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LARGE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Esko, Cloquet march into finals
October 30, 2014 - 8:00am
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South Ridge senior setter Mikayla Olesiak sets the ball against Northeast Range during Tuesday night
SMALL SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS: South Ridge, Carlton will collide in final
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Pumpkin Run brings out the ghosts and goblins
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The massive 260-acre pit between the Hilltop soccer fields and Interstate 35 is home to three gravel pits, a wood storage yard, an industrial landfill (center) and an asphalt plant, among other things. Noise was an issue this summer, with rock crushing going on at the gravel pit and the landfill operating at higher levels. The landfill and the gravel pit are on the agenda at upcoming city meetings. Jana Peterson/
Hilltop neighborhood struggles to find balance between homes, industrial pits
October 24, 2014 - 2:44am
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Players on the Lumberjacks football team gather under the Friday night lights before this year’s homecoming game. Jamie Lund/
LARGE SCHOOLS FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Cloquet, Esko earn top seeds, but no guarantees
October 23, 2014 - 8:58am

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South Ridge senior setter Mikayla Olesiak sets the ball against Northeast Range during Tuesday night's section 7A semifinal in Grand Rapids. Dave Harwig/

Saturday’s roster will include another Olesiak as Brad’s daughter, Mikayla, helps lead South Ridge into the small school’s first-ever Section 7A volleyball final when they collide with Carlton at 4 ...

Makayla Suominen stands in front of the record board at Cloquet’s Herb Drew pool after breaking yet another record this season. The top record is the pool record and the bottom is the school record. The school record was from 1997, before Suominen was even born, CEC Coach Kayla Cresap pointed out. Contributed Photo

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton swimmers put in strong performances at last Thursday’s Lake Superior Conference girls’ swim meet, with eighth-grader Makalya Suominen continuing to impress.

Wrenshall’s Dakota Spry (No. 32) breaks the plane of the goal line for a touchdown during Saturday’s playoff match between Wrenshall and South Ridge held at South Ridge. Dan Saletel/

The Wrens will look to their defense to lead them to their small school’s second-ever state tournament appearance if they can upset storied Cromwell-Wright in the Section 5 9-Man final ...

Kody Gerard shakes off Eveleth-Gilbert tackler Josh Weston during the Section 7AA semifinals Saturday. Jamie Lund/

Defeating Eveleth-Gilbert 44-21 in last Saturday’s Section 7AA semifinal, the Moose Lake-Willow River football team tallied their 49th consecutive victory on their home field.

If Tyler Hakamaki's Cromwell-Wright team tops Wrenshall (8-2) in the Section 5 9-Man final on Halloween at 8 p.m. in Esko, it will be his first state trip and best ...

Esko’s Kailee Kiminski runs hard to get out ahead of the masses in last Thursday’s 7A Section meet on the Cloquet Country Club golf course. Jana Peterson/
Carlton’s Erika Fox took third at the 7A meet, crossing the finish line in a state of exhaustion it seems. Jana Peterson/

Kailee Kiminski’s patented kick came in when she needed it most, as the seasoned speedster secured her spot atop the podium by winning — and defending — her Section 7A ...

The Lake Superior Conference announces the following athletes have been named to the 2014 Volleyball All Conference Team:

First Team – Seniors Alex Oakes and Sami Westendorf of ...

Watching her play volleyball, it's easy to notice Justice Janke's vertical, but the South Ridge senior jumps just as high to celebrate when anyone on her team gets a kill.

Moose Lake-Willow River football Coach Dave Louzek talks to his team following the Rebels' 20-14 win against Two Harbors in Willow River earlier this season. Dave Harwig/

Having won eight consecutive Section 7AA football titles by a combined score of 322-93, there are times it can be hard for Coach Dave Louzek to motivate his Moose ...

Carlton senior striker Ben Pietsch maneuvers the ball at midfield during Thursday’s Section 7A boys soccer final game against Monticello. Pietsch played despite dislocating his knee cap in the previous playoff game. Jana Peterson/

Proudly standing on the artificial turf following last Thursday’s 2-0 Section 7A boys soccer final loss to Monticello, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Coach Archie Clark said his teary-eyed team had nothing to hang ...

Esko’s Kailee Kiminski runs ahead of the crowd at the Norwood cross country meet earlier this year. Jed Carlson/

Cross country runner Kailee Kiminski has a strong kick to her race’s finish, but in her last season of high school running, perhaps the Esko senior’s determination is even stronger.

The Lake Superior Conference announces the following athletes have been named to their respective 2014 All Conference Teams:


First Team — Sophomore Isaac Boedigheimer ...

For the second time in five years, the Cloquet volleyball team has won the Lake Superior Conference championship.

Eighth-grader Makayla Suominen continues to impress in the swimming pool, setting a pool record in a Tuesday meet at Two Harbors.

Moose Lake-Willow River sophomore Bryceton Butkiewicz gets a block from teammate Sam Coil to help get past Tanner Aho of Two Harbors during Thursday's 20-14 Rebel victory. Dave Harwig/

Brad Fossum got in the way of Two Harbors' Hail Mary heave, and his midfield interception secured Moose Lake-Willow River's 20-14 victory over the Agates in a Great Polar White ...

Cloquet speedsters Isaac Boedigheimer and Anja Maijala again were victorious last Thursday, as the pair of CHS sophomores secured Lake Superior Conference individual titles at Chequamegon Bay Golf Club in ...

Lumberjacks eighth-grader Kendra Kelley scores the winning goal against Two Harbors last Thursday in overtime, much to the dismay of Agates goaltender Samantha Dewey, who made a valiant attempt to stop Kelley's shot on net. Jamie Lund/

Rachel Morrison, a Cloquet senior, scored her first- and last-ever career goal in Cloquet-Carlton's 4-1 defeat at host Zimmerman in a Section 7A girls soccer quarterfinal affair last weekend.

Cloquet-Carlton’s Mikayla Baker (right) races to head off Esko's Karlie Kulas. Sunset, rainbow and fog created a pink light as the Cloquet girls soccer team met up against Esko Thursday evening after a day of clouds and rain. Jamie Lund/

The Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team took down its county rival Esko for the second time this season last Thursday, extending their current win streak to five consecutive games heading ...

Jessica Stanslaski (No. 13) of Carlton blocks the ball during Tuesday's game against Esko at the Carlton gym. Carlton defeated Esko 3-1. Clint Austin/Forum News Service

CARLTON—Although Barb Soukkala said her Carlton volleyball team doesn’t run set plays, it was only fitting the Bulldogs buried their last kill off the hands of Jess Stanslaski.


Paranormal researcher Chad Lewis will talk about Minnesota ghosts and the unexplained at Cloquet Public Library on Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. The program is free and open to all ...

The third-ranked Red Knights showed why they are perhaps the toughest team in the state again, as the two-time defending Class A champions cruised by the Eskomos in a 7-0 ...

Logan Crowser used all of his toes last Saturday, as the freshman punted a career-high seven times for 217 yards in helping Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College stay ...

Esko's Kailee Kiminski and Cloquet's Anja Maijala — relentless racers, good friends and opponents — challenged each other throughout the entire Superior Invitational cross country race a week ago, until ...

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will play Sunday, the team announced on its website Monday.

Peterson missed Sunday’s loss to New England after Peterson was ...

Hannah Carpenter, Alli McKenna and Kelly Alworth all scored for Duluth Marshall and topped Cloquet-Carlton 3-1 in a Lake Superior Conference girls soccer game Tuesday evening in Duluth.