The Wall That Heals

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota‘s United for Veterans committee is proud to bring the preeminent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the area for Vietnam veterans, family members, and the public.

The Wall that Heals will be coming to Chisholm starting June 23rd and will remain on the field until June 26th.

June 23-26, 2022 – Chisholm Football Field

  • Week-long tribute to local Vietnam Veterans including a flyover, honor ceremonies, and more.
  • Free & open to the public

Monday June 20 (Pre-Wall Event)

  • FREE Fabulous Armadillos Concert at Hibbing Highschool Auditorium (family friendly)
  • 5:30 p.m. Doors Open, 6:30 p.m. Concert

Tuesday June 21

  • The Wall That Heals arrives on the Iron Range
  • Visit the United Way of NE MN for the arrival route and viewing sites

Wednesday June 22

  • Construction of The Wall begins
  • 6p.m. Volunteer Training (Visit United Way NE MN for volunteer opportunities)

Thursday June 23

  • 12a.m.: The Wall officially opens to the public 24 hours/day until Saturday 2p.m.
  • Group Tours available (all ages), contact info@unitedwaynemn.org for details.

Saturday June 25

  • The Wall is open to public 24 hours, 10a.m. Honor Ceremony

Sunday June 26

  • 12a.m.-2p.m.: The Wall is open to the public. 2p.m. Closing Ceremony

 

Chisholm Chamber

Range Center: Now Hiring Maintenance Technician

Range Center is now hiring a Maintenance Technician. The position is full time and the rate of pay is $17/hr.

The Range Center is hiring for the position of Maintenance Technician. See qualifications and duties listed below!

Qualifications:

  • Maintenance Technician applicant should hold a MN Special Engineer License or a trade certificate/degree and at least 3 years of facility/maintenance work.
  • Maintenance Technician applicant should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of all phases of maintenance; including carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical, masonry work, power equipment and use of lawn/shrub care.
  • Demonstrate awareness of applicable rules and regulations in the field of ICF/DD maintenance and safety, including HCFA, Department of Public Safety-fire Marshall, OSHA, Life Safety Codes, and local building codes.
  • Demonstrate ability to be self directed and work without close supervision.
  • Maintenance Technician applicant should possess valid MN driver’s license with good driving record. 

Duties:

  • Facility Maintenance-
    • Using established procedures and routines, participate in the overall maintenance of Range Center, Inc. grounds, buildings, and equipment.
    • Recommend to the Director of Maintenance and Safety needed supplies and equipment.
    • Participate in the implementation of preventative maintenance schedules and seasonal maintenance plans for each facility site.
    • Exercise technical supervision over unskilled labor work as necessary.
  • Organizational Responsibilities-
    • Assist Director of Maintenance and Safety to plan major building repairs and long-term replacement of furnishings and equipment.
    • Assist Director of Maintenance and Safety to keep each facility site in compliance with applicable rules , regulations, and Range Center, Inc. policies regarding safety and maintenance.
    • Recommend to the Director of Maintenance and Safety needed changes in Range Center, Inc. maintenance policy and/or procedures.

 

Range Center is an EEO Employer.

To Apply: Submit an application to Kim in Human Resources

-in person at 1001 NW 8th Ave, Chisholm, MN

-online at www.rangecenter.com

 

Chisholm Chamber

MS TRAM Coming to Chisholm

MS TRAM will be coming to Chisholm July 18th through July 20th to raise money to help combat MS! Bikers will be travelling the trails around Chisholm as well as through downtown. We already have hometown teams from the area who will be biking as well and it’s not too late to sign up your team too

It has been a few years since they have been in town and we are very happy to have them back. Besides helping with MS research they also bring a huge amount of commerce to the downtown area. So come July when they are in town make sure to be mindful of bikers and to show our visitors why its always better in Chisholm! 

Shuttles will also be taking participants of MS TRAM to and from areas around Chisholm and Hibbing! Throughout the event there will also be more to see and enjoy in town including live music. It is a pleasure to have MS TRAM back in Chisholm and we are hoping that we get more of our residents to participate as well!

If you would like to know more about MS TRAM and what they do visit them on their website!

 

Chisholm Chamber

 

United Way Sandbag Bus: Volunteers Needed

United Way Sandbag Bus volunteers are needed! Our friends and neighbors in the northernmost part of Minnesota have been battling flooding for almost four weeks straight with no end in sight. Help United Way of Northeast Minnesota in showing them support-and provide relief to exhausted volunteers-by filling buses with Iron Rangers this month!

What: Sign up to fill or place sandbags in the International Falls/Kabetogama area! (Transportation, light breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided)

When: The United Way Sandbag Bus departs United Way’s building at 7 am and returns at 5 pm the following days – June 8th, June 9th, June 14th, June 15th

Who: Groups and individuals 16+ can sign up now on United Way’s Volunteer Portal and become United Way Sandbag Bus Volunteers!

 

When Spring hits, as many northern Minnesotans know, there can often be a lot of flooding. This year has been especially hard on our northernmost neighbors and it is within our power to do something to help. United Way is piling up Iron Ranger Volunteers in the Sandbag Bus to pack and set sandbags to help prevent further damage. We encourage everyone with time to spare to assist in this endeavor because when our neighbors suffer, so do we. 

Click HERE to sign up!

 

Chisholm Chamber

Chisholm Public Schools: Public Meeting

All Chisholm Residents Invited to Attend!

All attendees should RSVP so that enough food can be provided during an important discussion on needed fixes for our local schools. We would love as much of the community as possible to attend!

Where: Valentini’s Supper Club

When: June 7th at 6 p.m.

Meet Up & Chow Down

United Way Meet Up & Chow Down Volunteers

United Way of Northeast Minnesota needs your help to keep this summer’s Meet Up and Chow Down sites open all summer long. We do not have enough staff to attend to all sites in need of volunteers to hand out free summer lunches to children! 

United Way Meet Up & Chow Down volunteers needed as the program ramps up! Anyone who is able to assist would be greatly appreciated and the work is fun & fulfilling! The United Way Meet Up & Chow Down program provides free lunch for kids and is located in multiple locations around The Iron Range.

United Way has several programs besides which are also looking for volunteers as well. Visit their website to learn more or to sign up for one of their programs and get involved in the community

June Volunteer Needs (Urgent)

Tuesdays:

  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Virginia HRA

Wednesdays:

  • Virginia HRA

Thursdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

 

July Volunteer Needs

Tuesdays:

  • Hibbing Bennett Park

Thursdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

 

August Volunteer Needs

Tuesdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

Wednesdays:

  • Virginia HRA

Thursdays:

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Park
  • Hibbing Bennett Park
  • Hibbing HRA
  • Virginia HRA

 

Full Volunteer List and Sign Ups!

 

Chisholm Chamber

Speaker Series on Vietnam (FREE)

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s United for Veterans committee is proud to present this free speaker series with HCC professor Steve Potts.

When: Monday June 6 (6-8 pm) and Monday June 13 (6-8 pm)

Where: Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm (Complimentary appetizers provided!)

 
The series is a great way to prepare for the arrival of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica, coming to Chisholm Football Field June 23-26.
No registration is required for these free events. Seating will be first come, first served.

Minnesota Mountain Bike Series

Register for the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series and get in on some races this summer!

Coming to The Redhead MTB Park this Sunday, May 22 2022!

2022 MNMBS 2 – REDHEAD, CHISHOLM, MN – MAY 22

 

2022 Races

2022 MNMBS 1 – St Croix Woolly, St Croix Falls, WI – May 1 

2022 MNMBS 2 – Redhead, Chisholm, MN – May 22 

2022 MNMBS 3 – Gamehaven Lakeside Grind, Rochester, MN – May 29 

2022 MNMBS 4 – Detroit Mtn Shakedown, Detroit Lakes, MN – June 5

2022 MNMBS 5 – Border Crossing, River Falls, WI – June 12

2022 MNMBS 6 – Lester Park, Duluth, MN – July 17

2022 MNMBS 7 – Mt Kato, Mankato, MN – July 24

2022 MNMBS 8 – Tioga Thrillseeker, Cohasset, MN – August 14

2022 MNMBS 9 – Cuyuna Crusher, Crosby-Ironton, MN – August 21

2022 MNMBS 10 – Laddies Loppet, Maplelag Resort, Callaway, MN – September 3 & 4

 

2022 Race Registration Fees

Early Pre-Registration

(closes 8:00 PM Central Thursday prior to race)

Late Pre-Registration

(closes 8:00 PM Central Saturday prior to race*)

Elite $38

Elite $48
Marathon $38 Marathon $48
Comp $34 Comp $44
Sport $34 Sport $44
Citizen $29 Citizen $39
Kids Comp $18 Kids Comp $28
18 & under $23 18 & under $33

 

*other than Laddie’s Loppet which closes 8:00 PM FRIDAY prior to race

Chisholm All Class Reunion & Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival (Save the Date)

Turn Up the Fun

 

Chisholm is the place to be August 3-7 2022! In addition to the festivities of te All-Class Reunion, the St. Louis County Fair and the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival will be going on as well!

More info to come!

For updates on The All-Class Reunion visit their website!

For updates on Doc “Moonlight” Graham Festival visit our FB!

St. Louis County Environmental Services Department: Business Hazardous Waste Collection

Hazardous wastes from businesses, non-profits, schools and farms are not accepted in the household program. B-CLEAN Business Hazardous Waste: the St. Louis County Environmental Services Department will provide hazardous waste disposal opportunities on the Range for Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) businesses. VSQG generators are businesses, schools, non-profits and commercial farms which monthly generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste materials. Call B-CLEAN at least one week in advance for an appointment at (218) 741-8831.

Another alternative disposal site that would facilitate hazardous wastes from businesses would be the Clean Shop Program in Duluth. Call 218-726-1602 for more information or go to the Clean Shop web site.