District contemplates huge facilities gift

Credit union has plan to donate up to $1.5 million for athletic complex


February 17, 2023

Dave Harwig

Hip, hip, hooray! Bleachers would get updated as part of the overall project to renovated Cloquet's outdoor athletic facilities, due to start this spring.

Cloquet school board members got happy news Monday, when superintendent Michael Cary informed them the district has an almost certain major sponsor - Members Cooperative Credit Union - for the proposed $4.5 million outdoor athletic facilities project.

The regional credit union, which began as Cloquet Co-op Credit Union in the 1930s, is in talks with the district to cover the entire "community" portion of the project costs. As the exclusive sponsor, MCCU would pay $1.25 million (roughly the cost of a new turf field in the stadium) and up to $300,000 for a new scoreboard at the football/socce...

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