City of Chisholm Boards and Commissions: Applications for Qualified Citizens

The City of Chisholm is currently accepting applications from qualified citizens to serve on the following City of Chisholm Boards and Commissions:


Citizens should be willing and motivated to assist in the future direction of the City of Chisholm. Taking part in the democratic process can be a rewarding experience and allows citizens to have a voice in Chisholm’s future.



Name of Board/Commission                                             Positions Open                                           Term                 __________


Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District                      One Position                                               Three Year Term         

Economic Development Authority Board                        One Position                                                 Six Year Term

Housing & Redevelopment Authority                               One Position                                                 Five Year Term

Library Board                                                                              Three Positions                                            Two & Three Year Terms

Planning Commission                                                              Two Positions                                               Three Year Term

Police Commission                                                                   One Position                                                Three Year Term

Recreation Board                                                                   Two Positions                                             Fill Term Until Feb 2023

St. Louis County Fair Board                                                    One Position                                                  One Year Term


Completed applications are accepted at any time through-out the year for various City Boards & Commissions positions.


Applications are available on the City of Chisholm website,

at City Hall located at 316 W. Lake Street or you can email to request an application.

Chisholm Area Chamber and Chisholm Key Club Present: Carpool Christmas Cinema

This December 17th-18th The Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chisholm Key Club will be hosting Carpool Christmas Cinema at the St. Louis County Fairgrounds. The featured films will be The Muppet Christmas Carol and Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Starring Jim Carrey). Come out for a Christmas cinema celebration with the family this season!

$20 per vehicle


Concessions available on site!


Mozzarella Stix – $5

Fried Oreos – $5

Pop – $2

Hot Cocoa (refillable) – $5

Hot Dog – $4

Popcorn (refillable) – $5

Backseat Basket (4 items of your choice)- $20


Half of all proceeds will go toward the Chisholm Highschool Key Club and order to help resupply the Reading Oasis in the Chisholm Elementary School we are also accepting book donations for the chance to win a door prize after your movie!

To see all the latest news on Carpool Christmas Cinema or would like to purchase tickets when they are made available visit us at our FB page @

Chisholm Food Shelf Presents: Hunger Awareness “Non-Dinner Benefit”

The Chisholm Food Shelf Cordially invites you to skip a meal and feed a family. 

In lieu of attending a traditional fundraising dinner, your donation will provide a holiday meal to families in our service area this holiday season.

Please “RSVP” by December 15th with your “Non-Dinner” selection. All dinners are tax deductible.

The Chisholm Food Shelf provides nutritious food for families in need in our service area of Chisholm, Buhl, Balkan, Kinney, and Side Lake.

Many lives will be greatly impacted through your generous donation for this very special fundraiser!

Thank you for helping feed a family! 


Want to RSVP to the Hunger Awareness “Non-Dinner Benefit” or learn more about what the Chisholm Food Shelf does? To see for yourself what this group does for the community or to find a way to give back please visit their website HERE.
To connect with them on social media for more updates join their FB page HERE!
Tis’ the season of giving!

Christmas Spirit in Chisholm

This Holiday Season the City of Chisholm will be bringing you a event filled December to fill the whole family with Christmas cheer! Get into the spirit of the season this winter and come out for a community celebration and a JOLLY good time.
Sleigh rides, Visits from Santa Claus, Christmas Movies, and hot cocoa! Everything that keeps us warm during the season and more! 🥰
Spirit of Chisholm Lighting and Decorating Contest
Vote for the Chamber Member Business that has the Most Spirit of Christmas! Consider both decorations and atmosphere of participating locations! To vote, donate a non-perishable food item or cash donation at the location of your choice!
The business with the most donations will receive The Spirit of Christmas Award!
Write Letters to Santa
Stop at participating businesses to pick up Form Letters for Santa ( or just use your own). Drop off letters to Santa at The Chamber office or mail them to 221 W Lake St Chisholm, MN 55719.
Letters will be shared on Facebook and each letter (providing a return address will receive a letter from Santa!
Thursday, December 2nd – “Bringing Light to Chisholm”
Come and see us light up Lake Street at Dusk (Around 5PM)! Come and see the animals from Cook Country Connections and Lake Street Happenings
Friday, December 3rd – “Chamber Activity Committee Presents: Downtown Christmas!”
Visit with Santa and his elf! Come for the FREE Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride, cookie decorating, smores crafts, and listen to Christmas Carolers from 4-7PM (Sponsored by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce, Greiner Bros. Cleaning Services, and Jim’s Sports Club)
Saturday, December 4th – “Chisholm Kiwanis Holly Jolly Holiday”
Located at the Vaughn Steffensrud Park.
See Santa! FREE hotdog meal! Smores station, winter activities, and more!
Sled Dog Rides by Logan Creek Sled Dogs!
(Sponsored by Architectural Resources and AMVETS Post 12)
Visit Kiwanis Club’s FB Page HERE
Friday & Saturday, December 17th & 18th – The Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce and The Chisholm Key Club host “Carpool Christmas Cinema”
Featuring ‘The Muppets Christmas Carol’ and ‘Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas’
Located at the St. Louis County Fairgrounds with two evening showings at 6PM and 8PM both evenings.
Concessions available on site!
Visit the Carpool Christmas FB page HERE

Keyboard Liquor Holiday Festival

Paul and Suzi Ruper, owners of the Keyboard Liquor Store, will be hosting their 13th Annual Holiday Wine & Cordial Tasting on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Valentini’s Supper Club beginning at 6:00PM. Numerous wines and spirits will be available for you to sample. cost for the event is $50 per person.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled last year. In 2019, approximately 100 people attended the event and sampled over 50 different wines and spirits. Attendees were able to purchase their favorite beverages and receive them in time for the holidays! Valentini’s added their flair with an elegant buffet of hors d’oeuvres. Paul & Suzi donated the proceeds from the event to the CCF ($2,900). CCF Advisory Board Members assisted in planning and helping with the event. 

Thanks so much for your support, Paul & Suzi! 


Join us in celebrating this very festive occasion! To RSVP, call Keyboard Liquor at 218-254-7271 or the CCF office at 218-254-1101. Hope to see you there!

Chisholm Economic Development Authority: Chisholm EDA Storefront Improvement Grant

Ready to spruce up your storefront? The Chisholm Economic Development Authority is offering grants of up to $2,000 to help pay for storefront improvements! Improvements that qualify include doors, windows, paint with heritage colors, signage, and interior improvements. Bids for projects are required with the grant application. The program is a reimbursement program.


Included below is the downloadable application; applications/ bids and questions should be directed to:

Stephanie Skraba, City Administer

Chisholm City Hall, 316 W Lake St

Chisholm, MN 55719



Iron Range Tourism Bureau: 2021 Spirit of Hospitality Award Winners!

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Iron Range Tourism Bureau (IRTB) Spirit of Hospitality Award Winners! The job of the IRTB is to promote tourism in the area and to showcase everything that the Iron Range has to offer; and the Spirit of Hospitality Awards are to highlight those who have excelled in doing just that. Thank all of you for being the shining example of who the Iron Range is, and great job at doing everything you do! The winners of this years awards are as follows:

  • Logan Murphy: Best Bartender, Northern Divide Bar and Eatery
  • Amanda Reed: Leader Award,  Milestones
  • Randali Watson: Role Model Award,  Milestones
  • Cassandra Massi: Best Server, Boomtown
  • Abby Frechette: Best in Retail, Giants Ridge
  • Lillian Remington: Best in Food Service, Coffee on Main
  • Lois Pajari: Best Guest Relations,  Cooks Country Connection
  • Carrie Moe: Best Hotel Services, Hampton Inn Hibbing
  • Tina Larson: Best in Behind-The-Scenes, Waschke Family Chrysler Dodge-Jeep Ram


If you would like to visit the IRTB to see everything that they do please follow the link HERE!

Chisholm Baptist Presents: Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing

On Friday December 3rd at 7PM World class bluegrass entertainers will be joining us at Chisholm Baptist Church here in Chisholm! Named in honor Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on stage rapport make them audience favorites across the US and Canada.

**Free to attend!**

To view the event visit Chisholm Baptist Church FB page HERE!