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Patrick Knight, communications director for the City of Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

City seeks citizens to serve on park, library and planning commission boards

The City of Grand Marais has openings for the 2020-2022 terms on three important entities: the Grand Marais Park Board, the city

Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux 09-02-19

A look back at 2019 with Mayor Arrowsmith DeCoux

As 2019 comes to a close, WTIP invited Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux into the studio to take a look back at activities in the city in the past year.

The Grand Marais Climate Action Plan was adopted by the city on June 26, 2019. Image courtesy of the city

Grand Marais plans to expand Climate Action Plan coordinator position

At the upcoming Wednesday, December 11 meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, the city will have a discussion of changes to the structure of its Climate Action Plan.

Grand Marais City Councilor -- and sometimes Acting Mayor - Anton Moody. Photo by Rhonda Silence

Acting mayor gives city update

The Grand Marais City Council met  Wednesday, Nov. 13, with Councilor Anton Moody filling in as acting mayor for vacationing Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux.

A stump is all that remains of an elm tree in downtown Grand Marais. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Elm trees are removed from downtown Grand Marais

The elms are gone.

Amid the roaring of chainsaws and other heavy machinery, the clearing of trees and vegetation along Highway 61 took center stage in downtown Grand Marais today.

Tree clearing along the bike path in Grand Marais 11-04-19 Photo by Rhonda Silence

Tree clearing begins in Highway 61 right-of-way

Clearing of trees and vegetation along the Highway 61 in Cook County in preparation for the 2020/2021 highway reconstruction project began today.

Grand Marais elm trees - October 08-19 Photo by Rhonda Silence.

City decides not to delay tree cutting for MnDOT project

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, October 30 and perhaps one of the most awaited topics on the agenda was the city’s report on its “follow-up” with the Minnesota Depart

Grand Marais Liquor Store - Photo courtesy of City of Grand Marais

City considers reports on liquor store, city hall remodel

At the October 9 meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, there were two presentations related to Grand Marais City Hall and the Municipal Liquor Store. 

Michael Kalnbach of MnDOT takes notes at a City of Grand Marais Open House in Feb. 2018  (Photo by Rhonda Silence

More from MnDOT on business concerns and tree removal

It should be no secret by now for North Shore residents that road reconstruction is coming to Highway 61 through Grand Marais in the next two years.

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