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OUR VIEW: Changes at cable access a mixed bag


July 19, 2019

City council meetings are now livestreamed, but sometimes transparency comes at a cost.

In this case, CAT-7, Cloquet’s cable access channel, has lost its studio and its full-time coordinator. That’s a shame, especially since, for years, CAT-7 was the only electronic media outlet covering local government, local events and local churches.

Losing a full-time coordinator also means that the level of service CAT-7 used to provide will be diminished, probably to a great extent. There will be fewer parades, sports events or graduations taped, and less accountability without there being someo...

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