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Director Cheryl Kramer-Milder accepts the award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting Ensemble at last weekend’s Minnesota Association of Community Theatres Festival in Dassel-Cokato, where “Old Jake’s Skirts” also won numerous other awards, including Best of Festival, which means the Cloquet-based theater will move onto the regional community theater festival in Iowa April 23-26. Contributed Photo
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Minnesota Wilderness forward Darian Romanko stays in front of Bismarck defenseman Johnny Witzke during Friday’s matchup, which was Military Night. The Wilderness won 3-2 in a shootout. Jamie Lund/
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Cloquet sophomore Isaac Boedigheimer is out in front again this season, winning the 1,600-meter-run during the season-opening Proctor Invitational last Thursday held at the indoor track at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Boedigheimer helped the 1,600-meter-relay team take first place, too. Journal File Art

Taking a few minutes away from his warm-up jog at Monday’s Cloquet track and field practice, Isaac Boedigheimer said last year’s Section 7AA meet at Zimmerman was an unforgettable ...

At  age 16 and in her fourth year on the varsity, Cloquet sophomore and distance runner Anja Maijala (front, in a photo from last year's track season)  is one of the elders on the girls track team. Journal File Art

Carrying two backpacks, a couple pairs of shoes and a change of clothes all at once, Anja Maijala hustled her way from the classroom to Cloquet track and field ...

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys hockey team set what is believed to be a school record in Tuesday night’s 9-4 rout of St. Michael-Albertville in the Section 7AA quarterfinals.

Freshman Winter Mayorga gains control of the ball in Monday’s game against the Cass Lake-Bena Panthers. Mayorga attends Cloquet High School but plays for the Fond du Lac Ojibwe Ogichidaa. Jamie Lund/

CLOQUET—Jasmin Budreau said she’s interested in going into law enforcement when she gets older, but for now, the Cloquet sophomore will simply keep enforcing the paint as a forward ...

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton goalie Eric Newman keeps his eye on a deflected shot during Monday's game against Duluth East. Steve Kuchera/

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton sophomore Eric Newman brought up thoughts of “Seinfeld” during Monday night’s 1-1 boys hockey deadlock with Duluth East at Northwoods Credit Union Arena. The goaltender made 31 saves in ...

Barnum’s Dacotah Haley shoots over Carlton defenders Eric Soderstrom (22) and Cade Pierson (3) for two points during Friday night’s matchup between the Bombers and the Bulldogs. Haley scored 14 points in the game. Dan Saletel/Pine Journal

Last Friday the Bombers blew by the Bulldogs (6-13) in running time, taking a 57-25 halftime lead and never looking back in their 46-point win.

Expectations are growing for Corey Millen’s first-place Minnesota Wilderness.

The Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls Nordic ski team grabbed first place in the Lake Superior Conference meet Friday.

Cloquet's Anna Fossen puts up a shot over Molly Trapp of Esko as Esko’s Ashley Bergerson (25) and Bailey Mudek look on in Monday’s 52-48 Esko win. Matthew Moses/

Cloquet and Esko played football against one another in August, but it was Monday’s foul-filled girls basketball game that looked like a football encore.

Barnum (17-0) breezed its way by East Central 86-25 Monday, as the host Bombers, ranked No. 2 in Class AA, continued their unblemished season.

Cloquet (11-7) couldn't keep ...