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Aldi opens in Cloquet

Aldi will offer limited time specials and rotate them during the year. Aldi encourages customers to bring their own reusable shopping bags. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal1 / 2
The new Aldi store in Cloquet will offer unique brands of foods and other items as well as more common brands, like in the chocolate section. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal2 / 2

Remember to bring a quarter for the shopping carts at the new Aldi supermarket in Cloquet. The store was scheduled to open Wednesday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

There will be samples available Wednesday only.

The grand opening is Thursday, April 11, and the doors will open to the public at 8:25 a.m. after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will be giveaways and prizes after the ribbon-cutting. The first 100 customers Thursday morning will have a chance to win an Aldi gift card worth up to $100.

Aldi currently operates more than 1,800 U. S. stores in 35 states. The Cloquet store is part of a $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. The store is located near the Perkins restaurant on Big Lake hill.