Minnesota’s first COVID-19 saliva testing site opening in Duluth this Wednesday – New site will offer free saliva testing to anyone who needs it

The State of Minnesota today announced it will open a pilot saliva testing site on Wednesday at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). This testing site will be the first of its kind in Minnesota, offering free saliva tests to any Minnesotan who believes they need to be tested. “Our battle against COVID-19 is far…

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High school league OKs fall volleyball, football season

The Minnesota State High School League has voted to bring fall volleyball and football back for high schools across the state, starting Monday. The 20-member governing board Monday morning, Sept. 21, voted to start a late season with a 10-day practice season before matches start as soon as Oct. 8. The plan now calls for…

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Water main break causes shutdown

A water main break on the 100 block of 1st Street in Proctor has caused an emergency shutdown on 1stStreet from Boundary Avenue to 3rdAvenue. Water is estimated to resume around 3 p.m. The cause of the interruption was not immediately known. As with all breaks residents are asked to run cold water only to flush…

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Democratic candidate Joe Biden gives 2:45 p.m. speech in Hermantown

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50 new confirmed cases reported in St. Louis County today,Sept. 18

Fifty new cases of COVID-19 have been announced for St. Louis County today. This is the largest single day increase in the county, to date. The latest cases range in age from younger than 10 to older than 100; with 64% of the cases being people in their teens and 20s. Forty of the 50…

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Swim team sidelined as COVID precaution

Proctor High School swim team parents and students were notified of a positive COVID-19 case according to an email sent to them. “The swim team was not shut down due to covid, it was a coaches decision as a precaution,” Proctor Activities Director Anthony Wood stated.  “The pool is cleaned every day and will continue…

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First Official Day for Proctor Public Schools moved to Sept. 15

The first day of school for Proctor students will be delayed to September 15.  The School Board made the change at its regular meeting Monday. The Board made the decision after reviewing the latest infection rate trends in the area. “As we approach the start of the school year, Proctor School District is changing their learning…

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Outage leaves 1,262 in Midway, Solway without power

Seventeen power outages have caused 1,262 Minnesota Power customers in Midway and Solway to lose power Friday morning. In Midway 683 of MP’s 832 customers are affected.  Power is anticipated to be restored by 4:15 p.m. In Solway 16 customers are without power and in Hermantown 36 are out. The largest area, with 1,020 customers…

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St. Louis County Board approves plan to distribute $24.5 million in CARES Act funding

The St. Louis County Board unanimously approved a plan Tuesday for the distribution of the approximately $24.5 million in federal CARES Act funds that the county received. The plan calls for $6 million to be allocated for small business assistance, $6 million for community assistance, $1.25 million for the logging industry, $10 million to cover…

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Second Proctor business confirms COVID-19

By Josie Maahs An employee at the Proctor Golf Course has tested positive for COVID-19. The course’s management informed patrons that the clubhouse would be closed until Thursday morning to do extra sterilizing and cleaning, while the course remains open.  Check-ins were held outside of the clubhouse on Wednesday. The employee in question worked on August…

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