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Council approves road reconstruction

It’s been nearly nine years, but two more blocks of Eighth Street — from Prospect to Sahlman Avenue — are getting a much-needed overhaul this summer.

Cloquet city councilors unanimously approved the reconstruction of the pothole-ridden street, along with replacing water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer infrastructure at a total estimated cost of $1.5 million. Construction is expected to begin in May or June and be completed in September.

The majority of the costs will be paid through state aid dollars, which come with requirements that set the road width at 32 feet and limit parking to one side...

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