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Our View: Watch that trash; keep parks clean


June 19, 2020

We couldn’t help but notice that the garbage can at the local skatepark is often overflowing and litter is scattered around the area.

At first we feared that the kids using the skatepark were not taking care of the space they (and their skateboard elders) fought for so long to build. Then we noticed that other garbage bins were overflowing at other local parks.

Cloquet parks staff has noticed, too, that garbage in the parks has increased significantly since the pandemic started. In response, they’ve emptied the garbage cans more frequently and have installed some special lids to keep bi...

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