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City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais to revisit plans for renovation of city hall and liquor store

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.


Grazing goats at the Cedar Grove Business Park in Grand Marais. Submitted photo

Landscaping goats not allowed in the city of Grand Marais

A local landscaping and tree removal service in Grand Marais started an experiment on its Cedar Grove Business Park lot in October.


Trucks parked in a gravel pit during a past Highway 61 construction project. File photo Rhonda Silence

Truck drivers speak out about safety at Grand Marais City Council meeting

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 th


City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

City update on truck braking, bonds and more

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.


No Jake brakes sign - Photo courtesy of Michael Rivera, Wikimedia Commons

Truck driver adds input on city's jake brake discussion

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.


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Variance approval for Angry Trout and Planning Commission appointment at city meeting

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 Commissi


Tracy Benson is a former--and now, new--Grand Marais City Councilor

Speaking with new City Councilor Tracy Benson

Tracy Benson returned to government service at the beginning of September when she was appointed to fill a Grand Marais City Council vacancy.


City Hall building banner - File photo Rhonda Silence

City approves preliminary levy of 5.96 percent

There were two very important matters on the Grand Marais City Council agenda on September 8. One, the filling of a vacant council seat, and two, setting the city’s preliminary 2022 levy.


Grand Marais City Hall entrance in downtown Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais City Council appoints Tracy Benson to vacant council seat

Tracy Benson is returning to the Grand Marais City Council.


Electric charging station for vehicles in Grand Marais - Photo by Rhonda Silence

City tracking the use of its electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations went online at the end of June in the City of Grand Marais. How much use have these stations received?