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The Grand Marais elm trees, as they looked on October 8, 2019 - Photo by Rhonda Silence

City seeks delay of tree cutting for MnDOT project

After 17 citizens spoke during a crowded public comment period at the October 9 Grand Marais City Council meeting, the council agreed to talk to the Minnesota Department of Transportation about the tr


A house of any size is difficult to find in Grand Marais. Photo by Andrew Balet, Wikimedia Commons

Research of Cook County housing crunch continues

Grand Marais city councilors recently went through the process of listing the things important to the citizens of Grand Marais.


Grand Marais City Hall was crowded with people "speaking for the trees" on October 9. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Standing room only for public comment on city trees

Approximately 50 people crowded into Grand Marais City Hall at the Wednesday, October 9 city council meeting to share comments and concerns about the removal of the elm trees that line Highway 61 thro


While the city focuses on costs of the Highway 61 project, the fate of these elm trees is still uncertain. Photo J. Friedrichs

A closer look at the city's Highway 61 costs

The reconstruction of Highway 61 through the City of Grand Marais has been an ongoing topic on the city council agenda.


City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City sets preliminary levy, preps to talk trees at October meeting

There was a meeting of the Grand Marais City Council Sept. 11 at city hall in downtown Grand Marais. 


Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux 09-02-19

City wants feedback on parking ordinance update

The city of Grand Marais is considering making changes to its parking ordinance.

Joining the "Save the Trees" posters in the Highway 61 corridor this week are these with toxic soil cautions. Submitted photo.

Learning more about MPCA's role in the Highway 61 reconstruction project

There has been a great deal of community discussion of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s plans for reconstruction of the Highway 61 corridor passing through Grand Marais.


The elm tree in front of Java Moose, as it looked when it was assessed by the Minnesota DOT - Photo courtesy of MnDOT

Health of Grand Marais elm trees still being debated

At an August 8 meeting held by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, there was a large turnout of citizens who wanted MnDOT to reconsider its plans to remove the trees in the Highway 61 cor

Pedestrian Plan for City of Grand Marais - Screenshot courtesy of City of Grand Marais

Mayor explains Pedestrian Plan adopted by city

The City of Grand Marais has been working with the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic through the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) for several years to make Cook County a more walking-friendly co


The "Stewardship Survey" launched by the City of Grand Marais on August 9 has been closed. Photo by Rhonda Silence

City pulls online survey after citizen feedback

On Friday, August 9, the City of Grand Marais posted an online survey filled with photos taken throughout the community of residences and businesses.