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Voices raised before parking rule is passed

At what was expected to be an uneventful hearing for a new countywide parking ordinance Monday, more than 20 people gave opinions, often straying from the details of the ordinance to complaints of trespassing, confrontation, and fear surrounding activities associated with Enbridge Line 3 pipeline protests.

The Carlton County committee of the whole moved on the parking ordinance May 4 for consideration without discussion. The Monday hearing had plenty of it. In the end, the board passed the ordinance with little fanfare, compared to the hearing before it acted.

Many of the comments centered aro...

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