Making REEL Change Virtual Ice Fishing Tournament

January 13-17 join United Way of Northeast Minnesota in a virtual Ice Fishing Contest to support Smiles United!

Anglers ages 16+ are invited to take part in the Making REEL Change ice fishing tournament by fishing on any lake in public waters within St. Louis, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, or Itasca counties. One adult participant will win a LIFETIME MINNESOTA FISHING LICENSE! In addition to $200 L&M gift cards will be awarded to the winning fish in each category on the leadership board!

For each registered participant, a KIDS FISH Wild Card entry can be registered for children under the age of 16.

All fish entered in the tournament must be photographed, measured, and recorded with the FishDonkey app.


Categories and leaderboards will update throughout the contest so check the leaderboards on your phone or on the website to follow the tournament progress.

The Award Categories for this contest are:

1. Largest Walleye/Sauger – measured by length

2. Largest Northern Pike – measured by length

3. Stringer of Three Crappies – measured by the total length of three fish (Each crappie must be uploaded individually – the app will keep your longest three.)

4. KIDS FISH Wild Card – one KIDS FISH winner will be randomly selected from all submitted fish (Fish caught by kids 15 years old and under can be submitted via a participating adult’s app for a chance to win a $50 L&M gift card!)

Proceeds from this contest will support UWNEMN’s Smiles United program, providing preventive and restorative dental care to patients of all ages who are uninsured or underinsured.  This program operates both at local schools and at UWNEMN’s office in Chisholm by way of a mobile dental unit. To learn more about the program, click here.

First National Bank of Chisholm: Now Hiring

First National Bank of Chisholm is Now Hiring for the position of Teller/ Customer Service Representative.

Benefits Include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401(k) With Employer Match

$10-$18/hr Depending on Experience

(218) 254-3371

City of Chisholm: Join Our Ambulance Service

Join The City of Chisholm’s Ambulance Service today! Paid-on-call EMTs receive $12.50/hr

  • Flexible schedules
  • Progressive, evidence based clinical protocols
  • Paid training
  • Initial EMT training tuition assistance available
  • Help build a new city service department!

go to to apply! With questions contact Ambulance Director Jessica Davis at or at 218-254-7902

Fraboni’s Holiday Gift Boxes

Quality meat at great prices for the holidays.

Order yours now before December 3rd! Great way to stock up for your holiday feast.

Redhead MTB Park Anticipated to Reopen First Week of December

Park officials and the City of Chisholm announced that Redhead is Anticipated to reopen in December.


It’s official! Redhead MTB Park will reopen for snowshoeing and fat biking on designated trails this December. Snowshoe rentals will be available at MDC Tuesday-Saturday (youth & adult sizes available). You can reserve by calling 218-254-7959.


The public is encouraged to stay tuned to the Redhead website (click blue button below) and social media for updates. To contact the park message them on social media, email at, or call 218-254-7959.

City of Chisholm Boards and Commissions: Applications for Qualified Citizens

The City of Chisholm is currently accepting applications from qualified citizens to serve on the following City of Chisholm Boards and Commissions:


Citizens should be willing and motivated to assist in the future direction of the City of Chisholm. Taking part in the democratic process can be a rewarding experience and allows citizens to have a voice in Chisholm’s future.



Name of Board/Commission                                             Positions Open                                           Term                 __________


Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District                      One Position                                               Three Year Term         

Economic Development Authority Board                        One Position                                                 Six Year Term

Housing & Redevelopment Authority                               One Position                                                 Five Year Term

Library Board                                                                              Three Positions                                            Two & Three Year Terms

Planning Commission                                                              Two Positions                                               Three Year Term

Police Commission                                                                   One Position                                                Three Year Term

Recreation Board                                                                   Two Positions                                             Fill Term Until Feb 2023

St. Louis County Fair Board                                                    One Position                                                  One Year Term


Completed applications are accepted at any time through-out the year for various City Boards & Commissions positions.


Applications are available on the City of Chisholm website,

at City Hall located at 316 W. Lake Street or you can email to request an application.

Chisholm Area Chamber and Chisholm Key Club Present: Carpool Christmas Cinema

This December 17th-18th The Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chisholm Key Club will be hosting Carpool Christmas Cinema at the St. Louis County Fairgrounds. The featured films will be The Muppet Christmas Carol and Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Starring Jim Carrey). Come out for a Christmas cinema celebration with the family this season!

$20 per vehicle


Concessions available on site!


Mozzarella Stix – $5

Fried Oreos – $5

Pop – $2

Hot Cocoa (refillable) – $5

Hot Dog – $4

Popcorn (refillable) – $5

Backseat Basket (4 items of your choice)- $20


Half of all proceeds will go toward the Chisholm Highschool Key Club and order to help resupply the Reading Oasis in the Chisholm Elementary School we are also accepting book donations for the chance to win a door prize after your movie!

To see all the latest news on Carpool Christmas Cinema or would like to purchase tickets when they are made available visit us at our FB page @

Chisholm Food Shelf Presents: Hunger Awareness “Non-Dinner Benefit”

The Chisholm Food Shelf Cordially invites you to skip a meal and feed a family. 

In lieu of attending a traditional fundraising dinner, your donation will provide a holiday meal to families in our service area this holiday season.

Please “RSVP” by December 15th with your “Non-Dinner” selection. All dinners are tax deductible.

The Chisholm Food Shelf provides nutritious food for families in need in our service area of Chisholm, Buhl, Balkan, Kinney, and Side Lake.

Many lives will be greatly impacted through your generous donation for this very special fundraiser!

Thank you for helping feed a family! 


Want to RSVP to the Hunger Awareness “Non-Dinner Benefit” or learn more about what the Chisholm Food Shelf does? To see for yourself what this group does for the community or to find a way to give back please visit their website HERE.
To connect with them on social media for more updates join their FB page HERE!
Tis’ the season of giving!

Christmas Spirit in Chisholm

This Holiday Season the City of Chisholm will be bringing you a event filled December to fill the whole family with Christmas cheer! Get into the spirit of the season this winter and come out for a community celebration and a JOLLY good time.
Sleigh rides, Visits from Santa Claus, Christmas Movies, and hot cocoa! Everything that keeps us warm during the season and more! 🥰
Spirit of Chisholm Lighting and Decorating Contest
Vote for the Chamber Member Business that has the Most Spirit of Christmas! Consider both decorations and atmosphere of participating locations! To vote, donate a non-perishable food item or cash donation at the location of your choice!
The business with the most donations will receive The Spirit of Christmas Award!
Write Letters to Santa
Stop at participating businesses to pick up Form Letters for Santa ( or just use your own). Drop off letters to Santa at The Chamber office or mail them to 221 W Lake St Chisholm, MN 55719.
Letters will be shared on Facebook and each letter (providing a return address will receive a letter from Santa!
Thursday, December 2nd – “Bringing Light to Chisholm”
Come and see us light up Lake Street at Dusk (Around 5PM)! Come and see the animals from Cook Country Connections and Lake Street Happenings
Friday, December 3rd – “Chamber Activity Committee Presents: Downtown Christmas!”
Visit with Santa and his elf! Come for the FREE Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride, cookie decorating, smores crafts, and listen to Christmas Carolers from 4-7PM (Sponsored by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce, Greiner Bros. Cleaning Services, and Jim’s Sports Club)
Saturday, December 4th – “Chisholm Kiwanis Holly Jolly Holiday”
Located at the Vaughn Steffensrud Park.
See Santa! FREE hotdog meal! Smores station, winter activities, and more!
Sled Dog Rides by Logan Creek Sled Dogs!
(Sponsored by Architectural Resources and AMVETS Post 12)
Visit Kiwanis Club’s FB Page HERE
Friday & Saturday, December 17th & 18th – The Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce and The Chisholm Key Club host “Carpool Christmas Cinema”
Featuring ‘The Muppets Christmas Carol’ and ‘Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas’
Located at the St. Louis County Fairgrounds with two evening showings at 6PM and 8PM both evenings.
Concessions available on site!
Visit the Carpool Christmas FB page HERE

Keyboard Liquor Holiday Festival

Paul and Suzi Ruper, owners of the Keyboard Liquor Store, will be hosting their 13th Annual Holiday Wine & Cordial Tasting on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Valentini’s Supper Club beginning at 6:00PM. Numerous wines and spirits will be available for you to sample. cost for the event is $50 per person.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled last year. In 2019, approximately 100 people attended the event and sampled over 50 different wines and spirits. Attendees were able to purchase their favorite beverages and receive them in time for the holidays! Valentini’s added their flair with an elegant buffet of hors d’oeuvres. Paul & Suzi donated the proceeds from the event to the CCF ($2,900). CCF Advisory Board Members assisted in planning and helping with the event. 

Thanks so much for your support, Paul & Suzi! 


Join us in celebrating this very festive occasion! To RSVP, call Keyboard Liquor at 218-254-7271 or the CCF office at 218-254-1101. Hope to see you there!