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Mr. Mayor, tear down that covering

Our View


January 25, 2019


Every single candidate for City Council in last fall’s election mentioned “transparency” as a major issue in Cloquet city politics.

That’s why we cheered when new members of the council, at their first meeting, asked that the opaque glaze covering the doors to the council chambers be removed.

And sure enough, the glaze has been removed.

The glaze appeared more than a year ago, not long after the first closed meeting regarding former Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek. Such closed-door sessions are completely appropriate when the council discusses sensitive matters, but...

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