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Councilor Michael Garry participating in his first city council meeting, Jan. 13 - Screenshot courtesy of the city
As WTIP reported after the January 13 Grand Marais city council meeting, Councilor Michael Garry created some controversy during the first few minutes of the meeting when he inserted a line about the president while taking the oath of office. 
Following the...

Participants in the city Zoom meeting react to Michael Garry's additional statement in the Oath of Office. Screenshot via City
New Grand Marais City Councilor Michael Garry did not make it through the first 90 seconds of his tenure before becoming ensnared in controversy.
While taking the oath of office during the Jan. 13 city council meeting – Garry’s first as an elected member...

The old city maintenance garage on the Grand Marais waterfront is set for demolition and removal. Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Grand Marais City Council wrapped up 2020 with a relatively short meeting that covered a lot of ground and will lead to the removal of an old public works building near the Grand Marais waterfront. 
The city reviewed bids from five companies for the...

City Councilor Tim Kennedy - File photo by Rhonda Silence, 2015
The Grand Marais City Council's last meeting of 2020 was also the last meeting for Councilor Tim Kennedy.
 Kennedy did not file for reelection to the council when his term ended. Hear Kennedy's comments about not running again and why citizens should...

Grand Marais City Hall - 12-01-20 Photo by Rhonda Silence
The city of Grand Marais held a regular meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, December 9 and one of the first matters of business was a nearly-final discussion of the city's levy and budget for 2021. 
After a presentation by City Administrator Mike Roth detailing...

The city council during a recent meeting via Zoom. Screenshot courtesy of the City of Grand Marais
The City of Grand Marais continues to work on its zoning ordinances, in particular the section of the city's zoning ordinance that creates barriers to building housing in the city.  Changes to the housing ordinance have been passed back and forth between the Grand Marais Planning...

City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo
As it did for so many governing body across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic changed almost everything for the Grand Marais City Council in 2020. Priorities were shifted, plans were modified and even the frequency and format of when the city council met and made decisions changed this year.

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Phone: (218)387-1848
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City Administrator:  Mike Roth
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