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New sports facility nears finish line

Weather permitting, it’s looking “pretty likely” that the homeless Cloquet football and soccer teams will get to play at least one game in the revamped athletic grounds this fall.

Superintendent Michael Cary is optimistic, but stressed there are no guarantees; but “if the option is there, we’ll take it,” he said.

Dylan Carlson, facilities manager for the Cloquet school district, told school board members Monday that workers are putting the final surface on the tennis courts this week, followed by the track surface next week. The turf field is filled with three layers of silica sand and crumble...