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OUR VIEW: Let chickens roost on our democracy


August 28, 2020

We love civic engagement by citizens, exercising their First Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. As we’ve stated before, the First Amendment is even more important than the Second. And we’re seeing it in action right here in Cloquet.

Recently, a local resident approached the Cloquet City Council about modifying its ordinances to allow chickens on small lots within the city. Currently, farm animals are allowed only in certain zones on lots of 10 acres or more.

“Chickens aren’t just pets to us. It’s a way of living,” Emily Tracy told the city co...

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