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20. 04. 29


Do you want to be work in a progressive, newly constructed jail?

Explore the career possibilities with Pennington County Corrections!

We are looking for individuals with excellent communication skills to work with inmates and staff. Candidates must be committed to our mission and be energetic, observant, and have good decision-making skills. In addition, they must have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, and be a role model to others. Good computer skills and the ability to multi-task are essential for this position.

Pennington County offers excellent health and life insurance benefits and wages are in accordance with the union contract, starting at $19.28 per hour. Applications will be accepted until May 18th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. and are available at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department, 102 West 1st St, Thief River Falls, MN or on our website at

Pennington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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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 Executive Order 20-20 is rescinded as of April 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm. 2.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
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19. 10. 09

A new inmate visitation schedual has gone into effect. Any questions, contact the jail at 218-416-7097.

New Schedual (pdf file)

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