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Arctic Cat Making $27 Million Manufacturing Investment

Arctic Cat plans to make a nearly $27 million investment in its facilities in St. Cloud and Thief River Falls. The snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturer says most of the improvements will be in Thief River Falls where it will add a new production line, along with 39 jobs.

05/13/2015

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UND Goaltender A Finalist For National Goalie Of The Year

University of North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre is a finalist for goalie of the year in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. McIntyre is one of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award. Others are St. Lawrence’s Kyle Hayton, Michigan State’s Jake Hildebrand, Yale’s Alex Lyon and Michigan Tech’s Jamie Phillips.

03/19/2015

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Authorities: Blaine Man Dies After Altercation Outside VFW

An apparent altercation outside a VFW in western Minnesota has claimed the life of a Blaine man. Bradley Friesen, 43, was living in Thief Rivier Falls studying for a career change. But on Dec. 17, 2014, prosecutors say he was knocked unconscious outside the local VFW. He died five days later.

12/28/2014

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Cali. Man Arrested In Connection With Minn. Woman’s Murder

A Southern California man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Minnesota woman, whose dismembered remains were scattered in plastic bags along railroad tracks. Riverside police said 28-year-old Christopher Marcus Brown was arrested Tuesday on an unrelated felony arrest warrant.

05/22/2014

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Minnesota Town Copes Without Commercial Flights

Great Lakes Airline suspended its service from Thief River Falls in February, but the small northern Minnesota town has lost more than simply a few weekly flights.

04/20/2014

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UND Goalie Gothberg To Return For Junior Season

The goalie who helped lead the University of North Dakota to the NCAA Frozen Four is sticking around. WDAY-TV reports that Zane Gothberg announced Wednesday night that he will return for his junior season.

04/17/2014

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18 Inches Of New Snow In NW Minnesota

Northwestern Minnesota residents rebounded Tuesday from more than a foot a fresh snow that fell during blizzard conditions. Schools in the Pennington County community of Thief River Falls reopened Tuesday, but ran a couple hours behind.

04/01/2014

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Good Question – Reply All: Sleeping Dogs, Fall Towns & Cold Records

Riley, the Heine family’s English setter, can sleep anywhere, anytime. So, that had Karen from Edina wanting to know: Why do dogs sleep so much? According to Dr. Travis with Uptown Veterinarians, dogs have natural circadian rhythms, like humans. He says some dogs sleep far more than others, and are influenced by their owners’ schedules.

01/24/2014

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Powerful Storm Pounds Thief River Falls In NW MN

A line of powerful thunderstorms caused significant damage as it moved through the northwestern Minnesota city of Thief River Falls on Friday evening.

07/12/2013

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ND Man Sentenced For Sex With Disabled Girls

A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for having sex with two mentally disabled girls over a period of two years.

02/07/2013

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-Ups

Conference play is just a different animal in sports, no matter what level we’re talking about. But especially in high school, more and more conferences seem to balance out in Minnesota every year.

01/31/2013

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1 Killed, 1 Critical After Marshall County Crash

One person was killed and another critically injured in a head-on collision in Marshall County Tuesday evening. The crash happened on Highway 59 at 270th Street Northwest, just north of Thief River Falls, Minn. at about 8:20 p.m.

10/03/2012

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Sanford Health Breaks Ground On $60M MN Hospital

Dakotas-based Sanford Health has broken ground on a $60 million medical center in the Minnesota city of Thief River Falls.

05/31/2012

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Workers Needed In NW Minnesota

Some companies in northwestern Minnesota have an unlikely problem in a tough economy. They can’t find enough employees.

10/11/2011

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Sanford Building $60M Medical Center In Minnesota

Dakotas-based Sanford Health plans to build a new, $60 million medical center in Thief River Falls, Minn.

08/10/2011

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Minn. Soldier Who Died During Korean War Honored

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor a Thief River Falls area soldier who died during the Korean War 60 years ago.

07/26/2011

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Delta May Drop Flying In 24 Small Cities

Delta Air Lines Inc. is looking to drop money-losing flights in 24 small cities, putting some of them at risk of losing air service altogether.

07/15/2011

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St. Thomas Academy Blanks TRF 5-0 In 1A Hockey

With two years slipping by without state tournament appearances, St. Thomas Academy wanted to make sure it wasn’t going to be sitting home for a third year in a row.

03/11/2011

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Fire Destroys Nelson Services Building In NW Minn.

Fire crews had to battle subzero temperatures as they fought a blaze that destroyed the Nelson Services building in northwest Minnesota.

02/08/2011

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Minn. Authorities Investigate 2-Year-Old’s Death

Authorities in northwestern Minnesota are investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy.

01/17/2011