Fire district seeks more state funding


October 27, 2023

After discussing its strategies to bring state money into the district, the Cloquet Area Fire District board approved new legislative priorities, which include lobbying for regular funding and bonds.

The strategies discussed at the CAFD board’s Oct. 18 meeting include highlighting the impact of inflation and the effects of climate change on the district. The efforts are aimed at minimizing the burden on taxpayers in the CAFD service area.

“A win for me would be that there’s an impact to the local [property tax] levy in such that we were able to hold or even reduce the amount that is covered by...

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