Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Puppets coming to the library!

Street performer Chris Griffith and playwright Shari Aronson started Z Puppets Rosenschnoz in 1998 with some fluorescent paint, a $3 pack of ping pong balls, and inspiration and imagination.  Today, they have fifteen original productions and also bring their workshops to thousands of audiences across the country.

Z Puppets’ performances include a unique blend of live music, zealous humor and hand-crafted puppets.  They will be bringing this extraordinary family experience to story time at the Library on Tuesday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to this free program that is funded by Arrowhead Library System, the Minnesota Library Legacy Fund, and the Hibbing Library.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Concerts for Hibbing Schools

Mark your calendars for some winter fun!
'Tis the season for holiday music at Hibbing Public Schools!

Grades 7-12
Monday, December 5, 7 PM
Hibbing High School Auditorium
Admission is free!

Grades 7-12
Monday, December 12, 7 PM
Hibbing High School Auditorium
Free will offering

Grades 5-6
Tuesday, December 13, 7 PM
Lincoln Elementary Auditorium

Grades 7-12
Thursday, December 15, 7 PM
Lincoln Elementary Auditorium

Grades k-2
Two identical programs:
Friday, December 16, 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Tuesday, December 20, 1 PM
Group B
Wednesday, December 21, 1 PM
Group A

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hibbing Reputation Survey Responses still needed!

We are still looking for your feedback on Hibbing's reputation! Please take a short, three-minute survey and enter for a chance to win one of several $25 Visa gift cards.


Please forward to your Hibbing friends and contacts. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Free Community Thanksgiving Diner will be held on Thursday, November 24, from 11:45 to 2:00 p.m. at the St. Leo's Hall Assumption School, 2328 7th Ave E.  Dinners will be delivered to those who are elderly and /or homebound starting at 11:15.

For deliveries or a ride to dinner please call Judy at 263-5764, 262-5513, or 208-7064 or email stjameshibbing@gmail.com   Leave a message with name, address, and phone number by Monday, November 21st.

Co=sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church and Blessed Sacrament Church

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

HIbbing Public Library Great Books Reading Club

Members of last year’s Great Books Reading Club are currently reorganizing.  One of the issues that need to be decided is if they will stay with the Great Books format or choose more contemporary reading selections.  The group is also looking for a new leader/moderator.  If you are interested in joining a book club please call the library at 362-5959 or email hibbingpl@arrowhead.lib.mn.us and leave your name and phone number.  Also indicate which format you would prefer.  This will help with the decisions.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dangers Of Synthetic Drugs, Substance Abuse

Health officials will be warning the public about the dangers of synthetic drugs and substance abuse at a community gathering. An alcohol and drug abuse coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Health will be holding a community presentation in Hibbing to educate the public about current substance abuse trends. The meeting will focus on synthetic drugs (marijuana and bath salts,) prescription drugs, and caffeine/energy drinks.

The event will be held Nov. 9th from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hibbing High School Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Hibbing Chemical Health Advisory Committee and Fairview Range and ISD 701.  It is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hibbing Survey: Your help please!

Hibbing needs your feedback! Please take a short, three-minute survey and enter for a chance to win one of several $25 Visa gift cards.

Please forward to your Hibbing friends and contacts. Thank you!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Yard Waste Pick-Up!

The City of Hibbing Public Works crews will be doing yard waste pickup October 24th-28th.

Residents need to have their yard waste piled neatly either on the boulevard or on the edge of the alley by 8:00 a.m. the morning of Monday October 24th.

(There is no specified route or schedule.  Each area will be picked up only once.)

The recycle center will also be open October 22nd to the 30th from noon to 8pm for your convenience.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Healthy Cooking Classes

Hibbing Community College Culinary Arts Professionals are presenting an evening of hands-on healthy cooking.  Learn about healthy food choices and how best to prepare foods that are high in nutrition and low in calories/fat.

This class is the first of a series of monthly healthy cooking classes.  Each month, prepare a healthy appetizer, entree, or side dish featuring new seasonings, herbs, and a variety of methods of preparation.

The first session will be held Thursday, November 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the culinary arts kitchen.  Class size is limited to 12.  The cost is $29 per person.

To Register call Denise (218-362-5905).  Sign up early and bring your apron and your appetite.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Range Creative Art Center Fall Classes

Fall classes will begin at the Range Creative Art Center, 328 W. Howard St.

Oil Painting: The class will be held in three sessions on Wednesdays. The Oct. 12 session will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and will focus on putting together a composition. Bring 2 or 3 of your favorite photos for reference. Canvas will be provided for each student. The instructor will be Lori Thompson. The Oct. 19 and 26 sessions will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will complete their painting.

Quilting with Jamie: Class will be held on Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, and Nov. 3, 10 and 17, and will from from 6 to 8 p.m. The instructor will be Jamie McDougall. This class is for the beginner to intermediate. Get hooked on fabric by starting a quilt for the holidays. You will discover another fun way to be creative and keep warm. Supplies needed: 12 fat quarters (can be purchased at JoAnn Fabrics), sewing machine, cutting mat and rotary cutter.

Fall Folk Art: Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24. The instructor will be Erin Juidici. She will instruct her students in an art form using objects of nature.

Four Classes in Color: Instructor Louise Lundin and her students will complete a project each session. Sessions will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 27, and Nov. 3, 10 and 17. Sign up for all four classes or just drop in. For more information, visit lundinart.com.

Acrylic Painting: Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. The instructor will be Russell James.

Saturday Series of Art: Instructors Lori Thompson and Erin Juidici will introduce a new project each Saturday.

• Origami for Kids: 1 to 3 p.m., Oct. 15. For kids in grades 3 and 4.
• Tie Dye: 1 to 3 p.m., Oct. 22. For kids grade 5 and 6.
• Bird House: Oct. 29, Mommy and Me, ages 3 to 5 years.
• Nov. 5: 1 to 3 p.m. Adults will be instructed in beading ornaments.
• Nov. 12: 1 to 3 p.m. Adults will be instructed in making lighted outdoor display.
• Nov. 19: 1 to 3 p.m. Adults will be instructed in making hurricane lamps with glitter.

For more information or to register, call 263-6785 or visit www.rangeartcenter.org.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

2nd Annual Girl's Night Out Pajama Party

THURSDAY, October 6, 3:00-9:30 PM, in DOWNTOWN HIBBING: Join us in the fight against women's cancers while enjoying a fun night of shopping, eating and revelry!  Cost is $25.  You can register at the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce (218-262-3895) or register the day of the event at Zimmy's Restaurant from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

Explore downtown Hibbing for shopping and specials from 3:00 to 7:30 PM: Moxi; Bender's Clothing; Leuthold-Jacobson Clothiers; CAbi Clothing with Jen Baudeck at US Bank; Princess House with Stephanie Mjolsness at US Bank; Lily Lane Embroidery at The Brickyard; Custom Lettering; a variety of vendors at Mr. Nick's; Howard Street Books; Debbie Lamphere's Art at Howard Street Books; 31 with Jen Fossel at the Brickyard; Scentsy Candles with Jen Succio at Leuthold-Jacobson; and more!

Pajama after party at the Elks (in their new location, The Androy) 7:30-9:30 PM.   Prize giveaways including: Fortune Bay Resort night and dinner for two; $100 cash; purse; wine; and other scratch gifts. 

All this fun--and supporting cancer research.  Please join us for this fun night!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pediatric Flu Clinic

Race to the Checkered Flag For Flu Prevention! For children 6 mos. to 17 yrs. & their parents on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, 9 am-1 pm There will be race cars on display in the Fairview Mesaba Clinic-Hibbing Parking Lot. Bring your camera!

Bring your insurance information.  If you have Medicare, please bring your Medicare card. We will directly bill the entire cost to Medicare. For private insurance payment, we can bill your insurance company directly. However, you are responsible for deductibles, co-pays according to your insurance contract. For self-pay patients, you are eligible for a 30% self-pay discount. Cash payment $50. Patients should wear short-sleeved shirts. 

The Pediatric Flu Shot Clinic is intended for PEDIATRIC PATIENTS although parents are welcome to get their flu shot along with their child. Watch for upcoming dates and times for other available flu shot clinics for the general public.  For more information call 218-262-3441 or 1-888-353-3441

Monday, September 19, 2011

Golden Day for Seniors

Security State Bank is offereing Senior Focused Seminars about Basic Estate Planning, Risk Management, Revers Mortgage Options, and Retirement Planning on September 29th from 9a-noon.

While your there enjoy refreshments, prizes and giveaways and see 100 years of Memorabilia as Security State Bank continues to celebrate 100 years of business in the community.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Access North - Kid Stuff!

Access North at 2104 East 6th Avenue offers Homework Help afterschool Monday - Thursday and evening movie and game nights!

Homework Help - is designed fro kids in grades 7-12 to help with their homework and organizational skills, along with safe supervised activities to do after school. Including skill classes, tutoring, computers, popcorn, movies and video games on their 52" TV.  Every Monday - Thursday from 230-430p.

Tuesday nights are Popcorn and Movie nights at Access North!  Join them every Tuesday starting October 4th from 5-630p.  To reserve a spot call 262-6675.

Get Your Game on!  The First Monday of the month from 5-730p is game night at Access North.

For more information about any of these events call 262-6675 or stop by their office at 2104 E 6th Avenue in Hibbing.

Scrapbooking Group

Do you enjoy scrapbooking your photo memories?  Then bring your scrapbooking supplies to the Salvation Army on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each moth from 6-8p and join us for a scrapbooking good time!  There is a lot of space to spread out and the conversation is pretty good too!  For more information contact Nancy at 263-5096 or email at nancy.massich@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Iron Range Housekeeping Olympics

The Iron Range Housekeeping Olympics is an event to recognize the outstanding housekeepers on the Iron Range and surrounding communities during International Housekeeper's Week.

Get your teams together and join us Monday, September 12, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Hibbing Park Hotel & Suites parking lot. There will be a Grand Opening March, competition, barbecue lunch and awards ceremony.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Taste of Home Show

The Taste of Home Show is back!  VIP Tickets go on sale September 17th at 8:00 a.m. at the Hibbing Daily Tribune Office, regular ticket sales start October 1st.

A new format this year with the Saturday Show, November 5th (First weekend of Deer Hunting). The Trade Show will be at the Assumption Catholic School from 9a to 3p with the Cooking School starting at 4p in the Hibbing High School Auditorium. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Girls Night Out!

Girls Night Out Downtown PJ Party on October 6, 2011 3:00 – 7:30 PM
Space is limited. $25 cost to participate. Preregister now at the Hibbing Area Chamber. Vendor spots also available. Proceeds in‐part go to the WIN Angel Fund to support local women’s cancers.

Pre-register at the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce - the first 100 people get a free t-shirt and the first 250 registrations get get a shopping bag full of prizes, breast cancer awareness bracelet and a chance for many more prizes!

Just for Men!

A Healthy Game Plan for Men of All Ages - 10th Annual Men's Wellness Night

Dinner, displays, health screenings, flu shots, and door prizes!

Monday, October 3rd in the Memorial Building Dining Room registration deadline is September 28th.  The registration fee is $10 and includes the FREE flu shot!

To register call 362-6665 or go to www.range.fairview.org

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Hibbing Public Library Annual Book Sale is held October 5th in the Hibbing Public Library Auditorium.  There will be a great selection of books and more at affordable prices.  Book donations may be dropped off at the library front desk. For more information or to volunteer call 218-362-5959 or send an email.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hibbing's Birthday Celebration

Hibbing's 118th Birthday Celebration will be held on City Hall Lawn (rain location - Library auditorium) on Tuesday, August 16th. Starting at 6:30pm the City Band will perform and at 7:00PM there will be a program honoring inductees to the Hall of Fame for Service and Achievement. For more information call 218-262-5206

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Range Regional Airshow

The Chisholm-Hibbing Airport Authority is thrilled to announce the 2011 Range Regional Airshow, July 22-23, at the Range Regional Airport, Hibbing.  The event celebrates 80 years ofproviding business and leisure flights to Northeastern Minnesota, "Iron in the Sky."  

This two-day, patriotic celebration will recognize our armed service men, women and veterans with static displays and aerial demonstrations of aircraft from all generations.  With a variety of musical entertainment, children's activities, educational displays, and aerial performances, the event promises fun for all ages at the easily-accessible Range Regional Airport, located on Highway 37 in Hibbing."The 2011 Range Regional Airshow is the first airshow on the Iron Range in 18 years," saidShaun Germolus, Airport Director.  "With big name musical acts and high-quality air performances, the airshow promises to be this summer's biggest event.  We're excited to be bringing an Airshow back to the Iron Range."  

The event kicks off Friday night at 6:00 PM with an adult-only evening of music by Blackfoot, Skinny Molly, and The Gear Daddies interspersed with aerial performances by the U.S. Golden Knights, Miss Mitchell, John Mohr-Brainstorming, John Klatt, and Gene Soucy and Teresa Strokes.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.   

Saturday is family day starting with a pancake breakfast from 8:00-11:00 AM and the opportunity to visit educational and static aircraft displays.  Children will enjoy playing in our "Kids Play Area" filled with bounce houses and activities.  Starting at noon the aerial performers take to the sky, entertaining the audience with gravity-defying feats and displays of speed and grace.  Don't miss the scheduled fly-over of the B-52 Bomber slated for mid-afternoon.

For more information, contact the Range Regional Airshow at chaa@rangeregionalairport.com or online at http://www.rangeregionalairport.com/airshow/. Tickets are available at all Lucky Seven General Stores.  Tickets for Friday are $30.00 (Must be 21 or older or military id) and $15.00 on Saturday (kids 12 and under are free).

A Gathering of Buses

Bus fans will gather next month in Hibbing, home of the Greyhound Bus Museum. "A Gathering of Buses" will be held Aug. 17. Many of those attending bring their own buses while sharing the company of other bus fans. Events include a bus industry flea market and an evening dinner. Depending on the number of buses, they will either be parked at the Greyhound Bus Museum or at the Memorial Building Arena Parking lot.

Visit the Greyhound Bus Museum Website at:  http://www.greyhoundbusmuseum.org/

MDHA Youth Day - Sign Up Now!

The Hibbing/Chisholm Chapter of Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will hold a YOUTH DAY on SAT., AUGUST 6TH at the Mid-Range Marksmanship Center in Hibbing.

This will be an all-day event and area youth will have the opportunity to experience: Archery, Muzzleloaders, Small Bore Rifles, Trapshooting, Air Guns and Video Hunting! In addition there will be instruction on safety, ethics, survival, waterfowl & trapping. All participants will receive a MDHA Youth Day hat and lunch. Prizes will be awarded. Limited to 10 to 18 year olds.

There is no charge, but all participants must pre-register by August 2nd, 2011. Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment! Advance registration is absolutely required!

Any youth who does not have a firearms safety certificate must be accompanied by an adult. All parents and guardians are invited to join us for the day.

Stop by the Hibbing Daily Tribune or the Chisholm Tribune Press for a registration form. For more information contact: Jeff - H/C MDHA 262-5525

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Art Camp

Range Creative Art Center announces the dates for the 2011 Summer Art Camp. Camp will be held from 10 am. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 15-19. It is open to all young people who have completed third through the sixth grade.

Each day students will work with a variety of medias to expand their imagination and creativity. Students will need to bring their own lunch and beverage. Dressing in play clothes is advised; some projects may be messy.

For more information and registration visit www.rangeartcenter.org or contact 263-6785.

Downtown Farmers Market

Home grown produce, fruits, honey, jams, flowers, vegetables, all natural food, meats, and local specialties (In season) and much more!  From 3-7p every Thursday through October on 4th Avenue next to City Hall.

If you would like more information on the market, contact the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce at 218-262-3895 or email hibbcofc@hibbing.org

You can also shop the Farmers Market behind Kentucky Fried Chicken every Tuesday and Friday.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hibbing Jubilee

**NEW THIS YEAR** Jubilee "Art on the Avenue", Saturday, July 9, 2011 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Downtown Hibbing. - This year we are pleased to be adding “Art on the Avenue”.  Enjoy a variety of hand crafted arts by City Hall on 5th Avenue East.  Items this year include hand-knit & crocheted items, jewelry, hand-blown glass, pottery, landscape wild life water colors & much more!  Also featuring the Hibbing Farmers Market.  The Center will be hosting a free Yoga class on the lawn of City Hall 10:30-Noon.  In case of rain, the class will be held at: Center 1935 2nd Avenue East in Hibbing.

Saturday, July 9, 2011 3:00 PM - Jubilee "Sweetest" Grand Parade - Downtown Hibbing. 3pm. - This year’s parade will be the “Sweetest” ever!  Watch great floats and old favorites including the Hibbing High School Band and many more.  Our theme this year is “Sweet!”  You know what that means…….all kids will be happy once again from receiving plenty of candy from passing floats.  Hibbing’s Jubilee Annual Parade is one of the largest in northern Minnesota each year. They’re back…Fort Frances Highlanders Pipes & Drums Sponsored by Republic Bank & Max Gray Construction!

Saturday, July 9, 2011 - Jubilee Street Dance - Downtown Hibbing. 5pm-Midnight. - Enjoy great bands & many vendors...
1st Avenue Stage: T.C. Rhythm and Friends - 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
5th Avenue Stage:  The Six 9’s - 5:00 PM –  8:00 PM and then The Pour Boyz - 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
6th Avenue Stage: Shamrock’d - 5:00 PM –  8:00 PM and then Fifth Floor - 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Monday, June 27, 2011

Iron Range Kickball Championship

The Iron Range Kickball Championship will be Aug. 19, at Bennett Park in Hibbing. Play is scheduled from
5:45 to 11:45 p.m. on that day.

Cost to enter is $75 per team. Each team will have 11 players. To register, call Dan at 218-969-8273. Teams must be registered by Wednesday, Aug. 17. Individual players are welcome but must show up at 5:15 p.m. to be placed on an open team.

Get your team together today!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


MinnAqua will present Aquatic Adventures at McCarthy Beach State Park on Saturday, July 2. The“Incredible Journey” will be presented from 10 to 11 a.m. Become a water molecule, roll the dice and simulate the movement of water within the water cycle. “Life in the Water” will be presented from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This presentation has a limit of 20 people so sign up at the park office before July 1 by calling 254-7979. Explore the water in Side Lake and discover the variety of critters that live there.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Day Bus Trips offered by the Senior Center

The Community Senior Center has had much interest in attending this sequel to the wonderful Church Basement Series. A bus trip is planned for the 2 p.m., Sunday, July 31, matinee at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids if there is enough interest.
If you would like to attend, contact the Hibbing Senior Center immediately at 263-5770 or e-mail srcenter@2z.net. If the bus is not filled before June 27, the trip will be canceled.

Once again The Community Senior Center will be sending a bus to the Minnesota State Fair on Senior Day. Sign up now to reserve your seat to spend the day at the fair hassle free. No worries about driving or parking, just enjoy the day. Registration must be before Aug. 19. The cost will be $36, which must be paid prior to Aug. 19. Call 263-5770 or e-mail srcenter@2z.net to register or if you have any questions.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


The Hibbing High School Marching Band will perform through the community on Tuesday, June 21.

Starting at the high school at 6 p.m., the band will continue to 21st Street to Third Avenue East and play for a while at the Hill-Crest assisted living facility. They will continue on Third Avenue East to 31st Street and go left toward Greenhaven Apartment and then on to Seventh Avenue East, and then continue back to the high school.

The march-a-thon is a way for the band to give back to the community. It is a fundraising event as band parents will be carrying donation buckets for anyone who might care to donate funds to the band.

The rain date is Tuesday, June 28.

Map of March-A-Thon route.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hibbing Jubilee

This year’s Hibbing Jubilee has added an event to the annual festival called.  “Art on the Avenue”.  It will feature local vendors, artists and crafters, a farmers market and activities like free yoga classes. “Art on the Avenue” will be held July 9, 2011 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the yoga demonstration and class from 10:30 AM -noon on the City Hall lawn. The chamber is still accepting vendor applications. Interested parties should contact the chamber at 262-3895 or hibbcofc@hibbing.org 

The Jubilee has traditionally featured the “Jubilee Sweetest Grand Parade” and the multi-stage “Jubilee Street Dance”. This year is no different with the parade starting 3:00 PM and the street dance immediately following around 5:00 PM.  Both events will be in Hibbing’s historic downtown.  

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Organs In Review Summer Concert Series

This summer’s Organs in Revue will begin at noon Wednesday, June 15, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic
Church, 2028 Seventh Av. E. Kristen Weikum is the organist. In addition to the organ pieces, Weikum will play several organ-trumpet duets with Rolf Widstrand. Weikum is choir director and youth coordinator at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Virginia. Widstrand, a Hibbing native, is a retired educator, who
keeps a very busy schedule.

There is no charge to attend the recitals, but donations toward the Trox Hamilton Organ Scholarship Fund will be accepted. Trox was an organ/piano teacher in Hibbing and accompanied the high school choirs for many years. She was one of the organizers of this recital series, along with Hibbing Community Education and Hibbing College Community Service. The scholarships are for anyone wishing to learn to play the organ. Contact Erik Holloque or Vicki Gornick for more information.

A light lunch will follow the program for a small cost.

The rest of the summer schedule is:

June 22: Vicki Gornick will be play at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chisholm.
June 29: Justen Rubin at First Presbyterian Church in Hibbing.
July 6: No recital.
July 27: Sam Black at St. James Episcopal Church in Hibbing.
Aug. 3: Variety Program at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hibbing.
Aug. 17: Alan Berg at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hibbing
Other dates to be announced.

Volunteers Needed!

The Hull Rust Mine View is seeking volunteers for its Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June
25, at the Mine View. A volunteer meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at the Hibbing Tourist Senior Center, 12th Avenue and Howard Street. Those skilled in activities such as face painting, making animals out of balloons or being a clown are invited to volunteer for the day. For more information, call Jim at 929-1418.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Regional Women's Expo: EmpowHer

FRIDAY: Comedy show at Minnesota Discover Center! Get your ticket to the Tina & Lena comedy show Friday, June 3 at MDC for just $40 (includes individual membership!) or $30 if you're a member. Ticket includes buffet dinner and lots of laughs! Call 800-372-6437 to purchase your ticket before it's too late!

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Empowher, a regional women's expo with vendors, speakers, food and fun, is coming to MN Discovery Center June 3 & 4! Don't miss great presentations, interesting discussions, networking opportunities and plenty of time to eat, drink and shop! Admission is just $5 per day - free to MDC members!

For More information:

http://www.mndiscoverycenter.com/_site_components/files/EmpowHer Flyer 9939(1).pdf

Saturday, May 28, 2011

American Red Cross Training Classes

The American Red Cross office in hibbing will be hosting classes at 1810 Third Ave. E., Suite 7.

A waterfront Lifeguard course June 6-10 in Hibbing. Professional Rescuer CPR/AED and Lifeguard Challenge (testing only) will be held June 6. Registration is online at www.redcrossmn.org.

A Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer CPR/AED class from 4 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, in Hibbing. Registration is online at www.redcrossmn.org.

The American Red Cross has received funding from the VFW Post 8510 Ladies Auxiliary to sponsor a babysitter’s training course in Hibbing. This class will be held from 9am. to 3:30 p.m.Friday, June 3, in Hibbing. Instead of the customary price of $45, this class will be offered for only $15. Limited to the first 10 paid participants. Register online at www.redcrossmn.org.

For more information on any of these classes, call 263-4455 or toll-free 800-747-

Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrating Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday in his Hometown

May 26-29, 2011, Come celebrate Dylan's 70th birthday and the 10th year of Hibbing's citywide Dylan Days. Over the past several years Dylan Days has built a grassroots tradition including the singer/songwriter contest, writing contest and literary showcase, visual arts competition, live plays and performances, Bobby Zimmerman bus tour, live music and other annual events.

Here's the Dylan Days 2011 Schedule

Wednesday, May 25
Brittany Lee and Josh Dunne, 7-11 p.m. at Zimmy’s: Lee, an Iron Range native, joins fellow Nashville musician for acoustic “Dylan Days Eve” show.

Thursday, May 26
Dylan Days Welcome Reception, 5 p.m. at Zimmy’s; followed by live music from Anchorage, Alaska’s The Grunt Monkeys.

Friday, May 27
Dylan Days Symposium, 2-4 p.m. at Hibbing Public Library Auditorium, featuring discussion with members of Dylan’s high school band The Golden Chords, original film about Dylan and tourism featuring Manchester professor David Leaver, and the 2011 literary showcase with winners of the Dylan Days writing contest.

'50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hop co-sponsored by Hibbing Historical Society, 6-8 p.m. at the Hibbing Memorial Building Dining Hall: authentic music from the 1950s that a young Bob Dylan might have listened to. This event is open to families and will feature a partial reunion of one of Dylan's early bands, The Golden Chords. Dylan’s favorite boyhood dessert, cherry pie a la mode from the L&B Café, will be available to the crowd.

Dylan Days Singer/Songwriter Contest, First Division, 8:30 p.m.-midnight at Zimmy’s: Competitors from all over the world sing one Dylan song and one original. Our oldest, most popular tradition.

Saturday, May 28
Bobby Zimmerman Bus Tour, 10:30-2:30, pick up/drop off at Zimmy's: the popular interpretive, interactive tour of Hibbing showing the town Dylan knew, his potential influences, along with the town today through storytelling and history. Waiting list available.

Dylan Days 2011 Postal Cancellation, 2-5 p.m., Zimmy's: Each year the United States Postal Service, by way of its Hibbing post office, offers a creative, unique postal cancellation stamp featuring a limited edition Dylan Days image. This stamp is only available on this day and may be used on memorabilia or actual mail.

Dylan Days Singer/Songwriter Contest, Second Division, 3-6 p.m. at Zimmy’s: Competitors from all over the world sing one Dylan song and one original in this follow-up to the Friday night contest.

The Fifth Day of May with Danny Fox, 6-9 p.m. at Zimmy’s: featuring two-time winner of the Singer/Songwriter contest and Dylan Days favorite.

Johnny’s in the Basement, 9 p.m. at Zimmy's: a new music project with Duluth musician Jamie Ness; Dylan music keeps the crowd rocking into the night.

Sunday, May 29
Dylan Days Farewell Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Zimmy's: Local Ojibwa blessing to start; chat with new friends before going home.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Minnesota Discovery Center announces summer hours

Minnesota Discovery Center announces new summer hours. Beginning May 28 the Museum and Heritage Park will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The Iron Range Research Center will remain open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Minnesota Discovery Center’s vintage trolley will begin making the 2.5 mile round-trip to Glen Location on May 28. Trolley runs are available for $2 per person plus admission on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 and 3 p.m., Thursday at 1, 3 and 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 1, 3 and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. 

Minnesota Discovery Center’s mining-themed mini-golf course will also open for the season on May 28. The cost is $2 per person per round plus admission.

Minnesota Discovery Center’s demonstrators and history players return to the park and museum Thursdays from 5-9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m.

Other upcoming and ongoing events at Minnesota Discovery Center include:
  • two new exhibits created around the famous image, “Grace,” by Eric Enstrom of Bovey. “Grace Inspriations: A Photographic Depiction of the Iron Range” and “The Significance of Grace” run through July 31, 2011.
  • Acoustic Café featuring Matt Ray is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday May 26.
  • Art in the Park with local musicians and artists is every Thursday 7-9 p.m. starting June 2; 
  • Empowher, a two-day regional women’s expo is June 3 &4; a dinner and comedy event with comediennes Tina and Lena is Friday, June 3;
  • A traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz museum in Santa Rosa, CA, “Peanuts... Naturally” opens June 11; and Grandparents Day is June 18. 
Please visit mndiscoverycenter.com or call 800-372-6437 for information about these and other events and activities.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Beyond The Yellow Ribbon & Deployment Ceremony

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Hibbing and Chisholm -- The Community Kick Off Event will be held May 25th at 6P in the Dining Room of the Hibbing Memorial Building. There is an immediate need for the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Hibbing and Chisholm as over 100 local members of the 194th Armored Calvary, Troop A, Army National Guard will be deploying Thursday, May 26th.

Deployment Ceremony - The Hibbing-based unit, Troop A 1-94 Calvary, is about to commence on a one-year deployment to Kuwait and Iraq working as convoy escorts.  There will be a Deployment ceremony for National guard Troop A 1-94 Calvary at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26th at the Hibbing Memorial Building

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The Hibbing Historical Society invites members and the public to an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Hibbing Historical Museum located on the lower level of the Memorial Building.  David Aho, owner and developer of the Mitchell Yards property, will be on hand to talk about the property which has recently been designated one of the most endangered sites in Minnesota.  Questions? Call 263-8522.

MDC Dinner & Comedy set for June 3, 2011

Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm will host the comedy and singing duo “Tina and Lena” Friday, June 3, as part of a regional women’s expo, Empowher. Doors to the facility’s Pavilion will open at 5 p.m. for happy hour; at 5:30, event sponsor American Bank will welcome guests. At 6 p.m., a buffet dinner will be served. Entertainment by Tina and Lena, “singers with zingers,” begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $30 for MDC members and $40 for non-members.

“This duo has won rave reviews from audiences around the state and country," said Tammy Jensen, MDC Engagement & Events Manager. “They’re planning to bring an Iron Range twist to their hilarious material. It promises to be a great evening of entertainment for all ages.”

Tickets to the dinner and show are available by calling 800-372-6437 or stopping by Minnesota Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Dr. in Chisholm Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Thursdays until 9 p.m.

For information about these and other events visit http://www.mndiscoverycenter.com

Monday, May 16, 2011

Greyhound Bus Museum is open for the season

The Greyhound Bus Museum will open at 9 am.today. Museum hours are 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

If you would like to volunteer for four-hour shifts, call Gene or Mike at 263-5814.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


A number of deployment ceremonies will be held throughout Minnesota to honor members of a 34th Red Bull Infantry Division brigade that’s heading to Iraq. The First Brigade Combat Team will leave at the end of May to join Operation New Dawn. The deployment is scheduled to last one year.

According to a Minnesota National Guard news release, the soldiers will be responsible for base management, as well as ensuring the security of troops and supplies transported by convoys. The 2,400-soldier brigade will be headquartered in Camp Arifjan, with smaller units throughout Kuwait.

There will be a total of 25 ceremonies around Minnesota throughout May and into the beginning of June.
Army Lt. Col. Michael Wickman says this is the second largest Minnesota National Guard deployment since World War II.

In Hibbing, there will be a deployment ceremony for the 1-94 Armored Cavalry Troop A Army National Guard on Thursday, May 26th at 11:00 AM at the Hibbing Memorial Building.

There will also be a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community Kick-Off Event on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Building Dining Room.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Servicemembers and their families with community support, training, services and resources. It's neighbor supporting neighbor. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is united to bring Servicemembers all the way home.  Help us to help our local Servicemembers and military families.

Friday, May 13, 2011


The Million Dollar Kids’ Club presents the 5th Annual Zoo Critter event (Duluth Zoo Mobile) at Security State
Bank, 701 E. Howard St. in Hibbing on Monday, May 16. The animals will visit from 5:15 to 6 p.m. in the bank’s lobby. Everyone is welcome. Questions? Call 263-8855.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spaghetti Feed for Hibbing Area Parks

A spaghetti feed will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Hibbing Memorial Building Dining Room, 400 E. 23rd St., to benefit Hibbing area parks. The event is being
sponsored by Hibbing Eagles Aerie 4456 and Auxiliary.

Eat in or takeout available. Call 218-969-3583 for free delivery in Hibbing. Advance tickets available at the Hibbing Parks 8 Rec office located downstairs of City Hall and from Eagles members. Cost is $7 for ages 9 and up, $4 for ages 4-8, with children 3 and under free.

All proceeds from the benefit will go toward the purchase of picnic tables, basketball backboards and many other amenities needed at Hibbing area parks including Bennett, Carey Lake, Vic Power,
North Hibbing, Brooklyn, Bryan Lake, Kelly lake and the municipal golf course.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Frolic

Be a part of one of Hibbing’s most time-honored traditions! You & your friend can proudly represent your hometown by the Annual Hibbing Winter Frolic festivities!

Cross-Country Ski Night - Friday, January 28
Senior Coronation - Wednesday, February 2
Treasure Hunt Kick-Off - Sunday, January 30
Coronation - Saturday, February 5

For more information go to: http://winterfrolic.com

Library Winter Reading Programs

Snowflake Reading Club for Kids -
Chase away those winter blues with great books! The Snowflake Reading Club will run from Jan.31 until Feb. 28. All kids just need to sign up at the circulation desk and get a reading log. Readers (and listeners) will earn stickers for every five books. All those that finish will receive and certificate and prizes.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights for Adults -
All adult readers will have a chance of winning during the annual Hot Reads program at the library in February. Every week there will be stuffed Hot Reads mugs given to lucky drawing winners. There will also be prizes every week for special categories. Visit the library often and check out reading material.

One Community Many Mysteries -
Meet Minnesota’s mystery authors William Kent Krueger, Carl Brookins, and Ellen Hart.
Come see the “Minnesota Crime Wave” at the Hibbing Public Library on Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. This mysterious and fun-filled program is brought to you by the Minnesota Library
Legacy Fund. There’s almost no truth to the rumor that the members of the Minnesota Crime Wave met because they have the same parole officer. Established in 2000, they have toured the country several times. These three authors have published more than 30 novels and have
received nearly two dozen local, regional and national awards for their writing.

Ellen Hart, a trained chef, is author of the Jane Lawless mystery series, which features a culiculinary detective. Her newest in the series is Cruel Ever After which was published in December 2010.

Carl Brookins, a former academic and an avid sailor, is the author of three mystery
series. The Tanner- Whitney series features a married pair of sailing sleuths. Devil’s Island is
his latest mystery.

William Kent Krueger writes the Cork O’Connor mystery series, which is set in the great northwoods of Minnesota and features a protagonist who is part Irish and part Ojibwe. His stories often deal with the clash of cultures. His latest Cork O’Connor book is Vermilion

AAUW Booksale

The American Association of University Women will soon have their 40th annual book sale with
thousands of used books for sale at affordable prices. Proceeds from the sale go toward scholarships for area women.
The AAUW Book Sale at the Irongate Plaza on Hwy 169 will be held:

February 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ($1.00 per book)

February 5th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ($0.50 per book)

February 6th, Noon – 3:00 p.m. ($1.50 per bag)

Questions? Call 262-5704.

City Board & Commission Openings

The City of Hibbing is currently seeking dedicated and interested residents
of Hibbing to serve on the following Boards and Commission of City
Government. Your commitment and ideas to help advise the elected and
appointed officials is needed on matters which promote and maintain the
continued healthy growth of the community.

PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The purpose is to see that adequate funds are obtained for good library service; to promote the best possible use of all library resources in the area, to improve the library, and extend library service to those not previously serviced and is composed of a seven member board, appointed by the Mayor for terms of three years. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
Vacancy: There are three (3) Vacancies for a three-year term

The purpose is for selection and promotion of Public Safety personnel under the authority of MN Statutes Chapter 419 and amendments thereto and is composed of a three member board appointed for terms of three years. Meetings are held as needed.
Vacancy: There is one (1) Vacancy for a three-year term

PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD: The purpose of the board is to advise the Council as to the management and operation of the parks and recreation facilities in the City and is composed of seven members appointed for terms of three years. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
Vacancy: There are three (3) Vacancies for a three-year term

POLICE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION: The purpose is for selection and promotion of Public Safety personnel under the authority of MN Statutes Chapter 419 and is composed of three members appointed for terms of three years. Meetings are held as needed.
Vacancy: There are three (3) Vacancies for a three-year term.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION: The purpose is to develop policy and oversee management of the City of Hibbing Public Utility System and is composed of three members appointed for terms of three years. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.
Vacancy: There is one (1) Vacancy for a three-year term

TELEVISION CABLE COMMISSION - HPAT: The purpose is to propose to the Council such rules and regulations for the cable communications system and consists of five members.
Vacancy: One (1) Vacancy for a term through March 31, 2012
One (1) Vacancy for a term through March 31, 2013
One (1) Vacancy for a term through March 31, 2014

APPLICATIONS are available in the Council Office, 3rd Floor of City Hall at 401 East 21st Street, Hibbing or On-Line on the City Website http://www.hibbing.mn.us . If your application is on file in the Council Office, please inform the Administrative/Council Assistant of your interest to again be considered for appointment at 362-5990.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE in the Council Office on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
Appointments will be made at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pennies for Play

The Communities of International Falls and Hibbing, Minnesota have joined together to lure the Minnesota Vikings to visit their towns as a part of the 2011 “You Made the Team” Community Tour.

The two northern Minnesota communities will participate in a friendly competition in an effort to entice the team to visit and to encourage active living in their children. The competition is called “Pennies for Play.” In Hibbing the money raised will benefit the Greenhaven Community Playground on 6th Avenue East and 33rd St. In International Falls the money raised will benefit Kerry Park on 11th Street.

The money will be raised until the Vikings visit or until the end of the school year, whichever comes first.

Coin receptacles will be placed throughout the communities. Citizens are encouraged to contribute. To follow the progress of the project, visit www.ifallsnet.com/pennies.htm

Anyone looking for more information or wishing to volunteer to assist with the fundraising should contact: Lory Fedo, President, Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce
218-262-3895 lfedo@hibbing.org

Hibbing’s Greenhaven Community Playground:
The Greenhaven Community Playground is located on the corner of 33rd Street and 6th Avenue East in Hibbing. It is currently surrounded by a chain link fence and has older playground equipment on the east side of the lot. The west side of the lot is currently a mowed grassy area.

We would like to develop a park that would serve the youngest children in the area. The playground is located across the street from the Greenhaven Apartments. These apartments are subsidized housing serving low income residents. Average household income is less than $12, 000 per year. There are currently 60 children ages 5 and under living in these apartments. The neighboring houses are close to the Greenhaven Elementary School and likely have many additional young children in residence.
Creating a community park that serves those under 5 would promote parental involvement and help to foster a sense of pride in the park. We envision updating the equipment, planting shade trees, adding picnic tables or sitting areas and perhaps a mini soccer field.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Looking for All 3-5 Year Olds

Looking for ALL 3-5 year olds who have not been screened for school.
This screening is offered FREE throughout the school year. Screening is preferred at three, but it can be done at four or five years old. The State of Minnesota requires that any child who is entering kindergarten must be screened, if they havent already. If the child will go to kindergarten in the Fall of 2011 and hasn't been screened, they need to be screened now!

Registration/Sign up will be held January 25-28, 2011 from 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Greenhaven School Office located in the Greenhaven Elementary School, 323 East 37th Street, Hibbing. Your child does not need to accompany you to this registration. After the paperwork is completed, you will be assigned a date and time for your child's screening appointment. You will need to bring a legal birth certificate and a record of the child's immunization.
For more information - call 263-8322.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hibbing Kiwanis Little Ones Indoor Park is now open!

Thanks to the generosity of the Hibbing Public Library and the City of Hibbing, this park is located in the auditorium of the Hibbing Public Library. The park provides a warm, dry location for children ages 6 months--5 years to play while watched by their caretakers.

The park is open:
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cost: $1/child per day OR $60 for an annual family membership (unlimited usage)

To use the park children must be accompanied by their caretakers.

Thank you to all our community sponsors who made this park possible. A special thank you to our benefactors:
  • Kiwanis Club of Hibbing
  • Fairview Range
  • University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
  • Minnesota Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • Northeast Minnesota AHEC
  • Wells Fargo
  • Walmart
  • Ellfson Off Highway
  • Minnesota’s SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Plan)
  • City of Hibbing Parks and Recreation
  • Hibbing Public Library
  • Hibbing > We’re Ore and More

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