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Carlton schools continue course toward consolidation

The Carlton school district is flirting with the possibilities of consolidation with Cloquet as discussion with Wrenshall has ebbed and flowed over the past few years. At the school board meeting Monday, there was some back-and-forth about how Carlton superintendent Gwen Carmen is approaching Cloquet. School board members Ann Gustafson and Jennifer Chmielewski said they thought the board agreed last month that it was going to devise a letter to send to Cloquet.

Instead, they heard this week that Carmen met with Cloquet superintendent Mike Carey recently. Carmen said she “conveyed the board’s i...