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Graffiti spikes across Cloquet


September 25, 2020

Jana Peterson

Cloquet parks maintenance worker Karin Stedman cleans off graffiti at the Cloquet skatepark with a power washer Monday morning. Another parks worker had gone to get solvent to help soften the paint in other spots before the power wash.

The Cloquet skatepark is the latest vandalism location in the city after it was spray-painted with messages last weekend. It is one of many places - including businesses and bridges - found to be filled with graffiti the past two weeks, many of them with what appears to be the word "junk."

Cloquet patrol commander Dan O'Connor said police are investigating the property damage and working on development of a suspect and are looking for more information from the public. The police department issued an alert Monday afternoon asking for help and offering a $1,000 reward from a local business pe...

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