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Gunflint Trail

Cell phone coverage coming to the Gunflint Trail

Cell phone coverage up the Gunflint Trail has been an issue for many years.

Some want cell coverage up the Trail. Others don’t.


Cook County residents hear from the DNR about the Border to Border Route. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Local residents hear details on motorized 'Border to Border' route

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and the Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Association, is hosting a series of listen


Sawtooth Bluff offers scenic views of Grand Marais

March meeting to focus on plan for Sawtooth Bluffs

The Sawtooth Bluffs Steering Committee met on Tuesday, Feb.


An example of what a tiny house could look like - Photo courtesy of Flickr.com

Local entrepreneurs look at tiny houses

Anna and Sarah Hamilton of Grand Marais have launched a number of successful enterprises. They are now setting their sights on the issue of affordable housing in Cook County.


4x4 touring vehicles - Photo courtesy of Thibault LeMer

DNR hosts open house on Border-to-Border 4x4 route

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division, in conjunction with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council and the Minnesota 4-Wheel Drive Association,&nbs


Cook County Court House and government offices

County to host discussion on placing towers up the Gunflint Trail

There was a meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The following discussion and action items occurred during Tuesday’s meeting.
 


Grand Marais would like to become more involved with the Green Steps Cities program

Grand Marais hires climate change coordinator

In January, the city of Grand Marais hired a climate change/Greensteps coordinator, Shane Steele.


Consultants from EOR developed a map of the flooding that occurs in downtown Grand Marais

City gets report on downtown flooding

At the last meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, councilmembers considered the feedback it has received to date on the city’s stormwater management plan.


MnDOT has released the tentative plans for Highway 61 reconstruction through Grand Marais

City and MnDOT introduce preliminary Highway 61 plan

At the Wednesday, February 14 meeting, the Grand Marais City Council heard from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) on the latest plan for highway reconstruction through the city,

SMMPA representatives and Grand Marais PUC officials

PUC, SMMPA and climate change

The Grand Marais Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made several appeals to its power provider, the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) to develop a plan to deal with the possible imp