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Tracy Benson is a former--and now, new--Grand Marais City Councilor

Speaking with new City Councilor Tracy Benson

Tracy Benson returned to government service at the beginning of September when she was appointed to fill a Grand Marais City Council vacancy.


City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

City approves preliminary levy of 5.96 percent

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.


Grand Marais City Hall entrance in downtown Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais City Council appoints Tracy Benson to vacant council seat

Tracy Benson is returning to the Grand Marais City Council.


Electric charging station for vehicles in Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

City tracking the use of its electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations went online at the end of June in the City of Grand Marais. How much use have these stations received?


City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

Mayor talks about Grand Marais council vacancy and budget planning

The City of Grand Marais rescinded the peacetime emergency declaration last month and has been having in-person meetings in the council chambers at city hall.


Kelly Swearingen - Photo by Rhonda Silence

City Councilor Kelly Swearingen resigns her post

At the end of the Wednesday night Grand Marais City Council meeting, Councilor Kelly Swearingen made an announcement that was a surprise to many.


Shortly after the city council meeting, the road barriers came down. Hopefully traffic flow will improve. Photo by R. Silence

Traffic noise and safety on city council agenda

The City of Grand Marais met on Wednesday, July 14 and in the absence of Mayor Jay DeCoux, Councilor Kelly Swearingen served as acting mayor.


City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo

City council approves library budget, considers petition for paving

The Grand Marais City Council had a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 30 and for the first time in over a year, most of the councilors and Mayor Jay DeCoux were in the city council chambers at Grand


City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

City considers planning commission matters and priorities

The Grand Marais City Council met on Wednesday, June 9 and covered a variety of topics, ranging from zoning matters to the status of the sod in the ongoing Highway 61 project.


The Grand Marais Planning Commission discusses conditional use permits via Zoom. Image courtesy of City of Grand Marais

Planning commission recommends approval of home businesses

The Grand Marais City Council meets on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place partially in the City Council Chambers with some participants online.