Chisholm Public Schools: Public Meeting

Community Event For All


Please join Chisholm Public Schools for a meal and dialogue about our comprehensive assessment findings, facility plan options and potential Operating and Bond election on November 8, 2022.
Come give your feedback as your voice is valuable and we want your input!
Please RSVP

WHERE: Valentini’s Supper Club 31 W Lake St, Chisholm 55719

WHEN: April 20 5:30pm-8:30pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:00pm)

Students are welcome!

Childcare is provided!

Please invite other members of our community!

Meal will be served!


We also encourage everyone to take a tour of the facilities so that everyone can better see all of the changes that must be made. Building Tours will be conducted as follows:

  • Vaughan Steffensrud- 3:45pm 

  • High School- 4:15pm

  • Elementary School- 4:45pm

(Building Tours will meet at the entrances of each respective facility at the listed time)

The best way to see what needs to be done is through a tour and so we urge all community members to come out and take a walk through!




All community members are encouraged to attend. To ensure there will be enough food, please RSVP your attendance to:


Lisa Aldrich

218-254-5726 x2900

The City of Chisholm: Temporary/Seasonal Casual Laborers Needed!

The City of Chisholm: Now Hiring Temporary/Seasonal Casual Labor

  • Public Works
  • Cemetery
  • Campground
  • Redhead MTB Park
Preferred applicants must be 18 years of age by June 1, 2022. There may be some positions open in the Public Works Department for applicants that are 16 years of age by June 1, 2022.
The application and full job description with requirements can be located on City of Chisholm website:
Applicants are required to submit a completed City of Chisholm employment application by 4:00pm on Friday, April 22, 2022. Applicants after April 22 will be put on a waiting list for 3 months should there be future openings.

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.

Legacy of Play H2O: Help Chisholm Build a Splash Pad!


Kiwanis International , in partnership with Landscape Structures, has a new contest!

Legacy of Play H20 will donate $50,000 to one project that gets the top ten VOTES from March 3rd-March 17th. So we need everyone in Chisholm to help Kiwanis Club get something great for Chisholm that everyone can enjoy! 

To place your vote:

  • Either use one of the QR codes we have placed throughout Chisholm on our promotional flyers or us the link below.
  • Click on the heart icon
  • Input your email and Legacy of Play will send you a code
  • Input the code sent to your email to validate your vote
  • And then let other people know about the vote, because we want everyone to raise their voice to help make this happen!


Place your vote!


Regional Economic Indicators Forum: Business Confidence Survey

Please help the College of St. Scholastica complete their spring 2022 Business Confidence Survey for Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin!

The survey only takes 5 minutes, is anonymous, and results will be distributed both at the Regional Economic Indicators Forum at the DECC on April 5, 2022 and will be available for free online at the REIF information page below.

Survey Link:

About REIF:

Mediacom Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

I have some more great news to share from Mediacom! 

We are participating in the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) which is a new program designed to help more Americans lower the monthly cost of home internet service. 

With more people than ever before working and studying from home due to the COVID pandemic, access to high-speed
broadband is a necessity for most families,” said Ed Pardini, Mediacom’s senior vice president of field operations. “By
participating in ACP and launching C2C+, we hope to provide more opportunities for low-income households to get and
stay connected to the internet.”

In addition to this, Mediacom has launched a new internet service called Connect2Compet-Plus (C2C+) with a $30 per month price including modem and unlimited data for qualifying households.  The new C2C+ tier delivers internet download speeds of up to 50 Mbps and is one of many speed options available to customers who participate in the ACP.

The ACP benefit is available to both new and existing Mediacom customers who qualify. Households interested in participating in the ACP must confirm eligibility through the Affordable Connectivity Website.

Eligible participants should call 855-330-6918 (toll free)

or visit