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Senator Bakk, Rep. Ecklund meet with local officials

Oct 27, 2017 09:26AM ● Published by Editor

Senator Tom Bakk seated (left) at the Grand Marais city council table with IRRRB commissioner Mark Phillips and IRRRB Ed/ Development Director Steve Peterson, who along with Rep. Rob Ecklund (not pictured) spent two days this past week touring new facilities and learning about the various projects and concerns of the community. Community leaders in the back from L-R: Jim Boyd, Scott Harrison, Tom Rider, Jay Arrowsmith-DeCoux, Mike Roth, Mary Somnis and Judy Erickson. Staff photo/Brian Larsen 

By Brian Larsen - The Cook County News Herald - October 27, 2017

It was a busy two days for State Senator Tom Bakk, Representative Rob Ecklund and Steve Peterson, the development director for the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB).

The trio met with representatives from the county, city, local business owners, education and hospital officials on Tuesday and Wednesday this past week. 

Tours were taken of the county’s new arrival/departure building at the airport, which was funded in part by an IRRRB grant; the newly re-built hospital and care center which also received significant funds from the IRRRB; as well as the new maintenance building and cold storage building built by the city of Grand Marais.

Updates were provided about the Gitchi- Gami trail in Lutsen, the Superior National golf course, the Lutsen water line, the proposed Highway 61 reconstruction project scheduled for 2019 that will run through Grand Marais, the current workforce housing being built by One Roof 

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