Monday, 16 July, 2018


Library Event Calendar

Summer Monday Book Time!
Start on: 07/16/18 10:00am
Lego Club(JJ)
Start on: 07/17/18 10:30am
Indies @ the Reif: The Teacher
Start on: 07/17/18 07:30pm
Wednesday Writing Group
Start on: 07/18/18 05:00pm
Stories by the River (7/18)
Start on: 07/18/18 06:30pm
Our Backyard (7/19)
Start on: 07/19/18 10:30am

@ Your Library™

The Buzz @ your Library

The Buzz @ your Library Will Richter, Reference Librarian   What's the Buzz at the Library? The Grand Rapids Area Library Foundation invites you to join us in the Library's front foyer on June 18 from 11-1 for food and fun. They will be serving

Tiny Explorers @ your Library

Tiny Explorers @ Your Library Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library   There was one thing I had forgotten. This month we hosted our first foray into programming for babies, a program we named Tiny Explorers.  Not having any experience in library programming for the under

Camping @ your Library

Camping@yourlibrary By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director   A few weeks ago my husband and I bought a camper and recently put it to good use for a week of camping in northern Wisconsin. It was so much fun which is why my

Wednesday Writing Group @ your Library

Wednesday Writing Group @ your Library Will Richter, Reference Librarian   By Popular Demand Are you a writer looking for space and time to dedicate to your work? Do you want to discuss your writing with others? Join the Library’s new writing group —


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

Yard Compost Site Available to All Residents:

A public compost site for yard waste including grass clippings and leaves (no branches or garbage accepted) is available to all residents. The site is located on the north side of River Road approximately 450 feet east of the intersection of 8th Street SE and River Road (County Road 23). The address is 1875 River Road, Grand Rapids MN.  The composted material is turned... 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