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United for Veterans Raffle

United Way of Northeast Minnesota is holding their annual United for Veterans Raffle drawing on May 11th at Tom & Jerry’s Bar, and it’s not too late to get your ticket. It is $100 per ticket for a chance to win one of forty CASH prizes! With only 400 tickets available for purchase that is a one in ten odds chance of winning. Participants are not required to attend the drawing to win either, but drawings are always fun because honestly everyone is just full of energy on drawing day!

Cash Prizes for the United for Veterans Raffle Include:

  • 1 Winner Receives: $8,000
  • 1 Winner Receives: $4,000
  • 1 Winner Receives: $2,000
  • 2 Winners Receive: $500
  • 15 Winners Receive: $200
  • 20 Winners Receive: $100

If you would like to purchase your ticket(s), because the more you have, the better your chances, call or text 218-295-2424 or email elizabeth@unitedwaynemn.org. Are you feeling lucky? You should, these odds are fairly close to the roll of a dice, just saying, and on top of that it’s for a great cause!

Want to know about more United Way of Northeast Minnesota Events, fundraisers & volunteer opportunities? Visit them on their official website!

Check out more Chisholm area events, businesses, and news by visiting us on our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website.

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Norton Shield Summer Classes

Norton Shield Summer Classes will be taking place from May through August and will instruct students on gun safety as well as getting them comfortable with firing their weapon through a controlled firing range course while under observation. This class will instruct prospective gun  carriers on safe weapon handling and safety so that they may receive their permit to carry. A safe gun handler is a great gun handler, to sign up for a class visit their class registration page and see everything that is offered!

Norton Shield Summer Classes dates:

  • May 11th 5PM to 8:30PM – Hibbing Gun Range
  • May 25th 5PM to 8:30PM – 116 W Lake St, Chisholm
  • June 6th 5PM to 8:30PM – 116 W Lake St, Chisholm
  • June 22nd 5PM to 8:30PM – Hibbing Gun Range
  • July 6th 5PM to 8:30PM – 116 W Lake St, Chisholm
  • July 13th 5PM to 8:30PM – Hibbing Gun Range
  • August 5th 8:30AM to Noon – Hibbing Gun Range
  • August 31st 5PM to 8:30PM – 116 W Lake St, Chisholm

Want to know more about Norton Shield & their mission? Visit them at their official website!

Want to know about more upcoming Chisholm area events, classes & news? Visit us on our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!

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1950’s Sock Hop Burger Bash

Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill will be holding the 1950’s Sock Hop Burger Bash on May 18th from 4PM-6:30PM! Attendees should dress up in their best 1950’s outfits (think “Mad Men”). Participants pay $12 per person and receive a burger basket that includes a hamburger/cheeseburger, fries, pickles, coleslaw, & a cookie. The burger basket is dine-in or dine-out but why not stay for the party?

Jim’s has a variety of costume parties & music throughout the year and is the place to party on Lake Street, and with summer around the bend what better time is there for a good ol’ fashioned themed costume party? 

Tickets are available at Jim’s Sports Club, Keyboard Liquor or the Chisholm Community Foundation. All benefits go toward the Chisholm Community Foundation!

Spend an evening in the 50’s and get lost in jukebox jams, swing dancing, and get into that classic Americana aesthetic. Hop on down to Jim’s on Lake Street for the 1950’s Sock Hop Burger Bash, don’t be a square!


Visit Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill on their website for menu items & news

Want to see more events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for events, our business directory, and news!

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Hibbing Campus Open House

Looking for Local College Opportunities? Stop in to the Hibbing Campus Open House!

Minnesota North College’s Hibbing Campus Open House will be taking place this Thursday, April 20th from 3:30-6:00 PM. Learn about programs, see hands-on demonstrations, tour the campus, and have the opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and students. No RSVP needed to attend, all are welcome!

Interested in becoming a student?

Receive assistance with your application, financial aid, and more! ALL ages are welcome to come explore all that Minnesota North College has to offer! Potential students & parents are encouraged to check out this great opportunity to see everything that Minnesota North College has to offer. 

More About Minnesota North College & Hibbing Campus

Located in the heart of the Iron Range, Hibbing was one of the first cities in the nation to expand educational opportunities by opening a junior college in 1916, making Hibbing’s community college one of the oldest two-year colleges in the country. Originally housed in the historic Hibbing High School, the college moved to its current campus location in 1969.

Visit their Facebook Page for posts, events & news! 




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

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Longyear Memorial Fountain Fundraiser

Dinner For a Cause? Come out to the Longyear Memorial Fountain Fundraiser April 24th, 11AM-6PM!

Press Lloyd Post 247 will be hosting the Longyear Memorial Fountain Fundraiser at the Chisholm Senior Center on April 24th from 11AM-6PM. Proceeds from the event will be going toward maintaining the Longyear Lake Veteran’s Memorial Fountain, which is a very important feature in our community on top of being an installation devoted to honoring our armed forces. Helping Press Lloyd in raising money to assist in maintaining this key feature of Chisholm is as easy as getting dinner for the family, no cooking, cleaning, just food and community!

About the Memorial Fountain Fundraiser Dinner:

  • Rosie’s Famous Pasta, Sauce, Meatballs, Bread & Butter
  • $10/plate
  • Dine-in, Take-out, or Delivery!
  • April 24th, 11AM-6PM
  • Chisholm Senior Center

About Press Lloyd Post 247:

Press Lloyd Post 247 is a local non-profit organization that is committed to mentoring youth, sponsoring wholesome programs, assisting the community, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and devotion to fellow service members & veterans.

About The Memorial Fountain:

A veteran’s memorial located in Longyear Lake by the docks. A great view when fireworks are in town and during sunsets!



For questions contact Jamey at (218) 966-2219

Check out the official event page on Press Llyod’s Facebook!

Want to know about more events & news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website and see our blog posts & directory!

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American Pickers to Film in Minnesota

Have You Heard? American Pickers to Film in Minnesota in June 2023!

The American Pickers are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout our area in June 2023.

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find historically significant or rare items, in addition to unforgettable characters and their collections!

\As they hit the backroads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and reuse forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with amazing stories and fun items. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.


The American Pickers TV Show are looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone that you know has a unique item, story to tell, and is ready to sell they would love to hear from you!

Please note, The Pickers DO NOT pick stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public 


If you are interested please send them your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to:



Call (646)493-2184

Visit their official Facebook Page for more details!


For more upcoming events in the Chisholm area visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Chisholm Chamber Annual Beer Tasting

2023 Chisholm Chamber Annual Beer Tasting: “Athletic Supporters”

The 12th Annual Chisholm Chamber Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser for Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days will be themed as Minnesota sports teams this year and dubbed “Athletic Supporter Beer Tastin”. The Athletic Supporter Beer Tasting fundraiser & costume party for this year’s Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days will be taking place on May 5th! The theme for this year will be, as the name implies, sports teams; this includes soccer, football, baseball, hockey, etc.

Pick your favorite sports team and come out dressed like a hardcore fan, their mascot, a cheerleader, or your favorite player! (Please note that this is not a literal ‘athletic supporter’ costume event, but if one was so brave…good on you)

Attendees of the Athletic Supporter Beer Tasting will all have a starting location and then move from location to location trying a variety of beers & cocktails. Participants will have the chance to cast their votes on their favorite drinks throughout the evening and at the final stop the winning drinks will be announced!

There will also be a vote on best costumes from each “home team” (meaning each starting location will have their own winner!) as well as a Live Auction! 


Get your tickets in advance at ANY participating location or at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce office!


Participating Bars & Their Teams:

  • Jim’s Sports ClubMinnesota Vikings
  • Valentini’s Supper ClubMinnesota Wild
  • SnickersMinnesota Timberwolves/Lynx
  • Choppy’sUniversity of Minnesota Golden Gophers/Bulldogs
  • Tommy’s BarMinnesota Twins
  • Tom & Jerry’s BarChisholm Bluestreaks

Visit the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days FB Page for more updates!


Check out more upcoming events by visiting the Chisholm Chamber website

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MDC Screenwriting Workshop

Have a Great idea for a Feature Film? Learn How to Bring it to Life!

The MDC Screenwriting Workshop begins on April 12th and will continue weekly on Wednesdays for an eight-week course that will teach students how to navigate the process of screenwriting! This class is a virtual workshop that students can participate in from home.  

Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop your idea from pitch to outline to screenplay. While no previous screenwriting experience is required, you should come to the workshop with ideas for short films.

Instructor Bio:

Matthew Dressel is a Duluth based award-winning screenwriter and recipient of the 2017 IFP Minnesota Screenwriting Residency award. His most recent screenplay, the dark comedy Daniel’s Gotta Die (starring Joel David Moore and Bob Saget), was produced by Darius Films and is slated for a release in 2023. He is the former Programmer for Zinema 2 and former Festival Director of the Duluth Superior Film Festival.


Register for the MDC Screenwriting Workshop


Discover more about the Minnesota Media Arts School including upcoming workshops, instructor bios, the MMAS mission, and our supporting partners HERE

If you would like to see more events in the Chisholm area visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Tommy’s Bloody Mary Contest

Only The Best Mary’s at Tommy’s Bloody Mary Contest

April 22nd 3PM-6PM

Come on out for Tommy’s Bloody Mary Contest which will be held on April 22nd from 3PM-6PM. Tommy’s is calling on ALL bartenders, mixologists, and self proclaimed Bloody Mary experts to mix up their best for a bloody competition! There are 9 tables available for competitors to showcase their skills for attendees to try!

If you would like to be a competitor contact Tommy’s Bar at 218-969-0943 or message them on their Facebook Page.

Info for Competitors

  • Tommy’s Bar will supply the vodka that will be used in the competition
  • ALL other materials used in your Bloody Mary must be provided by the participating competitor
  • All recipes must be FROM SCRATCH i.e. no bottled Bloody Mary mixes such as Zing Zang
  • Deadline to register as a contestant is April 19th
  • Any profit, over the cost of vodka, will be returned to each contestant equally
  • Winner receives bragging right as well as $0.50 for every Bloody Mary sold at Tommy’s for a year

Then, starting at 8PM, R.U. Ready Entertainment will be holding a 1980’s themed Karaoke! So make sure to grab your leather jackets and ripped jeans for an 80’s afterparty!

Visit Tommy’s Bar on their Facebook Page!

See more events & news by visiting our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!