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Cloquet School District continues pursuit of artificial turf field

A school board subcommittee and the community group interested in helping raise funds for the project are expected to meet in the coming weeks.

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The updated school still stands today on the same site.
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CLOQUET — Superintendent Michael Cary provided a status update of the district’s pursuit of an artificial turf field during Cloquet’s Monday, June 27, school board meeting at Garfield School.

Cary shared that the board subcommittee and the community group interested in fundraising for the project are expected to meet in the coming weeks.

“(The next meeting is) to talk through I think roles and how much money they feel they could potentially generate, and where the board sits to see whether or not it makes sense to move forward,” Cary said. “So we’re trying to schedule a meeting right now.”

The groups have already looked through preliminary drawings of the proposed turf field and received cost estimates. According to Cary, the two groups intend to seek a second opinion on the price tag.

Cost estimates for the project have not been shared publicly, and a timeline for the project has yet to be determined.

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When asked about the potential cost and timeline for the project, Cary declined to give specifics.

"We're still very much in discussion about the potential scope of the project, fundraising capacity in the community and project timing," he told the Pine Journal.

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