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    The TRF Downtown Development Association, a committee of the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce, is working to preserve and rejuvenate downtown Thief River Falls as a vibrant and flourishing destination. You can help out too in making these goals a reality. Every Thief River Falls business and resident has a stake in the vitality of downtown. Whether you show your support and assistance through a monetary contribution or by getting involved with one of the TRF Downtown Development Association committees you can make a difference in Thief River Falls.

  • Downtown Clean Up Day

    The 4th Annual Downtown Cleanup Day is Thursday, May 2.The public, along with business owners, are invited to roll up their sleeves and participate!

    Those interested in participating are asked to meet at Budget, located at 101 3rd Street East, at 6 p.m. Downtown Cleanup Day will consist of sweeping, pulling weeds, picking up garbage and accessing areas of downtown. Those participating may bring their own broom, dust pan or shovel. Afterwards, the group will grill out to celebrate their efforts.

    For more information contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720

  • Crazy Days

    Due to downtown street construction this summer, Crazy Days will be happening on Saturday, September 7 in conjunction with Everybody's Market in downtown Thief River Falls! Crazy Days/Everybody's Market features business sidewalk sales, Farmers Market, food, craft and merchandise vendors, children's activities and more! If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please find the forms here. For questions, please contact the Chamber by phone at 218-681-3720 or email at contact@trfchamber.com.

  • Group Meetings

    All group meetings will be held at 6:15 p.m. at the River Walk Public House

    Monday, May 20
    Monday, June 17
    Monday, July 15
    Monday, August 19
    Monday, September 16
    Monday, October 21
    Monday, November 18
    Monday, December 16

    A New Beginning for Downtown Thief River Falls

    The TRF Downtown Development Association is worked on a  summer project with the University of Minnesota to create a master plan for downtown Thief River Falls. The project consisted of three community workshops to gain feedback from the public, the meetings were held June 22, July 19 and August 17 at the Carnegie. To view the final masterplan, click here.

    To view the slides from the second Downtown Community Workshop held on July 19 click here. To view the poster from the second Downtown Community Workshop click here.

    To view the slides from the third and final Downtown Community Workshop held on August 17 click here. To view the poster board from the third and final Downtown Community Workshop click here.

    This project is funded through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, the University of Minnesota Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development, the City of Thief River Falls and the Downtown Development Association, a committee of the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce.


    For more information, contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720 or contact@trfchamber.com or contact one of the executive committee chairs

    Co-Chair - Ryan Walseth, 681-4100, rwalseth@bergantravel.com

    Co-Chair- Beth Iliff, 686-3827, biliff@houstoneng.com

    Trevor Swanson, 681-2608, purdys@wiktel.com

    Ryan Bakken, 681-2309, budget454@yahoo.com

    Jim Dagg, 681-2900, jdaggins@mncable.net

  • TRFDDA Supporters

    Thank you to the following businesses and indviduals who have donated to the TRFDDA's efforts!

    Bergan Travel

    Border State Bank


    Community Consignments

    Diamonds & Designs

    Digi-Key Electronics

    DNT Holdings

    Don Sollom

    Eclectic Collections & Confections/The Candy Store

    Faye Auchenpaugh

    Genereux Realty

    HDR Engineering

    Helmich Dental

    Janice Upham

    Jim Dagg Insurance Agency

    Kyle & Mary Anderson

    Legends Sporting Goods

    Lindahl's Furniture

    Michael Parker

    Nordin Realty

    Northern Motors

    Northwest Power Systems

    Paint & Glass

    Pennington Main/Square


    Purdy's Shoe Store

    Quotable Kids Speech & Language Clinic

    River City Gifts/Northland Produce

    Rod Otterness

    Roger & Ardy Tunberg

    S & S Rehab Products

    Salon 209


    Sundance Dining/Quality Inn

    The Shed on Third

    Thief River Glass

    Thief River House of Prayer

    Tim & Veronica Erickson

    Tony Dorn POS

    TRF Mini Storage

    Unity Bank North

  • Project Runway Fashion Show

  • Downtown Cleanup 2018


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  • Crazy Days 2017

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  • Downtown Cleanup Day 2017

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  • Crazy Days 2016

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      TRF Women of Today Pet Parade Participants
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      TRF Women of Today Pet Parade Participants
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  • Downtown Cleanup Day 2016

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  • Downtown Thief River Falls, 1932