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 By Steve Korby    News    September 29, 2023 

Golf course set for a conversion

Pine Hill Golf Course on Highway 61 in Carlton will have a new owner soon, and there are some big changes in store for the popular nine-hole golf course. Jim and Cassie Barry have owned and operated...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    September 29, 2023 

Scramble tourney hits five courses

Created by Pine City's LeRoy Samuelson in 2010, the four-day, four-person Senior Scramble recently completed play at five golf courses in the region. While Samuelson passed away a few years ago, his... Full story


Adult-child golf tourney draws all ages

The Dan Sheff Memorial adult-child golf tourney last month saw 170 people and 90 teams play in an event that many mark on the family calendar each summer. “It, for some time, has rivaled our... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 25, 2023

An ending that still stings

They still haven't accepted their Olympic silver medals. The 1972 U.S. men's basketball team lost to the Russians by a point in the championship game in what was a highly controversial and contested l... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 4, 2023

Korby's Connections: Rosen clan has deep roots at golf club

Few Cloquet Country Club families have been more intimately involved with club activities and programs over the century than the Rosen family. The Rosen siblings held a family reunion last weekend to... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 21, 2023

When golfing is healing

On Monday, golfers from as far away as Iowa, the Twin Cities area, and the Iron Range gathered for the fourth annual "Moose" Cancer Golf Fundraiser at the Cloquet Country Club. The event is named in... Full story

 By Steve Korby    News    July 14, 2023

Korby's Connections: Greenhouse is quiet success off Hwy. 210

If you blink your eyes, you might miss it. I know I did, many times. Traveling west on Minnesota Highway 210, it's just past the Sawyer Store, about three miles on the left. A few years ago, the wild...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 14, 2023

Lucky 13 for winner at CCC Invitational

In 2023, the Cloquet Country Club will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary since formation. Inaugurated in 1932, the Cloquet Invitational tournament just completed its 92nd annual event with... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 30, 2023

Recent grad is country club champ

One hundred years after the founding of the Cloquet Country Club, Karson Patten won the coveted title of club champion. The 2023 Cloquet High School graduate led the Lumberjacks to the Minnesota...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 23, 2023

'Championships are not by chance'

Reflections. After their fifth-straight boys Section 7AA golf championship and Minnesota Class AA state tournament appearance, Cloquet head coach Aaron Young and senior captain Karson Patten shared... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 9, 2023

CEC boys are back-back-back-back at State

For the fifth time in a row, the Cloquet High School boys golf team won the Section 7AA tournament and will return to the prestigious Minnesota state golf tournament. Probably more of a surprise was... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    June 2, 2023

Korby's Connections: Meet the new Cloquet children's librarian

Cloquet children's librarian Morgan Reardon grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin, about a 90-minute drive from Cloquet and a stone's throw away from Lake Superior. Boating, swimming, fishing and playing on...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 26, 2023

Cloquet golf teams dominate on home course

Nearly 120 high school boys and girls golfers converged on the Cloquet Country Club for Monday’s Cloquet Invitational. “We enjoy hosting this annual, special event.” said Cloquet boys golf... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    May 26, 2023

Korby's Connections: Charlie is a diamond in the rough

Artistic masterpieces from Charlie Beck's handiwork dot the landscape of Carlton County. It doesn't stop there. His treasures can be found in several other states scattered across the country. His... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Opinion    May 5, 2023

Korby: Why did Scanlon dominate Cloquet's Little League baseball?

For the record, in the 1960s the West End of Cloquet produced and developed most of the city’s elite young golfers and future Olympic cross country skiers and ski jumpers. With Cloquet Country Club... Full story

 By Steve Korby    People    April 28, 2023

Willow River was home to archery greatness, and my cousin

My first cousin Byron Korby passed away Dec.11, 2022. At age 68, I guess it's somewhat expected and understandable, but, truth be told, I don't have that many cousins left on this earth. He was one... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 21, 2023

Cloquet goes south for greens

On April 13, the Cloquet High School boys golf team had an outdoor, "on real grass" golf meet. No April Fools joke. Granted, they had to travel to Red Wing, but once they got there, the players were... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    April 7, 2023

Bud Grant led great Vikings teams

Like most Minnesotans, I was saddened to read that former Vikings Coach Bud Grant passed away last month. I never met the man personally, but felt near-bowing reverence. Like many fans, I’m sending...

 By Steve Korby    People    March 24, 2023

Korby's Connections: There are many facets to this star

I got on the phone to find out more about Cloquet High School senior Ellie Evenson, who was involved in the first year of girls wrestling at Cloquet. Evenson broke barriers and brought confidence to... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Opinion    March 10, 2023

Korby's connections: Dart leagues hit their mark

After a couple of years off due to the Covid pandemic, the competitive retiree dart league has returned to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet. The league resumed in late fall, but now...


Cherry basketball star comes to Cromwell

Oh, there have been a few, but not that many. I tried to think back on who would be on the all-time list of Division I college boys basketball prospects from northeastern Minnesota. Even though the... Full story


My run-ins with Kevin McHale

Cloquet and Hibbing, both in northern Minnesota, have had spirited sports encounters over the years, with the Lumberjacks and Bluejackets enjoying memorable and classic confrontations in football,...

 By Steve Korby    People    February 3, 2023

Librarian is my go-to Twins guy

When I seek feedback on Minnesota Twins or Vikings news and transactions, I turn to two reliable sources in Cloquet. The first is smiling Dave Haapanen, usually found stocking shelves in the cereal... Full story


Marciniak leads with laughs

For over 60 years, he has made me and many other Carlton County residents laugh. His name is Tom Marciniak, although "Maynard" has been his informal handle since childhood. All Scanlon kids had... Full story


Getting through a stroke

Stroke. I never thought I'd be speaking from experience, but I had a stroke on Oct. 7. It was frightening, but, so far, I haven't become disabled. While we're publishing more than two months later, I... Full story


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