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Friday, 28 April, 2017



Library Event Calendar

Anime Club (4/29)
Start on: 04/29/17 02:00pm
Book Time! (5/1)
Start on: 05/ 1/17 09:30am
Lots to Know About the Mesabi Trail
Start on: 05/ 4/17 06:00pm
Saturday Story Time! (M,A,M)
Start on: 05/ 6/17 10:15am
Book Time! (5/8)
Start on: 05/ 8/17 09:30am
Artastic! (5/8)
Start on: 05/ 8/17 03:30pm

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Gettin' Creative @ your Library

Gettin’ Creative @ Your Library Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library   I feel the rumblings of a revolution. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration. (Shocking coming from me, I know.) But there is, decidedly, a trend that is sweeping through libraries

Dance @ your Library

Dance @your library By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director   On Friday the James Sewell Ballet will perform at the Reif Center. A few years ago I went to their performance at the Reif Center and it was fabulous. Check out some of

The Bean Scene @ your Library

The Bean Scene@ Your Library Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library “Grand Rapids is very brave in choosing beans as their first One Vegetable selection. Clearly, the powers that be never read "Martha." I hope I won't be reading newspaper reports about mean green





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Open Burning / Burning Permits are issued for piled materials such as trees and brush.
Burning of leaves prohibited.; Notwithstanding the provisions of Minn. Stat. §§ 88.16, 88.17 and 88.22, the open burning of dried leaves is hereby prohibited.
The city has determined that the burning of leaves is an ineffective means to disposes of leaves. As well, this practice has been determined to be contrary to the health, safety, welfare, and... read more
What your family needs to know.
In a disaster, local officials and relief workers cannot reach everyone immediately. Help may not arrive for hours or days. You and your family need to be prepared ahead of time because you won't have time to shop or search for the supplies you will need when a disaster strikes. 
FACT: Most disasters are natural disasters, the result of some force of nature, such as tornadoes,... read more
The Building Safety Division of the Community Development Department is responsible for new construction plan review and inspection to ensure the proper installation of life safety requirements, fire alarms, extinguishing systems, and to assist with pre-fire scene planning for the volunteer firefighters.  The Fire Inspector also conducts routine fire inspections for commercial, industrial, and apartment buildings to ensure public safety and health and to obtain updated information on hazardous materials... read more

Information provided courtesy of National Fire Protection Association

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The Grand Rapids Fire Department is rich in history and tradition, and our members have continued to serve their community with pride, courage and integrity for more than 115 years.

In March of 1893, the first Pokegama Hotel burned to the ground. At that time, Grand Rapids did not have a regular fire department, but the village did own a chemical engine and hook and ladder equipment (valued at $2,000). However,... read more