Bob Dylan and the Beatles Speaker Series at MDC

Discover our new speaker series! 

Join us for a complimentary evening presentation and fantastic food at the Minnesota Discovery Center on April 14th from 6:00pm-8:30pm. The Minnesota Discovery Center will be hosting Hibbing Community College Instructor Steve Potts and special guest Joseph Donnelly, author of an upcoming new book on Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Together, Steve and Joe will present on a multitude of fascinating topics as it relates to Bob Dylan and the Beatles and Bob Dylan and John Lennon.

Starting at 6:00pm, The Rustic Pig’s new Executive Chef will serve delicious chef inspired appetizers prior to the speaker series presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Appetizers free while supplies last. 

April 14th 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Minnesota Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Drive Chisholm. 


A life-long admirer, Joe Donnelly has studied Bob Dylan and the Beatles – especially John Lennon – for many years. He is interested how they influenced each other and helped drive each other to greatness and phenomenal cultural impact.   

A writer and a photographer, Joe has held several one-person photo exhibits, including his “Shot in the Dark” exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis of images taken in near total darkness. He has also exhibited work paying homage to and emulating the work of Pictorialist masters of the early 20th century.

Born and raised in the New York metropolitan area, Joe studied Biology and English in Vermont followed by graduate school at the University of Iowa. He worked in Health Care group laboratories at 3M for many years.  He resides with his wife Becky Thorson in Minneapolis.

Chisholm Sportsmen’s Club 100th Annual Banquet

On April 30th at Jim’s Sports Bar & Grill The Chisholm Sportsmen’s 100th Annual Banquet will be held. Keep an eye out for a ticket for your chance at a commemorative engraved rifle!


All are Welcome!

Get Your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class “A” or “B”

This online classroom and behind the wheel (BTW) program covers it all!

You will also test at the Department of Motor Vehicles with one of the trucks from our fleet.

The course is four weeks of online/ self-practiced classroom along with 25 (Class B) or 50 hours (Class A) of behind the wheel hours, and required DOT physical and Drug Screening.
Driving is self scheduled with one of our instructors in Hibbing or Grand Rapids.
“The need for truck drivers should rise as households and businesses increase their spending and their demand for goods.”
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
CDL Online Training: $495.00
BTW Class A: $4,500
BTW Class B: $2,000
To Register:
Email CDL registration form to
Call Advanced MN @ (218)262-7270
Contact your local Workforce Center for possible scholarships.
Assistance is dependent on qualifying and if funds are available.
Classes may be subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment for that session.

Chisholm Economic Development Authority (EDA)

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


Black Bear Bakery’s Last Week

It is with a heavy heart that we regretfully say goodbye to Black Bear Bakery.

Iona Lutt, owner of Black Bear Bakery will be closing down the location due to health. We wish nothing but the best for her and her family and Chisholm will greatly miss the smell of baked goods on Lake Street.
I will certainly miss the absolute BEST Tuna Melts I have ever had.

The City of Chisholm loves you, and we will miss you.

Stop in before their permanent closure for breakfast or lunch and show support for a family that has added a dash of flavor and warmth to Chisholm.