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Council votes to reduce liquor license fees


May 7, 2021

After repeated requests from bars and restaurants that were hammered financially by closures and restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cloquet City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce liquor license fees by 50 percent for the next license year starting July 1. The reduction applies across the board to all liquor license fees, including the more expensive bar and restaurant licenses as well as liquor store licenses.

The city normally takes in around $30,000 in liquor license fees, finance director Nancy Klassen said.

City administrator Tim Peterson said they believe the...

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