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Cloquet wins big at state science fair

Cloquet had 29 students participate in the Minnesota Academy of Science State Science Fair in March. The annual competition showcases Minnesota's best and brightest students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Six students from Cloquet received Grand awards - the top award at state - recognizing excellence in scientific research. Students are ranked according to their poster and presentation score. There are gold, silver and bronze Grand awards.

Eighth-grader Emily Sapyta was the sole Cloquet student to win a gold medal, given to those in the top 5 percent in scoring. T...