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City changes public comment rule

Starting with the next Cloquet city council meeting on Oct. 15, residents will be heard before the council conducts its business, rather than at the end of the meeting after all the votes have been cast.

Ward 2 councilor Sheila Lamb moved for adoption of new council procedures — as she was the one who originally proposed the change — but the rest of the council voted unanimously in favor and had previously expressed their approval.

“We should hear from people before we make our votes,” Lamb previously told the Pine Knot News. “It just makes sense.”

The public comment period will now come after...

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