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The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, October 13, and heard from citizens on a variety of issues, from engine braking to ATVs in the city.

Engine brakes or jake braking came up in the public comment period, as a local truck driver, Nathan Carlson talked about the use of...
No Jake brakes sign - Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera, Wikimedia Commons
At recent meetings of both the Grand Marais City Council and the Cook County Commissioners, the subject of semis using jake brakes on city and county roads has been brought up.

Jake brakes are technically compression release engine brakes but are more often referred to as “jake...
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The last meeting of the Grand Marais City Council for September included approval of a variance for the Angry Trout restaurant and the appointment of a new member of the Grand Marais Planning Commission.

The city council reviewed the variance request from George Wilkes of the Angry...
Tracy Benson is a former--and now, new--Grand Marais City Councilor
Tracy Benson returned to government service at the beginning of September when she was appointed to fill a Grand Marais City Council vacancy. Benson previously held a seat on the council but resigned several years ago when she moved to the Twin Cities area.

Now a full-time resident...
City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence
There were two very important matters on the Grand Marais City Council agenda on September 8. One, the filling of a vacant council seat, and two, setting the city’s preliminary 2022 levy. The council completed both those agenda items.

After some discussion of the steps taken to...
Grand Marais City Hall entrance in downtown Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Tracy Benson is returning to the Grand Marais City Council.

Benson was appointed during a meeting of the city council Wednesday, Sept. 8. Benson previously held a seat on the council but resigned several years ago when she moved to the Twin Cities area.

Now a full time...
Electric charging station for vehicles in Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence
Electric vehicle charging stations went online at the end of June in the City of Grand Marais. How much use have these stations received? WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checked in with Shane Steele, the sustainability coordinator for the City of Grand Marais to find out.

Steele tells...

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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
schulte@boreal.org
Grand Marais, MN  55604
 
Michael Garry
PO Box 607
Grand Marais, MN  55604
Michael@grandmarais.city

Anton Moody
370-0944
P.O. Box 1428
Grand Marais, MN  55604
anton.moody@gmail.com
 
Kelly Swearingen 
kelly_swearingen@msn.com
Grand Marais, MN  55604
370-0430
 
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