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Carlton residents push for K-12 school

Students and community members turned out for Monday’s Carlton School Board meeting, and most of them had the future of the high school on their mind.

Out of nearly 20 people there, seven spoke, all of them against the idea of a tuition agreement with the Cloquet school district. Such an agreement would guarantee that Carlton students in grades 9-12 could enroll in the larger district — at a cost to the Carlton district — if and when Carlton closes its high school.

The current long-range plan for Carlton comes after years of debate considering consolidation with Wrenshall along with other poss...