Thief River Falls embodies the Spirit of Minnesota in numerous ways. This part of the state is known for its vast beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. The entrepreneurial spirit of creativity and innovation runs strong in this part of the state as well, with large businesses such as Arctic Cat, Inc., Digi-Key Electronics, Marvin Windows, Polaris Industries, Mattracks and Central Boiler, just to name a few. The healthcare options in Thief River Falls are unmatched with the Sanford Medical Center that was recently built, as well as extraordinary nursing homes, assisted living facilities and disability service providers.
Students can launch their future with an education at one of the premier aerospace colleges in America. Northland Community & Technical College's aerospace campus provides a high quality education using state-of-the-art technology and one-on-one training. The Thief River Falls campus also provides training in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), which creates new and exciting opportunities in education with a broad impact to many careers.
Thief River Falls School District #564 is committed to developing successful learners through relevant education and purposeful community partnerships. High achievement for all, in all that they do, is evident throughout the schools, but ultimately it is the staff who strive each and every day to provide all students with a high-quality education and school environment that makes the difference. From cooks to cleaners, teachers to administrators, "Prowler Pride" is evident in their actions, words, and beliefs.