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Police department carries on without chief


August 16, 2019

Cloquet police chief Jeff Palmer resigned last week, something which will change operations at the police department very little, as he had already been on “voluntary paid leave” since April 16.

Palmer, whose salary was set at $102,096.37, submitted his resignation Thursday, Aug. 8, effective the same day.

Patrol commander Carey Ferrell has been acting police chief since Palmer went on leave April 16, and city administrator Aaron Reeves said he expects him to continue in that role for now.

Ferrell, whose salary was increased to the same level as Palmer’s in his absence, said nothing...

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