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Tuesday, 31 March, 2015


Rick Blake appointed to Council seat vacated by Jon Toivonen

In a special meeting on March 30th, the Grand Rapids City Council appointed Rick Blake to the council seat vacated by Jon Toivonen.    After receiving a promotion with the Sherwin-Williams company, where he has been employed since 2008, Toivonen will be

Vacancies available on Human Rights Commission

The City of Grand Rapids Human Rights commission has been advising the City Council regarding equal opportunities in our city since 2004. The Commission works to promote a culture of harmony and respect for all people in our community.   The nine-member

GRMN Creates an Arts and Culture Roadmap

The City of Grand Rapids has adopted GRMN Creates: an arts and culture roadmap. This exciting plan will help guide and strengthen the arts in our community.  Created under the guidance of three consultants, Anne Gadwa‑Nicodemus from Metris Arts Consulting,

University of Minnesota study reveals economic impact of IRA Civic Center

The University of Minnesota Extension's Tourism Center found that the IRA Civic Center has a $3.4 million annual impact on Itasca County.    That figure comes from a combination of visitor spending, annual operation, and 38 full and part-time jobs associated with

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