COVID-19 Updates


Churches of TRF have banded together to serve our community through this trying time. We have an Emergency cell phone number. If anyone needs help, someone to talk to, or simply prayer please don’t hesitate to call.   (218) 684-4561

The Thief River Falls Pandemic Swap, Sell, Trade and Giveaway Facebook page is there to help you through the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is a page exists to help resident trade items that they need or even receive assistance transporting groceries or other needs. For those who are not on the internet, please call Allison Morgan at 218-280-1081

MDH has set up a COVID-19 public hotline that is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hotline number is 651-201-3920.

Governor Tim Walz has temporarily closed all Minnesota bars and restaurants for dine-in service; until further notice.  The governor’s order also covers health clubs, salons, spas, theaters, museums, food courts, coffee houses, and places of “public accommodations and amusement”.

The Lace ‘Em Up Basketball Camp, originally scheduled for this June 1-5 will be held June 7-11, 2021. 

The Argyle Community Club has cancelled all ACC sponsored activities for this year’s Meet Your Neighbor Day.

The Red Lake County Fair has been cancelled for 2020. But, the Red Lake County Fair is still having a judging day. (4H and Open Class Judging Day July 31- August 1, 2020 in Oklee, Mn.)

The Erskine Commercial club regrets to inform you that the 2020 Erskine Water Carnival will be cancelled.

The 2020 Marshall County Fair is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the global pandemic and the health concerns with large crowds the 2020 Pennington County Fair is cancelled.

Polk County Fair Cancelled for 2020

The Kittson County Fair has been cancelled.

The Roseau County Fair has been cancelled.

The 17th Annual TRFAHA Mega Raffle has been postponed to Thursday, June 18th at 6 p.m. at the REA’S Imperial Room.

Northern State Bank of Thief River Falls lobbies are closed to anyone outside of bank personnel. Bank Services will continue to be provided as follows: Main Bank Drive-up Lanes and Walk-up: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm & Saturday, 9:00 am to Noon. Walk-in Branch (across 3rd Street from Main Bank): Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 6:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am to 12 noon. Lending Departments, Personal Banking and Book keeping:  Available Normal Hours to Customers by Phone  (Bookkeeping until 7:00 pm M-F). Hugo’s branch is now open from Mon-Friday from 10:00 am to 7 PM and from 10:00 until 2 pm on Saturday. Main Bank and Walk-in Branch Lobbies are closed. To visit with any Northern State Bankers, please call 218-681-4020.

Northern Motors in Thief River Falls will be open normal hours for Service and Parts.  Sales will be available by appointment only.

Border State Bank in Middle River has the lobby closed, but the drive thru is open normal hours Monday – Friday.

Westside Motors in Thief River Falls will be open normal hours for Service and Parts. Sales will be available by appointment.

The Marshall County Courthouse in Warren will be closed to Public access, but not Public Service. you can call to talk with them, you can go to their website for information.

All Red Lake County offices are closed to the public until further notice.  Any and all county business that can be handled by phone, email/mail or online should be conducted that way.  This does not apply to the court system, which remains open.

Polk County offices will be closed to the general public until further notice.  Please visit for ongoing information and updates during this period.

Farm Service Agency offices and the Pennington Soil and Water Conservation District are closed to the public. Please call to do business. 

Sport Boosters meetings scheduled for noon on Thursdays has been cancelled until further noticed.

The Newfolden Cafe will no longer be available for dine-in orders.  The Cafe will continue senior meal delivery and pick-up services Mon-Fri. You need to pre-order your meal 24 hours in advance. Call by noon the day before, at 218-874-8361. Feel free to leave message with your name and order. 

The Heritage Center in Thief River Falls is closed to the public.  Senior meals to go and frozen dinners will be available. Call 681-2793 for questions or to reserve a meal.

Thief River Falls Public Schools will be offering breakfast and lunch free of charge to all children from preschool to age 18 on weekdays through April.  This will be available via curbside pickup at the following locations: Lincoln High School – Main Entrance, Franklin Middle School – Entrance Door #2 on the North side of School and Challenger Elementary School – Front Entrance. Parents and student pickup hours will be 11:00 am to 1:00 pm AND 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.If you have any questions, please contact Food Services at 218-681-8675.

Greenbush-Middle River School: Call 218-782-2232 or email the school office.  Additionally, Greenbush faith communities are providing FREE “grab and go” meals at Blessed Sacrament church available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the church entryway

Marshall County Central School: Call 218-874-8530; this is an opt-in opportunity starting. Call by Thursday 3:30 p.m. to order meals for the following week.  

Goodridge School: Please call the school for information and with questions at 218-378-4134.

Warren School District will begin providing a sack breakfast, lunch and snack to all students who have not opted-out of the program.  Call 218-745-4441 if you have previously opted-out and would like this service.

The Roseau School District: If you would like to receive meals for your children please contact the Roseau Food Service at 218–463–6396 prior to 9:00 a.m. each morning.

Tri-Community Living at Home / Block Nurse Program announcement: All program activities and events are on hold and senior center closed until further notice Seniors may still phone the program office, at 218-874-2256 and assistance will be provided as is possible.

Adventist Community Service store will be closed until further notice.

The Evangelical Free Church in Thief River Falls has cancelled all events at the church building until further notice.

St. Pauli Church of Thief River Falls is cancelling services until further notice.

Zion Lutheran Church of Viking and Oak Ridge Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls have cancelled both their Lenten Services and Sunday services until further notice.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls has cancelled all events and services until further notice.

There will be no activities or services at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls until further notice.  The church staff will be available by phone from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekdays. Appointments with pastors are available by phone or email only.  The Sunday morning TV broadcast will still be on.

Grace Lutheran Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Grygla are suspending services until further notice.

St. Bernard’s church has cancelled all Masses until further notice. For more info go to St Bernard’s website.

There will be no services at Silver Creek Lutheran Church until further notice.

Trinity Church is holding broadcast only services for the time being. 10:30 Sunday worship are not canceled, but are broadcast only with worship leaders.

First Lutheran Church of Middle River has cancelled church and Sunday school until further notice.  The Lenten services will be on Facebook live, and their Sunday Services will be on Facebook live too, and KTRF Radio Sunday night at 6 p.m..

All Seven Clans Casino properties have voluntarily suspended all operations until further notice.

The Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf will be open on Tuesday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and Thursday from 3:00-6:00 pm 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).    They are now doing a drive-thru only until further notice; please stay in your car and items will be brought to you.

The BUS is providing rides to the food shelf for those that need it, call 681-6760 for information.

Arctic Cat is closed and will notify the public when open.

Marshall County’s Board of Appeal and Equalization meetings will be held by virtual meetings/conference calls.  Any taxpayer wishing to appeal their value or classification needs to do so by email, phone, or a letter.  They may do so by contacting the Marshall County Assessor’s Office at 218-745-5331.

Tri-Valley’s transportation office located at 1345 Fairfax Ave will be closed to the public until further notice. If you need assistance please call 281-0700.  We are still providing essential rides to work, medical appointments and for groceries.  We ask that, if you are showing any flu-like symptoms, have been near anyone that has, or been out of the area; that you stay home and self-quarantine. Call your medical provider before going to the clinic with symptoms.  Please help to keep our drivers and others safe.

During the Stay Home Executive Order, in-person meet and greets and adoptions will not take place at the Pennington County Humane Society. We will still do intakes (surrenders) and update vaccinations by appointment only. Call 681-8045 for questions.

The Minnesota Dental Association is recommending that Dentists in Minnesota suspend voluntary or non-urgent dental care.  Please contact your local dental office if you have urgent dental needs. Do not go to the ER or Clinic before contacting your dental office.

St. John Lutheran Church of Red Lake Falls will not be holding services or scheduled meetings Until Further Notice.

Redeemer Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls is live-streaming their worship services, you can go to their website at



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