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A fine night out


August 9, 2019

Jana Peterson

Ahlae Lu Leveille pets Cloquet's newest K-9 officer Vader, while handler officer Laci Silgjord answers questions from Alhae Lu's mother, Lisa, during Tuesday's National Night Out celebration in Cloquet.

Wearing her Fond du Lac "K9 Kaylee" shirt, Ahlae Lu Leveille and her mom came to Tuesday's National Night Out event in the hopes of seeing a police dog. Ahlae Lu is a huge fan, and even thinks she might like to be a K-9 officer someday.

Better than just a formal introduction, the 9-year-old even got a few kisses from Vader, the Cloquet police department's newest K-9 officer. The black British Labrador Retriever is not terribly intimidating, but rather exudes enthusiasm.

"A black Lab, of all things," chuckled her mom, Lisa. "We expected to see a German Shepherd."

While National Night Out st...

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