The Landing open 11-9 Daily with bar open later.

The Landing open 11-9 Daily with bar open later.

CONTACT: Karli Wiinanen
DATE: 12/19/2014 11:56am

Kiln Dried Firewood

Kiln Dried Birch Firewood now available!

Extra dry birch at this time!

Please call Dave at 218-370-9929

CONTACT: Dave Howe
PHONE: 218-370-9929
DATE: 12/19/2014 11:20am

Lyle's ACE Hardware ~ Holiday Hours!


CONTACT: Lyle's ACE Hardware & Lumber
PHONE: 218-387-1771
DATE: 12/19/2014 10:50am

Thrummed angora mittens/sale

Only a few pair of my thrummed wool mittens, stuffed with unspun angora left. Available only this weekend at 15% off for $50 a pair.

First callers at 387-1913 gets them, since I don't check e-mails daily. 

CONTACT: Vicki Biggs-Anderson
PHONE: 387-1913
DATE: 12/19/2014 09:48am

As city levy deadline nears, council considers no increase

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:44am

With an end-of-the-year deadline to adopt a 2015 property tax levy looming, Grand Marais city councilors agreed Dec. 10 to leave the levy number unchanged from this year’s figure. If councilors follow up those sentiments with their official budget and levy resolution on Dec. 31, it will be the third year in a row taxpayers will be assessed a levy of $824,152.

Councilors had proposed setting the levy at $839,783–a 1.9 percent increase over this year–in September when the preliminary levy and budget were adopted. Since then, the numbers have been revised downward, resulting in a tentative $832,059 levy–a 0.96 percent increase–that came under scrutiny Dec. 10.

The proposed $8,000 reduction in the preliminary levy is the result of an anticipated increase in revenues from the Rec Park and campground.


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County sets levy with increase of 6.67 increase

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:43am

Exhausted, exasperated and looking ready to surrender, the county board did some last minute number crunching and cut the final 2015 levy to 6.67 percent at its Tuesday, December 16, 2014 meeting.

Voting for the levy of $6,516,740 were Commissioners Bruce Martinson, Jan Hall and Heidi Doo-Kirk. Voting against was Garry Gamble. Commissioner Sue Hakes was absent because she was out of town.

The board has wrestled and wrangled over the budget since it received requests totaling $7,808,997 in July, a 27.8 percent increase from the 2014 levy. Over the course of the last five months the board has pared that number by $1,292,257.

Still there were last minute cuts. They came mostly from nonprofit requests and totaled $20,000. The board cut $3,000 from Birch Grove School; $1,000 for Incredible Exchange; $5,000 from Higher Education; $10,000 from the Birch Grove Foundation; and $1,000 from Soil & Water.

Commissioner Gamble said he didn’t like the process the board used, feeling it picked “winners and losers” and advocated for a more fair way to divvy out taxpayer dollars and cautioned that the board should be more prudent with the dollars on hand.


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