Business

Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues start to climb back

Lodging tax revenues for the month of January have increased over December 2009 numbers for all reporting tourism associations.


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Broadband application passed over

Cook County’s first round fiber optic stimulus grant application has not been selected for funding. The Broadband Initiative group received notice about a week ago.


County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

County to begin 1 percent sales tax collection April 1

It’s not an April Fools prank. April 1 is the day Cook County begins collecting an additional 1 percent tax on retail sales within the county.


The EDA office in downtown Grand Marais

County helps EDA and Superior National with finances

On Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners agreed to advance the Joint Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA) a portion of the first half of the property tax levy.


Local phone service disrupted Tuesday

Local telephone service disrupted again Tuesday morning

Local telephone service was disrupted this morning for about an hour around 8:30 a.m.


The Cedar Grove Business Park in Grand Marais, photo by Carah Thomas

Living on the Edge: Part 11

One way communities often try and grow their local economy is through business development. It was in this spirit that the county and city first started talking about developing a business park.


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House committee introduces broadband bill

Last week the House Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill that sets goals from the final report of the Minnesota Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force.  Th