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  • Thief River Falls Day at the Capitol provides an opportunity for all local residents, businesses and leaders from the Thief River Falls area to meet with state senators and representatives from across the state to promote issues that are important to Thief River Falls and the surrounding communities. The 2020 TRF Day at the Capitol trip is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th.

    2020 Legislative Agenda Items

    • Tax Conformity
      1. Reducing business tax by adopting full federal conformity with Section 179 business expensing rules and ensuring that Minnesota’s tax climate supports long-term success.
    • Education
      1. More general education on mental health and health related labs.
      2. Changing state requirements to allow for schools to support technical education.
    • Workforce
      1. Continued funding for job incentive programs.
      2. Aligning K-12 and post-secondary education for career readiness.
    • Childcare
      1.  Support working families by adopting Minnesota’s amendment to revise group family day care child-adult capacity ratios and age distribution restrictions (Sec. 1 MN Statutes, Section 245A. 03, Subd. 10 a-d)
    • Housing
      1. Continue to work on affordable housing programs
    • Transportation
      1. Supporting our state bonding fund request of $6.75 million to cover an $11 million dollar Air Cargo Hanger project


  • TRF Day at the Capitol Committee

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  • Pictured Front: Ryan Walseth (Bergan Travel), Dave Beito (Northern State Bank), Ashley Nerhus (Chamber of Commerce), Joe Amundson (Parks & Rec.), and Christine Anderson (Economic Development)

    Pictured Back: Mayor Brian Holmer, Rod Otterness (City of TRF), Lars Dyrud (NCTC Foundation), Mark Schmitke (Digi-Key Electronics), Rob Blankenfeld (Northwest Service Co-op), and Michele Halvorson (TR Care Center)

  • 2018 Legislative Agenda

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  • 2017 Video

  • 2017 Legislative Agenda

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  • 2018 TRF Day at the Capitol Photos

  • 2017 TRF Day at the Capitol Photos

  • 2016 TRF Day at the Capitol Photos