Fire district to close Scanlon station


April 21, 2023

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The Cloquet Area Fire District will close its fire station in the Scanlon Community Center (pictured) and move everything to Station 1 in Cloquet. The move will increase efficiencies and decrease equipment redundancies, fire chief Jesse Buhs said.

The fire station in Scanlon will be eliminated as part of a new long-term plan for the Cloquet Area Fire District.

Fire District chief Jesse Buhs is aiming for a financially leaner fire district in the coming years. He and other staff spent the past year coming up with a plan to make the district more financially sustainable, build reserves and ultimately save taxpayer dollars, Buhs said. Board members approved the changes unanimously Wednesday at their monthly meeting, with CAFD chairwoman Linda Way calling it a "new way of doing things."

The plan will bring significant changes, first and...

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