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Cloquet Legion marks 100 years


August 9, 2019

This photo of Carl Anderson hangs in the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel, where the American Legion post named after Anderson meets now. The Legion marks a century in Cloquet with picnic Thursday.

Cloquet's American Legion Post 262 celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and members of the Post and Auxiliary will mark the occasion with a picnic and 50-year awards Thursday, Aug. 15.

The festivities start with a social hour at 3:30 p.m. at the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel - the Legion's new home - followed by food and drinks outside at 4:30 and awards at 5:30 p.m.

Legion member Rick Maki said the local Legion is an important organization for veterans and others in the community.

"We don't own a building anymore, but we still have the Post and we meet every fourth Monday at the North...

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