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A house of any size is difficult to find in Grand Marais. Photo by Andrew Balet, Wikimedia Commons
Grand Marais city councilors recently went through the process of listing the things important to the citizens of Grand Marais. Rising to the top of priorities for the council was the need for housing.

Councilors noted several studies completed in the past defining this need and...
Grand Marais City Hall was crowded with people "speaking for the trees" on October 9. Photo by Rhonda Silence
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 through the city. The trees are slated to be cut down in November 2019 in advance of the 2020/2021...
While the city focuses on costs of the Highway 61 project, the fate of these elm trees is still uncertain. Photo J. Friedrichs
The reconstruction of Highway 61 through the City of Grand Marais has been an ongoing topic on the city council agenda. At the last meeting, on September 25, the city council reviewed a comprehensive breakdown of the project costs. Councilors expressed dismay at some of the expenses and frustration...
City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo
There was a meeting of the Grand Marais City Council Sept. 11 at city hall in downtown Grand Marais. 

Among the noteworthy items is the fact the city set its preliminary levy at 3.96 percent. This means the city cannot increase the levy over this amount when it sets a final...
Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux 09-02-19
The city of Grand Marais is considering making changes to its parking ordinance. While consideration of establishing a handful of 15-minute parking spots, designating employee parking in the municipal lot, designated parking for RVs and other ideas like that are still being discussed,...

Joining the "Save the Trees" posters in the Highway 61 corridor this week are these with toxic soil cautions. Submitted photo.
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. There hasn’t been a lot of information about the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s part of the...
The elm tree in front of Java Moose, as it looked when it was assessed by the Minnesota DOT - Photo courtesy of MnDOT
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 corridor during the upcoming road reconstruction project. 
Of the 11...

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Grand Marais, MN  55604
Phone: (218)387-1848
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City Administrator:  Mike Roth
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