City: 'Squatters' must leave apartments


July 8, 2022

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This is the notice placed on the doors of apartments at Victory Apartments in Cloquet this week, warning residents that staying in the upper floors of the building could result in tickets.

There are still people living on the second and third floors of the Victory Apartments building, a month after the city of Cloquet warned those residents that without a proper backstairs, an escape in case of fire or other calamity, the apartments are deemed uninhabitable.

After an inspection on July 1, the city posted more reminders on apartment doors this week, causing a stir among tenants who construed them as forcible evictions.

That isn't the case, said Holly Hansen, the community development director for the city. She said the notices are simply another reminder to tenants that contin...

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