This year’s “Beastie Bash,” held at Black Bear Casino Resort’s Otter Creek Event Center, was one of the most successful of all time. The event netted some $14,000 for the Friends of Animals Shelter in Cloquet and attracted some 238 attendees.
The year was 1914. A small group of Cloquet women decided to get together on Fridays to study home economics after an itinerant book salesmen came to town and sold them a book on the subject. All it took was one particularly dull session on the subject of milk, however, for the ladies to retrench and broaden their scope....
Cloquet native Amy Gist speaks four languages thanks to six years in the Navy and now she's talking a fifth language: hockey. Gist recently changed career tracks and is writing for the Minnesota Hockey magazine, among other things.
If you’d asked her 50, 40 or even 20 years ago, Carol Risdon would never have predicted she’d be directing the Cloquet Community Band. Heck, she wouldn’t even have predicted she’d be playing bass drum for the band.
You might say that recently retired Esko science teacher Patrick Bowman is “old school.” With 44 years of teaching under his belt, he certainly qualifies. But the fact that Bowman was just as excited about teaching at the end of his career as he was at the start makes him a cut above.
When Cloquet native Chase Pritchett dipped the front tire of his bicycle in Lake Superior on Tuesday, it represented the culmination of a baptism by fire. That’s because when Pritchett and five of his college friends launched on a cross-country bike ride three weeks ago, they had no real idea what the trip would hold.
For Dan Jones, family means two things — his tightly knit family of origin that hails from the Treaty 3 area near Fort Frances, Ontario, and, in a broader sense, those with whom he shares a cultural bond as part of the Ojibwe language community.
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