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THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN — A Thief River Falls dairy plant plans to shut down. More than 100 people will lose their jobs. But the economic impact may be felt harder outside the plant.
LANCASTER, Minn.—Drivers coming home from Canada may have to take a major detour, as the feds want to make changes to local ports of entry. The Lancaster Crossing in Northern Minnesota is currently open until 10 p.m. — but Customs and Border Protection is considering closing earlier at 4 p.m. instead. It’s not just at the Lancaster Crossing—Roseau is also set to reduce available crossing time by 4 hours each day.
Thief River Falls, Minn. --Excitement builds as Digi-Key breaks ground on a new million square foot warehouse in Thief River Falls. The electronic tech distribution company plans to expand its multi-million dollar facility in Thief River Falls. The company has plans to hire so many people that they are searching for new hires in Grand Forks, and in other nearby communities.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – One thousand new jobs could come to one local town. But if they don't get what they need, they could go elsewhere. Electronics like iPhones and computer electrical components were made using parts distributed by Digi-Key. The company says they're growing, and that's why they want to build a brand new one-million-square-foot building in Thief River Falls. Brian Holmer, Thief River Falls mayor: "You take a look at a project his magnitude, you know, $2-300 million. The construction of the building is gonna cover like 23 acres, which is enormous."