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Council wards, polling places won't change in 2022

When the 2020 Census showed an increase of 444 residents in Cloquet, city officials took a look at their own version of redistricting and decided to keep things the way they were.

City administrator Tim Peterson explained to the council members during Tuesday’s meeting that unlike U.S. House District 8 — which is expanding west to include the White Earth and Red Lake nations — Cloquet saw only small changes to the population numbers in the city’s five council wards.

Current population numbers and percentage of average population are listed below:

Ward 1: 2,305 (91.7 percent)

Ward 2: 2,355 (93....