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Kelly Swearingen - Photo by Rhonda Silence

City Councilor Kelly Swearingen resigns her post

At the end of the Wednesday night Grand Marais City Council meeting, Councilor Kelly Swearingen made an announcement that was a surprise to many.


Shortly after the city council meeting, the road barriers came down. Hopefully traffic flow will improve. Photo by R. Silence

Traffic noise and safety on city council agenda

The City of Grand Marais met on Wednesday, July 14 and in the absence of Mayor Jay DeCoux, Councilor Kelly Swearingen served as acting mayor.


City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City council approves library budget, considers petition for paving

The Grand Marais City Council had a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 30 and for the first time in over a year, most of the councilors and Mayor Jay DeCoux were in the city council chambers at Grand


City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

City considers planning commission matters and priorities

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, June 9 and covered a variety of topics, ranging from zoning matters to the status of the sod in the ongoing Highway 61 project.


The Grand Marais Planning Commission discusses conditional use permits via Zoom. Image courtesy of City of Grand Marais

Planning commission recommends approval of home businesses

The Grand Marais City Council meets on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place partially in the City Council Chambers with some participants online.


Grand Marais City Hall entrance in downtown Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Public comment leads city to assess a property for ordinance violations

The City of Grand Marais held its last meeting for the month of May on May 26 in a hybrid fashion—Mayor Jay DeCoux, Councilors Kelly Swearingen and Craig Schulte, and City Administrator Mike Rot


City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

Planning & Zoning, dog pound and park on city council agenda

The city of Grand Marais met on Wednesday, May 12 and went through an agenda filled with planning and zoning requests and matters related to animals.


A dog owner enjoys an afternoon romp at the Sawtooth Saddle Club horse arena on May 6. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Go Dog North Shore asks city to authorize use of area proposed for dog park

Go Dog North Shore is a local nonprofit that works to see happy and healthy dogs here in our area.

Construction signs in Grand Marais. Although this says road closed May 10, preparation work is beginning now. Photo by R Silence

Construction season has begun in Grand Marais area

Although the large "Road Closed" sign on the western outskirts of Grand Marais declares that Highway 61 will be closed for construction on May 10, there is already construction activity

Stencils on stormwater drains give a gentle reminder. Photo courtesy of Cook County Soil & Water

Stormwater and art on the City's agenda

The arts, and the art of stormwater, were on the Grand Marais City Council meeting at the March 10 meeting.