Tuesday, 24 October, 2017


Library Event Calendar

Music From Down Under
Start on: 10/26/17 06:00pm
Saturday Story Time (Oct)
Start on: 10/28/17 10:15am
Book Time (Oct)
Start on: 10/30/17 09:30am
Writing Historic Fiction
Start on: 11/ 2/17 06:00pm
Saturday Story Time (11/4)
Start on: 11/ 4/17 10:15am
Book Time (Nov)
Start on: 11/13/17 09:30am

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Learning New Lessons @ your Library

Learning New Lessons@Your Library Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library   Live and learn, right? I’ve never considered myself culturally insensitive; indeed, I really try to live my life with the belief that there is no right way, and, perhaps, others might have a better

Teen Photo Contest @ your Library

Teen Photo Contest @ your Library By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director   It’s back! Teen Photo Contest 2017! The library has held a Teen Photo Contest for over 5 years. Many teens have participated to win fabulous prizes supplied by the Friends

Fire Prevention Week @ your Library

Fire Prevention Week @ your Library Will Richter, Firefighter Fire Prevention Week is October 8-14! I am hijacking my usual library column for an important message: In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely

Loving My Job @ your Library

Loving My Job @ Your Library Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library   The drive was long. I managed to turn a 4.5 hour drive into a seven hour tour of Minnesota by getting to Rochester via Brainerd and Mankato. (It’s a convoluted story, but





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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