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Ninth Judicial District Judge Jana M. Austad made her decision Oct. 12 on the case regarding James Warren Northrup III. He faced charges following an August 2015 protest action on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. Northrup and Todd Jeremy Thompson deployed a gill net from a canoe while a crowd of people stood on shore, without a state license. It is illegal under Minnesota law to fish with a net unless specifically authorized.
Cloquet quarterback Tim Pokornowski rushed 30 times for a career-high 249 yards and a touchdown to lead Cloquet to a 40-21 victory over the South St. Paul Packers in the Class AAAA state tournament semifinals Friday night in the indoor comfort of U.S. Bank Stadium. Cloquet advances to its first state championship game since 1976. In fact, the Lumberjacks could become the first team from Northeastern Minnesota to win a larger-school state football title since 1973 when Eveleth won in Class A, the second largest classification at the time.
Sundbom entered the final round Sunday in seventh place. He was 10 strokes back of the leader, Cloquet's John Sheff, and six back of Kolquist, who was alone in second. Sheff, who has finished second or lost in a playoff at his home course's signature event an incredible 13 times, took a four-shot lead over Kolquist into Sunday's third and final round after shooting a 1-over-par 71-72—143.
Kelley set two girls meet records on the first day of the Section 7AA track and field championships Wednesday, May 31, at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Kelley finished her qualifying heat in the 100 meters in 12.28 seconds, bettering the mark of 12.34 set by Cloquet's Jes Vork in 2007.
But that meeting passed without discussion of the situation, and Esko superintendent Aaron Fischer said in an email to the News Tribune last week that there are no plans to revisit the issue at the school board's May 23 meeting — nor does he anticipate holding a special meeting "related to any of the school's coaches." <
The district is seeking a financial partner for that, which could lower the cost. The issue of open enrollment — 40 percent of Wrenshall's students don't live in the school district — was repeatedly raised on Tuesday due to concerns that open enrollment numbers could decrease or questions about why the district hasn't capped open enrollment.
CROMWELL—After Mountain Iron-Buhl staved off Cromwell-Wright in a back-and-forth girls basketball tussle in late December, it set the stage for Monday's rematch between two of Minnesota's best Class A teams — and two of the best in the Northland, regardless of classification.
A fundraising campaign seeking $8,000 for the Loven family has been established at the website GoFundMe. "Emma was a sweet, fun-loving girl that loved life," said the campaign appeal. "Anyone who has met the Loven family knows what a loving, kind and caring family they are. No one expects to lose a child, they can really use all the love, prayers and support at this time."
"Broadband is one of the tools necessary to ensure these industries are able to compete not only locally and globally," she said.
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View the live stream here