Downtown Needs Survey
The Downtown Development Association, a committee of the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce, is working to revitalize downtown Thief River Falls. To aid in our efforts we are looking to gain public input to help us better understand what we downtown Thief River Falls needs. Please consider taking the survey. To take the survey, please click here.
Crazy Days was held Saturday, August 5 in downtown Thief River Falls! Crazy Days features business sidewalk sales, Farmers Market, food, craft and merchandise vendors, a Pet Parade, children's activities and more!
A New Beginning for Downtown Thief River Falls
The TRF Downtown Development Association is working 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.
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.
Downtown Cleanup Day
The TRF Downtown Development Association hosted a Downtown Cleanup Day Thursday, May 11, 2017. The public, along with business owners, rolled up their sleeves and helped clean up downtown. Downtown Cleanup Day consisted of sweeping, pulling weeds, picking up garbage and accessing areas of downtown.
Group meetings for the committee will be held the following days in 2017 at 6:15 p.m. at the Evergreen Eating Emporium.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with the TRFDDA, please consider joining a sub0-ommittee. See below for committee information and contact information.
Relations & Planning Committee - The relations & planning committee works to gain membership and maintain relationships with current members, the City and other organizations in Thief River Falls and the surrounding area as working to envision the future of downtown Thief River Falls. Contact: Jarrod Kalsnes, 681-3012, firstname.lastname@example.org or Trevor Swanson, 681-2608, email@example.com
Events & Marketing Committee - The events & marketing committee plans and implements the TRFDDA events including Downtown Clean Up Day, Crazy Days, Spooktacular Saturday and Small Business Business Saturday. The committee also works to promote the TRFDDA and the events. Contact: Ryan Bakken, 681-2309, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Dagg, 681-2900, email@example.com
For more information, contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce at 218-681-3720 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of the executive committee chairs.
TRFDDA Chair - Ryan Walseth, 681-4100, email@example.com
Relations and Planning Committee Chairs -
Jarrod Kalsnes, 681-3012, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Swanson, 681-2608, email@example.com
Events and Marketing Chairs
Ryan Bakken, 681-2309, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Dagg, 681-2900, email@example.com
Thank you to the following businesses and indviduals who have donated to the TRFDDA's efforts!
Border State Bank
Diamonds & Designs
Eclectic Collections & Confections/The Candy Store
Jim Dagg Insurance Agency
Kyle & Mary Anderson
Legends Sporting Goods
Northwest Power Systems
Paint & Glass
Purdy's Shoe Store
Quotable Kids Speech & Language Clinic
River City Gifts/Northland Produce
Roger & Ardy Tunberg
S & S Rehab Products
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