Garbage Can Street Art Contest Winners

The City of Chisholm along with the Chisholm Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce our winners of the Garbage Can Street Art Contest. We want to thank all 27 participants who put their artistic talents and abilities into making beautiful street art.  We had a tie for 3rd place, these winners will split the Chisholm Chamber bucks prize.


1st Place Winner: Carrie Luoma $500.00

2nd Place Winner: Matt Hartl $300.00

3rd Place Winner: Cory and Mary Lundin $50.00

3rd Place Winner: Scott and Gretchen Mousseau $50.00

Winners may pick up their Chamber bucks at the Chisholm Chamber of Commerce. Please contact Shannon Kishel-Roche to arrange pick up. 218.254.7930

Hibbing Community College Building Naming Celebration

Join Hibbing Community College (HCC) on Friday, October 8th, 2021, in celebrating new names for buildings and common spaces.

The renaming process began with HCC seeking nominations from community members, students, faculty, alumni, and staff. Historically, campus buildings have been labelled by letter; however, with HCC having completed a major renovation project, the college recognized an opportunity to assign more meaningful names to its buildings and common spaces. As nominations were received, an HCC committee consisting of HCC faculty, staff, administrations, students, alumni, and community members made the final naming recommendations, which were approved by the chancellor of the Minnesota State system.

New memorable names will now offer clarity for students and visitors while also honoring HCC’s century-long history of providing affordable higher education for the Iron Range.

The Building Naming Celebration will take place on Friday October 8th, 2021, and will honor individuals and groups that have made a lasting impact on the Hibbing Community College. The public is welcome to attend.

Schedule of Events

4:00 p.m.  Welcome & Presentation

5:00 p.m.  Ribbon Cutting & Social Hour

6:30 p.m.  Athletics Recognition & Hall of Fame Inductees

Path Blazers Snowmobile Club: Open House

The Path Blazers Snowmobile Club is proud to call Chisholm “home” and would like to invite you to their Open House on Saturday, October 2nd from 11-3. The Open House will take place at their new Club House/ Maintenance Building in Chisholm, located at 119 6th St SE in the Chisholm Industrial Park.

Come check out their new facility, see the Grooming Equipment up close, meet the club members, learn about the great family sport of snowmobiling and their trail system while enjoying FREE burgers, hot dogs, chips, and beverages!

Visit their FB HERE


Chisholm Community Education: Northern Lights Painting

Try your hand at water-miscible oil painting. Instructor will help participants to create a Northern Lights painting using an 11×14 stretched canvas and water-miscible oil paint.

No experience necessary-all skill levels welcome.

Ages 15-Adult

Time: 5:30-7:00

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Cost: $25/participant

Location: Chisholm Elementary Cafeteria.


(Must have 4 registered participants to conduct the class)

Registration deadline is Nov. 7th, 2021


To contact them or to register visit their website  

Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants: DEED Applications Begin September 20th

Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grants to Begin Accepting
Applications September 20;
Informational Resources Available Today

More than $64 million is available in grants for Minnesota businesses that experienced financial
hardship due to COVID-19.

St. Paul – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will begin accepting applications for the Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program on September 20th. This program was approved by the Minnesota State Legislature and signed by Gov. Tim Walz on June 30, 2021.  

A total of $64,200,000 is available in grants for Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Businesses that are majority-owned by military veterans, women, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color individuals; employ 6 people or fewer; and/or did not receive previous assistance from other state relief programs will be prioritized in the selection process. Funding will be distributed in a 50/50 split between the Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota.   

Applicants that qualify and are selected will receive a grant amount between $10,000 and $25,000 based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees on staff. To be eligible, businesses must operate in Minnesota and be majority owned by a resident of Minnesota. Additional eligibility requirements and application information can be found at DEED’s Main Street COVID Relief Grants Program page

“We know many small businesses are still feeling the lingering effects of the darkest days of the pandemic, so we’re eager to get this money into their pockets,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “We know small businesses are big drivers of the job growth we need in our economy and hope businesses across the state apply for these funds.” 

Previous relief programs include the Small Business Emergency Loan program, the Small Business Relief Grant Program, the Movie Theater and Convention Center Relief Grant program, and the County Relief Grant program. 

We will be holding informational sessions; please find the dates and details below.  

If you have questions, you can email We will also be keeping our Frequently Asked Questions updated as we get inquires. Additionally, you will be able to find translated program information on our website in Hmong, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. You can also watch our How To Apply For The Minnesota Main Street COVID Relief Grant video in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.   

Applications will be reviewed and awards will be disbursed and administered by qualified local and regionally based nonprofit organizations. Grant funds received by individual businesses shall be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, and other similar expenses that occur or have occurred since March 12, 2020, in the regular course of business. 

The application portal will open September 20, 2021 and will accept applications for 10 days after opening. Applications will close on September 29 at 11:59 p.m. Afterward, grant applications will be selected for consideration through a computer-generated, randomized selection process.  

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow us on Twitter.


Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.


·         Eligibility

To qualify, an applicant must:

·         Be private for-profit business or non-profit organization (that earns revenue in ways similar to a business) with primary operations located in the state of Minnesota.

·         Be at least 50% owned by one or more resident(s) of Minnesota.

·         Employee the equivalent of 200 full-time workers or less.

·         Be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

·         Minimum total sales or revenue of at least $10,000 for the 2020 or 2019 tax year.

In making awards, there are minimum set asides for various targeted groups and categories of businesses.

·         50% of funds will be available for businesses based in Greater Minnesota.

·         50% of funds will be available for businesses based in the 7-county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties).

·         A minimum amount of funds must be awarded as follows:

o $18 million for businesses with six or fewer full-time workers.

o $10 million for businesses that are majority owned and operated by Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC).

o $2.5 million for businesses that are majority owned and operated by veterans.

o $2.5 million for businesses that are majority owned and operated by women.

Applicants will receive a grant amount based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTEs) employees on staff.

  • $10,000 – 6 FTEs or less.
  • $15,000 – Between 7 and 49 FTEs
  • $20,000 – Between 50 and 99 FTEs
  • $25,000 – Between 100 and 200 FTEs

Minnesota Discovery Center: Crowdfunding Digital Campaign Launch for Redhead Phase 2 Expansion

Starting Friday September 3rd 2021, The MDC will be launching a public crowdfunding campaign at to help fund the planned expansion of The Redhead MTB Park. The goal is to raise $100,000 from the public between September 3rd and October 3rd but will continue accepting donations after that deadline and until the project is fully funded. Funds raised during the campaign will directly support the phase 2 expansion plan, offsetting the total cost of the project. Members of the public  are invited to visit The Redhead crowdfunding campaign website HERE and social media platforms to follow and discover more about the project and support it with a donation.


As part of the campaign, the MDC will host a community fundraiser and screening of the documentary “Reclaimed”, a short film sharing a glimpse of the tory of The Redhead MTB Park, at the MDC theater. A date for this screening will be announced soon on the MDC and GoRedhead websites at and

“We are thrilled to be officially launching this campaign and inviting the public behind the fences of the mines that built America,” said Jordan Metsa, MDC Fund Development and Marketing Coordinator. “A lot of hard work went into producing this campaign and we hope it helps people get excited about the unearthed potential Redhead has.”

The Phase 2 expansion project is anticipated to cost approximately $1.9 million and would include up to 14 additional miles with some wider trails for adaptive cycling and competitive racing, a mining themed paved pump track, a robust skills course, and enhanced user amenities throughout the trail system i.e. changing stations, water stations, bike pump stations, shade shacks, historical and interpretive signage, and more.

Behind the scenes, The MDC will be foraging new private and public partnerships, seeking community sponsors, and writing grants in a combined effort to raise the funds needed to complete the expansion of Redhead into its full potential as a world-class recreational destination.

“By acquiring phase 2 funding, one thing we can do is incorporate our museum into Redhead, offering a sort of educational experience as well as the recreational one everyone is coming for,” said Donna Johnson, Executive Director of the MDC. “This funding will not only build out the full experience Redhead offers, but it will allow us to share the rich history that is unique to this region.”

The expansion will help attract new visitors to the Iron Range, help the park attract new events, make the park more accessible and accommodating to beginning riders and individuals with disabilities, and promote healthy and vibrant communities. To recognize donors who contribute, the MDC will have a sign manufactured portraying the names of donors. The sign will be placed at the trailhead once the project is complete.

Chisholm Sportsmen’s Club 99th Annual Crow Feed & Trap Shoot

Saturday September 18th 2021 (Noon) at the Club Rifle Range The Chisholm Sportsmen’s Club will be hosing its 99th Annual Crow Feed and Trap Shoot.


Trophies: 4 Classes

-Regular Shoot Off

-Old Timers Division

-Kids Division (16 & Under)

-Annie Oakley


Membership, Meal, and Raffle tickets available at site; Adults $20 Meal, Kids 14 & Under $10. Covid Special- All memberships FREE.

Everyone is welcome, menu will include Roast Pork, Sliced Beef, Italian Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Salads, Rolls & Butter.

The Hibbing/ Chisholm MDHA Chapter: 40th Annual Banquet

Wednesday October 6th, 2021 at the Hibbing Memorial building The Hibbing/Chisholm Chapter of MDHA will be hosting its 40th Annual Banquet. Doors open at 4PM and Dinner will be at 6PM.


Adults- $65

Forkhorns (17 and under)- $30

Life Members- $30

Price includes admission, one year membership in MDHA, meal, and door prize drawings.

Postmark your registration by September 17th, 2021 and you will be eligible to enter into the “Sunrise Drawing” where you could win a Remington Stainless CDL 700 25-06. 

All forkhorns registering by September 17th, 2021 will also be eligible to enter into a separate “Sunrise Drawing”. Forkhorns entering will have a chance to win a Savage Axis 243.

There will be raffles throughout the evening, ticket packets will not be available the night of the banquet– so purchase them now for your chance to win!


Make sure to register now! Seating is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door. The last day of registration is September 27th and then only if spaces are available.

Visit the MDHA website HERE.

Bands, Brews, & BBQ At The Rustic Pig

The Rustic Pig is now open every Thursday and Friday from 11AM-7PM and offering a mouthwatering full food and beverage menu. Live music from 5PM-7PM and featured entrees served from 4PM-7PM.

Thursday August 26th: Shawn Lappi performing from 5PM-7PM

Friday August 27th: Horse Fzce performing from 5PM-7PM

Pulled Beef Tacos, Mock Beef Tacos (Vegetarian), and Blueberry Collins will be the featured menu items and cocktail.

Come out and enjoy music and BBQ. (Pulled pork tacos sound like they would hit the spot right about now 🤤)


Visit The Rustic Pig FB HERE for more updates and details!


Valentini’s Supper Club: Annual Burger Bash

On Wednesday, September 29th 2021 from 4PM-6:30PM Valentini’s Supper Club will be holding their annual Burger Bash! Get ready to fill up and come out for a good time!

Tickets are $10 per person, baskets include a hamburger/cheeseburger, fries and a cookie.

Curbside pick-up and dine in available. Make checks payable to Valentini’s Supper Club.

Tickets available at Valentini’s or the CCF office at 218-966-3223


Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Community Foundation!