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Meetings are now open to public


May 14, 2021

For the first time since spring 2020, Monday’s Cloquet school board meeting was open to the public. No one came, but they could have.

The change arose from a ruling on open meeting law by the Minnesota Commissioner of Administration, detailed in last week’s Pine Knot News story, “State ruling causes alarm.” The advisory opinion requires that boards allow members of the public to physically attend a meeting at which there is at least a quorum of board members (four, in the case of the Cloquet board) also physically present.

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