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Police Chief Wade Lamirande thanks the city staff and Cloquet City Council members — and many council members before them — for supporting him first as a police officer and then as police chief. There will be an open house to honor Lamirande from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 2, at City Hall. Jana Peterson/

Council meeting highlights many changes at Cloquet Police Department

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Cloquet City Councilors greeted the city’s first female police officer in over 30 years and said farewell to Police Chief Wade Lamirande, who is retiring May 2, during Lamirande’s final City Council meeting as chief.


Mayor Bruce Ahlgren and other city officials also honored James Hagen Tuesday for 40 years of service on the police department’s Citizens Advisory Board.

“My dad taught me a long time ago to make this city better,” Hagen said.

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