Polar Bear Days are Here Again!

It’s getting cold out there but that just means that there’s more to do now than ever! Starting Wednesday, February 9th- Saturday, February 26th. Confirmed events are listed below with more to come! Stay warm, Have fun!

 

For more updates visit Polar Bear Days on FB

 

Wednesday, February 9th

Thursday, February 10th

                          ~Kristy Balder presents “Flax to Linen: Traditional Methods from Field to Fabric”

                          ~Event is open and free to the public, Light refreshments provided

Friday, February 11th

                          ~$25/team-Male/Female Teams only, Sign up before or at 6PM 

Saturday, February 12th

  • “Sled the City” Sliding on 3rd Ave SW (Hill by Police Station) , 10 AM- 4 PM, Concessions available

                         ~Ice Skating and a Bonfire at the 1st St SW Park

                        ~DJ from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

                       ~Bring your own partner, Register at 6:00 PM, Play at 7:00 PM, $5/person

Monday, February 14th

                        ~Reservations Highly Recommended

Wednesday, February16th

                       ~5:30 PM-Side Raffles! Food! Fun!

Thursday, February 17th

                       ~$14 per Member, $16 per Non-Member. Prepaid Reservations Required

                       ~8 mile round trip hike to historic Glen Location

Saturday, February 19th

                      ~Registration 9-10AM, Fishing 10 AM- 2 PM

                      ~$10 per hole, adult- $5 under 18/Maximum of 2 holes per person

                      ~Concessions Available/ Free Hot Dog & Pop for Kids…Family Fun!

                      ~Contest will be cancelled if temperature or wind chill is zero or below at 8AM

                     ~Registration Fees $160 per team~includes breakfast/eyeopeners and pizza for dinner

                     ~Call Mandy Flack at (218) 969-3014 to register

                     ~Registration Deadline 2-15-2022

                     ~Register at 6 PM, Play at 7 PM, $5/person

Sunday, February 20th

Monday, February 21st

                    ~$10 Entry Fee, $0.50 set, 4 point, Play at 7 PM

Thursday, February 24th

Saturday, February 26th

                     ~Meet at 10 AM @ Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill

                     ~Leave for Ed Walberg Shelter (on the Chisholm ATV Trail) 11 AM

                     ~Ride to Northern TRAXX ATV Club Shelter (by Shannon Lake on the Chisholm ATV Trail) at 1PM

                    ~Lunch provided by Northern TRAXX ATV Club at 2 PM at the Northern TRAXX Shelter with a warm Bonfire

  • Polar Bear Pedal Fat Tire Bike Ride

                    ~ Meet at 12:00 PM

                    ~Spin a yarn, weave a rainbow ~ regular admission applies

                    ~Try some Hands On Projects ~ Make a woven paper greeting card and more!

                    ~Bingo, Games, Snacks!

                    ~Register at 1:00 PM, Play at 2:00 PM, $10/person

                   ~Fishbowl Drinks, $3 Margaritas, Hawaiian Costume Contest, Limbo Contest, Live Music

Totally 80’s! Power of the Purse

You’re invited to a totally tubular night of food and fun to support
UWNEMN’s Imagination Library program!

UWNEMN’s in-person Power of the Purse event is returning, and this time it’s going to be TOTALLY 80s! This popular ladies’ event will be held at the new Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia where guests will sample wines and cuisine, participate in exciting games and raffles, and bid on various auction items like purses, pampering packages, weekend getaways, and so much more! 

$15 virtual silent auction access only tickets are available for those who’d like to participate in the silent auction from the comfort of their homes.

About the Program

Imagination Library is an early childhood education initiative which provides FREE books to children, from birth to age five.  Once enrolled the child will receive a new, age appropriate book delivered in their name to their home once monthly until their fifth birthday as long as they are a resident of the UWNEMN service area (Iron Range, Koochiching County, and Lake of the Woods County).  

Emceed by CBS3 News Anchor Kristen Vake!

UWNEMN initiated the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program in 2008.  More than 300,000 books have since been delivered to children in our service area. 

 

To enroll a child to receive Imagination Library books, click here.

Making REEL Change Virtual Ice Fishing Tournament

January 13-17 join United Way of Northeast Minnesota in a virtual Ice Fishing Contest to support Smiles United!

Anglers ages 16+ are invited to take part in the Making REEL Change ice fishing tournament by fishing on any lake in public waters within St. Louis, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, or Itasca counties. One adult participant will win a LIFETIME MINNESOTA FISHING LICENSE! In addition to $200 L&M gift cards will be awarded to the winning fish in each category on the leadership board!

For each registered participant, a KIDS FISH Wild Card entry can be registered for children under the age of 16.

All fish entered in the tournament must be photographed, measured, and recorded with the FishDonkey app.

 HOW TO ENTER A FISH

Categories and leaderboards will update throughout the contest so check the leaderboards on your phone or on the website to follow the tournament progress.

The Award Categories for this contest are:

1. Largest Walleye/Sauger – measured by length

2. Largest Northern Pike – measured by length

3. Stringer of Three Crappies – measured by the total length of three fish (Each crappie must be uploaded individually – the app will keep your longest three.)

4. KIDS FISH Wild Card – one KIDS FISH winner will be randomly selected from all submitted fish (Fish caught by kids 15 years old and under can be submitted via a participating adult’s app for a chance to win a $50 L&M gift card!)

Proceeds from this contest will support UWNEMN’s Smiles United program, providing preventive and restorative dental care to patients of all ages who are uninsured or underinsured.  This program operates both at local schools and at UWNEMN’s office in Chisholm by way of a mobile dental unit. To learn more about the program, click here.

Winter Snowshoeing Adventure Hike

Saturday, January 22nd starting at 1:00pm

Grab the family or a friend and let’s go on a snowshoe adventure across MDC’s winter landscapes! We’ll embark on a 3 mile (round trip) hike to the historic Glen Location with our trained guides. Our guides will point out fun facts along the way and after our adventure, we will have a bonfire, smores and hot chocolate! 

The fee for this hike is $14 per member, $16 per non-member. This price includes snowshoe rentals (limited supply available) or bring your own snowshoes.  Must be 12 years of age or older, or parental guidance if younger.

Snowshoe course level – beginner. 

Pre-paid reservations are required!  Call 218-254-7959 today!

Please note that will we cancel the hike if the temperature is below zero. 

Norton Shield USCCA Certified Instruction in Permit-to-Carry Class

Interested in earning your permit-to-carry? Contact Norton Shield for certified instruction today!

Comprehensive Training

Our training emphasizes situational awareness, conflict avoidance, de-escalation, home preparedness, and closely studying the rules and laws surrounding responsible firearm ownership and carrying.

Experienced Instruction

Kevin Norton is certified by the USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) and the NRA (National Rifle Association). He also serves with the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (since 1992) and is its Executive Director.

USCCA Certified

The United States Concealed Carry Association’s mission is to help responsible Americans keep their families safe through life-saving education, industry-leading training, and self-defense liability insurance.

Jan 20th Thursday 5-8:30PM

Jan 29th Saturday 8:30-Noon

February 12th Saturday 8:30-Noon

February 22nd Tuesday 5-8:30PM

With any questions contact Norton Shield at (218) 231-1923

or at their website at

Interested in earning your permit-to-carry? Contact Norton Shield for certified instruction today!

Comprehensive Training

Our training emphasizes situational awareness, conflict avoidance, de-escalation, home preparedness, and closely studying the rules and laws surrounding responsible firearm ownership and carrying.

Experienced Instruction

Kevin Norton is certified by the USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) and the NRA (National Rifle Association). He also serves with the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (since 1992) and is its Executive Director.

USCCA Certified

The United States Concealed Carry Association’s mission is to help responsible Americans keep their families safe through life-saving education, industry-leading training, and self-defense liability insurance.

Jan 20th Thursday 5-8:30PM

Jan 29th Saturday 8:30-Noon

February 12th Saturday 8:30-Noon

February 22nd Tuesday 5-8:30PM

With any questions contact Norton Shield at (218) 231-1923

or make your reservation today at their website at Nortonshield.com

First National Bank of Chisholm: Now Hiring

First National Bank of Chisholm is Now Hiring for the position of Teller/ Customer Service Representative.

Benefits Include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401(k) With Employer Match

$10-$18/hr Depending on Experience

(218) 254-3371

City of Chisholm: Now Hiring Heavy Equipment Operator/ Truck Drivers

The City of Chisholm is accepting applications for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator/ Truck Driver/ Utility.

 

Job Definition:

Under general supervision, operates small to heavy motorized vehicles and equipment, assists with Utility/ Labor duties throughout the City of Chisholm.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent AND 3 years of verifiable experience in the operation of small to heavy motorized vehicles and equipment.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a minimum of a valid State of Minnesota Class B Commercial Driver’s License.

Pay Scale:

This is a Class II, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AESCME) position with a pay rate of $29.43 per hour upon completion of 120 working shifts of a probationary period. The first 120 shifts worked are paid at 90% of pay scale. After 120 shifts worked, pay is 100% of pay scale.

 

The application and full job description with requirements can be located on the City of Chisholm website HERE or at City Hall.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and a completed City of Chisholm employment application by 4PM on Monday, January 3rd, 2022.

 

Mail: 

City of Chisholm

Attn: Administration

316 W Lake St

Chisholm, MN 55719

 

Email:

mgornick@ci.chisholm.mn.us

 

Fax:

(218)-254-7955

 

If you have any questions please call (218)-254-7904

City of Chisholm: Join Our Ambulance Service

Join The City of Chisholm’s Ambulance Service today! Paid-on-call EMTs receive $12.50/hr

  • Flexible schedules
  • Progressive, evidence based clinical protocols
  • Paid training
  • Initial EMT training tuition assistance available
  • Help build a new city service department!

go to www.ci.chisholm.mn.us/jobs to apply! With questions contact Ambulance Director Jessica Davis at jdavis@chisholm.mn.us or at 218-254-7902

Chisholm KIDS PLUS Presents: 3rd Annual Adult Prom

Are you ready to relive your high school prom? Come out to Valentini’s in Chisholm to experience a night of fun and dancing dressed up in your best On January 29th 8PM-Midnight

Grab a date or a group of friends! Ladies throw on your old prom dress or bridesmaids gown; men throw on a tux, suit, or sport coat! It doesn’t matter how old or new, anything goes! Repeat outfits welcome!

 

$30 per person or $50/per couple

Tickets include: Appetizers, dance, and photo booth

Cash bar on site

 

Purchase Tickets Here

 

**Tickets must be purchased in advance! We will not be selling tickets at the door.

This is a fundraiser to support KIDS PLUS programming.

 

If you would like to know more about what KIDS PLUS does visit their FB Here