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DIY road work will stay put in Thomson Township

A do-it-yourself expansion of part of Kangas Road will remain intact after the Thomson Township board of supervisors 4-1 vote last Thursday. Resident Al Bottila doubled the width of a portion of the r... Full story

 By Noah Beardslee    News    March 29, 2024

New building plan looms over CAFD budget talks

Measures which promise to result in thousands of dollars in cost savings were approved at the March Cloquet Area Fire District board meeting, but speculation about the fate of bonding before the... Full story

 By Noah Beardslee    News    March 8, 2024

Local Lego robotics teams get call to State

The boys of the Carlton-based Busted Bots Lego robotics team stared at the TV in anticipation. Would the group of nine- to 12-year-olds be one of the six teams from their region to join 70 other Minne...

 By Noah Beardslee    News    March 1, 2024

CAFD receives bulletproof vests

After the Cloquet Area Fire District opened its February meeting with a moment of silence for fallen first responders in Burnsville, CAFD board members unanimously accepted a donation of 12...


Wanted for fire district: money and space

While a statewide task force examines challenges facing emergency medical services in rural Minnesota, the Cloquet Area Fire District's status as a special taxing district - with its ability to levy t... Full story


Fire District: Fire and ambulance levies to increase

Property tax levies will increase in 2024 after the Cloquet Area Fire District board unanimously approved the tax and budget changes at Wednesday night’s meeting. The fire levy and ambulance levy will increase 2.99 percent and 2.83 percent, r...


CAFD aims to reduce calls with new position

Residents within the Cloquet Area Fire District boundaries will see increased ambulance rates and potentially a new community risk reduction officer since the CAFD board unanimously approved both at its Nov. 15 meeting. The CAFD board voted to...


Fire district seeks more state funding

After discussing its strategies to bring state money into the district, the Cloquet Area Fire District board approved new legislative priorities, which include lobbying for regular funding and bonds. The strategies discussed at the CAFD board’s O...


Board moves on park fixes

Paving the way for the development of Esko’s Northridge Park, the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors made a series of votes aimed at improving the town’s only park last week. At the township’s Oct. 19 board meeting, in addition to voting to demol...


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