Big Opportunities Close to Home

Shane Zutz is proud to say that he “hasn’t gone very far in life,” referring to the fact that he was raised and educated in Thief River Falls and still lives in the community, decades later. It doesn’t mean that he hasn’t had an exciting journey. In fact, his career...

Both Sides of the Curtain

From Thief River to California and Back Again Jane Anderson grew up on a small grain and beef farm, five miles west of Thief River Falls. She attended school in Thief River Falls, graduated from Lincoln High School, and went on to Bemidji State University, where she...

A Special Bond

If you visit with Beth Peterick and Sara Beger, it is easy to see the special bond that they share. The twin sisters were born and raised on a farm near Thief River Falls and went on to pursue a career in healthcare at Sanford Health. Together is Better They graduated...

Pursuing Her Dream

A Few Years in the Making “This has been a dream,” said Becca Larson Isaak, speaking about opening her own boutique in Thief River Falls. Like many entrepreneurs, realizing her dream was a few years in the making. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she went...

Real-World Opportunities for Students

Any Goal, Any Opportunity, Any Time, Anywhere Hometown boy, Carter Rogalla, describes himself as a “husband, father, coach, teacher, and fisherman.” His story includes athletic success during his high school years in Thief River Falls and going on to the University of...

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