Articles written by Steve Korby
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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...
Korby's Connections: Adventure flying makes for exciting second career
Let's face it, this pandemic is changing us. If not seriously ill, people have time to stop, think, and actually ask themselves: "What should I do next?" The following story has nothing to do with...
Korby's Connections: Cloquet made remarkable Earth Day contribution
The SCARE program at Cloquet High School in 1970 was a big deal. For a whole week, students would be immersed only in environmental issues of the day. It came days before the first Earth Day, 50... Full story
Korby's Connections: How a Barnum basketball player ended up with a hockey team in Alaska
This is a tale of a nearly 80-year-old gent who grew up in Barnum on a farm in the 1950s, enlisted in the Army and traveled the world, and managed a working career which included teaching children...
Korby's Connections: Pro wrestling golden days included Duluth matches
Earlier this year, I read that legendary professional wrestler Pampero Firpo, the Wild Bull of the Pampas, passed away. He was nearly 90 years old and was a TV and arena wrestling star in the 1960s...
Korby's Connections: Pollinator seminar had a buzz
Married for 38 years, it was a bit of a surprise when my spouse told me that I should go and learn more about the birds and the bees - bees in particular. So, I attended the Northeast Minnesota Bee...
Korby's Connections: Visit by Olympics icon in 1970 was memorable
Cloquet schools have shined in academics, athletics, the fine arts, and other extracurricular events going way back to the start of the 20th century. Over that time, the school district has been an... Full story
Korby's Connections: Cloquet was home to broomball champions
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the hockey rink at Cloquet's Athletic Park on 14th Street was a hopping spot. Ice skates weren't always required. On Monday evenings from January until March, the... Full story