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Cloquet City Council
June 23, 2017
Council debates park power
>After extensive discussion at Tuesday's meeting, Cloquet City Councilors didn't second a motion by Ward 4 Councilor Kerry Kolodge to install an additional power source specifically targeted to provide power to a music and lighting control, needed for larger events such as the Wood...
June 23, 2017 - 2:52pm
June 15, 2017
City officials release details of separation agreement
>At the end of last week's marathon council meeting, Stracek was exonerated of all allegations and reinstated — but also agreed to retire from the city's police department — under the terms of a "separation and release agreement" reached seven and a half hours after the...
June 15, 2017 - 2:36pm
June 4, 2017
Letter to the editor: Dear Cloquet City Council,
Have any of the council members had drinks bought for them? Is that a gift? Who pays for your defense in violations of codes, ordinances, state statutes, etc.? I suggested early on you read the handbook. I walk into a bank with my lawyer and rob it, am I innocent because my lawyer...
June 4, 2017 - 9:21am
May 5, 2017
OUR VIEW: The watchdog role of the press is vital to a healthy democracy, so is civil public debate
Since that March 16 meeting, we've gotten to watch democracy in action. It's been exciting, and it's been messy.
May 5, 2017 - 9:27pm
April 15, 2017
Suspended police chief tasked with implementing change
Changing the schedules was one of the key ideas in the report, which noted in its findings: "The current patrol schedule is out of sync with...
April 15, 2017 - 12:50pm
April 7, 2017
Residents challenge police chief suspension, interim chief choice
Cloquet resident John Sanders questioned the council and mayor's choice of Palmer over the two police department commanders who serve immediately...
April 7, 2017 - 1:14pm
Guest Commentary: Call your councilors and ask for answers
Since the complaint was filed by the Teamsters Local 346, representing Cloquet police officers, and Mayor Hallbeck is a retired member of that union, why did he not recuse himself and leave the room, letting the acting mayor take his place for discussion and any possible action? By...
April 7, 2017 - 1:10pm
April 5, 2017
Correction: Public hearing
In the March 23 city council story, "Liquor ordinance amendment passes, Taco Bell approved," the correct date for the public hearing in a proposal to build 12 single patio homes on property adjacent to the Cloquet Country Club is Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. during the regular Cloquet...
April 5, 2017 - 8:22pm
March 31, 2017
City may have violated state statute during emergency meeting
But Hallback and the city may have erred during the same meeting when they selected Stracek's interim replacement — and bypassed the department's two commanders — during closed session, without any open discussion.
March 31, 2017 - 6:59am
March 10, 2017
City council bids administrator goodbye, looks for replacement
/p>"It's been a good ride and I've enjoyed every minute of it," said Fritsinger. "It's been a great home for us and I would like to thank everyone including the council and the community."
March 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
March 4, 2017
Cloquet City Council landfill vote cancelled … again
“At this time I’m not sure when they will be on [the agenda again],” Cottingham said. An email from SKB Site Manager Kyle Backstrom noted that the company intends to revisit the request between now and early summer after further educating elected officials on the importance...
March 4, 2017 - 11:55am
January 21, 2017
Council accepts bids for sewer lining, Pine Valley bike trail
The Cloquet City Council suspended the retail tobacco license of Sunnyside Liquor after they failed a second investigation for sales to a minor within 24 months. Cloquet City Administrator Brian Fritsinger said the city does a variety of investigations and checks for minor use of...
January 21, 2017 - 12:55pm
January 18, 2017
Council hearing on landfill requests delayed until Feb. 7
The proposal is scheduled to be discussed and likely voted on at the council’s 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. It is not a public hearing, although residents are always encouraged to attend council meetings and there is a time to speak at the start of each meeting.
January 18, 2017 - 7:02pm
January 8, 2017
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: City, Community Ed partner to run park activities
Councilors will be interviewing applicants for two positions on the Parks Commission. Rick Stowell resigned his position and Amy Louhela said she would like to be reappointed to her position, since her term expired. The council voted to require Louhela to also interview for her position. The...
January 8, 2017 - 1:56pm
December 27, 2016
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: Council says goodbye to only female councilor
In her usual thoughtful approach, Wilkinson read a prepared heartfelt thank you to the council members for the years they served together.
December 27, 2016 - 10:31am