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Cloquet City Council
May 18, 2018
Mayor appoints Wyman as interim councilor
After the vote tied, City Administrator Aaron Reeves explained that state statute dictates that a tie vote means the mayor is required to appoint someone. He could appoint anyone who qualified, Reeves said, not only people who applied for the interim position, which will run through...
May 18, 2018 - 9:17am
May 5, 2018
6 apply for at-large council seat
Voters will decide in November who will finish the last two years of Bailey's term; Bailey moved outside city limits so had to relinquish his seat last month. Other city elected positions up for election in November include the position of mayor as well as Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward...
May 5, 2018 - 8:38am
April 7, 2018
Petite appointed to Police Citizens Advisory Board
The consent agenda containing a request for two new police department vehicles passed. The request stated there have been several additions to the department causing a shortage of vehicles available, especially when one is in for repairs. In 2012-13, there were 13 vehicles. Eight...
April 7, 2018 - 11:57am
March 24, 2018
City Council considers city building changes, approves new Aldi store plan
The reaction from councilors and Mayor Dave Hallback was mixed. "This is a big change," Ward 2 Councilor David Bjerkness said. "When we make...
March 24, 2018 - 9:07pm
March 15, 2018
Police complaint prompts closed meeting
The Cloquet City Council adjourned into a closed meeting Tuesday, March 6, to discuss allegations of law enforcement personnel misconduct. In March 2017, a similar closed meeting resulted in the suspension of then-Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek, pending an investigation. The Tuesday...
March 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
January 6, 2018
Carlton County's Top Stories of 2017
Carlton County seemed to mirror many of those national issues at a local level, as Cloquet City Council actions sparked a surge in community...
January 6, 2018 - 5:09am
December 17, 2017
Is Cloquet going to the dogs?
Dog parks are enjoyed by people of all income levels, employment and student status, age and background, she said. They provide a place where...
December 17, 2017 - 2:03pm
December 13, 2017
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cloquet residents need to clean up City Hall
A guest columnist suggests that the stench in Cloquet has returned — this time emanating from City Hall and the Cloquet Police Department. The arbitration record where he gets much of his background information is pasted in after the opinion piece.
December 13, 2017 - 3:21pm
City clarifies procedures for police citizen advisory board
Nelson turned her attention to At-large Councilor Adam Bailey for comments he made at the same October meeting that he was "tired of treating...
December 13, 2017 - 2:14pm
November 20, 2017
Cloquet City Council approves roundabout agreement
The next Cloquet City Council meeting is at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, following a work session at 5:30 p.m.
November 20, 2017 - 6:15am
October 30, 2017
From the Catbird Seat: Optical illusion
A majority of the council has decided that, no, it doesn't owe that bit of due diligence to the taxpayers who fund not only the police department,...
October 30, 2017 - 6:21am
October 27, 2017
Police chief appointment legal, but against policy
Lamirande's successor and Palmer's predecessor, Steve Stracek, was hired after a nationwide search in a highly competitive and open process. Palmer, according to the resume obtained by the Pine Journal from the city, has a high school diploma from White Bear Lake, attended the New...
October 27, 2017 - 8:52am
October 20, 2017
To the Editor: Mayor, councilors failed to lead ... again
Yet somehow — following a discussion that revealed staff had quit the Cloquet Police Department at least in part due to mistreatment based on their support of Chief Stracek, that 14 letters of recommendation had spontaneously appeared in front of the council despite no decision...
October 20, 2017 - 2:22pm
October 7, 2017
Cloquet Council denies landfill request
>SKB Environmental Cloquet Landfill had requested two changes to its conditional use permit, or CUP: longer hours seven days a week and the ability to landfill an unlimited amount of paper sludge, rather than the current 20 percent cap. The changes were opposed by most neighbors and...
October 7, 2017 - 1:39pm
October 2, 2017
CLOQUET CITY COUNCIL: Landfill vote set for Tuesday, Oct. 3
SKB Environmental Cloquet landfill made its original request for two CUP changes — longer hours and unlimited paper sludge content — almost 10 months ago.
October 2, 2017 - 4:28pm