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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

How far is too far? Debate over busing vs walking continues


November 16, 2018

Jana Peterson/Pine Knot News

Between buses, walkers and parents picking up kids, 22nd Street is a busy place after Cloquet high school and middle school finishes for the day.

As the temperature gauge drops, the issue of busing - or specifically, the distances Cloquet School District children are required to walk if they don't geographically qualify for busing - is heating up.

The subject of asking children as young as age 10 or 11 to walk a mile and a half to school has been raised by parents already this fall. During Tuesday's formal Cloquet School Board meeting, it was grandmother Lynn Olson who wanted to talk buses and walking distances.

Olson has lived on Danielson Road for 34 years and raised her kids there. Now she finds herself driving her grandchildren t...

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