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Harry's Gang: Treasured pond could use tweaks

Now that summer has arrived, The Beach at Pinehurst Park is open and ready for swimmers.

Or is it?

The City of Cloquet spent millions to renovate Pinehurst Park to make a clean, safe swimming facility. It was a long, community-involved process. Consultants gave us three options for remodeling the old Pinehurst Pond and neighbors debated the merits of each option for months.

It didn’t help much that the consultants labeled the options as “Good,” “Better” and “Best.” Those designations caused a lot of contention between those who wanted a traditional concrete pool, and those who wanted to keep t...