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Grand Marais City Councilor -- and sometimes Acting Mayor - Anton Moody. Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Grand Marais City Council met  Wednesday, Nov. 13, with Councilor Anton Moody filling in as acting mayor for vacationing Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux. There was no public comment at the meeting, which covered bonding matters, city ordinances and discussion of housing policies.

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

KGM Contractors, the road construction company for the project, is performing the tree...
Tree clearing along the bike path in Grand Marais 11-04-19 Photo by Rhonda Silence
Clearing of trees and vegetation along the Highway 61 in Cook County in preparation for the 2020/2021 highway reconstruction project began today. KGM Contractors, the road construction company for the project, is performing the tree clearing.

KGM Contractors began clearing trees from...
Grand Marais elm trees - October 08-19 Photo by Rhonda Silence.jpg
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 Department of Transportation regarding the fate of nine elm trees in the MnDOT right-of-way in the...
Grand Marais Liquor Store - Photo courtesy of City of Grand Marais
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. 
 
The McComb Group was first up with a presentation filled with statistics regarding the market for liquor...

Michael Kalnbach of MnDOT takes notes at a City of Grand Marais Open House in Feb. 2018  (Photo by Rhonda Silence
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. However, there are still lingering questions from many, including some local business owners and citizens concerned about the preservation of trees in...
The Grand Marais elm trees, as they looked on October 8, 2019 - Photo by Rhonda Silence
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 trees that will be removed in the Highway 61 reconstruction project through the city.

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City Hall is located at:
15 N Broadway
PO Box 600
Grand Marais, MN  55604
Phone: (218)387-1848
Email: cityhall@boreal.org
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
City Administrator:  Mike Roth
 
 
Mayor
Jay Arrowsmith-DeCoux
PO Box 600
Grand Marais, MN  55604
jay.a.decoux@gmail.com
218-370-1625
BLOG:  http://grandmaraismayor.blogspot.com
 
Councilors
Craig Schulte
Grand Marais, MN  55604
 
Tim Kennedy
PO Box 607
Grand Marais, MN  55604
(218)387-1314

Anton Moody
P.O. Box 600
Grand Marais, MN  55604
 
Kelly Swearingen 
Grand Marais, MN  55604
 
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