Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Section champs, Enbridge pays out for breaches, an athletic co-op and more

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Teammates hug
Seniors Avery Kuklinski and Ava Korby celebrate their section championship victory while goalie Hannah Roemer looks on after the Eskomos' 2-1 win over Spectrum in the Section 7A championship, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Esko Stadium Field.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal
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CLOQUET — It was a busy Tuesday in prep sports, with three local teams earning section titles. More on that below, along with a few other stories for your consideration this week:

Section champs

Players hold section trophy
Members of the Esko girls soccer team hold up the Section 7A trophy after defeating Spectrum 2-1 in the Section 7A championship game, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Esko Stadium Field.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal

The Esko girls soccer team (pictured above), the Cloquet-Carlton girls soccer team and the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys soccer team all won their respective section championship games Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Congratulations Eskomos and 'Jacks! Best of luck at the state tournament next week!

Enbridge to pay $11M

FILE: Line 3 construction
Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline under construction near the intersection of Hohensee and West Moorhead roads in Carlton County in January 2021.
Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources ordered Enbridge to pay $11 million following aquifer breaches during construction of Line 3 last year.

Because of a breach on the Fond du Lac Reservation, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive $1.45 million of the $11 million.


"Today we assert our sovereignty through this enforcement action and demonstrate that the FDL Band will hold accountable any actors that violate our strong environmental standards," Fond du Lac Band Chairperson Kevin Dupuis said in a news release.

Raptors across the board

The Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors combined football team with coaches stand for the national anthem before the season-opening game Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, against South Ridge.
File / Cloquet Pine Journal

The Carlton-Wrenshall Raptors will soon co-op in all sports, though the timing is still up for debate.

A few more stories to check out:

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Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten is the regional editor for Duluth Media Group, overseeing the Cloquet Pine Journal and the Superior Telegram.
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