Thursday, 21 September, 2017


2017 Infrastructure Improvements

Construction has begun!!!  For construction updates, see the current construction projects web map under the "Maps" tab on the top of the home page or the quick link on the right side of the home page with the following picture:                      

10 Stormwater Facts

It’s been 25 years since the Environmental Protection Agency began the Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program in November of 1990. SEH's April Ryan, PE, an expert in water resources and stormwater engineering, shares 25 Stormwater

Community Brush Pile has closed

With the closure of Deer River Hired Hands, the City of Grand Rapids has closed the Community Brush Pile. Brush can be taken to: Itasca County Landfill: Brush is accepted here for a nominal charge. Compost can be brought to the Community

2017 marks the third annual Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Grand Rapids. This year we focus on area history that largely goes unexamined. We invite Grand Rapids residents to participate in an essay contest to bring one of our unexamined truths into the light. To learn more about the essay and how to submit yours, click here.  Click here to... read more

The Grand Rapids Police Department, Meds1 and ISD 318 remind motorists and parents that the school year is starting and is everyone’s responsibility to be more vigilant on the road.  
At arrival and dismissal times, drivers are often in a hurry and distracted which can lead to unsafe conditions for students walking, bicycling and using the school bus. Everyone is asked to use the following safety precautions:
Slow down... read more
S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AA-' rating to Grand Rapids, Minn.'s series 2017A general obligation (GO) street reconstruction bonds.  This is a positive step increase in the City’s previous bond rating.
“This increase in bond rating is a direct reflection of the City’s great fiscal policies, positive economic development that is occurring in our City, and the dedicated employees who work tirelessly for our community. The higher ratings will... read more
Media contacts:  Mark Spoden, Grand Rapids acting area wildlife manager, 218-328-8860; Cheri Zeppelin, NE regional information officer, 218-328-8954. 
Applications due Sept. 7
The city of Grand Rapids will hold its fifth special deer hunt this fall in an attempt to further reduce deer numbers within the city limits. The hunt is open to archery, firearms and muzzleloader hunters during the regular season... read more