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An example of a "Thin Blue Line" flag - Photo by Tony Alter, courtesy of
This summer in Cook County, flags and signs have been the subject of controversy. In July, citizens were disturbed to see a gravel hauling truck on the local road project sporting a Confederate flag. Through July and into this month,...

City hall in downtown Grand Marais. WTIP file photo
The renovation of Grand Marais City Hall and the municipal liquor store building has been on the city council's agenda for many years. A great deal of research has been done regarding what could be done to the aging structure which once housed the Grand Marais fire department and the city...

City Councilor Tim Kennedy - File photo by Rhonda Silence, 2015
There has been a great deal of election news on WTIP Community Radio lately, with the primary election coming up on August 11. The senate and local county commissioner races are not the only things voters in the city of Grand Marais should consider. however. The filing period to run for a seat...

Grand Marais city officials and Consultant Jeff Miller of HKGi - Image courtesy of Grand Marais City Council Zoom meeting
The city of Grand Marais met Wednesday, July 8, remotely as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the agenda was consideration of the zoning ordinance changes approved by the Grand Marais Planning Commission, intending to make it easier for developers to build housing in the city. If...

Seagulls are a fixture on the North Shore, but they can be troublesome. File photo - Rhonda Silence
The Grand Marais City Council held its last meeting for the month on Wednesday. The city has been meeting weekly during the COVID-19 pandemic to deal with matters related to the coronavirus. However, the meeting on June 24 was also a regular meeting, so there were other matters on the...

Grand Marais ordinance changes could lead to different types of housing. Image courtesy of City of Grand Marais
There have been many efforts to meet the need for housing on the North Shore. The city of Grand Marais is one entity looking at housing supplies. The city’s work included hiring a consultant, HKGi, to research what is available and to learn what obstacles prevent the creation of housing in...
Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux, June 13, 2019 - Photo by Rhonda Silence
The Grand Marais City Council has been meeting weekly since its declaration of a state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to meetings strictly dedicated to changes to city operations because of the pandemic, regular meetings are held on the second and last Wednesday of each...

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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
Jay Arrowsmith-DeCoux
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