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Council debates buying local vs. state statute

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Before the Cloquet City Council voted whether or not to purchase a new Dodge pickup truck from Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls, At-Large Councilor Lara Wilkinson wanted to know why the city didn’t just go with the local bid from Cloquet Ford Chrysler, which was $490 higher than the out-of-town bid. After all, she pointed out, the bid was still $10,000 less than what had been budgeted.

It was a simple question with a not-so-simple answer.

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