Proctor election officials ready to keep you safe

Proctor election officials are ready to keep you safe for the August 11, 2020 Primary Elections. “Thanks to Building Official in the Street Department and Interim Administrator Troy DeWall we have constructed and installed plexiglass shields at each election judge station, we have plenty of personal protection supplies for voters and judges and mask are…

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Barnum man injured in 2 vehicle crash in Solway

A 23-year old man from Barnum is hospitalized in Duluth with life threatening injuries following a two vehicle crash in Solway Township Tuesday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the man driving a Pontiac G6, was westbound on Highway 2 when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was t-boned by a…

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Football, volleyball moves to new ‘fourth season’

Football, volleyball moves to new ‘fourth season’   It will not be a typical fall Friday without high school football.  Football and volleyball will be moved to a special spring season starting in March 2021 due to coronavirus concerns.   Fall sports practice is scheduled to start Aug. 17 with a 20% shorter season in…

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Watch again: Gov. Walz announces Minnesota’s school plan

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), announced Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year on Thursday, July 30. Watch the live stream here.  

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MSHSL to make decision on fall sports Aug. 4

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement July 30 of Executive Order 20-82 provides Minnesota schools direction for how they will return to learning for the 2020-2021 school year. With that direction, the Minnesota State High School League’s Return to Participation Task Force will continue its work in developing programming options for the 2020-2021 school year to present to the League’s…

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Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year Localized, data-driven approach allows school districts and charter schools to operate in a learning model that is responsive to COVID-19 cases in each community

Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year   Localized, data-driven approach allows school districts and charter schools to operate in a learning model that is responsive to COVID-19 cases in each community   [ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the…

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Minnesota statewide mask mandate begins Saturday

Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To date, 30 states across the country, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico…

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Hwy. 2 collision between car, semi leaves 1 dead in Proctor

One person is dead and another is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries aftera car crashed head-on with a logging truckon Hwy 2 near old Hwy 2 at 3:21 a.m. Wednesday morning. A 2004 Nissan Altima traveling east on Hwy. 2 crossed the lane line and was struck by a 2016 Volvo Semi Cab traveling west on…

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Going to Duluth, wear a face mask

Duluth and Minnetonka became the latest cities to mandate face coverings to help stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Duluth council members voted unanimously in favor of the measure Monday, which requires masks in public indoor places. It took effect immediately and will remain in place until Gov. Tim Walz ends his local emergency…

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Minnesota Driver’s Manual to Provide Specific Guidance to Motorists with Firearms

The Minnesota Driver’s Manual has been updated to include information on what drivers and law enforcement should expect during a traffic stop, particularly when a driver has a firearm.   Valerie Castile advocated for the addition to the manual to encourage consistency in traffic stops by law enforcement and ensure that drivers know what to…

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