Thursday, 18 January, 2018


Library Event Calendar

Full Steam Ahead (1/18)
Start on: 01/18/18 04:00pm
Saturday Story Time (12-3)
Start on: 01/20/18 10:15am
Anime Club (1/20)
Start on: 01/20/18 02:00pm
Dance & the String Quartet
Start on: 01/25/18 06:00pm
Saturday Story Time (12-3)
Start on: 01/27/18 10:15am

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State of MN tax forms NOT available at Library

The Minnesota Department of Revenue no longer provides state tax forms and instructions to libraries and counties.   Find Minnesota tax forms and instructions: www.revenue.state.mn.us 1-800-652-9094

Federal Tax Form Update

The program to supply public libraries with tax forms has been drastically cut.  Grand Rapids Area Library will receive VERY limited quantities of basic Federal forms and instructions.  The Library will have one book of reproducible Federal forms. The IRS

Happy New Year @ your Library

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director   The Library will be closed Monday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 2nd. Well, it’s that time of year again! The time of year people reflect on the

The Caldecotts @ your Library

The Caldecotts @ Your Library Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library   As I wrote my last column, my thoughts were accompanied by winds screaming around the corners of the building, a high-pitched whistle adding to the cacophony produced by the heat register. (And you


Public transit is available in the Grand Rapids area through Arrowhead Transit and state-wide from Jefferson Lines.





Arrowhead Transit offers both regular scheduled stops and Dial-a-Ride services in Grand Rapids, as well as twice monthly trips to Duluth.

Maps and schedules are available on the read more

If you live in the City of Grand Rapids, you must have a license for each pet at your address.  The yearly fee is $10 per animal.

A dog or cat will receive a free lifetime license if owner provides proof of spay or neuter of said animal along with vaccination.

Please stop by the Police Department, located at 420 North Pokegama... read more

Residential Garbage Collection

The City of Grand Rapids has an exclusive agreement with Waste Management for residential garbage collection.
Waste Management                      218-328-0073

Commercial Garbage Collection

Waste Management                      218-328-0073

Household Recyclable Materials:

Cub Foods Parking Lot (Drop-off): Wednesdays, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
City... read more

City of Grand Rapids / Public Utilities Commission Compost Site:

The City of Grand Rapids, Public Utilities Commission and Itasca County partnered in 1988 to create a public compost site for yard waste such as grass clippings and leaves.  The composted material is turned twice a year and once compost material has decayed it is available to the public. Compost yard waste recycles nutrients back into the soil and saves landfill... read more


Runways and Taxiways

The Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport has one 5,755 foot paved runway with a paved parallel taxiway. There are two sod runways, measuring 2,968 feet and 1,450 feet, respectively. Yellow boundary markers mark the sod runways. Please note, the sod runways are not maintained and closed to wheeled aircraft during winter months. The Airport has private a seaplane base. Call 218-326-1226 for PPR.

Fixed Base Operator

The Itasca Cemetery Association formed in March of 1896 and assumed the care of Itasca Cemetery.  The original plat map consisted of Divisions A, B, C, and D. 
James McGlorick, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Duluth, MN, originally owned Calvary Cemetery. The plat map for Calvary Cemetery also consisted of Divisions A, B, C, and D. 
In April of 1961 Grand Rapids Township assumed the care of Itasca... read more