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City consultant HKGi shared this example of a tiny house that would be allowed with ordinance revision. Photo courtesy of HKGi

City still seeking feedback on housing ordinance changes

In July, the city of Grand Marais tabled a final decision on changes to its zoning ordinance that are intended to make it easier for developers to build housing in the city.

Grand Marais PUC customers in this area will have an early morning outage Sunday. Image by Grand Marais Public Utilities

Planned power outage for east side of Grand Marais Sunday

Some Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) customers will be without electricity for a couple of hours on Sunday, August 23.

City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City council candidate Tracy Benson withdraws from race

At the end of the election filing period for the city of Grand Marais on Tuesday, August 11, there were five candidates vying for two city council seats.

An example of a "Thin Blue Line" flag - Photo by Tony Alter, courtesy of Flickr.com

Retired police officer complies with request to remove "Thin Blue Line" flag from city property

This summer in Cook County, flags and signs have been the subject of controversy.

City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City pauses planning for city hall and liquor store renovations

The renovation of Grand Marais City Hall and the municipal liquor store building has been on the city council's agenda for many years.

City Councilor Tim Kennedy - File photo by Rhonda Silence, 2015

City Councilor Tim Kennedy will not run for reelection

There has been a great deal of election news on WTIP Community Radio lately, with the primary election coming up on August 11.

Grand Marais city officials and Consultant Jeff Miller of HKGi - Image courtesy of Grand Marais City Council Zoom meeting

Grand Marais tables housing ordinance to gather more public input

The city of Grand Marais met Wednesday, July 8, remotely as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Seagulls are a fixture on the North Shore, but they can be troublesome. File photo - Rhonda Silence

Sidewalk food sales and seagulls on city agenda

The Grand Marais City Council held its last meeting for the month on Wednesday. The city has been meeting weekly during the COVID-19 pandemic to deal with matters related to the coronavirus.

Grand Marais ordinance changes could lead to different types of housing. Image courtesy of City of Grand Marais

City's draft housing ordinances available for review now

There have been many efforts to meet the need for housing on the North Shore. The city of Grand Marais is one entity looking at housing supplies.


Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, June 13, 2019 - Photo by Rhonda Silence

City council to consider downtown business coalition request

The Grand Marais City Council has been meeting weekly since its declaration of a state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.