fri. See ad on page 28. A-8 PIZZA HUT. Hwy. 59 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1306. Families, groups and teams welcome. Eat-in, carry-out or delivery. See ad page 24. L-ll SAMI’S CAFÉ AND LOUNGE. Hwy. 32 S, Thief River Falls, 56701. 218-681-7555. Open daily from 6 -11 a.m. for breakfast, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch, and from 4:30-10 p.m. for dinner. Quiet, non-smoking lounge you can relax in. Sami’s Café and Lounge open at 12 noon. See ad page 21. A-15

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• Home of Arctic Cat® Memorabilia • Try the famous “Slim Burger” or any of the charbroiled specialties! • New outdoor patio!

681-8910 CALL FOR TAKE-OUT! 1080 Hwy. 32 S. • P.O Box 433 • Thief River Falls, MN 5670l (Next to the Best Western)

Dine-In & Take-Out

Thief River Falls’ Best Sports Bar & Grill!

Made from scratch!

218-681-9907 811 Atlantic Ave. N, Thief River Falls

Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc.

You’ll find terrific food and friendly service at Café Rhombus.

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 5-10 p.m.

DINE-IN OR TAKE-OUT!

CHECK OUT OUR EXPANDED MENU!

ST. HILAIRE BAR & GRILL. 215 Broadway (Hwy. 32), St. Hilaire, MN. 218-964-5220. Only six miles south of Thief River Falls. Great burgers, authentic Mexican food and daily specials. Take out available. Children welcome. SEVEN CLANS CASINO. 8 miles S. of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59. 218-681-4062 or 1-800-881-0712. See ad on back cover.

THIEF RIVER GOLF CLUB. 1 mile N. on Hwy. 32, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2955. Restaurant and lounge. Call for availability. Dining room for groups up to 300. See coupon page 31. F-1 TIME WELL SPENT. 113 E. 2nd St., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1257. Tea rooms with sandwiches, gourmet foods, home decor, gifts and cards. See ad page 27. E-9

Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau TACO JOHN’S. Knight Ave. and 3rd St., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-5987. For over 21 years specializing in Mexican food. Open seven days a week. See ad on page 24. D-9

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Northwest Minnesota’s Finest Dining

The Best Pizza Under One Roof

Great Food, Wonderful Atmosphere!

Steak • Chicken • Ribs • Seafood Banquets and Private Parties! 700 Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls • 218-681-3138 Lunch 11a.m-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. • Evening Dinner 5-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.

Families, Groups & Eat In Carry-Out Teams Delivery Welcome!

$2 OFF

PIZZA • PASTA • BROASTED CHICKEN DINE-IN, PICK-UP OR FREE DELIVERY

ANY LARGE PIZZA

Wireless Internet • Under New Ownership

Not valid with any other offer.

203 3rd St. W • Thief River Falls

Hwy 59 S., Thief River Falls

DAILY ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH BUFFET 11AM-1:30 PM

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For a special taste, visit the nearby Two Fools Winery.

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Selection, simplicity, style—all in Thief River Falls! With our friendly service and convenient location, you can find just what you’re looking for—at a great price too!

Love to browse? The Shed is just one of several interesting local shops.

ACE HARDWARE. 209 Main Ave. N. 218-681-3664. Dewalt and Bosch power tools. Serving Thief River Falls since 1945. Friendly, helpful staff. Exceptional plumbing, electric and top quality Ace paint. See ad page 27. E-8

ARCTIC CAT INC. 601 Brooks Ave. S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Arctic Cat Inc., the proud manufacturer of Arctic Cat snowmobiles and ATVs, offers public tours of the manufacturing facility weekdays at 1 p.m. A company store is also open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call ahead for group tours, 218-681-8558. See ad on page 31. A-12

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KEZAR MUSIC CO. 315 Duluth Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2148. See ad this page. www.kezarmusic.com D-8 NORTHERN LIGHTS BOOK STORE. 208 LaBree Ave. N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8242. Northern Lights Book Store sells affordable used books, toys and treasures generously donated by Thief River Falls and the surrounding area. This is not your ordinary store! The Book Store was created to provide meaningful work opportunities for persons with mental illness. Come and experience the magic. See ad page 28. E-9

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE. 1101 Hwy. 1 E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-0701 or 1-800-959-6282. The Bookstore at Northland Community and Technical College is loaded with school supplies, novelty items and much more. From sweatshirts and t-shirts to books, notebooks, backpacks and caps, they have it all. The Bookstore is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. See ad page 33. www.northlandcollege.edu L-6

BEAUTIFUL BEGINNINGS. 212 LaBree Ave. N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3100. Unique casual clothing, beautiful bridal gowns, tuxes, bridesmaids, promwear, jewelry, giftware, accessories. “Come visit us. We’d love to work with you.” See ad pages 12 and 27. E-9 DIAMONDS & DESIGNS. 207 LaBree Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1490 or 1-888-834-2436. Jewelry designers: Pat Lewis, Mark Michael, SA Gems, Janel Russell. Collectible figurines: Lladro & Pipka. Giftwear: Mavado watches & clocks, Seiko watches & clocks, Pulsar and Citizen watches. See ads page 12 and page 27. E-8 ERL’S GAS & GROCERIES. 103 E. 8th St., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4627. Your first stop north. Check-out our new fast food area and try one of our super homemade pizzas or sandwiches! All your hunting, fishing and snowmobiling needs. Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses, fresh cut red meat and produce departments. See ad this page. E-6 FALLS LIQUOR. Located at the corner of Hwy. 59 and Atlantic Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1992. Known throughout the area as the most complete full-service liquor store in northwestern Minnesota. We feature an outstanding wine section and the largest selection of cold beer. Our humidor has the finest cigars. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you. See ad on page 13. F-8 HD FLORAL DESIGN STUDIO. 119 3rd St. E., Thief River Falls. 218-681-1400 or 1-800-804-4013. “Attention to Detail....Always!” Weddings, Funerals, Home De˜ cor and Gifts for all occasions. See ad page 27. www.hdfloral.com E-9

Your First Stop In Thief River Falls! CHECK OUT OUR NEW FAST-FOOD AREA! Minnesota State Lottery Games!

Marinated meats • Fresh meat and produce department Ammo • Hunting & fishing licenses • Bait/Minnows ATM machine/Money gram/Money Orders Old fashioned ice cream cones Snowmobile oil, maps, plugs and belts Snowmobile Trail Stamps

Broasted chicken and super homemade pizza Corner of Hwy. 1 & 59 or located at convenience corner, 8th & Main. and sandwiches to go!

The Convenience Store With More!

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There’s always something happening Downtown. With our friendly service, terrific selection and great prices, Downtown is the place to be. We have everything from sightseeing to shopping. Whether you’re visiting or relocating, stop and see us Downtown.

1755 HIGHWAY 59 SOUTHEAST THIEF RIVER FALLS, MINNESOTA 56701

• Full Grocery

• Pharmacy

• Deli/Bakery

• Sporting Goods

• Tire Lube Express

• Vision Center

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Welcome to Dowtown Thief River Falls! For more information about the Thief River Falls area, contact the Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau at 218-681-3720 or 1-800-827-1629.

• Casual, work, dress, athletic footwear and apparel • Most major brands:Woolrich, Rocky Boots, Red Wing, Rockport, Irish Setter, etc. • Special orders available 209 LaBree Ave. N., • Thief River Falls, MN 56701 You’d have to visit many different stores to match our selection of footwear.

purdysshoestore.com

Beautiful Beginnings

218-681-2608 • 1-800-511-5759 • fax 218-681-8475

201 N Horace Ave Downtown, Thief River Falls

218-681-2932/1-800-570-3784 • Thief River Falls’ finest full service drug store, with decades of pharmaceutical care!

“EMPLOYEE OWNED, TO SERVE YOU RIGHT!”

• 6,000 sq. ft. gift showroom! • 1-hour photo, passports and instant digital printing!

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “Attention to Detail...Always” 119 3rd Street East, Thief River Falls 218-681-1400 www.hdfloraldesign.com For all of your Floral, Gift & Home Décor Needs! • Custom Designed Fresh & • Greeting Cards Silk Floral Arrangements • Religious Gift Items • Green & Blooming Plants • Gourmet Foods & Coffee • Weddings & Funerals • Books for all Ages • Unique Gifts & Collectibles • Innovative Home Décor Proud authorized dealer of Yankee® Candles, Colonial® Candles, Root® Candles, Tyler® Candles, Willow Tree® Figurines, Serenity® Angels, Aromatique® Potpourri, & Demdaco® Frames & Accessories.

113 E. 2nd St. Thief River Falls

218-681-1257 Home Decor • Tea Rooms Gifts & Cards • Gourmet Foods

Serving Thief River Falls since 1945 with a friendly, helpful staff! 218-681-3664 209 MAIN AVE. N THIEF RIVER FALLS

Bridal, Prom, Casual Wear & Accessories Mon-Fri. 10 am-5:30 pm • Thurs. 10 am-7 pm • Sat. 10 am-2 pm

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Deli Max! Area’s best deli selection!

E-85 & Bio-diesel Breakfast Specials Lunch Buffet Mon.-Fri.

Pizza • Subs • Hamburgers • Chicken • Ice Cream Truck, RV and Carwash • Propane

Easy access with acres of parking!

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3-1/2 mi. E on State Hwy. 1 Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Twice But Nice RESALE CLOTHING STORE

Northern Lights Book Store

Mon.-Fri. 10 am-7 pm Sat. 10 am-5:30 pm Sun. 1-5 pm

“Find Comfort In Old Books” • • • •

Used Books Used Toys Treasures & Trinkets Audio Book Rental (Best Selection Current Titles) • Book Delivery & Pickup Service • Book Request Service • Used Albums & CD’s

Features: “Thief River Linen Products” ✿✿✿ “It’s a magical store”

1875 Hwy. 59 S

218-681-3266 www.slumberland.com

218-681-8242

208 North LaBree, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

PENNINGTON MAIN. 220 Main Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8888. Centrally located. Thief River Falls’ #1 convenience store and touchless car wash. Featuring Hot Stuff Pizza, Market Selects sandwiches, gas, groceries and pop. We mean it when we say fast, friendly and clean! See ad page 26. E-10 PENNINGTON SQUARE. 1st St. & Pennington Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4552. Open 6 a.m.11 p.m. See ad page 26. F-10 PETRO PUMPER. Hwy. 59 N. and Hwy. 1, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3546. Open 24 hours. Gas, diesel and groceries. See ad this page. A-8 PURDY’S SHOE STORE. 209 LaBree Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2608 or 1-800-511-5759 and fax 218-681-8475. Discover why people travel over 200 miles to visit Purdy’s. A must stop, you’ll find the largest selection of womens, mens and childrens shoes, boots and athletic footwear. You’ll also find an ever expanding line of casual clothing. Great selection, great service and great prices is what you’ll find at Purdy’s Shoe Store. See ad page 27. E-9 SCANDIA HOUSE. 115 E. 3rd St., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2290 or 218-779-8787. See ad on page 27. E-mail: scandia@mncable.net E-8

antique and collectible shop. Extensive collection of Red Wing crocks, farm primitives and memorabilia. Si and Marge Hanson. Open seasonally May 15-Oct. 15. See ad this page. P-7 THOELE PHOTOGRAPHY. 216 N. LaBree Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8521. See ad page 27. www.thoelephoto.com THRIFTY WHITE PHARMACY. 201 Horace Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2932 or 1-800-5703784. See ad on page 27. E-9 TIME WELL SPENT. 113 E. 2nd St., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1257. Home decor, gourmet foods, gifts and cards, tea rooms. See ad page 27. E-9

218-681-1424 1560 Hwy. 59 S., Thief River Falls

TWICE BUT NICE. 1560 Hwy. 59 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1424. For 27 years, the largest consignment shop of quality used and some new clothing for the whole family. See ad this page. M-12 TWO FOOLS VINEYARD. 12501 240th Ave. S.E., Plummer, MN 56748. 218-465-4655. Just 15 minutes from Thief River Falls. 7 mi. S of Thief River Falls on Hwy. 59, 4 mi. E (past 7 Clans Casino), and 2-1/2 mi. S on 240th Ave. SE. Tours, free tastings, gift shop. Open Saturdays and Sundays, June through Mid-October. Noon-5 p.m. A hidden treasure worth the visit! See ad page 17. WALMART SUPER CENTER. 1755 Hwy. 59 S.E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-683-3643. Your one-stop shop for groceries, deli, auto, pharmacy and photo. Our people make the difference! See ad page 26. K-9

QUILTING CLOUD 9 QUILT SHOPPE. 1102 Main Ave. N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1704. Classes, patterns and fabric. ma_moose@yahoo.com E-4

TONY DORN INC. 419 N. Atlantic, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1848 or 1-800-542-5022. See ad on page 35. F-8 Good selection and great prices can be found at downtown stores like Thrifty White.. Northstar Visitor Guides, Inc.

NORTHWEST BEVERAGE, INC. 1320 Greenwood St. W, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1735. Look for our Kandiyohi, Chippewa Spring, Anheuser-Busch and Pabst products at select local convenience stores and restaurants. See ad page 9. A-14

SAVE MONEY!

SLUMBERLAND. 1875 Hwy. 59 S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3266. The furniture that lives the way you do. See ad this page. M-12 THE SHED. 3-1/2 miles east on State Hwy. #1, 17526 State Hwy. 1 N.E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Just a short drive outside of town, you’ll enjoy this charming

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One of our best attractions is the Great Outdoors! Pursue your favorite activity, such as snowmobiling, hunting, boating, golfing, tubing, fishing or bird watching. Pick your pastime and join us in Thief River Falls! Northwestern Minnesota boasts some of the best hunting in the state.

BIRD WATCHING See Day Trips on page 12. 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 birdwatchers is the fabulous Pine to Prairie Birding Trail described on page 30 of this Guide. 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 the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce, 2017 Hwy. 59 SE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

Becky Lannoye (photo contest winner)

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FOSSTON GOLF CLUB. 218-435-6535. Public course open April-October. Nine holes, par 36, grass greens. Lessons available. Riding and pull carts. Pro shop, clubhouse and driving range. MINAKWA GOLF CLUB. Crookston, MN 56716. 218-281-1773. Nine holes of golf, par 34. Lessons available. Riding and pull carts. Rentals, pro shop, restaurant and driving range. Open to the public. OAK KNOLLS GOLF CLUB. Hwy. 32 S., Red Lake Falls, MN 56750. 218-253-4423. Nine hole, par 36. Grass greens located along the river. Club and cart rentals, on-site snacks.

The Thief River Falls BMX/Skate Park, located at the south end of the Franklin Middle School grounds, is a supervised facility open to the public. All persons using the facility must sign an “Agreement for Use of the BMX/Skate Park” waiver. Students under 18 must have a parent and/or guardian present to sign the waiver before they will be allowed to use the facility. The park is open during the summer months of June, July, and August. Helmets and pads are available for use at the park. Please call the park at 681-6963 or the Community Education office at 218-681-8711, ext. 244 for specific dates and times during the summer or if you have any questions or concerns regarding the park. The park is also an “ABA” sanctioned bike race track. The dates and times of the races will be announced in the spring of the year.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Located west of Newfolden, MN. Old Mill State Park offers six miles of groomed crosscountry 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.

CURLING THIEF RIVER FALLS CURLING CLUB. Hwy. 59 W, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-6813202. Restaurant, bonspiels, league curling. A-8

FISHING You’ll find excellent fishing year-round (ice fishing, too!) on the rivers. Walleye, Northern Pike, Catfish, Small Mouth Bass and Pan Fish.

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. THIEF RIVER GOLF CLUB. 1 mile N. on Hwy. 32, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-6812955. The golf gem of northwest Minnesota. Play our beautiful 18 hole bent grass greens. Canadians play at par. Conference meetings and corporate outings welcome. Tuesday is “Ladies’ Day” and Wednesday is “Men’s Day.” These are the best greens around! See coupon page 31. F-1

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, smallmouth bass, crappies and a host of other species is good.

Greg Habadank

THIEF RIVER FALLS BMX/SKATE PARK

Accessing the river is not a problem with two boat landings within the city limits. You can also get to the river through both city parks and below the dam. Waterfowl and small game hunters coming to the Thief River Falls area should remember to pack a fishing rod. 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 is all it takes. With parking lots on both sides of the river and a walkway on the east side, 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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Attention bird lovers! The Thief River Falls area is included in Minnesota’s FIRST 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 the Thief River Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.

SAND HILL RIVER GOLF COURSE. Fertile, MN 56540. 218-945-3535. Public course, nine holes, grass greens, driving range, putting & chipping green, riding and pull carts, pro shop and on-site snacks. VALLEY GOLF COURSE. 2407 Riverroad NW, East Grand Forks MN 56721. 218-773-1207. 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.

Thief River Falls has two large indoor arenas: the Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center. Both offer recreational ice skating. To receive the ice skating schedule call the Ralph Engelstad Arena office at 218-681-3545.

INDOOR RAQUETBALL

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. To order a Northwest Minnesota Hunting Guide contact: Thief River Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau 218-6813720 or 1-800-827-1629 or log onto our website www.visitthiefriverfalls.com For information regarding licensing and hunting regulations contact: Department of Natural Resources 612-296-6157. www.dnr.state.mn.us For travel information contact: Minnesota Office of Tourism 651-296-5029 or 1-800-657-3700. www.exploreminnesota.com

Whatever your sport, our rivers provide hours of enjoyment. Dee Dee Johnson (photo contest winner)

ICE SKATING

THIEF RIVER RACQUETBALL CLUB & FITNESS CENTER. Hwy. 59 SE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-6709. I-8

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 50200 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. 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 35 years. The Arctic Cat 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 18) For trail maps contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce or the Convention & Visitors Bureau located at 2017 Hwy. 59 SE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701 or call 1-800-827-1629 or 218-681-3720 for local calls or log onto our website at www.visitthiefriverfalls.com

SNOWMOBILING IN PENNINGTON COUNTY The birthplace of the Arctic Cat snowmobile, this is some of the best snowmobiling in the country. Lots of snow and hundreds of miles of trail make this a true Winter Wonderland!

SNOWMOBILE CLUBS GOODRIDGE TRAIL BLAZERS. Goodridge, MN 56725. 218-378-4588. THIEF RIVER FALLS SNO DRIFTERS. 1023 Atlantic Ave. N. or P.O. Box 51, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-6890280 or 218-681-7423.

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

DOWNTOWN. See city map on page 11.

GOODRIDGE/4G SNOWMOBILE TRAILS. Open: Trail, Clearwater, Gully, etc; Connects with the Wapiti Trail system out of Thief River Falls, the Fourtown Trail system and the Riverland Trail System of Trail, Clearwater, 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.

SWIMMING FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL INDOOR POOL. 300 Spruce Ave. S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8065. J-4 PUBLIC BEACH AT LAFAVE PARK. Taft and Crocker Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2519. H-7

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Local golf courses challenge players of every skill level.

TENNIS ENGELSTAD PARK.1st St. and Crocker Ave., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. H-10 FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL. 300 Spruce Ave. S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. K-11

TRAP SHOOTING THIEF RIVER FALLS TRAP CLUB. 218-681-1848. 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.

AGASSIZ RECREATION TRAIL (A.R.T.). 218-584-5169. 32 mile trail from Ulen, MN through Syre, Twin Valley and Gary to Fertile. The trail consists of two 10 foot wide treadways for snowmobiling, hiking, biking, bird watching, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dog sledding. Also open to ATVs. Camping is available in Ulen and Twin Valley.

These are the best greens around!

VISITOR GUIDE SPECIAL!

Buy one green fee and cart for $49.00 and GET ONE GREEN FEE FREE! (a value of $77.00)

GREENWOOD PARK & RECREATION AREA. Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2519. Located on the east side of the Red Lake River on Greenwood St. Natural trails, crosscountry skiing and an environmental learning lab. P-13

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TUBING VOYAGEUR’S VIEW CAMPGROUND & TUBING. 218253-4329. Nestled in the rolling hills just 1/2 mile North of Red Lake Falls on Co. Rd. 13. See ad page 18.

WALKING & MULTIPURPOSE TRAILS RIVERWALK. Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3720. Many miles of walking and biking trails through town along the Red Lake and Thief Rivers. Passes by nine city parks, three forest trails, the dam, and historical sites such as the Soo Line Railroad Depot. Maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Parks and Recreation Department.

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If you’ve chosen to move your home or business to Thief River Falls, you’ll find useful information here about the area. For additional information, contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce 218-681-3720, log onto our website at www.visitthiefriverfalls.com or call the Community Development Director at 218-681-2500. Be sure to visit our delightful countryside.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

EDUCATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT 564. 230 LaBree Ave. S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8711. Our school system is student focused with high standards for all students and staff. We offer a wide range of programs and activities. High school students are also offered a large number of advanced placement and elective courses in addition to rigorous core academics. See Northern School of the Arts listing on this page. See ad this page. Website: www.trf.k12.mn.us E-9

CHALLENGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Pennington Ave. and Cty. Rd. 61, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-2345. Pre-school, Kindergarten-Grade 5. F-16 FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL. 300 Spruce Ave. S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8813. Grades 6-8. J-11 LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL. 101 Knight Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-7432. Grades 9-12. D-10

NORTHLAND COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE. 1101 Hwy. 1 E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-6810701 or 1-800-959-6282. Northland Community and Technical College has campuses located in Thief River Falls and East Grand Forks, MN. Northland is an accredited college that provides technical and liberal arts education in more than 80 different programs and offers student life, fine arts, basketball, football, golf, baseball, softball, and volleyball. See ad page 33. www.northlandcollege.edu L-6

PRIVATE SCHOOLS ST. BERNARD’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL. 117 Knight Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1539. 3 yr. old Pre-school, 4-5 yr. old Pre-Kindergarten and all day Kindergarten through the 5th grade. D-9 ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL. Sortberg Dr., 15671 158th St. NE, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-7753. Daycare, 3 year old Pre-school, 4-5 year old Pre-Kindergarten and all day Kindergarten through grade 12. P-15 THE NORTHERN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. The Northern School of the Arts is a tuition free Arts Magnet school for Northwest Minnesota housed at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, allowing 11th and 12th grade students indepth study in drama, creative writing, visual arts, media arts or music. Students spend a block of time in their individual art area and the rest of the day is spent taking general classes at Lincoln High School. For more information contact Bill Stock at 218-681-8672. D-10

EMPLOYERS

ARCTIC CAT INC. Arctic Cat Inc., located at 601 Brooks Ave. S., in Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-8558. See ad on page 31. A-12

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BRODIN COMFORT SYSTEMS. 1902 Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4433. Heating and air conditioning. Committed to service. See ad page 35. comfort@brodins.com www.brodins.com A-17 CENTRAL BOILER & CENTRAL FIREPLACE. 20502 160th St., Greenbush, MN 56726. 1-800-248-4681. Central Boiler and Central Fireplace of Greenbush manufacture efficient outdoor wood pellet and corn furnaces and direct vent gas fireplaces. Our fast growing company offers a competitive employment package. Call for details on our current employment opportunities or stop by to see our complete line of gas fireplaces and outdoor furnaces. See ad page 37. 38 mi. North of E-1

DIGI-KEY CORPORATION. 701 Brooks Ave. S., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-6674. Digi-Key is one of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components. Rated by electronic engineers #1 for overall performance among U.S. distributors 15 years in a row! Our mission is to consistently meet or exceed our customers’ expectations with quality products and superior service, ultimately resulting in exceptional value. Digi-Key: Quality Products, Quality People. See ad on page 7. A-13 JOBS, INC. Jobs, Inc. is the catalyst for economic development activities in the Thief River Falls area. It provides a variety of services from site selection, labor analysis, utilities, housing to developing financial packages. Thief River Falls is known for its entreprenurial spirit. Jobs, Inc. is ready to help you “Capture the Spirit.” Offices are located in City Hall–the remodeled Soo Line Depot, 405 E. 3rd St., Thief River. See ad page 35. E-mail: commdev@citytrf.net F-8 NORTHWEST BEVERAGE, INC. 1320 Greenwood St. W., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1735. Area distributor of Anheuser-Busch and Pabst beers. Also distributor of Chippewa Spring and Kandiyohi bottled water. Water machines and 5-gallon bottles available for home or office delivery. Kandiyohi is available with flouride in 5 gallon bottles and can be found at select local convenience stores and restaurants. See ad page 9. BB-14 QUICK PRINT CENTER. 320 Knight Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-1772. Your one-stop print center in Thief River Falls. Consider us your office away from home. We provide a full range of services, including quality commercial printing, fax and copy service. Free intown delivery to conferences and meetings, quick turnaround, high speed copies, full color copies and complete binding. See ad page 37. D-8 SJOBERG’S CABLE T.V. 315 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls. MN 56701. 218-681-3044 or 1-800-828-8808. See ad on page 34. D-8

THIEF RIVER FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT. 2 mi. S. on County Hwy. 17 (Pennington Ave.), Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 1-800-225-2525 for Flight Reservations, 218-681-6689 for Flight Information, 218681-5585 for Aircraft Maintenance and Charters and 218681-4111 for HERTZ Rentals. Serviced by Northwest Airlink’s 13 flights per week to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Competitive air fares through “Fly Local” program. Bus service from airport to local motels. See ad inside front cover. Visit our website at www.cl.thiefriverfalls.mn.us or e-mail us at citytrf@citytrf.net South of F-19

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THE TIMES. 324 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4450. See ad page 35. www.trftimes.com E-8

Lincoln High School offers both high-quality academics and extra-curriculars.

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Employee Count

Arctic Cat, Inc........................1850 Digi-Key Corp........................1700 Thief River Falls School District .........................465 Northwest Medical Center......463 Pennington, County of............250 Walmart ...................................235 Northern Pride, Inc. ................200 Dakota Clinic...........................200 Northland Community & Technical College................191 Downtown and at Hugo’s Market www.nsbtrf.com

Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Sjoberg’s Cable T.V.

Thief River Falls, City of.........116 Member FDIC

Our business community is growing and thriving.

315 Main Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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• Cable TV • Digital Cable • High speed Internet Access Via Cable Modem • High Definition TV • HBO, Cinemax, Disney

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FALLS RADIATOR SERVICE, INC. 17249 US Hwy. 59 N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-2277. General automotive repair. 24 hour towing service. A/C and radiator repair. AAA approved. A-7

Opportunities abound! Thief River Falls is home to over twenty manufacturing, distribution, processing and wholesaling industries. Interested in relocating your business to this thriving manufacturing and entrepreneurial environment? Contact Jobs, Inc., the area’s private, non-profit economic development corporation. Industrial lots are available.

CHILD CARE Child Care Resource and Referral is a division of the TriValley 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. 305 E. Nora St., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-5202. We are a non-profit child care center that provides care and early education for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. F-12

Thief River Falls Jobs Incorporated 218-681-7387 • Fax 218-681-6223 E-mail: commdev@citytrf.net • P.O. Box 528–405 3rd St. E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701

FINANCIAL WELLS FARGO. 208 Main Ave. N., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-6811930. Wells Fargo prides itself in being your one-stop local financial solutions store for personal, business or agricultural needs. Our experienced professional staff offers the outstanding personal service you deserve and expect. Wells Fargo has the product or service to meet your need. See ad page 35. Lobby Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-Up Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to Noon E-9

324 Main Avenue North • Thief River Falls • (218) 681-4450 • Fax: (218) 681-4455 email: trftimes@trftimes.com • www.trftimes.com

BORDER STATE BANK. 1528 Hwy 59 S.E., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. (218) 681-8085. As an independent community bank, Border State provides a full range of progressive financial products and services while keeping our lending decisions local. 24 hour ATM service available in Thief River Falls, Middle River, Greenbush, Roseau, and International Falls. Other locations include Badger and Baudette. Welcome to the Northland-Home of Border State Bank, Community Banking at Its Best! See ad page 34. L-11

Tomorrow’s Business Needs Today

218-681-4433 Residential • Commercial • Industrial Heating • Air Conditioning • Ventilation

Gas Fireplace Showroom! 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, with several area Fastbank cash machines and three Thief River Falls banking locations. Main Bank: 102 E. Third St.; Walk-in Branch: 214 E. Third Street; Hugo’s Market Branch: First St. and Pennington Ave. www.nsbtrf.com Member FDIC. See ad page 34. Main Branch E-8 Walk-In Branch E-9, Hugo’s Branch F-10

Located at 2017 Hwy. 59 SE 218-681-3720 • 1-800-827-1629 email: trfcvb@wiktel.com www.visitthiefriverfalls.com Area businesses, like Kezar Music, enrich the quality of life in Thief River Falls.

1902 Hwy. 32 S., Thief River Falls www.brodins.com • comfort@brodins.com

• Business Furniture • Business Machines • Supplies • Sales • Service • Rentals Authorized Canon Dealers 419 N. Atlantic Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-1848 1-800-542-5022

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HEALTH CARE A LT R U - N O R T H W E S T CLINIC-THIEF RIVER FALLS. Located on the campus of Northwest Medical Center, the clinic provides primary care services for the whole family. The clinic is committed to focus on the entire patient from birth on. Appointments available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Visiting specialists from the Altru system provide care in specialty fields. See ad page 39. F-10

CABLE TV SERVICE Garden Valley (serving St. Hilaire) .............................................1-800-488-8260 Sjoberg’s Cable (serving Thief River Falls)............................................681-3044 ELECTRIC COMPANIES Ottertail Power Co (serving St. Hilaire)................................................281-3632 Red Lake Electric (serving rural St. Hilaire, Goodridge). ....................253-2168 WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE Goodridge ...............................................................................................378-4689 St. Hilaire ................................................................................................964-5257 Thief River Falls .....................................................................................681-4145 GAS COMPANY MN Energy Resources .................................................................1-800-889-9508 TELEPHONE COMPANIES Garden Valley (serving St. Hilaire) .............................................1-800-448-8260 Qwest (serving Thief River Falls)...............................................1-800-244-1111

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LIFE FITNESS CENTER. Northwest Medical Center. 120 LaBree Ave. S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-683-4367. Comprehensive fitness facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment. Day Pass $6 per day. Access 24/7. Must be 18 years or older or be accompanied by guardian. Memberships available. See ad page 14. www.nwmc.org F-10

NORTHWEST EYE CENTER. 1720 Hwy. 59 SE, Ste. 1, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-3300. 1-800-4220183. Mon,Wed., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. 8 a.m.7 p.m. See ad on page 37. L-11 NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER. 120 LaBree Ave. S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4240. Northwest Medical Center is Your Community Hospital with Critical Access Hospital designation. The 25 bed facility serves communities in our entire region with 24/7 Emergency Room Doctors on-site, inpatient care, surgical services, obstetrical/gynecology with LDRP rooms, extensive rehabilitation and fitness programs, the Life Fitness Center, and specialized mental health inpatient and complete mental health services including group home settings. See ad page 39. F-10

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Serving your optical, medical and surgical needs. 1720 Hwy. 59 S.E., Suite 1, Thief River Falls Dakota Clinic Building

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INSURANCE

ABUNDANT LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH (AFLC) 1602 Pennington Ave. S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-2300 Worship: Sunday 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Service broadcast on KKAQ 1460 am F-18 COMMUNITY CHURCH 17042 160th Ave. N.E. (Hwy. 1 E., 1 mi. past college) Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-651-2285 Worship: Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. P-7 EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH 1425 E. 3rd St. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-4449 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m., Summer 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays: Children & Youth Groups 6:45 p.m., Adult Bible Studies 7 p.m. covchurchtrf@wiktel.com E-8 EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 211 Arnold Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-3855 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. (9 a.m. Summer) Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (10 a.m. Summer) Wednesdays: AWANA 6:30 p.m. Youth Groups & Prayer Meeting 7 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 414 Horace Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-2477 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 101 Pine Ave. S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-4488 Worship: Sun. 8:30 a.m. Family Bible Hour: Sun. 9:45 a.m. www.wiktel.net/stjohntrf

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. The Society can be reached at 218-6818045 or P.O. Box 64, Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

REAL ESTATE ANDERSON REALTY. 601 Main Ave. N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218681-4087 or 1-800-861-4960. Maryel Anderson, Broker. See ad page 36. www.trfrealty.com D-7

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GENEREUX REALTY, INC. 304 Riverside S, Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-681-4663 and 1-800-447-0382. See ad on page 36. www.genereuxrealty.com D-11

Relaxing in Thief River Falls is easy with serene views like these at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge.

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REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 1300 E. Nora St. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-3390 Services: Saturday 5 p.m. (Sept-May), Wednesday 7 p.m. (June-August), Sunday 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: Sunday 9:15 a.m. J-12

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ST. BERNARD’S CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 105 Knight Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-3571 Weekend Masses: Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Memorial Day through Labor Day 9 a.m.) D-9

THIEF RIVER FALLS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 1024 Tindolph Ave. S. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-4606 Worship: Sun. 11 a.m. Bible Study: Sun. 9:30 a.m.

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OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (AFLC) 2075 Hwy. 59 S.E. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-4643 Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 11 a.m.

RIVER OF LIFE CHURCH 1563 Hwy. 59 S.E. (Next to McDonalds) Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-1469 Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. (nursery and preschool available) Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. (Sept.-May) Adult prayer and fellowship: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Small groups meet throughout the week L-11

THUNE INSURANCE NETWORK. 1511 Hwy. 59 S (Northland Plaza), Thief River Falls, MN 56701. 218-6811714. The largest agency in Northwestern Minnesota. We are your insurance partner for both your personal and commercial needs. Operating in the Thief River Falls area for the past 80 years, we understand coverage unique to our region. As an independent agency, we represent over 25 companies to serve your specific insurance requirements. See ad page 36. www.thuneinsurance.com K-10

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 325 Horace Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-1310 Sunday Holy Communion: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:25 a.m.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH P.O. Box 595 • 104 N. Horace Ave. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-4388 Worship: Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. umctrf@wiktel.com • www.umctrf.org F-9 ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 505 Main Ave. N. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 218-681-3296 Sunday Family Worship Services: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Education Hour: 9:30 a.m. Summer Schedule: 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. www.ziontrf.org

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For answers to your visitor needs, please contact the Thief River Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), located at 2017 Hwy. 59 SE 218-681-3720 • 1-800-827-1629 trfcvb@wiktel.com www.visitthiefriverfalls.com

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Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce..............218-681-3720 Pennington County Courthouse ............218-683-7000 City Hall.................218-681-2943

• 24-hour emergency room service • Walk-in clinic • OB-GYN specialists on call • General surgery & internal medicine • In-house CAT scan • Family Caring Room

Community Development Director ..................218-681-2500 Parks & Recreation Department ............218-681-2519

218-681-4240 218-681-5614 120 LaBree Ave. S Thief River Falls, MN 56701

www.nwmc.org

Tourist Information, Minnesota Office of Tourism1-800-657-3700 Towing Service & AAA ...................218-681-2277 HERTZ ...................218-681-4111 1-800-654-3131 Taxi.........................218-681-6666 Community Bus (Handicapped Accessible) .............218-681-6760 or 1-800-584-7020

ALTRU-NORTHWEST CLINIC Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 120 LaBree Ave. S Thief River Falls, MN

Super Highway Tours.......................218-681-8115 Royal Limousine Service ....................218-681-1222 Bergen Travel .........218-681-4100 Ralph Engelstad Arena......................218-681-2183

218-681-0600 • www.altru.org Official 2007 Thief River Falls Visitors Guide • www.visitthiefriverfalls.com

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