Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest

The Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest is back again this year during February’s Annual Polar Bear Days Festival. There will be prizes, foods, and plenty of fish to catch this year!

Why wait for the summer? Come out on the lake this winter for a community ice fishing competition and win cash prizes for various fish categories! It’s sure to be a fun chance to get the family out and active during these winter months and you might even catch a winner!

Come out to Longyear Lake (North side only) on Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Registration is at 9am-10am / Fishing 10am-2pm

 

Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest Rules

*$10 per hole/ max 2 holes per person

*Kids under 18/ $5 per hole/ max 2 holes

*Free hotdog & pop for all kids registered

*Random Prize Drawings including “Custom Fishing Rod” by Mike Lesch

*Cash Prize for various fish categories

*NO CHARGE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES WITH ID

 

Concessions on site and yes, Fish Houses are allowed!

~Contest will be cancelled if temperature or wind chill is zero or below at 8am

 

See more about Chisholm Kiwanis, what they do, & upcoming events

See More upcoming events on our calendar at Chisholm Chamber

 

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NTXX Polar Bear Ride

Hit the Trails with Food, Fun & Community

The Annual NTXX Polar Bear Ride will start on February 25th and will meet at Jim’s Sports Club at 9AM for breakfast specials before heading out to the trails at 10AM. Ride with NTXX to the Highway 5 Bar on the Chisholm ATV trail for a pit stop before continuing on to the Chisholm Sportsmen’s Club Shelter for FREE lunch of polish & chips and a bonfire!

The ride continues on toward Side Lake (at each rider’s personal pace) and will conclude back in Chisholm where there will be a party at Jim’s Annual Luau with food and entertainment!

Information Worth Noting for the NTXX Polar Bear Day Ride

  • Make sure to dress for the weather as temperatures have varied for this annual ride from -20 degrees to 55 degrees
  • There will be ZERO tolerance for ATVs on the designated snowmobile trails. ATV riders should only use designated ATV trails  

Join up with the NTXX Polar Bear Days Ride for an exhilarating day of snowmobiling through the extensive trails around the Chisholm area! Check out the event on the Polar Bear Days Facebook Page!  

 

Check out more of our upcoming events as well as our directory on our Chisholm Chamber website!

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Polar Bear Days Parties at Jim’s

Costumes, Dancing, Music & More!

Save the dates for some upcoming Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill this February! Nothing beats the winter blues quite like music, costume parties & dancing; this February you can catch two themed parties right in downtown Chisholm with their Dancing Through the Decades costume party on February 18th & their 12th Annual Luau Party on February 25th! Why wait for spring to get here when we can have a party now?

Dancing Through the Decades Polar Bear Days Costume Party

The first of Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s is Dancing Through the Decades which will be on February 18th at 9PM. Dress to the 9’s in your favorite historical era (whether or not that is strictly 20th Century is up to your interpretation & imagination) and party with flap dancers, hippies, 80’s metal rock bands, and mobsters in a time-warp winter wrap-up celebration of the times party that is sure to be an amazing time!

12th Annual Polar Bear Days Luau Party

The 12th Annual Luau Party at Jim’s will take place on February 25th and marks the end of Polar Bear Days. There will be LIVE music from Merchants of Swill starting at 8PM and lots of tropical themed fun to be had throughout the evening, so make sure to break out your grass skirts! 

Precluding the Luau will be the Chisholm Lions Kids Pajama Party with games, bingo & snacks so the kids can have a party this February too!

 

Check out more of our upcoming events at our Chisholm Chamber website!      

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United Way Annual Fund Distribution

United Way of North East Minnesota will be holding their United Way Annual Fund Distribution on March 7th at Minnesota North College from 8am-2pm and they need volunteers! In this eye-opening experience, you will learn the level of need for United Way and the power of involvement with UWNEMN and their 42 partner agencies.

What can you expect?

  • After local non-profits complete the grant application, they are separated into panels based on their scope of service.
  • As a volunteer, you are assigned to a panel with 8-10 other volunteers that is led by a UWNEMN member. Then, as a group your panel:
    • Reviews 3-4 applications on your own time
    • Sets up site visits for each organization.
    • Interviews your assigned agencies on Fund Distribution Day (details below) and gives recommendations

*The total time commitment is 15 hours.

 

UWNEMN believes in a broad representation of the community helps make this process thrive. The deadline for organizing panels is January 17th. If you are interested in participating in The United Way Annual Fund Distribution sign up today as rosters fill up very quickly! Get in on this opportunity to get involved with an organization that does so much for the region and be a part of the change!

 

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Galentine’s Day Party

All women are invited to Chisholm Assembly of God for their Galentine’s Day Party. It is a Valentines day party for all gals. Sunday, February 5th at 2 pm we will have a Galentine’s Day Party with cookie decorating, games, lots of yummy appetizers and sweets, photo booth, giveaways and more! It’s going to be a fun ladies only party to bring your girlfriends out to or for a mother-daughter day out! Bring the ladies out for a wholesome day of fun & games after one of the most stressful holidays of the year (Valentine’s Day). Decompress, destress, & have a day dedicated entirely to you and all women!

Leave the boys at home and have a YOU day!

Chisholm Assembly of God would love all participating women to come together for a fun time of fellowship and getting to know each other better! We will have a women’s devotional as well. Please sign up at the back table to attend or mark “attending” on their Facebook event page.

Don’t miss out on Chisholm Assembly of God’s other events such as their monthly breakfast!

If you would like to know more about Chisholm Assembly of God, their events & their mission visit them at their website!

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Fossil Lab & Paleontology Recap

The Fossil Lab & Paleontology Recap will be at the Minnesota Discovery Center on January 21st from 2-8PM!

Did you know the Minnesota Discovery Center now operates one of the ONLY public dig sites for fossils in Minnesota? That’s right, we now hold the collections for the Hill Annex Paleontology Project in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota!

So….we want you to come #discover the fossils we’ve unearthed over the last year here in northern Minnesota at our Open Fossil Lab from 2-5pm. This portion of the event is free and open to the public. Bring the kids and get a picture with our mascot dinosaur!

Light refreshments (coffee, cookies, water) will be served throughout the day.

2-5PM OPEN FOSSIL LAB (FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Stop by the Minnesota Discovery Center and discover 90-million year old fossils at our open fossil lab from 2-5pm! This event will take place in our fossil lab, which requires shuttle pick up at the winter entrance. We will be running the shuttle to the fossil lab every 15 minutes from 2-5pm.

6-8PM MEMBERS ONLY ANNUAL PALEONTOLOGY RECAP
Minnesota Discovery Center and Hill Annex Paleontology Members are invited to the Members Only Annual Paleo Recap presented by MDC Paleontologist, John Westgaard. Learn about significant fossil discoveries, explore our fossil display, engage with our paleontologist, and find out how you can contribute to our fossil programming as a citizen scientist! Don’t miss this great event!

Discover more online at MnDiscoveryCenter.com or call 218-254-7959.

 

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Roaring 20’s Power of the Purse

UWNEMN’s in-person Power of the Purse event is returning with a brand new theme: Roaring 20’s Power of the Purse! This popular ladies’ event will be held at the new Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia where guests will sample wines and cuisine, participate in exciting games and raffles, and bid on various auction items like purses, pampering packages, weekend getaways, and so much more! 

$15 virtual silent auction access only tickets are available for those who’d like to participate in the silent auction from the comfort of their homes.

Presenting– $5,000 [One available]

Prominent logo placement in all promotional material prior to the event, including 1/4 page ads in the Mesabi Tribune, Hometown Focus, Tower Timberjay, and International Falls Journal – and one post-event Thank You ad.

Name mention in radio announcements.

Email communication to more than 8,000 individuals.

Social media and website promotions.

Tabletop signage with your logo.

16 free tickets to the event (reserved table).

Gold– $2,500

Logo on all promotional materials.

Tabletop signage.

8 free tickets to the events.

Silver – $1,000 

All of the above logo placement (smaller).

Tabletop signage.

4 free tickets to the events.

Bronze – $500

Name mention in newspaper ads, email communications, social media, and on web site.

2 free tickets to the event.

Secure your sponsorship by December 1st to be included in all promotional materials.

Contact elizabeth@unitedwaynemn.org or 218-295-2424 to sponsor today!

About the Program

Imagination Library is an early childhood education initiative which provides FREE books to children, from birth to age five.  Once enrolled the child will receive a new, age appropriate book delivered in their name to their home once monthly until their fifth birthday as long as they are a resident of the UWNEMN service area (Iron Range, Koochiching County, and Lake of the Woods County).  

Emceed by CBS3 News Anchor Kristen Vake!

UWNEMN initiated the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program in 2008.  More than 300,000 books have since been delivered to children in our service area. 

Get your ticket for Roaring 20’s Power of the Purse for your chance to win!

 

To enroll a child to receive Imagination Library books, click here.

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4th Annual Adult Prom

Get dressed in your best for the 4th Annual Adult Prom in Chisholm!

Are you ready to relive your high school prom? While we can’t go back in time we can still party at the 4th Annual Adult Prom by Chisholm KIDS PLUS! Come out to Valentini’s in Chisholm to experience a night of fun and dancing dressed up in your best On January 21st 8PM-Midnight

It’s the beginning of a new year and what better way to start fresh than a fun night out, with a date perhaps? It’s a perfect opener to that time of year when everything is new again?

Grab a date or a group of friends! Ladies throw on your old prom dress or bridesmaids gown; men throw on a tux, suit, or sport coat! It doesn’t matter how old or new, anything goes! Repeat outfits welcome!

 

$30 per person or $50/per couple

Tickets include: Appetizers, dance, and photo booth

Cash bar on site

 

Purchase Tickets Here

 

**Tickets must be purchased in advance! We will not be selling tickets at the door.

This is a fundraiser to support KIDS PLUS programming.

 

If you would like to know more about what KIDS PLUS does visit their FB Here

 

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Sweets, Sip, & Shop

Casey Drug is having their Sweets, Sip, & Shop event this Saturday, November 12th. What a great way to get into the mood of the season, nothing makes winter feel as good as smores and hot cocoa! There’s always plenty of seasonal goodies at Casey Drug too: holiday swag, decor, recipes, and a ton more. And they always have great ideas on how to set up your Christmas decor.

Join us for a delicious hot cocoa bar & make your own S’mores! Enjoy treats while you shop. Surprise sales~ the surprise will be announced on Friday! Updates will be posted on this blog as well, so check back for updates if you need to know!

Sweets, Sip & Shop will be going on from 12PM-3PM so come by and get in on the seasonal vibe, make some crazy smores, and start building your Christmas look with all of the great stuff at Casey Drug!

Visit their event here!

And if you don’t already, follow Casey Drug on their socials; their IG account is phenomenal and they always post their latest items! (And stop in to their downstairs at Do It Yourself Hardware for all of your winter necessities, it’s going to be a cold one this year!)

 

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Big Buck Contest

The United Way of Northeast Minnesota’s (UWNEMN) Big Buck Contest is available for early sign up! 

Hunters of all ages who hunt, live, and/or work in UWNEMN’s service area are invited to register for this contest prior to their season start (Youth Deer Season starts Oct. 20th, and Deer Rifle Season starts Nov. 5th) to be entered to win for the biggest buck in their category or most unusual rack. All hunters will also be entered to win a lifetime Minnesota Hunting license – even if they don’t get a buck! So sign up for the Big Buck Contest today!

To sign up, visit their page!

All contest proceeds will support the local Imagination Library program which delivers free books monthly to children on the Iron Range, in Koochiching County, and in Lake of the Woods County

Rules and Regulations:

  • This contest and all rules are subject to the laws and hunting regulations of the state of Minnesota. All contestants must be legally permitted to take deer according to Minnesota Hunting Regulations.
  • All contestants must live, work, or hunt in United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s service territory. (North St. Louis County, West Itasca County, all of Koochiching County, & all of Lake of the Woods County)
  • Youth contest will begin October 20 2022, and end November 27, 2022. Deer taken by youth during the Youth Hunting Season (10/20-10/23) or rifle season (11/5-11/27) are eligible so long as youth participant is registered prior to the season start.
  • Adult contest will begin November 5, 2022, and end November 27, 2022. 
  • All contestants be entered to win a lifetime Minnesota hunting license. (A winner will be selected at random in the Adult division, and another winner will be selected at random in the Youth division.)  No purchase necessary.
  • Prizes will be awarded for largest buck in the following categories: Male Hunters 18+ ($250 L&M Gift Card), Female Hunters 18+ ($250 L&M Gift Card),  and Youth Hunters 10-17 ($100 L&M Gift Card). A winner will also be selected for Most Unusual Rack ($100 L&M Gift Card). 
  • More random prize drawings to be announced. 
  • Winners for categories will be determined by the number of points and inside spread of racks. Any point must measure at least one (1) inch to be considered a point. A panel of judges representing various interests will review photos. Panel decisions are final.
  • To qualify to win a category, contestants must submit a photo of their buck (with rack and points clearly visible) with hunter and deer in photo – along with a photo of the license tag clearly showing the date, hunting zone, location, etc.*
  • No out-of-state deer allowed.
  • Only deer harvested during the 2022 rifle season are eligible for prizes.
  • To enter, register with paper or online (link coming soon!) by 11:59 pm November 4, 2022.
  • Photos must be submitted by 11:59 pm November 27, 2022.
  • One contest entry permitted per individual.
  • Winners will be announced on November 30, 2022.

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