Friday, 15 November, 2019


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 the arena. The study, released in February, surveyed attendees to hockey games, wedding events, and the March builders' show. The complete report is available here.
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With technical assistance provided by the University of Minnesota Extension, the Grand Rapid Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Itasca Economic Development Corporation, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Grand Rapids, have recently completed an analysis of the Grand Rapids retail market.

The Grand Rapids Market Area Profile report defines the... read more
Open Burning / Burning Permits are issued for piled materials such as trees and brush. For burning permits within the city limits of Grand Rapids, you must contact Fire Department personnel. Please call and leave a voicemail message.  A Fire Department officer will return your call as soon as they can. 
Fire Department     (218) 326-7638
Burning of leaves prohibited.; Notwithstanding the provisions of Minn. Stat. §§ 88.16, 88.17 and 88.22, the... read more