Get to Know Us

We’re a community. We’re a lifestyle. We’re a place to raise a family, build a career, start a business, put down roots. Learn more about us by exploring this website and following us on social media.

A Welcoming Community

Nathan and Kristen Haase were transplants. Neither one grew up here but integrated into the community very quickly. “It’s our home now.” (Nathan Haase)

Check out our “Welcome Guide” for more information on the community.


River Recreation in Thief River Falls.

Opportunity and Beauty

Thief River Falls is a city with a population of just under 10,000, located in Northwestern Minnesota 70 miles south of the Canadian border where the Thief River flows into the Red Lake River. This regional center is home to world-class companies including Digi-Key, Textron Specialized VehiclesSanford Health, and Ericco Manufacturing, to name a few.

The City has many natural amenities, being located at the junction of two rivers and surrounded by a mix of wildlife refuges, forests, and farmland. Primary tourism attractions include hunting, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, kayaking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. See for more details on the community or read the Dana Klos story to learn more about outdoor recreation in the area.

River Recreation in Thief River Falls.

It’s More Than Opinion

We think Thief River Falls is a great place to live, but it’s not just our opinion. The statistics support that claim.

The “Regional Indicators Dashboard” is a set of metrics that tracks Thief River Fall’s position in relation to similar Greater Minnesota cities on several important community, economic, and social characteristics.  The dashboard was published in 2020. In subsequent years, the dashboard will track change on these important metrics to build long-term success and help to improve the region’s economic competitiveness.

Peer cities were selected based on demographic and economic characteristics, location, evidence of competition with Thief River Falls for business or talent, and positive economic trajectory.

View the Regional Indicators Dashboard.

(Clicking the link will take you to the Advance Thief River Website.)

Any Goal. Any Opportunity. Any Time. Anywhere.

When Donita Stepan was hired as Superintendent of Thief River Falls Public Schools in July 2020, she wanted to increase the number of opportunities for area students. With that goal in mind, one of her first priorities was revising the district’s strategic plan. “I wanted to see some passion behind the plan,” Donita said. Over the course of several months, numerous meetings were held with community members, school board members, and leadership teams and the result of those conversations is a strategic plan that Donita is immensely proud of.



Making A Home Where Two Rivers Meet


Rental Housing

Looking for an apartment or townhome? Whether you are looking for a market-rate apartment or income-qualified apartment, the Thief River Area has may options for you, with a wide variety of price points and options!
(The “Learn More” button will take you to the Advance Thief River website, where you will find additional information on specific properties and contact information.)

Home Ownership

Owning your own home is an important part of the American Dream. Whether you want to buy a brand new, turn-key house, or one with lots of history and charm, there are many options for you in the Thief River area if you want to own your own home!
(The “Learn More” button will take you to the Advance Thief River website, where you will contact information for area realtors as well as financing information.)

Family Friendly

A great education system and a crime rate that’s 63 percent lower than the state rate make the Thief River Falls area very family-friendly.  With an excellent healthcare system, and a multitude of recreational options, you cannot find a better place to raise a family.
(The “Learn More” button will take you to the Advance Thief River website, where you will find the community profile and additional information on the area.)

“A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words.”

Family life #wheretworiversmeet

We Are Hiring!

Get on the path to a great career in Thief River Falls, MN. Our employers are growing and there’s never been a better time to jump in and start on a rewarding career path “WhereTwoRiversMeet.


Area websites

More Information


Advance Thief River

Business resources, finance, housing, community information, and economic development information.

City of Thief River Falls

City departments and services, fire, police, City government, zoning, utilities, and more.

Pennington County

Official website of Pennington County with information on all County departments and services.

TRF Chamber of Commerce

Business directory, community calendar, community events, and business networking.

Visit Thief River Falls

Visit TRF website has everything you need to plan your trip to TRF, including lodging, recreation, amenities, shopping, dining, events, and more.

Thief River Falls Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is hosted by the TRF Chamber of Commerce and features events from across the community.

Get In Touch

Have a question? We'd be happy to point you in the right direction! Just send us a note using the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!


We're a place. We're a lifestyle. Raise a family,  build a career, and put down roots. Learn more about us by exploring this website and following us on social media.


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