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Cloquet grad reaches new heights

Drone hobbyist gets a gig


October 9, 2020

Peter Tomhave

Peter Tomhave has been enjoying the outdoors while stuck at home in Cloquet and taking college classes online. He recently was paid for drone photography work over the Cloquet Country Club. As a hobby, he also explores areas like Jay Cooke State Park, as seen here along Minnesota Highway 210 and the St. Louis River.

Pete Tomhave was on a lunch break at the Cloquet Country Club in the maintenance building, looking at an aerial view of Cloquet Country Club. He asked his boss, superintendent Jud Crist, if the picture was taken from a plane or a drone. It was a plane, Crist said.

That's when Tomhave mentioned that he had a drone and might be able to take some new pictures of the golf course. When he showed Crist how the drone could perform, the boss got board approval to make a "virtual tour" of the course with drone footage. Tomhave would get paid for what started out as a hobby.

He taught himself how to...

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