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Council approves levy increase, new officer


December 10, 2021

Rich Ekholm

The Cloquet Police Department held a chili feed with the Fond du Lac police department last Thursday and Shop with a Cop on Tuesday. The CPD will hold the Stuff the Squad toy drive 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 outside the L&M and Walmart stores in Cloquet.

Cloquet City Councilors approved a 3.49-percent levy increase taxes payable in 2022, but with a market value increase of 4.49 percent, some Cloquet property owners could see a decrease in their city taxes next year.

Rural Cloquet resident Eric Witeli would like to see his taxes decrease even more. Witeli was the only resident to address the council during Tuesday's Truth and Taxation hearing. The Brookston Road resident said he'd like to pay fewer taxes because he uses very few city services.

"I don't have city utilities, I'm surrounded by county roads, no curb and gutter," he said. "I'd li...

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