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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Cloquet citizens vote for change at City Hall

 

November 9, 2018

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Roger Maki, son Alexander, and wife Peggy Maki hold up a sign to celebrate Maki's definitive election win Tuesday night, where they awaited results and celebrated the win with about 30 supporters at the Cloquet VFW.

The Cloquet voters couldn't have spoken more clearly had they marched down Hwy 33 with giant banners. They wanted change.

Challenger and current Ward 3 Councilor Roger Maki swept Mayor Dave Hallback out of office, with 3,331 votes to Hallback's 1,796 (or approximately 65 percent to 35 percent).

In Ward 1, challenger Warren "Bun" Carlson defeated incumbent Jeff Rock 631 votes (61 percent) to 399 (39 percent).

In Ward 2 the race was closer, but longtime Councilor David Bjerkness still lost his seat to first-time candidate Sheila Lamb, with 416 voting for Lamb vs. 377 for Bjerkness, or roughly...



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