Thief River Falls Travel Guide

Thief River Falls, also called Thief River or TRF, is a city in Pennington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 8,573 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Pennington County. U.S. Route 59 and Minnesota State Highways 1 and 32 are three of the main arterial routes in the city. The town is the home of snowmobile manufacturer Arctic Cat. South of Thief River Falls is one of the area's few Native American casinos, 7 Clans Casino, which also contains a hotel and indoor water park. Thief River Falls is home to the electronic parts distributor Digi-Key, one of the largest employers in the area, and was the birthplace of the vaunted Steiger Tractor, produced from 1958 to the late 1980s.


Spend a day, a week or a lifetime in Thief River Falls! From lively concerts and entertaining theater productions to prime goose hunting and pristine snowmobile trails, Thief River Falls offers year-round fun and entertainment.

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City of Thief River Falls

The City of Thief River Falls, population 8,722, is located in Northwestern Minnesota in Pennington County, approximately 70 miles south of the Canadian border, where the Thief River flows into the Red Lake River.  Not only does Thief River Falls serve as a regional center for its agricultural base, it has also developed and retained a commercial and industrial base that includes numerous manufacturing and distribution center jobs.

Chamber of Commerce

The Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization for businesses and organizations in the Thief River Falls community. The Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce promotes local shopping and business, supports and advocates for our members, provides opportunities for personal and professional development and plans local events to attract and retain people in Thief River Falls.