Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Lands reclaimed, Cloquet's new massage option, Esko football preview and more
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CLOQUET — The Carlton County Fair was held over the weekend, and we've got a bunch of great photos for you to check out .
As someone who showed pigs at the fair as a kid, I have to say the photos of children with their animals bring back memories. Although, I can't remember a time when one of the pigs nuzzled my chin like Jerick Laveau's calf did on Aug. 18 . What a sweet moment! That's one of my favorite photos of the bunch.
One programming note: We won't have a newsletter next week because I will be on vacation. We'll pick things up again Sept. 8. Be sure to visit pinejournal.com in the meantime to keep tabs on the latest Carlton County news.
Here are this week's headlines:
Sacred lands reclaimed
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa celebrated the return of sacred burial grounds on Wisconsin Point and at St. Francis Cemetery in Superior on Aug. 18.
Bob Miller, a descendant of Chief Joseph Osaugie, spoke of hearing "amazing stories" from his grandmother and uncle about growing up on Wisconsin Point.
“I cannot tell you how thankful I am for this moment,” Miller said. “I wish my grandmother was here. She told me that if we ever got part of the point back, she would be the first one to move out there, to go back out where she used to live as a child.”
Cloquet has a new massage therapy business. Lacuna Massage offers Ayurveda, Swedish and therapeutic massage by appointment at 1111 Cloquet Ave., Suite 1.
Kimberly Christine opened the business in July, decorating the space in a beachy theme.
"Everyone loves the beach, everyone loves to escape to the beach," she said. "That is why I chose this concept."
After going 11-1 in 2021, the Esko Eskomos return most of the team that lost to the eventual state Class AAA champion Dassel-Cokato last season.
“We’re fast, we’re explosive and we’re strong,” said Makoi Perich, pictured above at left. “We’ve got a little bit of everything.”
For more prep sports previews, visit our website .
A few more stories to check out:
- Former Cloquet police officer Scott Holman
lost a federal lawsuit
related to his 2019 firing, but Holman's attorney said he plans to file charges in state court.
Carlton County officials broke ground
on the new $65.8 million justice center Monday, Aug. 22.
- After four years leading the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Nordic ski teams, Arne Maijala is stepping down .
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