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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

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.