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Caution: Public building boom approaching


June 14, 2019

Jana Peterson / Pine Knot News

In Cloquet, there is a big building shuffle going on as city hall and the police station are moving up 14th Street to the former credit union building, above.

With the Great Recession firmly in the rearview mirror, local governmental bodies are eyeing and undertaking building projects that many say are long overdue. In most cases, they're correct. Still, the question of how to fund a public building boom has elected officials scratching their heads, and taxpayers worried that property taxes are going to make their homes unaffordable.

In Carlton County - and particularly Cloquet - there are so many big-dollar current and proposed projects, it can be hard to keep track of them.

Here's a quick rundown of the latest:

Nearly completed

New combined Cl...

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