Welcome to our Blog page. Each week we post an article about what makes Grand Rapids, Minnesota unique. Enjoy the read!


Nov 192018

Newton’s Christmas Village Light Show in Grand Rapids

Monday, Nov 19, 2018|Blog|

  Grand Rapids has a charming Christmas Village Light Show just nine miles south of Grand Rapids. This light show is in its fifth year this year. Creator Doran and his wife, Robin Newton started this because not many people in town do Christmas Light Shows, and Doran wanted to create an old fashioned Christmas [...]

Nov 162018

Giving Thanks Together in 2018

Friday, Nov 16, 2018|Blog|

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's the perfect time to take a few moments to reflect on what we're most grateful for about life up north in Grand Rapids! Here's our list of what we're giving thanks for in 2018: Our Northern Spirit of Service Two fantastic residents of Grand Rapids, Judy Peterson and Jerry Kleven, [...]

Nov 132018

Shop Small in Grand Rapids MN

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018|Blog|

Shop Small Saturday was originated by American Express, and launched on November 27, 2010.  It was created to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses. Since this first year, small, local businesses have seen huge success. It has been a way for business owner communities come together and unite for one day around [...]

Nov 82018

Top Ten Reasons To Be BOLD This Winter

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018|Blog|

Here are some tips to help you Be BOLD and own winter this year! Don't sit inside this winter, head north to Grand Rapids, Minnesota to embrace winter with gusto! 1. Get Cozy In true Minnesotan form, we tend to seek things that are cozy and comfortable. We suggest renting a cabin for a few [...]