Diversity marks new city council
January 8, 2021
Cloquet's newest city councilor, Elizabeth "Lyz" Jaakola, was sworn in Tuesday in a most unusual format, with city administrator Tim Peterson asking councilors and anyone watching the virtual meeting "to imagine" a more conventional ceremony. In reality, Jaakola was not visible as she held her hand up and repeated the oath of office as "caller 02" on the GoToMeeting screen.
Jaakola garnered the most votes for the Ward 5 council seat in November's election, beating fellow challenger Dennis Painter after incumbent Steve Langley didn't run again.
Jaakola's arrival brings the total number of wo...