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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

Council moves ahead with library grant, hockey lease agreements

 

January 18, 2019

Jana Peterson/ Pine Knot News

Cloquet resident and Parks Commission member Tim Krohn accepts a symbolic check for $10,000 from Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation's Pam Sarvela to help with the costs of constructing another 2.5 miles of mountain bike trail in Cloquet's Pine Valley Park. Krohn wrote the grant request.

Cloquet City Councilors got mixed news about money Tuesday night - and in some cases the bad news came on the flip side of the coin.

Take the Cloquet Public Library, for example, and the happy news that it was offered a $784,000 library expansion grant from State of Minnesota, not quite the $1 million the city asked for. On the flip side is the fact that the grant is a matching one, so the city or some other agency must fund the other part of the estimated $2 million project. The previous council had already agreed to bond for $1 million, provided the library got a $1 million grant.

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