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 By Steve Korby    News    February 14, 2020 

Mobile food bank helps feed Carlton County

On the third Thursday morning of each month (10:30-11:30 a.m.), the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry comes to the Our Savior's Lutheran Church parking lot in Cloquet to distribute food. What is... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    February 7, 2020

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

 By Steve Korby    Sports    January 31, 2020

Korby's Connections: Purple People Eaters drew a crowd in Cloquet

Imagine Cloquet Middle School Principal Tom Brenner greeting Kirk Cousins, Danielle Hunter, Stefon Diggs, Kyle Rudolph, Dalvin Cook, and other Vikings players as they file off a big purple bus at the... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    January 24, 2020

Korby's Connections: Winter fever has set in fast for baseball fans

The Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan came to Duluth on Tuesday. This is the 60th season of the Caravan and this year's tour featured 1991 World Series pitching hero Jack Morris, Twins TV announcer Dick... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    January 3, 2020

Korby's Connections: Test your sports knowledge with this quiz

Do you consider yourself a sports expert? Many of us would prefer to land on the orange space — sports and leisure — when we roll the dice and traverse onto a certain pie color in the Trivial... Full story


Korby's Connections: Sometimes, sports heroes come to you

Have you ever had the opportunity to meet your childhood or, for that matter, adulthood hero? It could be a political or religious leader, a rock or TV or movie star, a sports legend, or maybe even... Full story


Korby's Connections: A big buck tale from another era

Well, deer rifle season has come to a close in Minnesota. For some hunters, it is the conclusion of their most cherished time of the year. Each November, these sharpshooters reminisce about numerous...


Band member had a shot in Major League Baseball ... in 1910

More than 100 years ago, a member of the Fond du Lac band pitched six innings for the Chicago White Sox … the same year he was deemed “unqualified” to play for the Cloquet baseball team. His... Full story

 By Steve Korby    News    November 15, 2019

Library expansion: 'It is a great day in Cloquet'

Continuing with its storied history, the Cloquet Public Library celebrated its major expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, Nov. 8. The ceremony itself was a formality, as construction work...

 By Steve Korby    News    November 8, 2019

Korby: Old 'Y' was a mecca for recreation in city activities

Although it's been close to 40 years since the lights went out for good on the Cloquet Civic Center, many Cloquet residents still have fond memories of the iconic downtown building. Located on... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    October 25, 2019

Darts league is back

Fall is in the air, and retiree darts are zooming at targets at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Friday morning dart league has resumed play from now through April. The Major League Baseball...

 By Steve Korby    People    October 18, 2019

Love of the links started early for Cloquet golf legend

For decades, the name Butch Newby was synonymous with Cloquet Country Club championship golf. I had the privilege of recently catching up with Butch while being joined in the phone conversation by... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    October 4, 2019

Twins fever reaches its zenith as playoffs loom

It’s been an exciting fun year to be a Minnesota Twins fan. The team finished in first place in the American League Central Division with 101 wins — the most wins they’ve had in a season since...


Water, woods are par for this course

Tucked a few miles west of the Moose Lake, on beautiful Sand Lake, is the Moose Lake Golf Club. Established in 1929, this nine-hole club is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. For my Carlton C...


ON SPORTS: Bridge leagues thrive in county

What comes to mind when you hear the word "bridge?" For many from Carlton County and northern Minnesota, it may bring visions of the beautiful Aerial Lift Bridge welcoming boats and ships to the...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 30, 2019

On Sports: Anderson is an old-school champion

Many young athletes today grow up dreaming of college scholarships and careers in professional sports, but there was a time that being a good men's softball pitcher could help a guy get a better job .... Full story

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 23, 2019

Black Bear course is beautiful, player-friendly

It's a fact: most golfers don't like being in sand traps or hitting the ball out of these hazards. But, if you must, the Black Bear golf course in Carlton is the place to show off your skills, just...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 16, 2019

Mahtowa course beckons golfers

"It's the finest little nine-hole course in Minnesota." That's what one of the ladies in the clubhouse bar told me as I completed my interview at 29 Pines Golf Course in Mahtowa. I had to try the...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 9, 2019

Pine Hill in Carlton caters to golfers of all ages

Mark Twain once said: "Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life." Such is the case for Jim and Cassie Barry, who have owned and operated the Pine Hill Golf Club...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    August 2, 2019

Junior golf program teaches golf and life skills

Forty years ago this week, a two-year-old Tiger Woods appeared on the afternoon TV variety program "The Mike Douglas Show." Little Tiger was featured because of his status as a national golfing...

 By Steve Korby    News    July 19, 2019

'Space nerd' recalls Apollo

Fifty years ago was a monumental time in American history. On July 20, 1969, our country made President John F. Kennedy's 1961 proclamation - to put a man on the moon and return him safely, by the...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    July 5, 2019

Sports Beat: Caddies go the distance in Cloquet

There was a time when the Cloquet Country Club would advertise in the Pine Knot newspaper every July for 100 caddies to work the annual invitational golf tournament. Back when golf carts weren't...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    June 21, 2019

Fastpitch softball was once a big deal in Carlton County

It’s probably been more than 20 years since there was an active Carlton County fastpitch softball league. I thought about it the other day when I was driving down Minnesota Highway 210 toward...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 31, 2019

In pickleball, a sport for all ages

Most people like pickles. Whether it's genuine dill pickles or kosher, sweet, bread and butter, or Gherkin ... nearly all have a favorite pickle. But for a growing number of Cloquet and Carlton...

 By Steve Korby    Sports    May 3, 2019

Retiree dartball league wraps up season

September through April, a group of regional male retirees get together at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Cloquet on Friday mornings to try their hand at dartball. Players ranging in age from their l...


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