United Way Sandbag Bus: Volunteers Needed

United Way Sandbag Bus volunteers are needed! Our friends and neighbors in the northernmost part of Minnesota have been battling flooding for almost four weeks straight with no end in sight. Help United Way of Northeast Minnesota in showing them support-and provide relief to exhausted volunteers-by filling buses with Iron Rangers this month!

What: Sign up to fill or place sandbags in the International Falls/Kabetogama area! (Transportation, light breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided)

When: The United Way Sandbag Bus departs United Way’s building at 7 am and returns at 5 pm the following days – June 8th, June 9th, June 14th, June 15th

Who: Groups and individuals 16+ can sign up now on United Way’s Volunteer Portal and become United Way Sandbag Bus Volunteers!

 

When Spring hits, as many northern Minnesotans know, there can often be a lot of flooding. This year has been especially hard on our northernmost neighbors and it is within our power to do something to help. United Way is piling up Iron Ranger Volunteers in the Sandbag Bus to pack and set sandbags to help prevent further damage. We encourage everyone with time to spare to assist in this endeavor because when our neighbors suffer, so do we. 

Click HERE to sign up!

 

Chisholm Chamber

Chisholm Public Schools: Public Meeting

All Chisholm Residents Invited to Attend!

All attendees should RSVP so that enough food can be provided during an important discussion on needed fixes for our local schools. We would love as much of the community as possible to attend!

Where: Valentini’s Supper Club

When: June 7th at 6 p.m.

Meet Up & Chow Down

United Way Meet Up & Chow Down Volunteers

United Way of Northeast Minnesota needs your help to keep this summer’s Meet Up and Chow Down sites open all summer long. We do not have enough staff to attend to all sites in need of volunteers to hand out free summer lunches to children! 

United Way Meet Up & Chow Down volunteers needed as the program ramps up! Anyone who is able to assist would be greatly appreciated and the work is fun & fulfilling! The United Way Meet Up & Chow Down program provides free lunch for kids and is located in multiple locations around The Iron Range.

United Way has several programs besides which are also looking for volunteers as well. Visit their website to learn more or to sign up for one of their programs and get involved in the community

June Volunteer Needs (Urgent)

Tuesdays:

  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Virginia HRA

Wednesdays:

  • Virginia HRA

Thursdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

 

July Volunteer Needs

Tuesdays:

  • Hibbing Bennett Park

Thursdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

 

August Volunteer Needs

Tuesdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

Wednesdays:

  • Virginia HRA

Thursdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

 

Full Volunteer List and Sign Ups!

 

Chisholm Chamber

Speaker Series on Vietnam (FREE)

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s United for Veterans committee is proud to present this free speaker series with HCC professor Steve Potts.

When: Monday June 6 (6-8 pm) and Monday June 13 (6-8 pm)

Where: Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm (Complimentary appetizers provided!)

 
The series is a great way to prepare for the arrival of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica, coming to Chisholm Football Field June 23-26.
No registration is required for these free events. Seating will be first come, first served.

Certified Tourism Ambassador Program Class

Serve excellence with a hearty side of local knowledge.

Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTAs) know the Iron Range.

In just one class, earn your CTA certification and learn how to create a more memorable visitor experience. Participants will gain an improved knowledge of area history, events and attractions, learn how to network with peers and mentors, explore customer service scenarios through group activities, and have access to special and offers & events throughout the year!

Next Class Offering:

Tuesday, May 24, 8:30 a.m.- noon

Mesabi Station, 111 Station 44 Road, Eveleth, MN 55734

To Register:

Contact Beth: (218) 749-8161 or beth@ironrange.org

Training is $25/person

Minnesota Mountain Bike Series

Register for the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series and get in on some races this summer!

Coming to The Redhead MTB Park this Sunday, May 22 2022!

2022 MNMBS 2 – REDHEAD, CHISHOLM, MN – MAY 22

 

2022 Races

2022 MNMBS 1 – St Croix Woolly, St Croix Falls, WI – May 1 

2022 MNMBS 2 – Redhead, Chisholm, MN – May 22 

2022 MNMBS 3 – Gamehaven Lakeside Grind, Rochester, MN – May 29 

2022 MNMBS 4 – Detroit Mtn Shakedown, Detroit Lakes, MN – June 5

2022 MNMBS 5 – Border Crossing, River Falls, WI – June 12

2022 MNMBS 6 – Lester Park, Duluth, MN – July 17

2022 MNMBS 7 – Mt Kato, Mankato, MN – July 24

2022 MNMBS 8 – Tioga Thrillseeker, Cohasset, MN – August 14

2022 MNMBS 9 – Cuyuna Crusher, Crosby-Ironton, MN – August 21

2022 MNMBS 10 – Laddies Loppet, Maplelag Resort, Callaway, MN – September 3 & 4

 

2022 Race Registration Fees

Early Pre-Registration

(closes 8:00 PM Central Thursday prior to race)

Late Pre-Registration

(closes 8:00 PM Central Saturday prior to race*)

Elite $38

Elite $48
Marathon $38 Marathon $48
Comp $34 Comp $44
Sport $34 Sport $44
Citizen $29 Citizen $39
Kids Comp $18 Kids Comp $28
18 & under $23 18 & under $33

 

*other than Laddie’s Loppet which closes 8:00 PM FRIDAY prior to race

Chisholm All Class Reunion & Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival (Save the Date)

Turn Up the Fun

 

Chisholm is the place to be August 3-7 2022! In addition to the festivities of te All-Class Reunion, the St. Louis County Fair and the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival will be going on as well!

More info to come!

For updates on The All-Class Reunion visit their website!

For updates on Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival visit our FB!

St. Louis County Environmental Services Department: Business Hazardous Waste Collection

Hazardous wastes from businesses, non-profits, schools and farms are not accepted in the household program. B-CLEAN Business Hazardous Waste: the St. Louis County Environmental Services Department will provide hazardous waste disposal opportunities on the Range for Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) businesses. VSQG generators are businesses, schools, non-profits and commercial farms which monthly generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste materials. Call B-CLEAN at least one week in advance for an appointment at (218) 741-8831.

Another alternative disposal site that would facilitate hazardous wastes from businesses would be the Clean Shop Program in Duluth. Call 218-726-1602 for more information or go to the Clean Shop web site.

Kids Kare Fund 5K

A group of community members and running enthusiasts are organizing the 10th Annual Kids Kare Fund 5K Race scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2022 in Hibbing.

The goals of the Kids Kare 5K are:

  • Help kids with expenses related to their health problems.
  • Build community spirit. For the 2019 event we had over 300 paid 5K participants. We also had over 100 community volunteers helping support the race.
  • Get healthy. Encourage people to get outside and exercise!
  • Build partnerships with other child advocacy programs and entities.

The main goal of the 5K run is to raise money for kids with health issues from across the Iron Range. This may include help with out-of-pocket expenses related to receiving medical care, such as prescription co-pays, gas cards for travelling to and from medical appointments, or equipment for physical or speech therapy. The Kid Kare Fund falls under the 501c3 umbrella of the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation.

 

The run is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2022 beginning at 9 AM at the Hibbing Memorial Arena.

 

Sign up for this great race by going to the Kids Kare website and click the Community Events tabInvite your friends and family to join in the fun for a great cause!

 

Volunteers from the Kids Kare Fund Committee, the Central Mesabi Medical Foundation, Fairview Range, and community members will provide the manpower the day of the run.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship in the past years funded 100% of the expenses from the race, allowing us to direct all of the participant registration dollars to the Kids Kare Fund. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! The Central Mesabi Medical Foundation is providing is providing administrative and fiscal oversite of the fund.

 

For questions or additional information, please contact Kids Kare President Tina Seline (362-6975, Kristina.Seline@Fairview.org) or Mesabi Medical Foundation Director Susan Degnan (312-3034, Susan.Degnan@Fairview.org

our participation and support mean the world to us. Whether  you run the race, sponsor the event, make a donation, or share this information with others, thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve!

Chisholm Parks & Recreation Summer Leagues & Recreation

Chisholm Summer Leagues are coming soon. Take a look at the schedules and make your plans to jump in before slots are all filled!

 

Men’s Bocce Ball: Monday Evenings

For more information call Jim at (218) 254-3115 or Tom at (218) 254-5918

Women’s Bocce Ball: Tuesday Evenings

For more information call Shelly (218) 996-1710

Mixed/Any Combination Bocce Ball: Wednesday Evenings

For more information call Shelly at (218) 966-2277

Men’s Softball: Thursday Evenings

For more information call Travis (218) 966-0137

Women’s Softball: Wednesday Evenings

For more information call Travis (218) 966-0137

Youth Softball & Baseball

For more information call Rich (218) 969-3088

Co-Ed Sand Volleyball (Gold & Silver Division): Monday Evenings

For more information call the Parks & Recreation Department. Registration Deadline: May 13, 2022. League Tentatively begins June 6, 2022.

Chisholm Summer Recreation Program (CSRP)

The CSRP begins on June 20, 2022nd ends on July 29, 2022. The CSRP offers a variety of recreational activities for youth that have completed first grade and up. Discounted early registrations are due by Monday June 10, 2022.