Stop in to Valentini’s Super Club on October 24th at 6PM for the ISD 695 Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation concerning costs and consolidation! Presented by the Referendum “Yes” Committee.

The ISD 695 Chisholm Bond Referendum Presentation will answer questions you may have such as:

  • What is included in the $32 million referendum?
  • How does this affect tax payers?
  • What would be the financial impacts of consolidation?

The presentation will be by Michael Hoheisel who joined Baird in 2014 and has over 40 years of public finance expertise. He understands serving as your financial partner requires not only a complete and detailed understanding of your goals and priorities but the expertise and resources to tailor financing solutions that are both comprehensive and long term.

His primary focus over the last decade is providing financial services to school districts in the upper Midwest, specifically in Minnesota and South Dakota. In addition, he has assisted clients across the nation with their particular financing needs. Hoheisel is affiliated with the Minnesota School Boards Association, the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials and the Minnesota Rural Education Association. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management and Finance from St. John’s University.


There will also be two other meetings taking place on Thursday, October 20th at The Balkan Community Center at 6PM & Tuesday, November 1st at Tom & Jerry’s Bar at 6PM. These presentations will be held by Superintendent Adrian Norman and are also opportune times to further learn more about what the Referendum is, what consolidation would mean for Chisholm, and why the issue is important for all Chisholm residents.

Please come out and be prepared to make an informed vote in November. We will also try to film meetings in order to provide the information to those who won’t be able to attend, but if you are able these will be important meetings to listen in on as well as have your questions answered.


Visit the Bluestreak Pride page for more info!

Applications are currently being taken to become a United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor! The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s Lunch Buddies Mentoring Program currently serves grade school students at Cherry School, Keewatin Elementary, Merritt Elementary, Northeast Range School, and Vaughn-Steffensrud Elementary who would benefit from additional support, encouragement and a positive & caring adult mentor.

Mentor Role

  • Serve as a positive role model and guide
  • Focus on building a positive relationship with the young person
  • Supporting the young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
  • Participate in school-based activities together
  • Help identify and encourage mentee strengths

Time Commitment

  • Make a school-year-long commitment (October-May)
    • One lunch break/week
  • Must be able to attend the majority of meetings. In the event that you are unable to attend a meeting you may notify UWNEMN to pair your mentor with a temporary replacement.
  • Communicate monthly with the program specialist
  • Attend an initial 1.5 hour training session
  • Attend optional mentor/mentee group events and program recognition events

Participation Requirements

  • Is interested in being a positive role model for a young person
  • 18+ years of age
  • Have transportation to the school where you are mentoring
  • Complete the screening procedure
  • Agree to attend mentor trainings as required
  • Pass the criminal background check
  • Be willing to disclose and/or discuss any mental, chemical, or physical health condition which may impact your role as a mentor
  • Access to internet with an email account

Become a United Way Lunch Buddies Mentor and be a positive influence on the youth of our community! If you would like to know more about UWNEMN, the program and other programs that they run visit their website. And if this is something you are interested in you may apply now! Applications are due on October 10th.


City of Chisholm

The Chisholm Candidate Forum for School board candidates, Mayoral candidates, and Chisholm Council candidates will be taking place Thursday, October 27th at 6pm. The Forum will be held in the Chisholm Senior Citizens Center at 319 West Lake Street. The Forum will be hosted by Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce & Chisholm Community Foundation. All residents are invited to attend the forum and we hope to see everyone there! The vote will be held on November 8th, and now is your best opportunity to gauge the candidates to determine which platform YOU feel serves the Chisholm area best!

The forum will take a few hours and will cover several topics of great importance to our city and it will be exciting to hear where our candidates stand on each of them, why they do, and to hear their plans moving forward!

The moderator is Steve Potts and the candidates for the Chisholm Candidate Forum are as follows:


Schoolboard Candidates:

  • Incumbent Jaclyn Corradi Simon
  • Incumbent Cynthia Rice
  • Incumbent Shelly Lappi
  • Mark Casey


City Candidates

Mayoral Candidates:

  • Branden Fiedler
  • Adam Lantz


Council Candidates:

  • Dillon Anderson
  • Jedediah Holewa
  • Incumbent April (Larson) Fountain
  • Felicia O’Connell


Read a little bit more about the candidates in this article by The Mesabi Tribune.

May the best candidates win!


City of Chisholm

Have you heard about the Redhead “Best Hiking Trail Nomination? That’s right! Chisholm is getting some recognition in the Duluth News Tribune in their Best of the Best 2022 Awards and now it’s up to Chisholm and everyone in the Iron Range area to push our very own Redhead MTB Park further up into the limelight by placing our votes and letting everyone know that Chisholm is #1!

The Redhead “Best Hiking Trail” Nomination is no huge surprise to anyone who has visited the trails, they are absolutely stunning to behold and are fit for beginners and seasoned hikers alike. With a dock at the bottom for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming as well as world class MTB trails who can say that they are surprised that we are in the running?

What happens if Redhead MTB Park wins the title of Best Hiking Trail 2022? That’s more business for our area, recognition, and nothing but good news for our city! Tell your friends and family to cast their votes as well so everyone knows how much love we have for Chisholm and the Redhead MTB Park!

Use the following like to Place Your Vote!

Keep an eye out to see the Redhead MTB Park in that #1 Spot!



Sign the kids up for Chisholm Flag Football this season and squeeze out the last bit of summer before we start settling in for winter! Registration is open for boys and girls from grades four through six!

Games will be held in Doc “Moonlight” Field and registration is $30/person. Registration will close on 09/12/22. For more info on Chisholm Flag Football contact Bridgit Maruska at Chisholm Parks & Rec at (218)254-7909 or at her email

You may also register using our link HERE!

We are hoping to have a bigger season than ever this year and would love to have as many participants as possible to keep the competition and fun at an all time high! All games and practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Practices & Games: are held at the Doc “Moonlight” Baseball Field (735 2nd Street N.W.)
Team Practices: September 12th & 14th at 3:30.
League Games: Begin on September 19th at 3:30 and 4:30.
Game Schedules will be available on the City of Chisholm’s Web Site under
“Recreation” and handed out to the players the first week of practice.

We hope to see everyone out and having a good time! May the best team win, enjoy your summer!

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!


City of Chisholm

The Chisholm Citywide clean-up will be happening from July 11th – July 15th and is going to help everyone in getting rid of a ton of unwanted junk, making our city a little tidier! Everything from tires, refrigerators, and microwave ovens to bricks, wood pallets, and mattresses can go!

Accepted Items:

  • Tires: up to 24.5″ diameter vehicle tires, with or without rims. (LIMIT 4)
  • Appliances: “Preferred Drop Off” At Precious Paws 101 1st Ave SW
    • Refrigerators (remove doors)
    • Freezers (remove doors)
    • Stoves
    • Hot-water Heaters
    • Air conditioners
    • Dehumidifiers
    • Microwave ovens
    • Fluorescent light fixtures (No ballasts/bulbs)
  • Automobile batteries, Lawn mowers, Computer Towers
  • Television & Computer Monitors ($5.00 per item)
  • Mattresses, Box Springs ($10 per item) LIMIT 4 MATTRESSES
  • Chairs & Sofas ($5.00 per item)


  • Demolition Waste:
    • Bricks, wood, pallets, shingles, rolled roofing, lumber, electric wire, sheetrock, styrofoam, insulation, storm windows
  • Residential Trash: Non-hazardous trash ONLY!

**Hazardous Waste- asbestos laden materials, and other items not listed above will not be accepted. Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted at the Balkan Township Canister Site on July 6th from 10:00 – 1:00**

  • Yard waste will be accepted at the compost site located just west of the cemetery, off Cemetery Road (no bags, please)



As stated above, doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers. Remember Precious Paws before dropping off at the city garage. Other containers are not necessary.


July 11th-July 15th, 2022

7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday July 11th, Wednesday July 13th, & Friday July 15th

7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday July 12th & Thursday July 14th


Location: City Garage 35 SE 3rd St


Alternative Free Drop Off Sites:

The St. Louis County Waste Department accepts tires (LIMIT 4), appliances (LIMIT 2), batteries, used motor oil, scrap metal, used antifreeze, 4-foot fluorescent bulbs (LIMIT 4), and oil filters (LIMIT 4) free of charge at its Transfer Station in Hibbing and its Regional Landfill in Gilbert. Household hazardous wastes are collected by appointment on scheduled dates at no charge.

Corrugated cardboard is accepted at Balkan Township Canister Site free of charge.




City of Chisholm


Men’s Bocce Ball: Monday Evenings

For more information call Jim at (218) 254-3115 or Tom at (218) 254-5918

Women’s Bocce Ball: Tuesday Evenings

For more information call Shelly (218) 996-1710

Mixed/Any Combination Bocce Ball: Wednesday Evenings

For more information call Shelly at (218) 966-2277

Men’s Softball: Thursday Evenings

For more information call Travis (218) 966-0137

Women’s Softball: Wednesday Evenings

For more information call Travis (218) 966-0137

Youth Softball & Baseball

For more information call Rich (218) 969-3088

Co-Ed Sand Volleyball (Gold & Silver Division): Monday Evenings

For more information call the Parks & Recreation Department. Registration Deadline: May 13, 2022. League Tentatively begins June 6, 2022.

Chisholm Summer Recreation Program (CSRP)

The CSRP begins on June 20, 2022nd ends on July 29, 2022. The CSRP offers a variety of recreational activities for youth that have completed first grade and up. Discounted early registrations are due by Monday June 10, 2022.

Community Event For All

Please join Chisholm Public Schools for a meal and dialogue about our comprehensive assessment findings, facility plan options and potential Operating and Bond election on November 8, 2022.
Come give your feedback as your voice is valuable and we want your input!
Please RSVP

WHERE: Valentini’s Supper Club 31 W Lake St, Chisholm 55719

WHEN: April 20 5:30pm-8:30pm (discussion begins promptly at 6:00pm)

Students are welcome!

Childcare is provided!

Please invite other members of our community!

Meal will be served!


We also encourage everyone to take a tour of the facilities so that everyone can better see all of the changes that must be made. Building Tours will be conducted as follows:

  • Vaughan Steffensrud- 3:45pm

  • High School- 4:15pm

  • Elementary School- 4:45pm

(Building Tours will meet at the entrances of each respective facility at the listed time)

The best way to see what needs to be done is through a tour and so we urge all community members to come out and take a walk through!


All community members are encouraged to attend. To ensure there will be enough food, please RSVP your attendance to:

Lisa Aldrich

218-254-5726 x2900


Legacy of Play H20 will donate $50,000 to one project that gets the top ten VOTES from March 3rd-March 17th. So we need everyone in Chisholm to help Kiwanis Club get something great for Chisholm that everyone can enjoy! 

How to Place your vote:

  • Either scan the QR code provided throughout Chisholm on our promotional flyers and follow the link, or use the link below
  • Select the heart icon, Legacy of Play will then ask for your email
  • A code will be sent to your email, input the code to validate your vote
  • Then tell someone else about the vote and that it’s easy to do and only lasts until the 17th. We want everyone to raise their voices for this!

Place Your Vote