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Bicyclists converge at Jay Cooke for 150-mile tour of area

September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

A grand total of 75 bicyclists from across the state spent the Labor Day weekend enjoying a 150-mile tour of the communities around Jay Cooke State Park as part of the 10th annual Bike Minnesota! event. A Parks and Trails Council event, Bike Minnesot…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Esko’s Kiminski runs with new mindset

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Kailee Kiminski was always effective while playing two fall sports, so it’s scary to think what the Esko senior standout can achieve when she focuses her time and energy on just one.

One race into her cross country season, and it’s evident.

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Cloquet, Esko ready to battle on the football field

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

LARGE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Last football season, during Cloquet’s first state tournament run in 26 years, Nate Weets played cornerback, seeking to intercept any balls that came in his direction.

This fall, as the quarterback, the senior ha…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Cloquet’s new ‘top cop’ hails from Esko

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Steve Stracek, Cloquet’s newly appointed chief of police, said applying for the high profile position “seemed like a logical step in my career.”

Stracek, who has spent his entire police career with the Duluth Police Department, was unanimous…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Major tenant to anchor Esko Business Park

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

It was possibly the best-kept secret ever, but when Carlton County Commissioners approved an economic development loan Tuesday in support of a major new retailer in the Esko Light Industrial/Commercial Business Park, the cat was out of the bag.

Co…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Esko takes to turf – when weather allows

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Esko’s Ben Haugen admitted that once he got official permission to use his school’s newly-installed stadium turf last month, the baseball coach and his team — along with the track and softball squads — sprinted for a spot.

“We all made a…continue reading on pinejournal.com

Esko pilot honored for six decades of flying

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Robert Sharkey, 79, of Esko is flying high these days.

He was recently honored with the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” award at the Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering in Blaine, Minn. The award was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administrat…continue reading on pinejournal.com

No. 1 Eskomos edged by larger Lakers

January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

 DULUTH—When Prior Lake’s Nick Vanek walked out of the lane during a first-half free-throw attempt, the Lakers were given a loss-of-shot penalty for the senior’s wrong doing.

Not much else went wrong with the Twin Cities’ pr…continue reading on pinejournal.com

No. 1 Eskomos edged by larger Lakers

January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

 DULUTH—When Prior Lake’s Nick Vanek walked out of the lane during a first-half free-throw attempt, the Lakers were given a loss-of-shot penalty for the senior’s wrong doing.

Not much else went wrong with the Twin Cities’ pr…continue reading on pinejournal.com

No. 1 Eskomos edged by larger Lakers

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

 DULUTH—When Prior Lake’s Nick Vanek walked out of the lane during a first-half free-throw attempt, the Lakers were given a loss-of-shot penalty for the senior’s wrong doing.

Not much else went wrong with the Twin Cities’ pr…continue reading on pinejournal.com