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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 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

    Crazy Days is scheduled for Saturday, August 5 in downtown Thief River Falls! To register as a vendor, click here for vendor information and forms. In 2016, over 70 businesses, vendors and Farmers Market vendors participated in the event.  Below is a full schedule of events, including Crazy Days, happening RiverFest Weekend.

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  • Downtown Cleanup Day

    The TRF Downtown Development Association will host Downtown Cleanup Day Thursday, May 11, 2017. 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.

    Group Meetings

    Group meetings for the committee will be held the following days in 2017 at 6:15 p.m. at the Evergreen Eating Emporium.

    January 9

    March 6

    May 8

    July 10 (At Sundance Dining)

    September 11

    November 6


    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, paintandglass@mncable.net or Trevor Swanson, 681-2608, purdys@wiktel.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, budget454@yahoo.com or Jim Dagg, 681-2900, jdaggins@mncable.net


    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.

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

    Relations and Planning Committee Chairs -

    Jarrod Kalsnes, 681-3012, paintandglass@mncable.net

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

    Events and Marketing Chairs

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

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

  • TRFDDA Sponsors

    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

    Eclectic Collections & Confections/The Candy Store

    Faye Auchenpaugh

    Genereux Realty

    HDR Engineering

    Janice Upham

    Jim Dagg Insurance Agency

    Legends Sporting Goods

    Lindahl's Furniture

    Michael Parker

    Nordin Realty

    Northern Motors

    Paint & Glass

    Pennington Main/Square


    Purdy's Shoe Store

    Quotable Kids Speech & Language Clinic

    River City Gifts/Northland Produce

    Roger & Ardy Tunberg

    S & S Rehab Products

    Salon 209


    Sundance Dining/Quality Inn

    Thief River Glass

    Thief River House of Prayer

    Tony Dorn POS

    TRF Mini Storage

    Unity Bank North

  • Next Meeting

    September 11, 6:15 p.m. - Sundance Dining

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  • Downtown Cleanup Day

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