Articles written by Steve Korby
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Mahtowa golf course has 'rugged' new owners
Jim and Colleen Myhre have purchased the 29 Pines Golf Course in Mahtowa, closing on Sept. 4, and have renamed it Rugged Spruce Golf Club. "We had planned to keep the original course name," Jim Myhre...
Cloquet grad reaches new heights
Pete Tomhave was on a lunch break at the Cloquet Country Club in the maintenance building, looking at an aerial view of Cloquet Country Club. He asked his boss, superintendent Jud Crist, if the...
Korby's Connections: Last starter living from 1955 Esko team shares memories
Gerald Anderson recently called about a column I wrote about the 1955 Esko basketball state tournament team. Of the starting five that year, Jerry is the only one still alive after he lost friend and... Full story
Korby's Connections: Bergstedt's 1955 Esko team made history
This year marked the 65th anniversary of Carlton County's first foray into the Minnesota State High School Basketball Tournament. Led by superstar Harold Bergstedt, Esko qualified for the tourney in... Full story
Korby's Connections: Baker scorches Cloquet course
Cloquet High School senior Sam Baker made history on a cloudy day a couple weeks ago, when he set the course record at the Cloquet Country Club on Aug. 12, shooting a record 62 on the par-71 course.... Full story
Dice baseball was an offshoot of love for the game
Julio Enrique Gotay Sanchez … ever hear of him? According to Wikipedia, Julio Gotay was a “Puerto Rican professional baseball player, a shortstop and second baseman who played all or parts of ten... Full story
Cloquet Invitational tradition continues
The 89th Cloquet Invitational is on. The golf tournament began Thursday and will run through Sunday at the Cloquet Country Club, weather permitting. Due to the pandemic, the format has changed....
Korby's Connections: Squirrel brings absurd touch to golf outing
It was a beautiful June day at the Cloquet Country Club with very little breeze, and temps in the mid-70s. My son Ryan and I were just about to embark on the back nine course challenge, standing on... Full story
Helen Jensen was the spine of the library for decades
The Cloquet Library has been blessed with tremendously dedicated staff and volunteers over the years. One of those was Helen Jensen, a 40-year employee of the library, whose name would be near the...
Korby's Connections: Charlie Jensen is Cloquet's triple crown golfer
Charlie Jensen was a successful Cloquet golfer who learned by watching others and trying to duplicate their methods. He grew up on Summit Avenue in Cloquet, about a block from the Cloquet Country...