There will be a benefit for Joy & Randy Knutson on Tuesday, August 6th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm in the Newfolden Community Center.  They will be serving Taco in a Bag, with a bake sale and silent auction held during the evening. Randy has been battling Multiple Myeloma Bone Cancer, and Joy has been diagnosed with stage 4 Stomach Cancer.  Proceeds will go to defray medical expenses and travel costs for treatment.  An account has been set up at Marshall County State Bank under Knutson Benefit for monetary donations. For more information or to donate items for the silent auction call/text Lori Warne at 218-684-1779

The Annual Thief River Falls Community Block Party “Night to Unite” will be held at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village on Tuesday, August 6th from 5-7 pm. They will have free hot dogs, chips and watermelon, door prizes and live entertainment that includes the Northland Community Band performing at 5:00 pm and the Cathy Erickson Band at 5:45 pm.

The Thief River Falls school district will be holding its annual Fall Parent/Athlete/Coach meeting on Wednesday, August 7th at 7pm in the high school auditorium.  Any 6th through 12th grade athlete that plans on playing a fall sport this year needs to be in attendance, along with one of their parents.  Individual team meetings will follow the PAC meeting.

The Ambassadors Team from AFLBS will be sharing and singing on Wednesday, August 7th at 7pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Hwy. #59 SE in Thief River Falls.  For more information call the church at 681-4643.

Come out and support your local EMS at the Tri-County EMS/Middle River Summer Block Party at 5pm on Thursday, August 8th behind the Middle River American Legion.  Activities during the evening include a free-will offering picnic supper, bag raffles, a bouncy house, beach volleyball and FUN!

There is a Retirement Reception honoring Judge Kurt J. Marben on Friday, August 9th from 2-4pm in Courtroom 1 at the Pennington County Justice Center in Thief River Falls.

A Benefit Fundraiser for Evan Foster will be held on Friday, August 9th from 5-8pm at the Greenbush Community Center.  They will have a Freewill Donation Spaghetti Supper, dollar and silent auction baskets and a concert from the “Popple Ridge Pickers”.  Proceeds will help defray medical expenses.

The NW Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on Friday, August 16th at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls; the doors open at 5:30pm with dinner at 7pm.  The early-bird ticket deadline is Friday, August 9th, after that the price increases by $10.  Get your tickets early for a seat, special raffle and early-bird drawings.  For more information call Rick at 686-4707 or go to events.

The St. Hilaire Lions are holding their annual St. Hilaire Lions Redneck Round-A-Bout Island Park Baja Race on Saturday, August 10th; races start at 4:30pm at Island Park in St. Hilaire.  Free overnight camping is available in the pits; there will be a tailgater’s area at the race, concessions and a beer garden; grandstand admission is $10 and kids are $6.  For more information go to

Distribution at the Thief River Falls Food Shelf is every Tuesday from 1-6pm and every Thursday from 11am-4:30pm at the Food Shelf Building, located at 16330 150th St. NE (go south on Hwy 59 past the movie theater and turn left onto Hwy 61/150th St.. it is the green building/2nd drive on the left).  Please bring your own boxes.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program that meets every Tuesday night at Epiphany Station in Thief River Falls.  This program is for anyone who is dealing with life’s hurts, habits or hang-ups.  The night starts at 6pm with a free meal followed by worship with a teaching or testimony.  Nursery is provided, as well as a celebration place for elementary aged children. For questions email





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