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Letter: Thomson board needs openness


June 7, 2019

I find it curious that the city of Cloquet has embraced “openness” by instituting “live” CAT-7 broadcasts to the public in an effort for more public participation and transparency in local government. I applaud them.

On the contrary, the Thomson Township Board of Supervisors, on March 7, entertained a motion by one of its more progressive members, Jason Paulson, to also record and televise its meetings on CAT-7, as the township is a member of the cable access channel. The motion was not even seconded after discussion concluding that it could “quell” public participation.

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