Monday, December 28, 2009

New Years Eve Events

Looking for something to do New Year's Eve? Check out the events around Hibbing:

Amelia's - New Year's Eve Elegant Buffet featuring prime rib, shrimp, etc. Live music by Mark Pommier & Friends. Call 263-7141 for reservations.

Bach Yen - Open for dinner New Year's Eve from 4 - 9p with a free glass of champagne. Reservations suggested, call 263-3647.

Brick Yard - Ring in the New Year at the Brick Yard's Annual Bash with cash giveaway and free champagne!

Elks Lodge 1022
- New Year's Eve Dinner serving from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Your choice of Prime Rib, Surf & Turf, Chicken Marsala over Fettucini, or Baked Scrod with Shrimp Scampi Sauce. Call 263-6196 for reservations.

Grandma's in the Park - Come and Celebrate New Year's Eve with a limited menu starting at 4:00 p.m. featuring steaks, prime rib, steak & shrimp combo and walleye. Plus champagne at midnight! Reservations required call 262-3047.

Hibbing Bowling Center - Opens for bowling starting at 3:00 p.m. For more information call 262-1281.

Paulucci Space Theatre - Laser Light shows all day long. Go to their website for a complete schedule:

Sportsman's Restaurant & Taverna - New Year's Eve specials include Steak & Stuffed Shrimp, Prime Rib Aujus, Prime Rib & Garlic Lime Chicken, and Snow Crab Legs. Join us in the Taverna after dinner for drink specials and music.

Sullivan Supply - Open from 8:30a - 7:00 p.m. for your last minute party supplies and decorations. Glasses, leis, party hats, noisemakers, horns and more! For more information call 263-4727.

Zimmy's - New Year's Eve Dinner Party from 4:00 -9:00 p.m. Followed by an 80's Costume Party starting at 9:00p. For more information call 262-6145.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Music

If you enjoy Christmas music this is the time of year to hear all kinds of it from elementary school programs to adult orchestras we have it all here in Hibbing!

December 7 at 7:00 p.m. the Hibbing High School Winter Band Concert by grades 7-12 will be held in the Hibbing High School Auditorium. The public is invited to attend this free concert.

December 13, at 2:30 p.m. enjoy the Mesabi Community Orchestra in the Hibbing High School Auditorium . This is a free concert sposnored in part by a grant from the Hibbing Foundation and assistance from Hibbing Community Education.

December 14th at 7:00 p.m. enjoy the Hibbing High School Choir concert by grades 7-12 in the High School Auditorium. Admission is $3 per person, children under 5 are free.

December 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Elementary Auditorium enjoy the Lincoln Elementary Band Concert by 5th & 6th grade musicians.

December 17th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Elementary Auditorium enjoy the Lincoln Elementary Choir Concert by 5th & 6th grade singers.

December 18th, at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. enjoy the Greenhaven School Annual Winter program. All Greenhaven children in grades k-2 will be performing the smae program at both times. The public is welcome to attend.

December 18, at 7:00p and December 20 at 2:00 p.m. enjoy the Voices of Reason singing "The Spirit of Christmas" with Special Guests The 5 Seasoned Brass both performances at the First Presbyterian church at 2201 2nd Ave E.

And if you have had enough Christmas music check out the Hibbing Community College production of "Living Together" featuring Beatles music. Tickets are available by calling the HCC Box Office at 262-7377. General admission is $10, students and seniors are $8 and HCC students are $5 with identification.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Celebrating Starts Early

Attend the Yuletide Festival at the Hibbing Public Library Tuesday night December 1st the Hibbing City Band starts at 6:00 p.m. and the festivities continue with Yuletide Stories, Childrens Book Give-A-Way, Visits with Santa, Christmas Crafts and punch and cookies for all.

Is your name Shirley? Then meet at the Hibbing Park Hotel Wednesday December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. for the "All Shirleys Christmas Gathering". For more information call Shirley at 262 5356

The Spirit of Unity Parade is Thursday evening December 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m. Come out early for other events before the parade like:

  • Christmas Party at Security State Bank from 430P to 6P Get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus by Flom Designs & enjoy Games, Face-painting, Christmas Cookie Decorating, Rudi's Pizza for $2 Slice, and more!
  • Photos with Santa at the Atrium from 3P to 5P by Tiffany Rajkovich . Free hot chocolate for all after the parade!
  • During the parade, warm up at The Men's Shop with free coffee and holiday treats.
  • Photos with the Grinch at The Brickyard!Free photos, plus children 12 and younger eat free with Adult Entrée purchase (one free child per one paid adult).
The Northland Broadway Youth Theater will perform "Little Town of Christmas" Friday December 4th at 7:pp p.m. and at Noon and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th at the Lincoln School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door adults are $6, students & seniors are $4, children under 5 are free.

And on Saturday December 5th there are two more Church Bazaars at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (2012 7th Ave E.)from 11a - 1p and the First Lutheran (2201 3rd Ave E.) Noon to 2:30p

Sleigh Rides with Santa on Saturday, December 5th from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the VFW. Enjoy hot dogs, juice, chips and more with Santa

On December 5th and 6th there is a Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show at the Mesabi Mall.

A Christmas Boutique and Tea will be held at the Mitchell-Tappan House Bed & Breakfast on December 5th and 6th. For more information and to make reservations call 262-3862.

The Hull Rust Mine View and Tourist Center Gift Shop needs to make room for the 2010 inventory. Get some Holiday shopping done. There are some Hibbing oriented gifts for sale. Stop in to the Senior Tourist Center at 12102 E Howard St, Friday or Saturday December 4 & 5 between 9a and 4p.

And for an evening out go see Living Together a theatrical presentation at the Hibbing Community College December 3rd - 13th. For more information call 262-7377.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thanksgiving Volunteers are needed

Volunteers are requested to assist in shopping, preparation, delivery of meals, drivers, servers and clean up for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 11:45a to 2p at the St. Leo's Hall in the Assumption School.

New people to the area, those who are alone, and anyone who enjoys festivity, a good meal and good company on a holiday are welcome to attend. The meal is free and and the Facility is Handicapped accessible.

Volunteers are asked to call Judy at 262-6574 or 262-5513 or email

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bazaars, Craft Shows, Boutiques, Oh, My!

Hunting season is here and while some are out in the woods others are inside churches, homes, malls, and halls hunting for bargains.

Some events in Hibbing include:

November 6th

Salvation Army Annual Harvest Festival and Auction
will be held at 107 W Howard Street. Walking taco dinner, hot mini-donuts, and bake sale at 5:00 p.m., live auction at 6:00 p.m.

November 6 & 7

Annual Holiday Boutique - Maria, Anita, Cena, MaryLou, Kathy, Malynn & Connie will have Finnish Biscuit, Bakery, Crafts, Blankets, Jewelry, Wearable Art and Much more at the Hibbing Tourist Center, 1202 E Howard St on November 6th form 1 - 6 p.m. and November 7th from 8a to 1p.

Holiday Boutique - From 9a - 5p both days at 2125 11th Ave E. James, jellies, pickles, salsas, antipasto, diamond willow lamps, quilted table runners, hot pads, tea towels, mittens, hats, afghans, seasonal baked goodies, candies & floral arrangements will be available.

Home Spun Holiday - November 6 from 3-7p and November 7 from 9a -1p at 2011 E 31st St (off of 19th Ave E). Handcrafted items, jams, jellies, antipasto, potica, antiques , collectibles, and furniture will be available.

November 7th

Alpha Delta Kappa - KC Crafter's Sale - From 9A - 2p at the KC Hall at 2611 E Beltline. 22 vendors with hundreds of craft items, books, fall and Christmas items, $1 donation for scholarships.

Avon Holiday Sparktacular - From 1-4p at the Memorial Building Little Theater. All Avon products showing - try it - buy it or order it. Free workshop on Avon's opportunity and free refreshments.

Blessed Sacrament's Autumn Bazaar Sharing Warm Hearts
will be held from 8a - 1p in the St Leo's Hall in the Assumption Catholic School.
Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. for $7 per person - egg casserole, fresh fruit, muffin, juice, and coffee. Enjoy a deli and baked goods, homemade gifts, Howard Street Booksellers Book Fair, raffles, kids games, and other vendors.

Colors of Fall Holiday Boutique - From Noon to 4P at 404 E 21st St. Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, rugs, soy candles, aprons, totes, hand-painted glassware, switch plate covers, ink drawings, fresh bread and antipasto will be available.

Holiday Bazaar - From 10A-3P at 2015 9th Ave E. Baked goods, clothes, handcrafted items, and collectibles available.

Holly Days" Annual Bazaar Our Savior's Lutheran Church - From 11-2 at 501 East 23rd St. Bakery, deli, crafts, & Christmas Room, a Greater Gift and Christmas cookies sold by the pound. Turkey salad lunch, pie, and coffee available.

Hull Rust Liquor Holiday Wine Tasting & Open House will be held from Noon - 3p 3517 E. Beltline. Wines, liqueurs, gourmet brews, gifts, prizes and complimentary samples will be available!

Lee Center Annual Fall Festival will be held from 9a -2:30p. Jams, jellies, baked goods, crafts, used clothing and household items will be available. Coffee an' will be served.

Maple Hill Community Hall Holiday Craft & Bake Sale will be held from 9a - 2p at the Community Hall located at the corner of Hwy 73 & Townline Road. Knitted and crocheted items, ornaments, baked goods, woodwork, food items, lots of misc. available plus serving chili, pie & coffee.

Marybeth & Friends Annual Boutique - From 8a-4p at 2114 6th Ave E. vintage chic furniture, home and personal accessories, handmade purses, baby boutique, blankets, jackets, gourmet holiday baked goods, breads, fudge bards, also soups and cookies in a jar, delicious potica and strudel, garden art, jewelery will be available at reasonable prices. Have coffee, cider, and cookies with us!

Range Artists' Association West Howard Art & Bake Sale From 10a-3p at the Range Artist Association 328 W Howard St. Baked goods, art supplies, artwork , jewelry, drawings for door prizes.

Remember When's Old Fashioned Holidays From 9a-4:30p. at 341 E 19th St. Vintage decorations/collectibles, hand knit mittens, socks, quilts, rugs, jams, jellies, coffee, cider and goodies served.

Snowflake Boutique - From 9a-2p at 21 26 5th Ave E. Fall and Christmas Crafts, homemade goodies, beautiful knit items, free mini massages, register to win prize.

St. Michael's Church will hold a bake and craft sale at 701 E 40th St.

November 12

SoHo Art Center -
SoHo artists open house from 3 - 7p on November 12th at the SoHo Art Center on First Avenue. For more information call 263 9230.

November 13 & 14

Annual Fall Book Sale for the Pregnancy LifeCare Center November 13 from 10A - 6P and November 14th from 10A -5P at the Irongate Plaza. Used books, CD's, videos, and baked goods will be available.

Irongate Plaza
- Vendor / Craft Show
on November 13th from 10A - 6P and November 14th from 10A -5P.

November 14

Beyond Christmas Hibbing Women of the Moose - November 14th from 11a - 2p at 419 1/2 E Howard St. White elephant items, paperback books, needlework, bake sale, jewelry, cookies, and luncheon will be available.

Grace Fall Harvest Bazaar
- November 14th from 10a-2p at Grace Lutheran Church, 4010 9th Ave W. Quilts, handcrafted items, baker, jams, potica, cardamon bread, sandwich loaf, pie and coffee will be available.

December 5

Christmas Bazaar Holy Trinity Lutheran Church December 5th from 11a-1p at 2012 7th Ave E. Finnish biscuit, baked goods, and crafts will be available. A sloppy joe lunch will also be served.

Winter Wonderland Bazaar First Lutheran W/ELCA Organization
December 5th from Noon to 2:30 p.m. at 2201 3rd Ave E. Baked Goods, deli, quilts, boutique items, lunch , coffee, and dessert will be available.

December 5 & 6

Elegant Boutique & Tea at the Mitchell-Tappan House December 5th and 6th from 10a - 3p, 2145 4th Ave E. Christmas ornaments, wreaths, floral arrangements, decorated Christmas trees, many unique one of a kind items will be available. $10 per person call 262-3862 for reservations.

December 12

A Magical Cup of Christmas Tea First Presbyterian Church December 12th Seating Begins at 1p, 2201 2nd Ave E. Return to the abundance of Christmas Past and take advantage of this chance to sample many kinds of savory and sweet tidbits prepared with you in mind. Unwind, converse, and refresh over a Magical Cup of Christmas Tea. Return to Christmas Present by picking up goodies from the bake sale to take home and share with family and friends. $8 per person for more information or to make reservations call 262-3413 or 262-4111.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween & Fall Events

Field of Screams - at the Minnesota Discover Center.

First Baptist Church - "A Penchant for Pumpkins" for Children grades 1 - 6 on October 26th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Come for a special night with lots of pumpkins. There will be pumpkin or cherry pie for everyone. For more information call the church office at 263-6672.

Hibbing Public Library - Pumpkin Carving Contest on Wed, October 28 starting at 6:00 pm bring your own pumpkin and show us your best design. Prizes for several categories. Dress in Halloween costumes for Preschool Storytime on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. and Toddle Time on Thrusday at 10:00.

Maple Hill Hall - Fall Games Party will be held at the Maple Hill Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th. Prizes will be turkeys and hams. Coffee and donuts will be served. The public is invited to participate.

Hibbing Community College - A Celebration of Autumn Buffet will be held Thursday, October 29th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Hibbing Community College for $8.00 per plate.

Howard Court
- Indoor Trick or Treating 2:30 - 4:30 on Friday, October 30th.

Moxie - Trick or Treating from 11:00 - 4:00 on Saturday, October 31st.

MATRIX - Hibbing's Youth Center is hosting a Kids Bop Halloween dance and costume party for children ages 2 - 8 and their families from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday October 31st. Admission is $4.00 per person. 1910 4th Ave E, 218 263 5543.

VFW Post 8510 - Children's Halloween Party, Saturday October 31st, from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. Please park in the back lot and use the back door only. Complimentary hot dog, chips and orange drink for children & parents. Games scheduled all evening and a bag of goodies when you leave.

Airway - Halloween Bash 9P - 1A a on Saturday October 31st. Dance to Young Country, drawings throughout the night, $100 cash prize for the best costume at midnight.

- An adult costume party at the Brickyard on October 31st, Halloween. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Mr. Nick's Corner Bar - Celebrate Halloween 8:30p to 12:30a with live music by the Blue Wolf band, costume cash prizes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A day of Dance

Hibbing Community Education will be offering three classes in one day! On Saturday October 31st start your day with a Salsa class at 10:00 a.m., learn to Swing at 12:15 and finish the day with ballroom dance at 2:30 p.m.

Aaron Clarey will teach the basics and a few additional moves to add some flair to the routines. Have fun, get some exercise, and meet other that enjoy dancing.

Each workshop is $19 per person or $35 per couple for anyone and everyone over 14 years old. Registration is required by October 26th.

For more information or to register call Community Education at 218-262-0418.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Attention Hunters!

The Hibbing Rifle and Pistol Club will open its range for hunter sight-in on Saturday October 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be open daily through November 6th.

The Range is located on Marskmanship Center Road near the Kelly Lake Bridge.

Benches, targets, spotting scopes, ear and eye protection are provided. There is a $5 fee per firearm. Avoid the rush, come early and dress warm. The coffee pot will be on.

Upcoming Hunting Seasons in Northern Minnesota include:

  • Waterfowl Season Opener - October 3rd
  • Moose Hunt Northeast Season - October 3-18
  • Pheasant Season Opener - October 10th
  • Deer Hunting Opener - Firearms - November 7th
  • Fisher & Pine Martin Season - November 28 - December 6th
  • Deer Hunting Opener - Muzzle Loader - November 28 - December 13
  • Bobcat Trapping Season - November 28 - January 3
For more information about hunting in Minnesota go to:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Digging for Your Roots Genealogy Conference

Minnesota Discovery Center will host the 28th annual conference on Saturday, Oct 17, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The conference is for genealogical researchers of all levels and cultural resource professionals and is organized and hosted by Range Genealogical Society (RGS) and the Discover Center Research Library. This years theme is "On the Right Track" and emphasized personal stories of discover and success.

Features speakers are:
  • Lou Mattson who tracked one family from the old country to the United States and followed their stories through generations.
  • Doug Morrison Cleary will discuss the use of DNA in tracing genealogies.
  • Iron Range History Players will present the story of Laurel Sherman, a rural Minnesota school teacher from 1910 to 1920.
  • Dr. Melissa Steware will present "Mercy's Story: Uncovering a Quilt's Creator"
  • Lauren Nickisch will speak about the "Hephzibeth: Woman of Iron"

There is a cost to attend the conference with MDC members receiving 10 percent off. Lunch will be available for an additional fee. Contact Sue at 218 253-7959 ext 222 or visit:

Friday, October 2, 2009

One Day - Two Great Events

On Saturday, October 3rd take the kids to the Fire Department open house and the Creation Season Event at St. James.

The Fire Department Open house is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fire Department. The Open House is the official kick off for Fire Prevention week and they will have the following events and activities:
  • Displays of our equipment, resources and of course some good old fashioned face to face communications between the members of the fire department and the general public.
  • Serving our usual free lunch of hot dogs, beans and chips as well as some Pepsi products.
  • Demonstrations by our newly certified Technical Rescue Team (TRT), as well as fire extinguisher demonstrations
  • Giving away batteries and smoke alarms to those that are in need and doing blood pressure testing
  • Area vendors will have displays for our visitors to see and learn about what medical and safety resources are available to the general public
  • Photos with Sparky

A Creation Season Event will be held at St. James Episcopal Church at 2028 7th Ave E on Saturday October 3rd from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Creations Season is the celebration of God's Presence (presents) in all of creation.

Activities include: Solar energy, Compact Fluorescent Lighting, Plastics impact on the environment, Recycling, Reducing, Reusing, Fuel assistance/weatherization application, energy efficient cars, clean energy resource team, crocheting plastic bags, dog agility, children's face painting, Heavenly Hogwiches & Hot Dogs from 11a -1p

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Weather is great for a walk around the Community!

Want to learn a little about the history of Hibbing? Try one of these walking tours:

Historical Hibbing
This Hibbing Walking Tour was adapted from one created as a Centennial Project in 1993 by the Hibbing Daily Tribune and Roger Saccoman Architecture. The walk is written to start at Hibbing Memorial Building, but it can actually be started anywhere along the route. There are also many other historic and aesthetically beautiful sites in Hibbing not on the tour. The 22 numbered sites listed were chosen a s examples to give visitors and native alike a sense of Hibbing's history. The walk is approximately two miles in length.
Enjoy the map and guide for the North Hibbing - Hull Rust Mahoning Mine Walking Tour. The Historical data provided was documented by Patricia Mestek, former Director of the Hibbing Historical Society. Start the walking tour from the parking lot at 5th Avenue East and 16th Street.

This tour was developed by staff at the Hibbing Public Library. It takes you along a path that could have been walked by Bob Dylan. Photographs of Feldman’s, L&B Café, the Synagogue, and the Alice School are the property of Aubin Photo Studio in Hibbing. The walk starts at the building that was Zimmerman Electric and ends at the Androy, the site of Bob’s Bar Mitzvah celebration. This walking tour is approximately 1.9 miles. We even have a podcast for this tour. Listen to it ahead of time or download it to your MP3 player and take it with you.

Community Walking Program
The Hibbing Community Education sponsors the Community Walking Program at the Hibbing High School. This program is for all Hibbing area residents, youth to seniors, cardiac patients, and persons with disabilities. The school setting provides a safe, warm, and positive atmosphere to exercise during the upcoming winter months. No walking on days when school is not in session.

From October 2009 to early May 2010, Monday - Friday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the Ground floor level of the Hibbing High School. There are no fees for this program.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hibbing Beautification Project

The Hibbing > We're Ore and More brand team is looking for volunteers to assist in planting trees and shrubs along the south side of the Mesabi Trail at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29th.

The Hibbing Brand Team, the City of Hibbing and Northern Landscapes are partnering to create an attractive visual entrance into Hibbing along the Mesabi Trial. Research has found that the Mesabi Trail is one of Hibbing's powerful outdoor assets fro both residents and tourists.

The beautification project will consist of two phases. On Tuesday, volunteers will focus on phase one: planting trees and shrubs along that portion of the Mesabi Trail which urns along the northwest corner of the Industrial Park. In the spring, phase two will include planting ornamental shrubs at the trail intersection by the Greyhound Bus Museum and installing a bench and welcome sign.

Please bring you own shovel, gardening gloves and friends. The planting holed will be pre-dug, the soil transported, and the trees and shrubs made available for planting.

To learn more about Hibbing's strategic marketing platform attend one of the Branding Committees Presentations: Hibbing > We're Ore and More! Two presentations will occur at 2:00 PM and again at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Building Little Theater Wednesday, September 30th. Refreshments will be served.

Any questions can be directed to Miriam Kero at the city of Hibbing Economic Development Office, at 218 362 5931.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cool Night at the Library

Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Hibbing Public Library

Everybody’s favorite monkey, Curious George will make an appearance so bring your camera for a great photo opportunity. The Hibbing City Band will be performing favorites of all ages in the reference room throughout the evening. While down in the auditorium there will be a book give away for children sponsored by the Literacy Action Center. The Friends of the Library will be serving refreshments and selling book bags.

Bring the entire family to the library to celebrate the fall season.

For more information call 218 362-5959.

Friday, August 28, 2009

For Women Only: "Michelle Lee's Health & Fitness Makeover"

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Zimmys

Please join us for this Chamber Women's Innovative Network event. From 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with dinner of your choice between Chilled Salmon Salad, Margarita Chicken Salad, or Florentine Spinach Salad.

Michelle Lee, Co-anchor of Northlands NewsCenter will be the speaker. Michelle has a personal and inspiring story on transforming herself into a stronger and healthier mind and body. She wants to share her challenges and triumphs about competing in a body building competition on her 50th birthday and motivate others to take charge and make the commitment to their health.
$16.00 for Chamber members, $20.00 for non members.

Call 218-262-3895 or email to make your reservation by September 10th.

Sponsored in part by the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce, Women's Innovative Network, Fairview University Medical Center- Mesabi, Anytime Fitness, MAC, and the Scoop on Howard.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

For Men Only: "Survival Tips for Good Health"

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Knights of Columbus Hall

Please join us for the 8th annual Men’s Wellness Night. This event is an evening filled with educational topics geared to men of all ages, free health screenings, dinner, & door prizes.


4:30 – 5:45 Registration, Displays and Screenings
5:00 – 5:50 Dinner
6:00 – 9:00 Program
  • Good Nutrition at Any Age, Kim Johnson, R.D.L.D., C.D.E., Fairview UMCM
  • Low Impact Exercises, Harry Grinage, Master Trainer for Matter of Balance Program
  • Exercise Band Demonstration, Matt Berg, Pt, Ep, Fairview – UMCM
  • After All, It’s Your Life, Rod Raymond, M.Ed., ACSM (Keynote Speaker) - Rod Raymond is one of a few Master Personal Trainers in the country and has been in the business of helping others achieve their dreams and strive for optimal health for over 15 years. He is the wellness director at the University of Minnesota Duluth, a 20 time Ironman Triathlon, owner of five highly successful businesses and an author of several books and videos.

Please register by September 11th. To register by phone, call: (218) 362-6665 or (888) 870-8626, ext. 6665 or register online at:

Due to the generosity of sponsors, registration is free. Sponsored by Central Mesabi Medical Foundation, Fairview University Medical Center – Mesabi, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mosquito Run for Special Olympics

A motorcycle ride benefiting the Hibbing/Chisholm Rangers Team of Special Olympics Minnesota has been slated for Saturday, August 22nd.

The Hibbing/Chisholm Rangers team formed in March, the team helps children and adults with intellectual disabilities discover the challenges and rewards of athletic competition. To date, approximately 60-70 athletes from Hibbing and Chisholm are part of the program. The athletes range in age from six years to adults well in to their 70's.

Registration for the ride begins at 11:30 a.m. at The Brick Yard, fee for the ride is $10 per bike. Riders will take off at noon and make 3-4 pit stops and end up back at the Brick Yard.

The route will be Side Lake, through Togo to Effie and then down to Bovey and eventually back to Hibbing. The estimated arrival time back in town should be about 5:00p.m. Those who can't join the ride, burger baskets benefitting the team will be served at the Brick Yard from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information about Special Olympics read the full article online at the Hibbing Daily Tribune website

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hibbing Birthday Celebration

Hibbing Historical Society will be hosting the 7th Annual Hibbing Birthday Celebration on Thursday, August 13th, 2009, starting at 6:30 p.m. on the City Hall South Lawn. The public is welcome to celebrate the 106th Birthday of the City of Hibbing while listening to the band, honoring our local citizens, and enjoying cake and refreshments.

Schedule of Events:
  • 6:30 pm Hibbing City Band
  • 7:00 pm Hall of Service and Achievement Induction Ceremony
  • 7:30 pm Hibbing City Band
This year Thomas R. Dougherty and Judge Thomas F. Brady will be inducted into the Hibbing Hall of Service and Achievement. Dougherty was the founder of the present day funeral home business that bears his name. Brady served as the village attorney, township clerk and city recorder before being appointed a Municipal Court Judge.

To read more about these men go to the Hibbing Daily Tribune website.

In case of rain - the event will be held at the Library.

For more information call (218) 263-8522.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Five Best Days of Summer!

124th Exposition of the St Louis County Fair will be July 29th - August 2nd.

Featuring the all new Todd Armstrong Shows Midway.

Compete in or enjoy the animal and non-animal competitions for farm animals, Chili Cook off, Supreme Ruler of the Kitchen, Master of the Harvest, as well as Draft horse pulls, Bull Riding, Agriculture and Horticulture, flowers, and fine art categories.

Other events to enjoy include: Lumberjack Shows, Extreme Canine Stunt Dog Shows, Minnesota Mounted Shooters, and Farmers Olympics.

Wednesday is Opening Day, Thursday is Senior Citizen Day, Friday is Kid's Day, Saturday is Family Day, and Sunday is the Grand Finale.

Live musical entertainment on the Lowes Stage includes: Sweet Freedom, the Incredible Ides, Matt Ray, WMFG Polka Party, and Four Horse Johnson

The St. Louis County Fair welcomes the Todd Armstrong Shows - Master of the Art of Fun! The Todd Armstrong Shows provides carnival rides, games, and food to fairs, festivals, and celebrations across the southern states and areas of the Midwest. Our vast variety of thrill rides such as the Super Shot and Himalaya, along with family favorites such as the Giant Wheel and Tilt-A-Whirl, plus a complete kiddy land with rides like the Carousel and Circus Train are sure to provide enjoyment for patrons of all ages!

The Midway hours are as follows:

Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Saturday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm


Wednesday 3 pm - 11 pm
Thursday 11 am - 11 pm
Friday 11 am - Midnight
Saturday 11 am - Midnight
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm


13 and over - $5.00
6-12 - $3.00
5 and under - FREE

For more information call 218-263-4256 email or go to

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mines & Pines

We are bringing in Art and Craft vendors from near and far and all over the upper Midwest so you and your family may own some of the best handmade creations available. Be prepared to be entertained, to be educated and to enjoy your visit to this year's Mines & Pines Art Festival!

As always you’ll be treated to family entertainment and music all weekend long, along with a variety of tasty foods too! Meet your neighbors, greet new friends, find all your old favorites and so much more at the Mines & Pines Art Festival.

As you stroll through the streets of Historic Old North Hibbing, take in the sites of some of the best artistic demonstrations from around our area. Listen to the sounds of talented Minnesota singers and musicians. And taste the wonderful flavors offered by our famous local culinary merchants. But most of all, support our Artists who put their heart and soul into crating heirloom quality, hand crafted items that you will be proud to own or share with others.

Saturday, July 18th (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, July 19th (10 am to 4 pm) in Historic Old North Hibbing. We have ample parking near the festival site and a free shuttle bus will run from the Memorial Building to the Festival site.

For more information contact the Festival Committee at: their website, email - or call Ron at: 218-969-9699. The Mines & Pines Art Festival is hosted by the Range Artists Association Inc. of Hibbing, MN, a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization.

Look for the Hibbing Branding Initiative booth and our Kid's Coloring Contest to color an original drawing featuring some of Hibbing’s fun, summertime activities created by local artist Louise Lundin. All participants will have their coloring sheets displayed at the Hibbing Public Library until mid-August and winners will be announced in The Hibbing Daily Tribune. One winner will be selected from each category: pre-K; Kindergarten; 1st grade; 2nd grade; 3rd grade; 4th grade; 5th grade; and 6th grade.

Satruday evening there is also the 3rd Annual Block Party Sponsored by Palmer's Tavern and Checco's Bar.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Blues Brothers HCC Theatre Gala

Hibbing Community College Theatre Director Mike Ricci has announced a major HCC Theatre Support Gala, featuring the return of the original Blues Brothers who performed on the HCC Theatre stage in 2004. This event will be held at Hibbing High School Auditorium on Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go to funding assistance for the HCC Theatre program, which has been hit hard with the recent budget cuts from MNSCU.

Tickets to this special event are $20 for adults, and $10 for children, students with ID’s and seniors. There will be a goodwill box for donations available at the benefit as well. Tickets can be purchased at The Howard Street Booksellers in downtown Hibbing, Reed Drugs in Grand Rapids and Schmitt Music in downtown Virginia, or they can be reserved through the HCC Theatre Box Office by calling 218-262-7377.

For more information, contact Mike Ricci at (218) 262-7377. Help keep quality live theater alive during these tough times! Thank you.

Watch a promotional video for this event:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hibbing Jubilee

Join us for a full day of events on June 27th at the Hibbing Jubilee celebration. Start your day with breakfast at the Chisholm/Hibbing Airport, watch a parade in the afternoon and enjoy live music downtown at the street dance in the evening.

“Miners Breakfast” Fly In – Drive In – Sponsored by: Chisholm-Hibbing EAA Chapter 996 All you can eat breakfast for $5.00 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chisholm/Hibbing Airport. For more information, please call (218) 262-6377.

3:00 p.m. Jubilee Grand Parade & High School Marching Band Competition Downtown Hibbing. Watch great floats and old favorites including: Hibbing High School Band, Applechords Barbershop Quartet, Bemidji High School Band, Fort Francis Highlanders and many more!

5:00 p.m. to midnight - Jubilee Street Dance - Downtown Hibbing. Enjoy these great bands:

1st Ave Stage - 5:00 p.m. - midnight - Atlantis
5th Ave Stage - 5:00 -8:00 p.m. - 5th Floor and 8:00 p.m. - midnight - The Pourboyz
6th Ave Stage - 5:00 -9:00 p.m. - Northern Outlaw and 9:00 p.m. - midnight - Shamrocked


For more information contact the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce at (218)262-3895 or

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blast From the Past

A weekend of classic cars!

Events start Saturday Evening June 6th, with a Pre-Show Cruise in downtown Hibbing starting at 6:00 p.m. hosted by the Squires Car Club.

Followed by a dance from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Lodge with "Sh-Boom".

June 7th, Sunday Morning the gates open 8:00 a.m. from 3:00 p.m. rain or shine in North Hibbing for the Shifter's Car Club "Blast from the Past" Car Show. Cars and trucks 20 years old, Special interest '90 and newer and motorcyles. Swap meet, craft show and car corral. Prizes for drivers and spectators. Food on grounds. No bikes or dogs allowed. Follow mine view signs.

For more information call (218) 263-3534 or email

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Reading Program

The Hibbing Public Library Summer Reading program will begin on Monday, June 1, 2009.

Story Time - Tuesdays, June 1 through July 30. 10:00 am (25-60 minutes) A program for pre-schoolers with books, songs and the “Letter of the Week.” Crafts and open play if time permits.
Toddle Time - Thursdays, June 1 through July 30. 10:00 am (15-60 minutes) A program for toddlers with books, songs and tactile play. Open play if time permits.
Craft Time - Wednesdays, June 10-July 29. 9:00 am-noon The Craft Van from Parks & Recreation will make a regular stop at the library. All ages are welcome.
Hans Mayer - Monday June 8. 4:00 pm (45 minutes) Hans performs his humorous, ear-tickling, child-oriented music with an irresistible sense of play.
Minnesota Zoomobile - Thursday, June 18. 10:00 am (60 minutes) The Minnesota Zoo will be here to show off some favorite species of birds, lizards and mammals.
Puppet Show - Thursday, July 2. 10:00 am & 1:30 pm (45 minutes, program repeats) Local drama group will present a puppet show suitable for all ages.
Amazing Charles - Thursday, July 9. 11:00 am (45 minutes) Magician Amazing Charles brings his kid-friendly act to the library.
Harry Potter Film Festival - July 13-17. 1:30 pm each day (3 hours) Get caught up all the Harry Potter films on the library’s big screen before the July 17 release of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” With free popcorn!
Sorcerer’s Stone, Monday, 7/13
Chamber of Secrets, Tuesday, 7/14
Prisoner of Azkaban, Wednesday, 7/15
Goblet of Fire, Thursday, 7/16
Order of the Phoenix, Friday, 7/17
Wonder Weavers - Friday, July 24. 10:00 am (1 hour) In this lively program your favorite stories and books come alive with their unique blend of storytelling.
Cheney & Mills - Tuesday, July 28. 3:00 pm (45 minutes) This husband and wife juggling team will amaze everyone with their fun and funny performance.

Last day to get a reading record is Friday, July 24. No new records will be handed out after this date. All reading records must be turned in and prizes picked up no later than Friday, August 1. Last day of Summer Reading Program, Friday July 31, 2009. You must turn in your reading record by 5 pm on this date to receive prizes. For more information call 218-362-5959 or go to

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dylan Days

Dylan Days will be held May 21-24, 2009.

This year takes on special meaning as the 50th anniversary of Robert Zimmerman's graduation from Hibbing High School. The Dylan Days 2009 schedule has been announced and will be updated until the event.

Over the past eight years Dylan Days has built a grassroots tradition including the singer/songwriter contest, writing contest and literary showcase, one act playwright contest, visual arts competition, Bobby Zimmerman bus tour, live music series and the Hibbing Arts Council Dylan Days Benefit Concert, along with several other annual events.

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