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  • Twists coming on the road to Oz

    Evan Hohnstadt|Nov 18, 2022

    There will be no place like Cloquet High School to see the production of the popular "The Wizard of Oz" this weekend. A cast and crew of nearly 80 students will bring Oz to life with the familiar and not so familiar. Inspired by the children's novel written by Frank Baum in 1900, "The Wizard of Oz" film was released in 1939 and became a classic for the ages. "Its theme of love and hope is timeless. Who doesn't love that?" said Lily Rosen, who plays a Munchkin in the Lullaby League trio. Those... Full story

  • Esko High School innovates with 'Our Town'

    Evan Hohnstadt|Nov 11, 2022

    The Esko theater department turned back the clock to the turn of the century on Thursday night for their debut of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama "Our Town." Set between 1901 and 1913 in the fictional small town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, the show explores the universal struggle of the human race to understand the big picture of life and death from the perspective of a rural community living during that time. "You get to follow the same characters at different snapshots in their life,... Full story

  • Four-year teaching degree unveiled

    Evan Hohnstadt|Oct 28, 2022

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will soon be offering a four-year degree targeting those in pursuit of a career in elementary education. Announced this month, the move makes it the first two-year college in Minnesota approved to offer a bachelor's degree. Classes will officially begin for the first round of future educators in January. The new program is also the first in the state accredited by education boards to incorporate Indigenous cultural values and learning approaches into the... Full story

  • Cloquet alum pens puppy stories to make those tough talks easier

    Evan Hohnstadt|Sep 16, 2022

    When it comes to children, it can often be difficult to explain life's complicated issues or work through complex feelings. Cloquet class of 1982 alumnus Colleen Gilchrist Collins recognized firsthand the importance of having these conversations. Upon retiring in 2020, she rediscovered an interest in creative writing and started work on a children's book to promote open conversations with children about their feelings, emotions and needs. Gilchrist Collins enjoyed courses in English and writing... Full story

  • World educators descend on tribal college starting Friday

    Evan Hohnstadt|Aug 12, 2022

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is welcoming Indigenous-serving educators from across the globe to showcase the college and the local Ojibwe culture from Friday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 18. This year, FDLTCC is the hub of the annual gathering of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. The school plans to host its international guests and the local community to a series of free events designed to illustrate the significance of the Fond du Lac Reservation and Ojibwe, or Anishinaabe, culture, along with the w...

  • Cloquet grads push women's health to center stage

    Evan Hohnstadt|Jul 29, 2022

    A new musical created by two Cloquet High School alumni sets a spotlight on women's health along with the pitfalls of navigating a complex healthcare system through the lively, upbeat lens of musical theater. Soon to make its debut in Minneapolis at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, "Endometriosis: The Musical" is the hilarious and heartfelt passion project of co-authors and lifelong friends Maria Bartholdi and Kristin Stowell. The duo have been writing music together for about as long as they've... Full story

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