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Grand Marais Mayor Jay DeCoux - Submitted photo
The first city council meeting of the year is filled with a lot of routine business, appointments to various boards and commissions for council members and members of the public. The council also selects who will serve as acting mayor if Mayor Jay DeCoux is not available. On January 12, the city...
City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence
At this week’s meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, there will be a review of the 2020 proposal for the renovation of city hall and the municipal liquor store. The council, which had several discussions that went as far as preliminary drawings developed by LHB Engineers, put all planning...
Grazing goats at the Cedar Grove Business Park in Grand Marais. Submitted photo
A local landscaping and tree removal service in Grand Marais started an experiment on its Cedar Grove Business Park lot in October. Business owner Gary Nesgoda brought four goats owned by a coworker in Hovland to the lot to see how grazing goats could be used to clear vegetation. 
Trucks parked in a gravel pit during a past Highway 61 construction project. File photo Rhonda Silence
Eleven truckers turned up for public comment at the Grand Marais City Council meeting on Wednesday, October 27, sharing their concerns about a possible city ordinance outlawing jake braking through the city. The truckers stressed that these engine brakes are critical safety equipment on their...
City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence
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...

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15 N Broadway
PO Box 600
Grand Marais, MN  55604
Phone: (218)387-1848
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
City Administrator:  Mike Roth
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