>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.
Human remains were found Friday in the ruins of a home that burned the previous night along Minnesota Highway 33 north of Cloquet. It was the second fire fatality in the area on Thursday; one person died in a fire earlier in the day in Hermantown. The Thursday night fire destroyed a home and garage at 3912 Highway 33, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Multiple fire departments responded to reports of the home fully engulfed in flames just after 8 p.m. Thursday.
All in all, the entire field of seven games features numerous college prospects and great northeastern Minnesota high school programs.
A 54-year-old Hermantown man died after his vehicle collided with a pickup truck near Esko on Thursday afternoon. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported that the man was transported via ambulance from the scene on North Cloquet Road East near Ikola Road to Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, where he later died. The man’s name wasn’t released Thursday night pending notification of his family.