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Community Conversations

Community Conversation: The Nordic Star Neighborhood

There has been quite a bit of activity on Second Street in Grand Marais over the last year or so, as ground was broken, driveways were punched in and houses were installed in the Nordic Star development.

It’s been interesting to watch the progress and many of us in the community have wondered…who is going to live there? And then, later, who is living there?

Well, during this WTIP Community Conversation, we meet some of the people of this new neighborhood—Andre Robinson, Erin Petz, and Emily Kettleson.

We also hear from some of the people involved in bringing the Nordic Star housing development to fruition–Mary Somnis, executive director of the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority; One Roof Community Housing Development Coordinator Julie Petrusha; and One Roof Housing President Jeff Corey.

We’ll also visit with former EDA board member, Abby Tofte, one of the people who helped establish the EDA and One Roof Housing partnership.