Francis 'Barney' HageFrancis “Barney” Hage, 92, of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, Minn. Barney was born April 25, 1920, in Independence, Minn. He graduated from Cotton High School. After graduating, he then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. On Nov. 20, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army and after two years, he joined the Air Force to become a pilot. After his active duty he continued to serve in the Air Force reserve until he retired as a major. Barney worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 36 years at many different locations.