Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Musicals, podcasts and softball tournaments
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CLOQUET — The Beach at Pinehurst Park was hopping last week as photographer Clint Austin captured shots of Northland kids enjoying the water. I hope you were able to beat the heat, as well!
I've got a ton for you this week, but remember to check pinejournal.com , as well, for stories I didn't have room to include here.
Let's scope out the headlines:
Cloquet alumni featured at Fringe Fest
"Endometriosis: The Musical," a show created by Cloquet graduates Maria Bartholdi and Kristin Stowell , will debut at the Minnesota Fringe Festival Aug. 5.
The women met when they were students at Churchill Elementary School. The musical tells the story of a woman named Jane, who tries to continue climbing the corporate ladder while working to discover the source of her chronic pain.
Spotlight on: Middle of the Rez Road podcast
Cloquet alumni Morgan Fritzinger and Alyssa Abramowski created a podcast with Ricky Reilly called Middle of the Rez Road to celebrate Native American culture and to highlight job opportunities in a wide variety of industries.
The show began after the owner of a construction company asked for help spreading the word about job openings. Each episode features a specific trade and includes guests who share their experience in that field.
The MN Blast 16U softball team recently finished up a trip that took them more than 1,500 miles throughout the Midwest.
The team took second in the Red River Rage tournament in Fargo-Moorhead before traveling to Peoria, Illinois. After an undefeated streak in pool play, the Blast went 1-2 at the United State Specialty Sports Association's Great Lakes National Championship.
One of the highlights? Running into country music singer Cooper Alan in a hotel lobby. The team gave Alan a MN Blast T-shirt, took photos with him and made a TikTok with him.
A few more stories to check out:
- Minnesota's Chippewa Tribe, which includes the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa,
voted to eliminate blood quantum,
a requirement that enrolled tribal members must have 25% tribal blood.
During a special meeting Thursday, July 21
, the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved a maximum price of $65.8 million for the new justice center.
- A group called Howling for Wolves is offering farmers cash if they choose not to call the federal government to trap wolves.
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