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Carlton County, Dontcha Know: Pumpkin Run fun, FDLTCC's new degree option, state soccer previews and more

Read the latest news in the Carlton County, Dontcha Know newsletter published every Thursday.

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Obi Wan Kenobi (Tracen Lewis, 8, of Duluth) bolts for the finish line at the Pumpkin Run and Walk 5K on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal
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CLOQUET — There's a ton of great stories in this week's edition!

I'll quickly plug our election coverage, since Nov. 8 is getting closer.

Now, onto the headlines:

Pumpkin Run fun

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Father-daughter Warren and Lillyana Thomas of Cloquet have fun as they rush across the finish line of the Pumpkin Run and Walk 5K on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Amy Arntson / Cloquet Pine Journal

Ghouls, vampires, lumberjacks and more came out to enjoy the beautiful weather Saturday, Oct. 22, at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College's annual Pumpkin Run and Walk.

Photographer Amy Arntson captured some of the fun of the day, like the photo of father-daughter Warren and Lillyana Thomas of Cloquet above, as well as the serious runners. As someone who loves the Spice Girls, I particularly appreciated "The Pumpkin Spice Girls" -- the costume Ardis Williams of Carlton and her friend Rhea Lund of Cloquet concocted. Be sure to check them out!

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First 4-year degree

Nahin Gatica Cruz talks about his classes at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Nahin Gatica Cruz talks about his classes at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 12. Gatica Cruz will be in the new four year Elementary Education Bachelor's program at FDLTCC.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is the first two-year college in Minnesota to earn approval to offer a four-year degree program.

Students, like Nahin Gatica Cruz (pictured above) can start coursework toward a bachelor's degree in elementary education starting in January.

State bound

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Derek Mayne (21) of Denfeld and Elijah Aultman (5) of Cloquet-Esko-Carlton chase the ball during the Section 7AA championship at Egerdahl Field on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Proctor.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune

Three local prep soccer teams are playing in the state tournament today, including the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks (pictured above), the Cloquet-Carlton Lumberjacks and the Esko Eskomos.

We'll have reporters and photographers at all three matches, so be sure to check our website later tonight for coverage.

A few more stories to check out:

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