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Okaidja Afroso at VEMA

Make some time on October 4th from 4-5PM to join in the workshop by Okaidja Afroso at VEMA in Chisholm! Okaidja Afroso follows his family’s tradition of storytelling by creating genre-defying music that calls back to his upbringing in a village on the western coast of Ghana. His music speaks to a spectrum of experiences deeply connected to the traditions of the African diaspora. He is devoted to bringing together diverse modes of expression in pursuit of global harmony through his signature performances that blend percussion and dance. The unique artistic vision of this talented artist has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. If you would like to learn more about Okaidja Afroso or would like to see more of his music, visit him on his website!

This is event is made possible by The Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia, MN. Make sure to stop in for this public workshop by Okaidja Afroso at VEMA, it will be a great and unique experience and it will be right here in Chisholm!

Check out one of his featured videos for a little taste of what his public workshop will entail!


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Valentini’s Turning Pink




October 2013 we started our event in honor of our sister in law

Carol Marturano who is a breast cancer survivor.

Every year since we have donated our proceeds to the Angel Fund to help provide financial assistance to other families with any type of cancer on the Iron Range. To date we have raised over $94,000!


Stop in and purchase your raffle tickets for a variety of prizes! All proceeds will go toward the Angel Fund and the assistance of families in Northern Minnesota! You have the chance to help and even win something cool while you’re at it! Valentini’s Turning Pink annual event is a great way to show support to not only the community but to everyone suffering from cancer. Raffle items will be announced on the Valentini’s FB page. Raffle ticket holders do not have to be present to win, but coming out for the drawing is a fun time and you can get some great food while you’re there!


We are requesting donations to help raise money for this amazing cause.  Ex: Monetary, gift cards, baskets and/or raffle items

Contact Cindy Marturano @ 218-254-2607 or vsc2607@hotmail.com


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Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade

The Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade will be taking place in downtown Chisholm on October 28th from 6PM-7PM! Everyone should be able to enjoy the spirit of Halloween, including our furry friends! Participants will be meeting in Kiwanis Park by the bridge entrance of Chisholm, all pets must be leashed. All pets are welcomed too of course!

The Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade will be taking place shortly after Lake Street Trick-or-Treat so if you already have the kids out make sure to stick around for the show! We had some great pet costumes last year, but not nearly enough cats!

All participating pets in the parade will get some new toys (both cat & dog toys are provided) and all of the attention your furry family members deserve!

We will also be providing a drop off tub for Precious Paws at the Kiwanis Park meeting area for donations to our sheltered animals who are also in need of and deserving of our love! If you would like to learn more about Precious Paws and what they do or if you would like to volunteer please visit them at their website! There are so many wonderful animals there that would benefit greatly from a little extra love!

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Flashlight Clueseum

The Flashlight Clueseum is back at Minnesota Discovery Center for the Halloween season on October 21st & 28th at 8PM!

Sometimes, the things you see in the shadows are more than just shadows. Flashlight Clueseum is back and we need you to solve the mystery but this time, in the dark.  The clues are harder than ever and the dark will definitely make things more difficult! 

The game starts at 8pm.  Fastest to finish will win a prize!  

Never played?  It’s like the game Clue to an extent.  You must solve the riddles provided to rule out who did it, with what weapon, and in what room.  As you read the riddles, you’ll be directed to a specific part of the museum or exhibit.  There you will try to pin point what the riddle exactly means and you will find a picture of a person or weapon (not obvious mind you – this is going to be HARD!).  Once you find that picture, you will cross that picture off of your clue board and that means that the picture you found is not the answer to the mystery (aka the murderer or the weapon used).  If you like solving riddles – this game is for you!

To play the game, it only costs $10 per Non-Member, $9 per Member


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Glen Location Flashlight Tours

Get ready for a spooky & historic time at Minnesota Discovery Center with the return of their Glen Location Flashlight Tours! Just in time for Halloween! There’s something spooky about being in a historic place… in the dark! Come ride our historic trolley and get a tour of the Glen Location after hours. Guests can bring in their own flashlights, but it’s scarier in the dark! 

There’s something about October that makes everything just a little spookier, maybe it’s the chill in the air or how the hours seem to wind back and the dark creeps up faster than those daylit summer hours. Mix that together with a historic location and the heaviness of October night and you have a recipe for some spooky fun! Great idea to bring the kids out for, or bring a date!

If you have not experienced the Glen Location Flashlight Tours before it’s absolutely something to experience and is the perfect way to dip your toes into the Halloween season! Try and find your way there, by flashlight or braving the dark!

Call 218-254-7959 to make your reservation for one of the following times:

  • 7pm
  • 8pm
  • 9pm

Tickets are $14 per Non-Member, $13 per Member

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Trolley Pumpkin Day

We are excited to announce the return of Trolley Pumpkin Day Sunday, October 9th at Minnesota Discovery Center! Ride their historic trolley through the beautiful fall foliage to the Glen Location pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin! Before or after you get back from the pumpkin patch, stop by and say hello to the animals brought by Cook’s Country Connection petting zoo! Trolley runs will take place every hour on the hour from 11am-4pm, see scheduled runs below. Enjoy free hot apple cider and cocoa at the event! COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED!

Trolley Pumpkin Day is the perfect opportunity to make the spookiest time of year come alive and spectacular for the kids. It’s sure to be a great time and you can pick out that perfect pumpkin to carve to complete your Halloween home decorations! 

FREE pumpkin carving kit donated by United Way of NEMN for every ticket holder (while supplies last)! 

CALL 218-254-7959 TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS! Limited supply available, first come first serve. The trolley is handicap accessible.

PRICING: (All ticket purchases include MDC admission, trolley ride, 1 pumpkin per person, & free hot chocolate, coffee, and/or apple cider!)

  • Non-Members: $12 per person 
  • MDC Members: $11 per person
  • Discovery Pass Members: $10 per person
  • Family/Group Pass: $49 for up to 6 people and $6 for each additional person beyond 6

Experience the scenic foliage of The Redhead from the view of the historic MDC trolley and soak in the best part of the season: Halloween fun!

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Come and join us This Halloween weekend Friday OCTOBER 28TH for Hallowpalooza at Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill in Chisholm! There will be live Performances and a live DJ!

It’s that time of year where we all dress up in our best, don our masks, and celebrate the weird, spooky, and the straight up scary! The Hallowpalooza at Jim’s Sports Club, Bar & Grill is a must visit party complete with costume contests with cash prizes! Throughout the night there will also be raffles, music and games to be had as well! 

The party officially starts at 9PM and will go on until 1AM. So you have plenty of time to get your costumes perfect before showing them off in hopes of winning the contest! Have some drinks, enjoy great food while listening to live music and hanging out with the ghosts & ghouls in the community for a scary good time!

This event is 21+ ONLY! Hope to see everyone out there, and good luck beating my costume!

Performances by Taylor French & Vinny Jut, Ato Willie, Dejuan Whaley, Koldgangshine, RNF Bigz, Roko G Money, Spank Lukiss, & Karson Blu!

Visit the event page to see updates and to invite your friends!


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Kiwanis Kids Day


The Chisholm Kiwanis Club will be hosting their Kiwanis Kids Day on Thursday, September 15th at The Minnesota Museum of Mining from 4PM-7PM! There will be bounce houses, games, The Amazing Charles, Mr. Ed’s Petting Zoo, Chisholm Ambulance, concessions on site and MORE! This is a free to attend event for families to enjoy and for kids to get out and play before winter starts setting in! Nothing beats some good old fun out in the sun, after all! 

The Chisholm Kiwanis Club sponsors many family activities through the year including Ice Fishing contests, Miss Chisholm, Bobber on the Lake, Kids Day at the Minnesota Museum of Mining, and Holly Jolly Holiday. Kiwanis Kids Day is a community focused event with the simple aim to let the members of the community get out and have fun with their families right here in town!

Follow Chisholm Kiwanis on their Facebook site to keep up with their latest news! There’s always something for families to do in Chisholm! And visit their event page to mention that you plan on attending as well so that Kiwanis Club has a good idea of how many families they should prepare for, because as you might already know, families can eat A LOT!

This event is sponsored by Chisholm KIDS PLUS!  

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Lake Street Trick or Treat

On October 28th we will be having our Lake Street Trick or Treat event throughout downtown Chisholm! Kids will trick or treat storefront to storefront through downtown Chisholm dressed up in their costumes to transform Lake Street into the spookiest place on The Range and will collect their treats from all participating storefront locations in a safe and fun environment! Local businesses will open their doors and provide a variety of candies, snacks, and treats for the kids to grab (and we hope all of you adults will be dressed up too, it is the reason for the season!) 

Last year’s Lake Street Trick or Treat was a smashing hit and we filled Chisholm with all manner of witches, ghosts, ghouls, heroes & villains. We hope to see everyone having just as much fun (if not more) as last year’s event. A full list of participating locations will be made available as the date approaches and will be available here or on our socials!  

Participating Locations:

Ends at 4PM-

Park State Bank

Van Baak Insurance Agency


Ends at 4:30PM-

NHS Northstar

Iron Country Realty



Ends at 5PM-

Chisholm Public Library

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Mary’s Lake Street Floral

Rupp Furniture & Carpet

Bark Design

Northbound Realty

Bechthold Jensen Eye Care 

First National Bank

30 West Fitness & Rec

Ivanca Insurance

Martin Motors


Ends at 5:30PM-

Chisholm City Hall

Chisholm Youth Center

Keyboard Liquor

Casey Drug

Precious Paws


Ends at 6PM- 

Chisholm Fire Department

Snickers Pizza & Pub



Tom & Jerry’s

Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill*

Tommy’s Bar

Healthy Vibes/Chisholm Assembly of God Church**

Choppy’s Pizza & Restaurant

*Selfie Station

**Activities for Kids


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NTXX 20 Year Anniversary

The NTXX 20 Year Anniversary celebration for members! Can you believe it’s been 20 years???
The celebration will take place on Saturday, September 24th.
-10am Meet and Greet at Jim’s Sports Bar. FREE Registration for Members all day. If your not a member don’t worry you can register during the event $25.00 for individual or $35.00 for family
-11am leave for ATV Ride to The Hwy 5 Bar for free lunch and entertainment for Members. Arrive back to Jim’s by 4pm.
-4pm, FREE Registration for Members and Social Hour.
-5pm, FREE Pizza Buffet for Members, Raffles, Split the pot and fun.
-6 to 10pm LIVE Music by Poor Boyz outside weather permitting otherwise inside.
Look to an amazing day to celebrate NTXX 20 Year Anniversary! If you aren’t already a member join up and get in on the fun and events that they have throughout the year.
Northern Traxx ATV Club is a C3/7 non-profit organization, started to encourage and promote the use of all-terrain vehicles in collaboration and conjunction with other off-road motorized groups.

Our aim is to safeguard the future of ATV use in the state of Minnesota by encouraging responsible riding, safety, and environmental awareness through education, contributing to a growing tourism industry, and establishing sustainable trail systems on the Iron Range and surrounding areas.

To see more and stay up to date visit their event page!