Redhead MTB Park Grand Opening: June 26th

The public is invited to celebrate the official grand opening of Minnesota’s newest world class public recreation area, Redhead MTB Park. The main event will take place on Saturday, June 26th at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm – the official trailhead for the Redhead MTB Park.

(CHISHOLM, MN) The Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC), located at 1005 Discovery Drive in Chisholm, announced that they will celebrate the official grand opening of the new world class Redhead Mountain Bike Park with a ribbon cutting, press conference, and day of happenings at the trailhead on Saturday, June 26th starting at 10am.

Jordan Metsa, fund development and marketing coordinator at the MDC and Redhead stated, “We are excited to invite the public behind the fences of the mines that built America, to explore their hidden canyons and ethereal blue waters in a way they have never imagined. Redhead is a must see for every Minnesotan.”

Redhead Mountain Bike Park made its initial debut in 2020 with a soft opening of 15 miles of trails. This year, there are an additional 10 miles of trails (The Rim, The Zen, and Tough Mama trails new in 2021) bringing the total mileage to 25 miles. This marks the completion of the phase 1 build out of Redhead. To mark the milestone, the Minnesota Discovery Center, City of Chisholm, Chisholm Chamber of Commerce, and Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists are hosting a day-long event at the trailhead from 10am-6pm with a concert in the MDC outdoor amphitheater at 7pm featuring The Suburbs. Tickets are available online at or, charge by phone at 800.514.3849, or available for purchase at the MDC.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:00am on Saturday, June 26th at the main trailhead at the MDC. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, there will be a press conference in Taconite Square. Following the press conference, press will be invited inside the MDC movie theater to watch the unreleased short documentary RECLAIMED. MDC and Redhead MTB Park tours will take place after the documentary screening.

Celebratory events will also take place on Friday, June 25th and Saturday, June 26th in downtown Chisholm and on Sunday, June 27th Redhead fans are invited to ‘Ride the Range’ at Giants Ridge for a day of music, food, and happenings. Show up at Giants Ridge wearing Redhead merch or gear and receive $10 off your mtb park lift ticket (see attached Redhead grand opening flyer for additional details).

A full schedule of events can be found online at Visitors will have access to 40+ local and statewide vendors, Voyageurs Saunas, food trucks, a beer garden, music, giveaways, a short Redhead documentary release – RECLAIMED, the new 30 West Bike Shop, free MDC museum access, and much more!

Allowable uses at Redhead include biking, hiking (on designated trails), and Ebikes. Dogs are allowed but must be on a 6ft or less leash at all times and cleaned up after. Water recreation is coming to Redhead in 2021 and will include a docking system. swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. Rentals will be available at MDC.

The Redhead MTB Park grand opening event was made possible by a sponsorship grant from the IRRRB. Redhead MTB Park project was made possible through taxes paid by Minnesota’s Mining Industry.


Founded in 1977, the Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the “Minneapolis Sound”, a historic music era. Led now by original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling, original drummer Hugo Klaers, and longtime saxophonists Max Ray (also of The Wallets), they are augmented by a supergroup of newcomers: Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer on backup vocals, Rochelle Becker on Bari Sax and Stephen Kung on horns and keys. The Suburbs continue to entertain at the highest level and remain one of the most creative and vital bands out there today, honoring their past and blazing into the future, with their newest single “Summertime” recently released on May 28!

RECLAIMED Description (Redhead short documentary)
Redhead MTB Park teaser #1
Redhead MTB Park teaser #2

Chisholm, Minnesota is barely a dot on the map. But this small town on the Mesabi Iron Range of Minnesota once provided the ore to build the tanks and planes of World War II and skyscrapers of New York. Chisholm helped build America and the people of the town prospered. But as time went on, the demand for Chisholm’s ore declined. Although mining continues to thrive in this region, the people of Chisholm are looking to reclaim this abandoned landscape of the past. Now, the community and the industry that built this town are banding together to revitalize a forgotten piece of America. Can Chisholm make the leap from mining town to outdoor capital?

Chisholm ISD #695 Community Meeting

On Monday, June 21st, 2021 from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. Chisholm Public Schools will be hosting a presentation and discussion in the Vaughan-Steffensrud School cafeteria. 

Please join us for a community conversation on our educational and financial needs. A light meal will also be severed during the meeting.

Come by and learn about all the good things happening at Chisholm Schools and have a chance to win at the Meat Giveaway!

Chisholm Summer Recreation Program

Need to get the kids out and active this summer? The Chisholm Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the CSRP for youth who have completed first grade and up! The program is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00a.m. to 4p.m. for fourth grade through seventh grade and is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays for first grade through third grade from 9a.m. to 4p.m. (youth must have completed first grade to be eligible).

The program begins June 21 and ends July 29. Registration forms are available at City Hall or on the City of Chisholm’s website (link available HERE)

Early bird registration season passes are $60 if purchased by 4:00p.m., Wednesday, June 7th. Season passes purchased after June 7th are $70. Return registration forms and fees to the Chisholm Parks and Recreation Office at Chisholm City Hall 316 West Lake Street, Chisholm, MN 55719.

Once the program begins on June 21 return all registration forms and fees to the CSRP at the Chisholm Curling Club during operational hours.

If you have any questions regarding the CSRP please contact the Parks and Recreation office at (218)-254-7909.

Check out the schedule on our calendar!


Check out the attachment below for the CSRP registration and waiver forms!

Garbage Can Street Art Contest

Tired of your boring old trash can? Have an art degree that you’ve been meaning to use? June 1st through August 31st The City of Chisholm is holding a trash can art contest and your trash can could be the star of the show! Time to get your creativity flowing!

Garbage cans will be judged based on originality, creativity, fan favoritism, artistic quality, visual clarity, and the colorfulness of your art. 

1st Place: $500 in Chamber Cash

2nd Place: $300 in Chamber Cash

3rd Place: $100 in Chamber Cash

Once you’re finished with your trashcan masterpiece send a picture of your work of art along with your name and address and mail or drop it off at Chisholm City Hall, or submit it by email to or or

Check out the official Flyer below!

Chisholm Community Foundation: 25th Annual Golf Tournament

Itching to get back on the green? Monday, July 26th, The Chisholm Community Foundation will be hosting the 25th Annual Golf Tournament at the Mesaba Country Club in Hibbing! There will be raffles sponsored by the Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce, prizes, as well as lunch provided by The City of Chisholm.

Registration – 11a.m.

Shot Gun Start – 12p.m.

$100 per person entry fee (includes green fees, lunch & dinner)

For golf cart registrations contact Gary Yeager at (218)-263-4826

Respond by Friday July 2nd to reserve your spot! Register by calling (218)-254-1101 or email

All event proceeds benefit the CCF Operating Fund!


Check out the official flyer below!

Now Hiring: Ambulance Director/ Emergency Manager

Do you perform well during a crisis? Are you reliable, compassionate, with a desire to help others? The City of Chisholm is now hiring for the position of Ambulance Director/ Emergency Manager, and you might be a perfect fit!

Minimum Requirements and Experience:

  • Current MN -B License
  • 5+ years active experience  working in EMT -B
  • 3 years supervisor/management experience
  • College Certificate or Associates Degree
  • Valid MN Class D Driver’s License
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years active experience working in EMT -B
  • 5 years supervisor/management experience, preferred in EMS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management Services, Business Management/Administration, Medical Studies or related fields
  • Prior experience working with rural ambulance service operations

Special Requirements:

  • Successful completion of all National Incident Management System (NIMS) trainings within the first two years of appointment

Salary Range: $55,000-$70000 (depending upon qualifications)


The application and full job description with requirements can be located at City Hall, 316 W. Lake St, Chisholm, MN or the City of Chisholm website: 

New VP For First National Bank of Chisholm

First National Bank welcomed a new lender and vice president in April following Rob Wheaton’s retirement. Sara Vatnsdal moved to the area from Roseau, MN with her husband, Jake, and 4 children. Sara comes from a strong banking background, focusing in commercial and consumer lending, working in the past for a variety of institutions large and small. Sara is very passionate about partnering with her clients to help them achieve their financial and business goals, and makes a point to get to know her customers personally. She grew up in Grand Rapids, MN and is familiar with life on the Range. Her and her family are excited to participate in the many joys the range has to offer, especially hunting, fishing, and the trails. Sara was a hockey goaltender for the Grand Rapids/Greenway Lightning in high school, and her oldest daughter Bryjah, is also a goaltender, she’ll be playing for the Hibbing 12U team this upcoming season.

Sara began her banking career as a teller for Wells Fargo bank and worked her way up through the different positions in retail banking. This has given her a strong handle on what goes on behind the scenes at the bank, and she uses that knowledge and experience to help her customers navigate through any issues or changes that may arise. She also has experience in credit building and rebuilding, and takes time to sit with her client to make goals for both personal and business financial growth. To set an appointment to meet with Sara for a full financial review to look for ways to save money and streamline your banking, call her at 218-254-3371 ext. 125

Range Center: Chief Financial Officer Wanted

Are you a financer or an accountant who is looking for a strong career move? Range Center is now hiring for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Duties included are to direct and oversee the financial activities of the corporation, directing the preparation of financial reports and summaries, and to create forecasts predicting future growth.

This position offers:

  • Excellent professional work environment
  • Competitive salary (based on education/experience)
  • Paid vacation, personal days, and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life LTD insurances

For more information or to apply:

  • Call Kim Schlecht, Director of Human Resources, at (218)-254-3347, ext. 755
  • Email to submit a resume and letter of interest
  • Visit Range Center, Inc. at 1001 NW 8th Ave., Chisholm to complete a job application in person or submit an application online at

For more information and qualifications check out their job posting in the download below.

American Pickers to Film in Minnesota

For those who haven’t seen “American Pickers” it is a show on the History Channel dedicated to discovering and recovering lost memorabilia and antiques throughout the United States and this July they will be in town to find interesting collections in our area! If you or anyone you know has a unique collection of memorabilia that you would be willing to sell or show off this is your chance!

Minnesota is rich in American memorabilia and there may be some lurking in your basement or garage, if there is you may wind up on TV this summer! Time to dig out your rusted treasures!

If you know of a large collection which they might be interested in please contact them at or call 855-OLD-RUST

Facebook: @GotAPick 

Check out their Press Release and official flyer below!

Vacation Bible School

Are you interested in having your children more involved in their faith? Vacation Bible School may be what you need! June 21-25 from 9am-Noon each day children age 4 through 6th grade are invited to attend a bible study hosted by Chisholm Baptist Church! This years theme is “Victory!”

Sign up HERE through their website or through their Facebook page HERE!