Polar Bear Days

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!

More information to come, but save the date and make sure that your costumes are set for Halloween the way that you remember it when you were a kid! Nothing brings more joy than seeing kids having fun on Halloween!


The Kiwanis 15K Raffle will be taking place on September 7th at Valentini’s Supper Club on Lake Street! Tickets are $100 each and go towards the upcoming Chisholm Splash Pad which will be located near the bocce ball courts once construction begins.

The prizes are as follows:

First Prize- $9,000

Second Prize- $3,000

Third Prize- $1,000

Fourth Prize- $500

5 Winners @ $200

5 Winners @ $100

I don’t know about you, but $9K would do a lot for me and you can claim it for yourself with one ticket and a little bit of luck! Only 300 tickets will be available so get yours before they’re gone! The Kiwanis 15K Raffle tickets may be purchased at Chisholm ChamberChisholm Kiwanis, Valentini’s Supper Club, Tom & Jerry’s, or Jim’s Sports Club! Also check the Chisholm Chamber socials for updates. It’s exciting that we will soon be having  new installation in town  during those hot summer months and the entire community had a part to play in making this possible! It’s going to be a fun drawing with some high stakes and some big winners! Participants do not need to be present to win, however, you won’t want to miss out on the fun and drama of the drawing!


The Chisholm All-Class Reunion will be going on from August 3rd through August 7th alongside Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days and the St. Louis County Fair. There will be plenty going on in  Chisholm so make sure you don’t miss out on all of the fun!

Recurring Events

  • Senior Citizens Center Reunion Headquarters 319 W Lake St – Photo display, coffee and light lunches, served 9AM – 3PM lunch 11:00 – 1:30
  • St. Louis County Fair
  • School Tours 10AM – 2PM Junior High and Senior High School Tours, no registration or fee, meet at the flagpole in front of “old” Senior High which is now the Chisholm Elementary School (Wed-Fri)
  • “Canteen” above City Hall Open House. Chisholm memorabilia on display.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

  • 10AM Chisholm Public Library Special Storytime Program with musician Steven Solkela – “The One-Man Band”
  • 6PM Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce “Moonlight” Festival Bingo at Valentini’s Supper Club
  • 7PM Open Mic at T&T DOM
  • 7PM – 10PM Music at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill, “The Adjustments”, a Blues/Rock band from Duluth, MN featuring Alex Nelson, Justin Lofquist, Charles Lattimore and Chisholm High School math teacher Tim Nelson on the guitar. Sponsored by the Chisholm Downtown Revitalization Project and the All Class Reunion Committee.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

  • 3D Professional Chalk Painting – All day on Lake St.
  • 9AM Chisholm Alumini Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament. To register please email Pam Pioske. Registration deadline of July 27, 2022. All Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Volleyball Club.
  • 12PM – 3PM Music in the Pocket Park – Steven Solkela – “The One Man Band”
  • 4PM – 7PM Music in the Pocket Park – Gary Dupuis
  • 4PM – Sign Up for the Alumini Bean Bag Tournament at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill
  • 6PM Wheel of Meat at T&T DOM
  • 6PM Smear Tournament at Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill – $10 per person – 50c a set  – 4 point
  • 7PM Live Music at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill – Award winning musician, Joe Flip, performing with his hand made oil can guitar.
  • 8PM Film Festival at the Chisholm High School Auditorium. Watch 4 professional documentary movies about Chisholm (Valentini’s Supper Club, Chisholm Curling Club, Redhead Mountain Bike “Reclaimed”, and The Poachers Hunting Shack). 1 hour in length. Admission $5 and a food shelf donation. Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Quarterback Club and the Chisholm Food Shelf. Documentary artist Matt Koshmrl.

Friday, August 5, 2022

  • 8AM Chisholm All-Class Alumni Basketball Game. 3 v. 3 Tournament. Competitive and Recreational Divisions for Men’s Teams and Women’s Teams. To register, call Tony Antonutti at 218-208-8675. Chamber Cash Payout. All proceeds to benefit the Hoops Club.
  • 9AM Jim’s Sport’s Club Bar & Grill – All Class Reunion Breakfast Fundraiser. Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Community Foundation.
  • 9AM Golf Tournament at Wolf Ridge Golf Course, contact Ellen Falcone at (218) 966-7868 to sign up or for questions.
  • 3D Professional Chalk Painting – All day on Lake St
  • 10AM – 2PM Film Festival at the Chisholm Highschool Auditorium. Watch 4 Professional documentary movies about Chisholm (Valentini’s Supper Club, Chisholm Curling Club, Redhead Mountain Bike “Reclaimed” and The Poachers Hunting Shack). 1 hour in length. Admission $5 and a food shelf donation. Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Quarterback Club and the Chisholm Food Shelf. Documentary artist Matt Koshmrl.
  • 10AM – 4PM Chisholm Public Library Open House – Ranger yearbooks on display
  • 11AM – 3PM Chisholm Highschool office aid event at the Chisholm Public Library
  • 11AM Chisholm All-Class Reunion Alumni Swim Meet. To Register please email Jessica Rice. All proceeds to benefit the Support our Swimmers Club
  • 12PM – 3PM Music in Pocket Park – Gary Dupuis
  • Bluestreak Classic MN  Fish Fry Friday at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill (All Day)
  • 1PM Bruce Mine Headframe Park Open House at the Senior Citizen’s Center. Music by Steve Solkela
  • 2PM Trumpet organ concert featuring Lynn Erikson and Vicki Lundberg Gornick at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
  • 4PM – 8PM Music in the Pocket Park – Award winning musician, Joe Flip, performing with his hand-made oil can guitar.
  • 6PM Bald Eagle Water Ski Show on the Causeway of Longyear Lake. Sponsored by Chisholm Kids PLUS.
  • 6PM – 9PM Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce Doc “Moonlight” Graham Vintage Car Cruise on Lake St
  • 6PM Sign up for LOD Dart Tournament at Sidelines Sports Bar – play at 7PM – $10/person
  • 8PM – 10PM World Famous Chmielewski Funtime Polka Band on 1st Ave S between First National Bank and Valentini’s Supper Club.
  • 8PM – 12AM Karaoke with Roland at Tommy’s Bar
  • 9PM Karaoke at T&T DOM
  • 9PM – Karaoke at Sidelines Sports Bar

Saturday, August 6, 2022

  • 9AM Chisholm KIDS PLUS Longyear Lake 5K Run/Walk. Music by Steve Solkela. If you would like to enter into the race visit the The Chisholm All-Class Reunion website!
  • 12PM Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days Parade – Lake St – contact the Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce for entry forms and parade rules!
  • 2PM – 4PM “Bouncin’ Around Uptown” Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce Activities Committee Familt Fun Event at Memorial Park near Bocce Ball Courts, bounce houses Kid’s games and music by “Sheltered Reality” sponsored by Independent Electric, Iron Range Carpet Cleaning, and MJM Construction
  • 2PM – 4PM Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days Car Show on Lake St
  • 2PM – 4PM World Famous Chielewski Funtime Polka Band on Lake St in front of Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill
  • 2PM – 4PM Good Ole Fashion Pie Social at Faith Lutheran Church – 302 1st Ave SW
  • 2PM – 5PM Tour the historic 105-year-old St. Nicholas Orthodox Church – Coffee and treats available downstairs – 5PM Vesper Service – 422 2nd Ave SW
  • 2PM – 8PM Axe Throwing – “The Forge Social Haus” Axe Throwing is the fastesty growing sport today. The mobile trailer is a safe, fun, and unique activity that put our event above all others! Located on 2nd Ave. Must be 18 to throw!
  • 3PM Live Music by “Whisky Knows” at T&T DOM
  • 3PM Bean Bag Tournament at Sidelines Sports Bar – $10 per person  – Draw for partners
  • 4PM – 8PM Music in thre Pocket Park – Gary Dupuis and Steve Solkela
  • 5PM Chisholm Alumni Band Concert – Chisholm High School Auditorium. This concert will be an alumni and “friends” concert. To register please contact Pat Kestly. Proceeds to benefit the Chisholm Highschool Band program.
  • 10PM Fireworks – From the Bridge of Peace Causeway – 20minute show synced to music. Sponsored by Chisholm KIDS PLUS.

Sunday August 7, 2022
The churches of Chisholm welcome everyone to the All-Class Reunion. We would be delighted to have you join us as we worship the Lord on Sunday, August 7. The worship time for each congregation is as follows:

  • Chisholm Assembly of God, Sunday worship service at 10:15AM
  • Chisholm Baptist, Sunday worship services at 9:00 & 10:45AM
  • Chisholm United Methodist, Sunday worship service at 11AM
  • Faith Lutheran, Sunday worship service at 9:15AM
  • Grace Lutheran, Sunday worship service at 11AM
  • St. Basil of Ostrog Orthodox, Sunday Divine Liturgy at 10AM
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Masses Saturday 5PM & Sunday 10AM
  • 4PM Weekend wrap up Live Music at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill

United Way Renegade Trail Run

The United Way Renegade Trail Run is now open for registration! The 25K and 5K will be taking place on September 10th at The Redhead MTB Park, all proceeds will go toward United Way’s United for Veterans Program.

The run will be on a single track of rugged, reclaimed terrain and winners will be determined by chip timers. Registration covers the cost of the trail run, a shirt, chip timing and one (1) free beer  for runners (21+) or one (1) free root beer.


June 15th – 30th (Early Bird):

25K – $50

5K – $30 Adults/ $20 Youth


July 1st – August 31st

25K – $55

5K – $35 Adult/ $20 Youth


September 1st – September 8th

25K – $60

5K – $45 Adults/ $25 Youth


Day of Event

25K – $60

5K – $45 Adult/ $30 Youth


Click HERE to Register


There will be a ton to do at The United Way Renegade Trail Run, even if you are only there to cheer on the runners! September 9th from 3-6 p.m. will be packet pickup at the trailhead.

On Saturday September 10th:

  • 7 a.m. Registration/packet pickup at the trailhead
  • 8 a.m. 25K begins
  • 8:30 a.m. First 5K wave starts
  • 12 p.m.: Awards and presentations at the Trailhead

*Enjoy food trucks, music, and more at the trailhead while you cheer on runners and await results*


Chisholm Portal

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


City of Chisholm

Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days are around the corner once again! Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days will begin on May 6th, so save the date and make sure not to miss out on a great time!

The theme this year will be “Disney Over Ice” so if you want to dress up as your favorite character for the costume contest you can start planning ahead!

Tickets may be purchased at any participating bar (listed below) and are $40/person if purchased in advance or $45/per person if purchased at the door! Tickets include beer & cocktail samples at each location as well as as the provided appetizers at each location as well!

There will be a silent auction at the end of the night as well as the drawing for “Split the Pot”! Come out for a great time in downtown Chisholm, dress up, and maybe even win BIG!

We will see you there!


Participating Bars:

  • Snickers Pizza & Pub
  • Sidelines Sports Bar
  • T&T DOM
  • Tom & Jerry’s Bar
  • Jim’s Sports Club
  • Valentini’s Supper Club
  • Tommy’s Bar


  • C&L Distributing
  • Starkovich
  • D&D Beverage

The Annual Chilly Open Golf Tournament is back on Saturday, March 12 at 1PM in the St. Louis County Fairgrounds Parking Lot


Golf Registration, Dinner, Games on the Course, and Door Prize Entry!

Register @ Jim’s beginning at 11AM

~ Jim’s Chili Bar & Bloody Mary Bar will be available!


Register @ The Fairgrounds 12PM-1PM

Banquet and Raffle to follow at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill!

~Bar on Site~
Hockey Sticks or golf clubs may be used, Racquetballs will be provided.

Call or email registration information with team name and players to Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce


email: info@chisholmchamber.com

The best way to beat the cold is to get your blood pumping!


10AM-12PM Packet Pick Up at The Minnesota Discovery Center.

12PM Ride begins at Trailhead

3PM Wrap up @ Tom & Jerry’s Bar-Downtown Chisholm


Live Music and Prizes!

It’s getting cold out there but that just means that there’s more to do now than ever! Starting Wednesday, February 9th- Saturday, February 26th. Confirmed events are listed below with more to come! Stay warm, Have fun!


For more updates visit Polar Bear Days on FB


Wednesday, February 9th

Thursday, February 10th

~Kristy Balder presents “Flax to Linen: Traditional Methods from Field to Fabric”

~Event is open and free to the public, Light refreshments provided

Friday, February 11th

~$25/team-Male/Female Teams only, Sign up before or at 6PM

Saturday, February 12th

  • “Sled the City” Sliding on 3rd Ave SW (Hill by Police Station) , 10 AM- 4 PM, Concessions available

~Ice Skating and a Bonfire at the 1st St SW Park

~DJ from 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

~Bring your own partner, Register at 6:00 PM, Play at 7:00 PM, $5/person

Monday, February 14th

~Reservations Highly Recommended

Wednesday, February16th

~5:30 PM-Side Raffles! Food! Fun!

Thursday, February 17th

~$14 per Member, $16 per Non-Member. Prepaid Reservations Required

~8 mile round trip hike to historic Glen Location

Saturday, February 19th

~Registration 9-10AM, Fishing 10 AM- 2 PM

~$10 per hole, adult- $5 under 18/Maximum of 2 holes per person

~Concessions Available/ Free Hot Dog & Pop for Kids…Family Fun!

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

  • Chisholm Kiwanis Sled Dog Rides- North Side Longyear Lake
  • Pajama Party Open Bonspiel @ Chisholm Curling Club

~Registration Fees $160 per team~includes breakfast/eyeopeners and pizza for dinner

~Call Mandy Flack at (218) 969-3014 to register

~Registration Deadline 2-15-2022

~Register at 6 PM, Play at 7 PM, $5/person

Sunday, February 20th

Monday, February 21st

~$10 Entry Fee, $0.50 set, 4 point, Play at 7 PM

Thursday, February 24th

Saturday, February 26th

~Meet at 10 AM @ Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill

~Leave for Ed Walberg Shelter (on the Chisholm ATV Trail) 11 AM

~Ride to Northern TRAXX ATV Club Shelter (by Shannon Lake on the Chisholm ATV Trail) at 1PM

~Lunch provided by Northern TRAXX ATV Club at 2 PM at the Northern TRAXX Shelter with a warm Bonfire

  • Polar Bear Pedal Fat Tire Bike Ride

~ Meet at 12:00 PM

~Spin a yarn, weave a rainbow ~ regular admission applies

~Try some Hands On Projects ~ Make a woven paper greeting card and more!

~Bingo, Games, Snacks!

~Register at 1:00 PM, Play at 2:00 PM, $10/person

~Fishbowl Drinks, $3 Margaritas, Hawaiian Costume Contest, Limbo Contest, Live Music

Bring your pets out in their Halloween costumes for our first ever Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade on October 29, 2021 at 6PM on Lake Street.

The parade will go from Kiwanis Park to Snickers and participants must meet at Kiwanis Park at 5:45 PM.

All pets must be leashed at all times and current on vaccinations. And don’t forget to clean up after your pet!