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Architectural Resources Inc. Merger

The Architectural Resources Inc. merger with the architecture and engineering firm, Widseth, will be effective as of August 1st, 2023. With offices in Hibbing and Duluth, Minn., ARI has been offering architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, interior design, and landscape architecture design services across Minnesota and Wisconsin for more than 50 years.

This partnership will allow Widseth the ability to grow in key markets. A history of collaboration on 11 prior projects, including significant undertakings like the Brainerd Schools, laid the foundation for this merger.

Katie Hildenbrand, former president of ARI stated, “The cultural alignment and shared values between ARI and Widseth led to meaningful discussions, fostering an environment where joining forces became a natural next step. Merging with Widseth allows us the ability to offer an expanded suite of services to our long-time clients and the additional resources to continue to take on small and large-scale projects in our communities.”

Widseth president Tim Ramerth added, “All of us at Widseth are excited to build on our history of collaboration with our newest colleagues. For our clients, bringing our firms together creates dynamic teams with a new depth of expertise, geographic reach, and level of service—making sure they have a superior client experience. Expanding services and growing our offices to better serve our clients is an important strategic initiative for Widseth. We are looking forward to our journey together.”

Katie Hildenbrand, CID, Ryan Erspamer, AIA, David Jordan, PE, and Karl Larsen, RA, are joining Widseth as vice presidents in the firm and will maintain their leadership roles in the Duluth and Hibbing offices. ARI also brings a talented team of 32 employees who will seamlessly integrate into Widseth, enriching the firm’s capabilities and expanding its reach across northeastern Minnesota and into Wisconsin.

Widseth’s footprint now extends to 12 locations, including Alexandria, Baxter/Brainerd, Bemidji, Crookston, Duluth, East Grand Forks, Hibbing, Mankato, Perham, Rochester, and Wyoming in Minnesota, as well as Grand Forks, North Dakota.

If you would like to read more about the Architectural Resources Inc. merger and Widseth, visit their official website!

Want to see more news & upcoming events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our official Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Chisholm Community Workshop

Come together with Strong Towns for the Chisholm Community Workshop that will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 5:30PM. The public discussion will be held at the Chisholm Seniors Center and attendees will have an opportunity to talk about what the future of Chisholm should look like and how to get there. This is a perfect chance to make your voice heard!

How can we build a more prosperous town together? What do we want Chisholm to look like for our children & grandchildren? Everyone should be a part of this discussion!

Community members, city staff, and experts from Strong Towns will all get together to build Chisholm’s future. The Chisholm Community Workshop is part of an ongoing Community Action Lab program, led by the City of Chisholm & Strong Towns, a national non-profit that helps communities become financially resilient.

About Strong Towns

Strong Towns is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media advocacy organization. We produce content that analyzes the failures of the post-war North American development pattern while giving citizens the knowledge and tools to start making our places better today.

We seek to have the Strong Towns Approach be the default way that every city, town, and neighborhood pursues growth, development, and prosperity.

We seek to replace America’s post-war pattern of development, the Suburban Experiment, with a pattern of development that is financially strong and resilient. We advocate for cities of all sizes to be safe, livable, and inviting. We work to elevate local government to be the highest level of collaboration for people working together in a place, not merely the lowest level in a hierarchy of governments.

 

Want to know more about Strong Towns and their work specifically in our city? Visit them on their website for updates!

And if you would like to learn more about upcoming events & news in the Chisholm Area, visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Quarterback Club Homecoming Raffle

Grab your tickets now for the Quarterback Club Homecoming Raffle, there are only 300 tickets available at $20 each so make sure to get yours early! Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Chisholm football program to help fund scholarships, travel, equipment, uniforms, and HUDL. Then, after purchasing your raffle tickets, make sure to show up for the game on October 13th to cheer for the Bluestreaks and to hear the raffle results at halftime!

Also, if you would like to learn more about the Chisholm Football Quarterback Club, visit them on their FB page for updates, news, and more! Get in the game and show support for our local team and maybe get some extra cash in your pocket!

More About the Chisholm Football Quarterback Club Homecoming Raffle

  • 1st Prize – $1,500
  • 2nd Prize – $1,000
  • 3rd Prize – $500

The drawing for the raffle will be taking place at the Joel Maturi Field on October 13th during the halftime show. Tickets are only available for persons 18 & older and may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Jim’s Sports Club
  • Keyboard Liquor
  • Tom & Jerry’s Bar
  • Valentini’s Supper Club

Would you like to see more Chisholm area news and events? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more info!

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Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days

Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days are around the corner once again! Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days will begin on August 2nd and go through August 6th, so save the date and make sure not to miss out on a great time! There’s going to be plenty going on this year with the city-wide celebration of the local legend, Doc “Moonlight”, so make sure to bring your friends and family out and join in the party! 

Visit the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days Facebook page for updates, photos, videos & more!

Wednesday, August 2nd

  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – 9:00 AM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Local Author Visit – Cory Kolodji “Hiking the Appalachian Trail” at Chisholm Public Library – 1:00 PM
  • Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce Moonlight Festival Bingo – Valentini’s Supper Club – 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 3rd

  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – 9:00 AM
  • “The Real Moonlight Graham: A Life Well Lived” Documentary – shown every hour, on the hour – Minnesota Discovery Center (regular admission fees apply from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM & FREE from 3:00 PM-8:00 PM)
  • Bluestreak Scramble Golf – Wolfridge Golf Course – Banquet at Tom & Jerry’s to follow – $110 per golfer – Register by calling Travis at 218-966-0137 – 9:00 AM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Bands, Brews & BBQ at The Rustic Pig Food Court w/ LIVE Music from Joe Filipovich – Minnesota Discovery Center – 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • LIVE music on the patio at Jim’s6:00 PM

Friday, August 4th

  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – 9:00 AM
  • Spinning & Weaving Demonstrators – Loom Exhibit & Homestead Exhibit – Minnesota Discovery Center – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Classic Up North Minnesota Fish Fry with Salad Bar – Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – 11:00 AM – until sold out!
  • Chisholm Beautification Association Ribbon Cutting – Bruce Mine Head Frame – 1:00 PM
  • Doc “Moonlight” Graham Car Cruise – Lake Street – 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • LIVE music by Velvet Jones – Outside patio at Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – 7:00 PM

Saturday, August 5th

  • 30West Sunrise Group Hike – Redhead MTB Park – 8:00 AM
  • Last Man Standing – Open House at the Senior Citizen Center & American Legion – Coffee & Goodies all day – Public invited to view Chisholm Picture Display – Hot Dogs & Chips after the parade! – 9:00 AM
  • Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival Specials – Healthy Vibes – FREE cold water – FREE samples – Prize Drawings throughout the day – 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Spinning & Weaving Demonstrators – Loom Exhibit & Homestead Exhibit – Minnesota Discovery Center – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Redhead Shuttle Service – to beach area & southern side of the MTB Park ($6) – Redhead Park full & half day kayak rentals available!! – 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • DOC “MOONLIGHT” PARADE – Lake Street – 12:00 PM
  • Bouncin’ Around Downtown – Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chamber Activities Committee, Independent Electric, Iron Range Carpet Cleaning, & MJM Construction – After Parade-3:30 PM
  • Pizza & Salad Bar Buffet – Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – After Parade
  • Good Ole Fashion Pie Social – Pie, Ice cream & Coffee $5 at Faith Lutheran Church – Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Food Shelf & the United Way of NE MN Buddy Backpack Program – 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
  • “Sheltered Reality” Performing at Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce – 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
  • Ice Cream Social – Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chisholm Kiwanis Club – 1:30 PM
  • Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days Car Show – Lake Street – 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
  • LIVE music by “Joe Flip” – outside patio of Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill – 7:00 PM
  • LIVE music by “Siz 9’s” – Tom & Jerry’s Bar – 8:00 PM
  • Field of Dreams FREE Movie Night – Kiwanis Park – Sponsored by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce – 9:00 PM

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

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Chisholm Citywide Clean-up

The Chisholm Citywide clean-up will be happening from July 11th – July 15th and is going to help everyone in getting rid of a ton of unwanted junk, making our city a little tidier! Everything from tires, refrigerators, and microwave ovens to bricks, wood pallets, and mattresses can go!

Accepted Items:

  • Tires: up to 24.5″ diameter vehicle tires, with or without rims. (LIMIT 4)
  • Appliances: “Preferred Drop Off” At Precious Paws 101 1st Ave SW
    • Refrigerators (remove doors)
    • Freezers (remove doors)
    • Stoves
    • Hot-water Heaters
    • Air conditioners
    • Dehumidifiers
    • Microwave ovens
    • Fluorescent light fixtures (No ballasts/bulbs)
  • Automobile batteries, Lawn mowers, Computer Towers
  • Television & Computer Monitors ($13.50 per item)
  • Mattresses, Box Springs ($12 per item) LIMIT 4 MATTRESSES
  • Chairs & Sofas ($5/$8 per item)

**PLEASE MAKE A PAYMENT AT CITY HALL. MUST HAVE RECIEPT OF DROP OFF**

  • Demolition Waste:
    • Bricks, wood, pallets, shingles, rolled roofing, lumber, electric wire, sheetrock, styrofoam, insulation, storm windows
  • Residential Trash: Non-hazardous trash ONLY!

**Hazardous Waste- asbestos laden materials, and other items not listed above will not be accepted. Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted at the Balkan Township Canister Site on July 6th from 10:00 – 1:00**

  • Yard waste will be accepted at the compost site located just west of the cemetery, off Cemetery Road (no bags, please)

 

Preparation:

As stated above, doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers. Remember Precious Paws before dropping off at the city garage. Other containers are not necessary.

 

When:

July 10th-July 14th, 2022

7 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Monday July 10th, Wednesday July 12th, & Friday July 14th

7 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Tuesday July 11th & Thursday July 13th

 

Location:

City Garage 35 SE 3rd St

 

Alternative Free Drop Off Sites:

The St. Louis County Waste Department accepts tires (LIMIT 4), appliances (LIMIT 2), batteries, used motor oil, scrap metal, used antifreeze, 4-foot fluorescent bulbs (LIMIT 4), and oil filters (LIMIT 4) free of charge at its Transfer Station in Hibbing and its Regional Landfill in Gilbert. Household hazardous wastes are collected by appointment on scheduled dates at no charge.

Corrugated cardboard is accepted at Balkan Township Canister Site free of charge.

 

CHISHOLM CITYWIDE CLEAN-UP DROP OFF FOR CHISHOLM RESIDENTS ONLY

 

Chisholm Chamber

 

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Music in the Pocket Park

MorningBird Duo, LIVE at Pocket Park

Musician Line-up:

  • June 20th – Steve Solkela
  • June 27th – Toby Infrozato
  • July 11th – Karl Sundquist
  • July 18th – Morning Bird Trio
  • July 25th – Rosanne Omersa – Button Box
  • August 1st – Kim Nagler Grillo
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Lake Street will sing this Summer from Music in the Pocket Park

Music in the Pocket Park is back this summer!

The Chisholm Pocket Park located on 118 W Lake Street will once again feature local artists & performers every Tuesday from 6 PM- 8PM every Tuesday starting on July 20th until the beginning of August, with the exception of July 4th.

The miniature park is decked out with wonderful art, seating, small garden areas and during performances will even sometimes have guest food trucks for attendees to enjoy!

What better way to spend a Summer afternoon than listening to music in a artsy cubby right in downtown? Relax, grab a drink and some lunch at a local restaurant and hang out for a jam session with local talent!

The lineup is still in progress and a full list of artists will be available soon, for more news and updates about the Chisholm Pocket Park line-up and events, visit them on their Facebook Page!

Want to hear about more news and events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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United Way Community Steps

Local podiatrist Dr. Katie Evans from Range Foot & Ankle will be on-site to assist with shoe fitting at Famous Footwear. This program is supported by the St. Louis County Family Services Collaboration and held in partnership with the Mountain Iron Fire Department.

Eligible families can now apply to take part in United Way Community Steps – attendees will be welcome to a free dinner as well as an opportunity to pick out a pair of shoes for their child to help kids start out school “on the rigth foot”!

Apply by August 1st for the following Event Dates

  • Tuesday, August 15th (4-8 PM)
  • Thursday, August 17th (4-8 PM)
  • Tuesday, August 22nd (4-8 PM)

United Way of Northeast Minnesota (UWNEMN)

Want to know more about United Way of Northeast Minnesota their mission, fundraisers, and events? Visit them at their official website!

Who is United Way Community Steps for?

  • K-12 Students who are enrolled in an Iron Range School for the 2023-2024 school year can benefit.
  • Families must be under the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines/receiving SNAP,MFIP, reduced or free lunches

Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce

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

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Youth Mental Health Night

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Bands, Brews, & BBQ

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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:

americanpickers@cineflix.com

or

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!