Live Like A Local2018-10-12T10:11:20+00:00
Grand Rapids is a great place to Live, Work and Play.
In Grand Rapids you will find a strong sense of community. Located in the middle of Minnesota's nature people share in celebrating small town living values. In Grand Rapids you will find a community rich with art, culture and history. You will also find unique boutique style shops, and rustic and charming dining options. Grand Rapids is a great place to visit, but also a wonderful place to live, raise a family, work, and enjoy the outdoors. You will find a prevailing sense of optimism among residents of the possibility and promise for the future of this community. Grand Rapids is positively the best of all that Minnesota has to offer.

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Grand Rapids provides a safe small town feel where everyone shares in a strong sense of community. It is a place for those seeking the ideal balance of community and wilderness. It is a place where people want to raise families, retire, and seek solitude amongst the tall pines, hardwoods and flowing waters. Small town living isn’t for everyone, but for those seeking a community that reflects and complements the splendor and strength of the outdoors, then this is the place for you.

 

Cha Cha Bah Ning Community

Norman and George Goggleye, both members of the Cha Cha Bah Ning Community located in Inger, Minnesota share their communities strong connection with nature. Their story is set at their annual Cha Cha Bah Ning 38 th Annual Traditional Pow Wow.

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Family Things
To Do

Tasha Connelly, shares why her and her husband moved back to Grand Rapids to raise their children. She highlights the many things to do as a family. She shares her favorite place where her and her husband met.

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A Community That Makes A Difference

David and Sharon Marty, both retired, share why they choose Grand Rapids as the place where they will retire. They enjoy being a part of a community that makes a difference. They both enjoy the strong connect to arts in the community.

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Grand Rapids is a small town in northern Minnesota. It offers resources of a much larger community. Our strengths are in natural resource industries like timber and taconite. Even though these industries can have peaks and valleys there is a strong commitment to education, and healthcare. Tourism is the consistent industry that continues to grow each year. Grand Rapids draws people through its small-town charm nestled in Minnesota’s nature.

 

A Sense
of Community

Dr Jess and Mary Jo Jess felt from the very first time they drove through Grand Rapids that there is something very special here; particularly the arts. They enjoy the sense of participation in this community; to strengthen the community.

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Stay in
Grand Rapids

Johnnie and Chris Fulton moved back to Grand Rapids after 20 years away serving the military. They enjoy sharing their love of the area and the bounty that nature provides with their guests at their Bed and Breakfast located on Pokegama Lake.

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Rich History of Grand Rapids

Bill Marshall returned back to Grand Rapids after a 9 year absence to take on the role as Enrollment Director at Itasca Community College. Bill shares his appreciation of the rich history that can be found in Grand Rapids.

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Being in the middle of Minnesota’s north woods, it provides the perfect playground for outdoor recreation. In Grand Rapids you will find over 2,000 miles of groomed trails, over 1 million acres of publicly accessible forest land, and over 1,000 lakes to boat, fish and paddle. Visitors tell us that they continue to come back to Grand Rapids because it recharges their soul and reconnects them to family and friends.

 

Active Lifestyle Opportunities

Dr. Philip Impholte and Tara Makinen relocated here because of the active lifestyle opportunities for them and their son. They sought a place with a community center, and trails. They were drawn to the pine trees.

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Enjoy The Ambiance of Grand Rapids

Dave Lick is a retired business owner in Grand Rapids. He enjoys time in Minnesota’s nature. Him and his wife liked the ambiance of the town. He welcomes people to come here, but to be respectful while they are here.

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Grand Rapids
Trails

Al Lauer, business owner and avid trail rider. Him and his wife moved up here 16 years ago. He enjoys year-round trail riding through ATVing and Snowmobiling. The trails connect him to connect and go anywhere in the state.

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Be our guest to take a 360 degree tour of the Grand Rapids Minnesota area. We have selected several iconic locations that we feel you will want to visit while in Grand Rapids. When you click on each of the iconic location images you will be linked to an interactive photo that lets you guide your tour. These 360 degree views will allow you to get an up close and personal view of each site. We know after seeing each of these that you will want to make these location stops on your visit to Grand Rapids.

Lost 40

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Discovery
Center

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Downtown Grand Rapids

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Forest History Center

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Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center

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Tioga Recreation Area

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