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EMS funding: Cloquet fire district hopes for funds

When asked about proposed legislation to aid emergency medical services across the state, Cloquet Area Fire District chief Jesse Buhs said he believes CAFD “would be eligible for the proposed funding that will reach the Northeastern part of the state.”

The fire district has supported the $120 million funding bill proposed by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, but Buhs is hopeful CAFD could see part of whatever funds are allocated for EMS services.

CAFD provides fire protection to 170 square miles and ambulance service to a state-mandated area of more than 250 square miles in Carlton Co...