Chisholm is a city in St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 4,960 at the 2000 census. Along with Hibbing Minnesota, this area was called "meebeega" by the people of the Chippewa tribe. It is roughly translated to mean "rough earth". U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 73 are two of the main arterial routes in the city. A mining town on the Mesabi Range, Chisholm was founded by Archibald Mark Chisholm.