This free community paddling event is free to anyone, 12 or older (with adult). Attendees at this event will have a chance to hone their paddling skills while also experiencing the unique beauty of the St. Louis River. Meet at 2 p.m. at the UMD Outpost/National Kayak and Canoe Center next to the Thomson Dam in Carlton.
> Boutang and the members of the committee working to commemorate the 1918 Fires are looking for submissions of poetry and short prose depicting people and events surrounding the fires from individuals who have a personal connection or interest in this chapter of Minnesota history. They seek writing that combines creativity with historical inquiry, producing an original work based on research and personal narration.
Although the Voyageur used to stand along the river on the opposite side of Dunlap Island — in the aptly named Voyageur Park — he is now much more visible to drivers crossing the Highway 33 bridge over the St. Louis River.
>Founded in 1982, the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Ultramarathon is one of the oldest trail ultras in the nation. The race follows a rugged, varied, out-and-back course that takes runners on a journey from Carlton through Jay Cooke State Park before heading northeast over difficult, rough woodland trails to Duluth and back
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"We are so excited to have an amazing group like this performing in Cloquet," said Soukkala. Nearly half of the tickets are already sold for this event, so reserve early by calling the box office.
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Cloquet's No. 28 became quite famous as a steam dinosaur surviving through the dawn of the diesel age. Her stacks smoked until 1964, but she wasn't done yet. The engine was used on several popular "End of Steam" excursions and rail fans from across the country came to Cloquet to watch the engine in service. Its last duties in Cloquet also included acting as a back-up boiler to heat the engine house on Dunlap Island.
"Based on the information obtained in the investigation, we are confident that the situation was a coincidental miscommunication caused by the strong similarities between the families. We do not believe, nor do we have any credible information that this was anything more than a mistake at this time.
College of St. Scholastica sophomore Brandon Newman of Barnum was named to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Men's Basketball First Team Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Barnum High School alumnus becomes the first Saint to be named to the all-conference first team since Brett Tester earned the honor in 2012. The reigning UMAC Freshman of the Year led the Saints in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per game. The 16.4 points is the highest average in a season since Tester in 2011-12 (17.0). Newman also led the team with 76 assists and 32 steals.