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By Mike Creger
Pine Knot News 

Library grant will spring major expansion in Cloquet


December 14, 2018

Schematic of proposed library floor plan provided by Cloquet Public Library

Supporters of the Cloquet Public Library are anxiously awaiting an early Christmas present this month. Library director Beth Sorenson said she expects to hear from the Minnesota Department of education any day now about the status of a request for a $1 million grant that would go toward a $2.3 million expansion of the 31-year-old library on 14th Street.

The city of Cloquet supported the application for the grant in October. The city would be responsible for $1 million of the expansion, which would increase the size of the library from 12,000 square feet to 19,000.

The Cloquet Shaw Memorial...

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