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St. Joseph’s Fall Bazaar

Everyone is welcome and invited to St. Joseph’s Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 14th 2023 from 11am-2pm! There will be a silent auction until 1:30pm along with a raffle drawing until 2pm and lunch (there is a fee for lunch!). Don’t miss out on some in town community fun, and if you would like to know more about St. Joseph’s church, their mission and future events visit them on their official website and see what else they have coming up.

And make sure to get your raffle tickets in advance for a chance to get some extra Christmas cash!

St. Joesph’s Fall Bazaar Raffle

Raffle tickets for St. Joseph’s Fall Bazaar can be purchased after mass at the church, at Keyboard Liquor, Valentini’s Supper Club, or by contacting Holly Baumgard or by sending raffle payment to her Venmo at “@Holly-Baumgard”! Tickets are $10 each and raffle participants do not have to be present in order to win. Raffle Prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Prize – $500
  • 2nd Prize – $400
  • 3rd Prize – $300
  • 4th Prize – $200
  • 5th Prize – $100

Would you like to see more news and events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our official Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Lake Street Trick or Treat

On October 30th we will be having our Lake Street Trick or Treat event throughout downtown Chisholm! Kids will trick or treat storefront to storefront through downtown Chisholm dressed up in their costumes to transform Lake Street into the spookiest place on The Range and will collect their treats from all participating storefront locations in a safe and fun environment! Local businesses will open their doors and provide a variety of candies, snacks, and treats for the kids to grab (and we hope all of you adults will be dressed up too, it is the reason for the season!) 

Last year’s Lake Street Trick or Treat was a smashing hit and we filled Chisholm with all manner of witches, ghosts, ghouls, heroes & villains. We hope to see everyone having just as much fun (if not more) as last year’s event. A full list of participating locations will be made available as the date approaches and will be available here or on our socials!  

And don’t miss out on the Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade that will be following the Trick or Treating! Bring your pets in costume and let them get in on the Halloween festivities!

Participating Locations:

Ends at 4PM-

Park State Bank

 

Ends at 4:30PM-

NHS Northstar

Iron Country Realty

Van Baak Insurance Agency

 

Ends at 5PM-

Chisholm Public Library

Bechthold Jensen Eye Care

Hairworx

Mary’s Lake Street Floral

Rupp Furniture & Carpet

Northbound Realty

30 West Fitness & Rec

First National Bank

 

Ends at 5:30PM-

Chisholm City Hall

Chisholm Youth Center

Keyboard Liquor

Tri-Sure Financial 

 

Ends at 6PM- 

VEMA

Black Bear Bakery & Café

Casey Drug

Chisholm Fire Department

Chisholm Chamber/Tax Tyme

Choppy’s Pizza & Restaurant

Ivanca Insurance

Martin Motors

Precious Paws

Snickers Pizza & Pub

Tom & Jerry’s

Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill*

Healthy Vibes/Chisholm Assembly of God Church**

Valentini’s Supper Club

 

*Selfie Station

**Activities for Kids

 

Want to know about more news & upcoming events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Chamber website for more!

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Trolley in the Dark Tours

Get ready for a spooky & historic time at Minnesota Discovery Center with the return of their Trolley in the Dark Tours! Just in time for Halloween, and on Friday the 13th no less! There’s something spooky about being in a historic place… in the dark! Come ride our historic trolley and get a tour of the Glen Location after hours. Guests can bring in their own flashlights, but it’s scarier in the dark! 

There’s something about October that makes everything just a little spookier, maybe it’s the chill in the air or how the hours seem to wind back and the dark creeps up faster than those daylit summer hours. Mix that together with a historic location and the heaviness of October night and you have a recipe for some spooky fun! Great idea to bring the kids out for, or bring a date!

If you have not experienced the Trolley in the Dark Tours before it’s absolutely something to experience and is the perfect way to dip your toes into the Halloween season! Try and find your way there, by flashlight or braving the dark!

Call 218-254-7959 to make your reservation for one of the following times:

  • 7pm
  • 8pm
  • 9pm
  • 10pm

Tickets are $15 per Non-Member, $14 per Member

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Trolley Pumpkin Day

We are excited to announce the return of Trolley Pumpkin Day Sunday, October 8th & Sunday October 15th 2023 at Minnesota Discovery Center! Ride their historic trolley through the beautiful fall foliage to the Glen Location pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin! Before or after you get back from the pumpkin patch, stop by and say hello to the animals brought by Cook’s Country Connection petting zoo! Trolley runs will take place every hour on the hour from 10am-4pm, see scheduled runs below. Enjoy free hot apple cider and cocoa at the event! COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!

Scheduled Trolley Runs October 8th & 15th: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, & 4pm

Trolley Pumpkin Day is the perfect opportunity to make the spookiest time of year come alive and spectacular for the kids. It’s sure to be a great time and you can pick out that perfect pumpkin to carve to complete your Halloween home decorations! 

CALL 218-254-7959 TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS! Limited supply available, first come first serve. The trolley is handicap accessible.

PRICING: (All ticket purchases include MDC admission, trolley ride, 1 pumpkin per person, & free hot chocolate, coffee, and/or apple cider!)

  • Non-Members: $15 per person 
  • MDC Members: $14 per person
  • Discovery Pass Members: $12 per person

Experience the scenic foliage of The Redhead from the view of the historic MDC trolley and soak in the best part of the season: Halloween fun!

If you would like to see more news and events in the Chisholm area visit our official  Chisholm Chamber website!

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Flashlight Clueseum

The Flashlight Clueseum is back at Minnesota Discovery Center for the Halloween season on October 20th & 27th at 8PM!

Sometimes, the things you see in the shadows are more than just shadows. Flashlight Clueseum is back and we need you to solve the mystery but this time, in the dark.  The clues are harder than ever and the dark will definitely make things more difficult! 

Fastest to finish will win a prize!  

Never played?  It’s like the game Clue to an extent.  You must solve the riddles provided to rule out who did it, with what weapon, and in what room.  As you read the riddles, you’ll be directed to a specific part of the museum or exhibit.  There you will try to pin point what the riddle exactly means and you will find a picture of a person or weapon (not obvious mind you – this is going to be HARD!).  Once you find that picture, you will cross that picture off of your clue board and that means that the picture you found is not the answer to the mystery (aka the murderer or the weapon used).  If you like solving riddles – this game is for you!

To play the game, it only costs $14 per Non-Member, $13 per Member

 

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Side Lake Fall Festival

Side Lake Fall Festival set for Saturday October 7th! Crisp air and the gorgeous autumn colors have arrived!  Enjoy a family fun event at the Side Lake Community Center from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The Fall Festival and Costume Party are free to attend and all are welcome. 

  • Pony Rides
  • Cooks Country Connection Animals
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Archery
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Snacks
  • Hot Beverages

Free hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks and drinks will be available while supplies last. Sit by the fire and take in the live music with a cup of hot cider while the kids visit animals from Cook’s Country Connection. 

Event planners Julie Marinucci and Talia Sandys agree, “Side Lake is stunning in the Fall – we invite everyone to share our community and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with excitement for kids of all ages!”

The Side Lake Fall Festival activities also include archery, pumpkin decorating, crafts, games and prizes. The first 150 kids will take home a pumpkin, as well.

Committee Chair Judy Kelly adds, “This is our last of five community events this year. We had tremendous support from the township, community and sponsors and as a result were able to put together events for every season at the lake.”

Visit them at their website to see more as well as updates!

Want to see more updates and news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Chamber website for more!

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PathBlazers Appreciation Day

The PathBlazers Appreciation Day will be taking place on September 30th from Noon-4PMand are inviting ALL Chisholm Chamber Members & Board Members to attend! The PathBlazers Snowmobile Club is responsible for the grooming and maintenance of our local snowmobile trails and are composed of members who love what our local trail systems offer and work hard to make sure that everyone can enjoy them during the winter months.

Stop in and meet the PathBlazers Snowmobile Club members, see their new building, check out their latest trail grooming equipment that they have purchased to keep our trails healthy, enjoy some BBQ, fixings, desserts, and soft beverages too!

More about The PathBlazers Snowmobile Club

PathBlazers are a Region 2 MNUSA club responsible for trail maintenance and construction in the Iron Range cities of Chisholm, Hibbing, and Side Lake, Minnesota.  The club is made up of over 150 avid snowmobilers who are dedicated to the promotion and safety of snowmobiling through youth safety training, adult education, safety advertisements, and providing safe trails.  New family and business members welcome!

Membership is very important when it comes to the support of snowmobiling and keeping the trails we enjoy open, even if you are not able to help out directly within the club. PathBlazers are a 100% volunteer organization, which has built and maintained over 66+ miles of Grant-In-Aid Trails throughout the Chisholm, Hibbing, Side Lake and Buhl areas. Their mission is to keep maintaining the trails and serving these areas for years to come, but they need your help!

As a club, they work together to maintain trails and equipment which provide the community with the best snowmobile riding in the area. The PathBlazers are also involved in such activities as overnight club rides, kids rides a community events, safety instruction for young riders, and assisting local fishing events, just to name a few.

Want to join? Visit them at their website and become a PathBlazer!



Want to see more Chisholm news & upcoming events? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!

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Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade

The Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade will be taking place in downtown Chisholm on Monday, October 30th 2023 from 6PM-7PM! Everyone should be able to enjoy the spirit of Halloween, including our furry friends! Participants will be meeting in Kiwanis Park by the bridge entrance of Chisholm, all pets must be leashed. All pets are welcomed too of course!

The Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade will be taking place shortly after Lake Street Trick-or-Treat so if you already have the kids out make sure to stick around for the show! We had some great pet costumes last year, but not nearly enough cats!

All participating pets in the parade will get some new toys (both cat & dog toys are provided) and all of the attention your furry family members deserve!

We will also be providing a drop off tub for Precious Paws at the Kiwanis Park meeting area for donations to our sheltered animals who are also in need of and deserving of our love! If you would like to learn more about Precious Paws and what they do or if you would like to volunteer please visit them at their website! There are so many wonderful animals there that would benefit greatly from a little extra love!

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MDC Creative Lab

Welcome to the brand new MDC Creative Lab for their Media Arts School! In partnership with Zeitgeist Film Duluth, Minnesota Discovery Center has recently opened up their latest addition to their learning center that includes iMac computers loaded with creative design and editing software, meeting rooms, multi-media studios, film/video equipment for on-site phot/video shoots & projects, digital tools & more!

Their goal is to empower, support, and educate Northland community members ages 16+ as active participants in shaping our culture, and engage diverse communities to rethink the way we view film, art, and local storytelling. We provide access and a platform to work, learn, create, and experience filmmaking and media production in our community. 

Want to know more? Visit Minnesota Discovery Center at their website for more info!

Interested in checking it out and seeing what is possible with equipment & software designed specifically for creative projects? Register for one of their upcoming classes!

Check out some of their classes, which are featured below and sign up for a chance at learning the trade with top of the line software and equipment!

When:

MDC Creative Lab: Editing Workshops beginning on September 27thVisit the event to sign up!

If you would like to learn more about upcoming events & news in the Chisholm area, visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Architectural Resources Inc. Merger

The Architectural Resources Inc. merger with the architecture and engineering firm, Widseth, will be effective as of August 1st, 2023. With offices in Hibbing and Duluth, Minn., ARI has been offering architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, interior design, and landscape architecture design services across Minnesota and Wisconsin for more than 50 years.

This partnership will allow Widseth the ability to grow in key markets. A history of collaboration on 11 prior projects, including significant undertakings like the Brainerd Schools, laid the foundation for this merger.

Katie Hildenbrand, former president of ARI stated, “The cultural alignment and shared values between ARI and Widseth led to meaningful discussions, fostering an environment where joining forces became a natural next step. Merging with Widseth allows us the ability to offer an expanded suite of services to our long-time clients and the additional resources to continue to take on small and large-scale projects in our communities.”

Widseth president Tim Ramerth added, “All of us at Widseth are excited to build on our history of collaboration with our newest colleagues. For our clients, bringing our firms together creates dynamic teams with a new depth of expertise, geographic reach, and level of service—making sure they have a superior client experience. Expanding services and growing our offices to better serve our clients is an important strategic initiative for Widseth. We are looking forward to our journey together.”

Katie Hildenbrand, CID, Ryan Erspamer, AIA, David Jordan, PE, and Karl Larsen, RA, are joining Widseth as vice presidents in the firm and will maintain their leadership roles in the Duluth and Hibbing offices. ARI also brings a talented team of 32 employees who will seamlessly integrate into Widseth, enriching the firm’s capabilities and expanding its reach across northeastern Minnesota and into Wisconsin.

Widseth’s footprint now extends to 12 locations, including Alexandria, Baxter/Brainerd, Bemidji, Crookston, Duluth, East Grand Forks, Hibbing, Mankato, Perham, Rochester, and Wyoming in Minnesota, as well as Grand Forks, North Dakota.

If you would like to read more about the Architectural Resources Inc. merger and Widseth, visit their official website!

Want to see more news & upcoming events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our official Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!