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20. 06. 30
Red Lake River closed to non-essential watercraft south of Thief River Falls on July 1-2
Boats and personal watercraft should avoid the area near the Mark Boulevard bridge construction

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Pennington County has advised that the Red Lake River, near the construction of the new bridge at Mark Boulevard, will be closed to all non-essential boats and personal watercraft on July 1-2 to allow crews to set bridge support beams.

The construction of the new bridge is part of the Pennington County project to connect Mark Boulevard between Highway 32 and Pennington County Road 17.

Between MnDOT, Pennington County, the City of Thief River Falls, and the Red Lake Watershed, there are 10 projects happening in Thief River Falls and the surrounding area in 2020. For more information on those projects visit www.mndot.gov/d2/projects/2020/thief-river-falls.

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20. 06. 01

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office will be resuming some of the services that were suspended due to health concerns raised from the  COVID-19 virus.  

Public Fingerprinting- The Pennington County Correction Center will resume public fingerprinting starting June 2nd, 2020. Fingerprinting will be done by appointment only and face masks must be worn, To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, please call 218-416-7097.

FEES
The cost to the public is $15.00/card. Payment of cash or check can be accepted.
 
HOURS
We offer fingerprinting on: 
 
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 7:30am to 9:00am
Tuesday & Friday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Inmate Visitation-- Visitation restrictions will remain in place at this time. Those wishing to visit an offender may do so by going to www.inmatecanteen.com or through the lobby kiosks. Money can deposited on inmate accounts via the website as well. When visiting in the lobby, we ask that you practice social distancing and consider visiting in small numbers, not to exceed 1 to 2 people. A disinfectant agent has also been made available. Please do your part and wipe the machine down prior to use and again after use. Phone service is provided by Reliance. For more information go to www.reliancetelephone.com
 
 
Civil Process Service - The Pennington County Sheriff's Office will resume Civil Process Service, starting June 8th, 2020. 
 
Further updates will be posted to our website https://www.penningtonsheriff.org and Facebook pages (Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and The Thief River Falls Police Department) as they become available.
 
Thank you,
 
Pennington County Sheriff's Office
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20. 04. 09

Extending Stay at Home Order and Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation

 
I, Tim Walz, Governor of the State of Minnesota, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and applicable statutes, issue the following Executive Order: ....
 
Beginning on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm through Sunday, May 03, 2020 at 11:59 pm, all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home or in their place of residence except to engage in the Activities and 3 Critical Sector work set forth below in Paragraphs 5 and 6. Executive Order 20-20 is rescinded as of April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm. 2. For purposes of this Executive Order, homes or residences include hotels, motels, shared rental units, shelters, and similar facilities, to the extent they are used for lodging. 3. This Executive Order does not restrict virtual work or telework (i.e. work from home). Minnesotans working in any field, including the Critical Sectors set forth below, are encouraged to work from their home or residence as much as possible....
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19. 11. 04

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – The Thief River Falls Lincoln High School "Key Club" was honored by Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths for their work to save lives through improved traffic safety. The awards were announced at the statewide TZD conference Oct. 23-24 in St. Cloud.

Read More: Toward Zero Deaths Honors Thief River Falls High School Key Club with TZD Star Award

New Direct Phone Numbers

The New Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate related questions. Inmate voice mail line is 218-416-1120.

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082