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City chickens are off the plate


May 31, 2019

Since a resident broached the idea earlier this year, members of the Cloquet Planning Commission and Cloquet City Council had been pecking at the idea of changing city code to allow residents to keep chickens in certain residential neighborhoods with large enough lots.

The draft ordinance would have allowed residents to keep up to five hens (no roosters) in the suburban residential or R1 districts on lots a minimum of half an acre. A previous attempt to change the law died for lack of a second in 2012, but would have allowed chickens on any-sized lot, as long as the request met other stipul...

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