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Tuesday, 15 October, 2019

420 N. POKEGAMA AVENUE

The City of Grand Rapids has begun the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in 2011.  The Comprehensive Plan is used to guide decisions within the community related to growth and development. The Plan will include an updated vision, goals, and objectives to guide those future decisions.  The topics of land use, natural resources, economic development and transportation will be discussed within the Plan, and will build... read more

Grand Rapids was named to the list of top ten cities in Minnesota to retire by SmartAsset, a financial technology company.  The city was recognized for its wealth of recreational and social opportunities for retirees.

“It’s always exciting to be recognized.  We’re proud of what Grand Rapids has to offer our senior citizens, and, as evidenced by the collaborative efforts that brought a new senior center to the Itasca... read more

Grand Rapids is a great place to start a business according to consumer finance website NerdWallet. The city is ranked the 16th best place to be a business owner in a study of 123 Minnesota cities.
 
“The community’s investment in public infrastructure projects, like great streets, great schools, medical facilities, and additions to the YMCA, all play a vital role in economic development. We’re excited to see the community’s hard work... read more
Grand Rapids, Minn. – The City of Grand Rapids has received over $600,000 in grant funding for commercial and residential redevelopment from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This grant is a part of the Small Cities Development Program which utilizes HUD and provides funding for projects in cities with populations of less than 50,000.
 
Residential and commercial properties in a target area that spans 36 square blocks... read more

If you are planning a home improvement project you may be wondering, “Do I need a permit?”

In 1979, the City of Grand Rapids adopted the Minnesota State Building Code.  Under that Code, building permits are required to construct, add onto, alter, remove, demolish or repair a structure.    Examples of projects that require a permit are; basement finishes, re-roofing, re-siding, windows, garages, sheds, decks, furnaces, gas fireplaces, air conditioners, etc.

A... read more