A controversial movie studio located in the basement of Chisholm's City Hall will begin filming it's first work next month.  News sources are reporting that Ironbound Studios will commence filming of "The Harbinger" in April.  The $2 million work is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the Iron Range and cash to the economy.

"The Harbinger" is being directed by Will Klipstine who describes the story as a "paranormal Hitchcock".

Ironbound Studios is operated by Jerry Seppala - a Wayzata businessman who suggested he had "$70 million" in film deals already sown up when talk of opening the studio on the Range first came to be in 2014.  The company eventually settled into a deal with the City of Chisholm in which it would operate out of unused space in its city hall.

Along the way the business relationship between Ironbound and the City of Chisholm got muddy.  Bankruptcy, lock-outs, injunctions, and evictions became part of the story.  Last fall it was reported that the film company was suing the City of Chisholm.

At the present time there isn't a timeline for an expected open date for the finished movie.