You can help celebrate Emergency Services Week with a Thief River Falls “EMS Week Celebration” on Friday, May 25th at the Huck Olson parking lot.  From 12-2pm you can tour an ambulance, police cars, fire trucks and the Sanford AirMed helicopter, and meet local paramedics, EMT’s, police officers, firefighters and nurses; hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.  Activities will be moved indoors to the Huck Olson Arena if it rains.

Dads, or Grandpas, bring the kids to story time at the Thief River Falls Public Library and enjoy a doughnut!  Every 4th Saturday of the month it’s “Dad’s and Doughnuts Storytime” at 10:00am at the library.  For more information call the library at 681-4325.

The American Legion Post 427 of Newfolden will present a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 28th at 10:30am at the Community Center in Newfolden. Pastor Raymond Huglen will be the speaker for the program.  Following the program, there will be a graveside service at the Veteran’s Memorial; lunch will be served by the Ladies Auxiliary following the graveside service.  Post 427 will also hold a graveside service at the Holt cemetery at 1pm, weather permitting.

TRF VFW Post 2793 is hosting Memorial Day Services at 10:30am on Monday, May 28th at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.  A free lunch at the VFW will follow the program.

There will be a Memorial Day Service at the Middle River School at 10:30am on Monday, May 28th.  Following, the Auxilliary will serve a noon meal at the American Legion in Middle River.

Sen. Mark Johnson, Rep. Dan Fabian and Rep. Deb Kiel invite area residents to four upcoming Town Hall Meetings.  The meetings are open to the public, and residents of Northwest Minnesota are encouraged to attend at the following locations: the Thief River Falls meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 30th from 10:30-11:30am at the City Hall Council Chambers; the Warren meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 30th from 1-2pm at the Community Center; the Roseau meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31st from 10:00-11:30am at the City Center City Council Chambers; and the Hallock meeting will be held on Thursday, May 31st from 1-2pm at the Hallock Senior Center.

It’s Burger Time from 5-8pm on Wednesday, May 30th.  Come out to the Middle River American Legion for burgers, fries, bake sale items, and to buy pallet flags made by the Middle River Area Youth Group.  And if you’ve ever wanted to throw water balloons at one of the youth group members, Wednesday is your lucky day; you’ll get 5 balloons for $5!  Come and support the area youth.

Make plans now to attend the 25th Annual “Lace’em Up” Basketball Camp to be held at the Red Lake Falls High School gym from June 4th-8th.  The camp is open to any boys or girls who are currently in grades K-11.  For more information call 218-253-2499 or email

The Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce is working on the annual flower basket program.  This program allows 140 beautiful flower baskets to be hung in downtown Thief River Falls and on the highway 59 double lanes.  The purpose of this program is to beautify the streets and add color to our community; if you would like to help, please consider sponsoring a hanging flower basket.  The fee to sponsor a flower basket is $70 per basket and that fee covers the cost of the plant, a pot, hanger, brackets, cart maintenance and daily watering with fertilizer.  Contact the Thief River Falls Chamber of commerce at 218-681-3720 or by email at to help keep this great project going.



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