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Cross country coach chosen

The Cloquet school board on Monday approved hiring high school business and technology teacher Chandra Allen as the next head coach of the cross-country teams this fall. Allen has been teaching in the district since 2013 and has coaching experience in track and field while working in the Floodwood district. She is a former competitive runner and has worked with the Lumberjack program as a parent of a runner.

Allen told activities director Paul Riess that she wanted to “continue the strong tradition” of the cross-country program. Riess and former coach Mike Bushey recommended hiring Allen. Bush...