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Robotics teams take on Detroit

Robotics teams from Cloquet and Esko got a taste of the big stage spotlight in Detroit in late April during the FIRST Championship.

FIRST, an acronym for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" was a new experience for Cloquet students this year.

Ripsaw Robotics coach Cameron Lindner said he is excited to see where things will go after the inaugural season. "We need to focus on ... finding mentors for the next season."

That means the team will be looking for adults with skills to help guide the students.

It was a whirlwind season, Lindner said.

"The team made friends from s...

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