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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Proctor woman dies after ATV accident

A Proctor woman has died after an ATV crash in Barnum Township on the morning of Saturday, July 4. A woman in her 40s “received multiple injuries” after losing control of her ATV. at the intersection of County Roads 139 and 6, according to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.  The incident occurred at about 11:40…

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28% of ISD 704 parents wary of sending kids back to school

By Josie Maahs “Approximately 28% of respondents to a survey sent to Proctor school district parents said they are still unsure if they will be comfortable sending their children back to school. Approximately 3% of respondents said they are not going to be sending their children back to school in the fall if there is…

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Chamber makes plea to open business

For nearly 100 days, many of our local businesses have been shuttered due to COVID-19. Workers have been furloughed, supply chains disrupted, and community engagement lost. Your Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to identify resources, answer questions, facilitate discussions and advocate on your behalf to safely open again. This week we call…

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Proctor High School 2020 Commencement

Proctor’s 112 seniors graduated June 3 in a virtual graduation.  The ceremony had all the pageantry of a traditional graduation.  

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Minnesota Gov. Walz to loosen some restrictions

Gov. Tim Walz is scheduled to announce plans at 2 p.m. today, Friday, to lift more restrictions designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and will allow for limited indoor dining, indoor entertainment at movie theaters and other venues, fitness club usage, and outdoor entertainment of up to 250 people. Three sources briefed on the…

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Proctor High School AAA Assembly – Please click on “Read More” to see the video of the assembly that premiered Friday, May 22.

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Minnesota State Fair is Canceled

The Great Minnesota Get-Together will not be held in 2020. This was announced today following a meeting of the board of managers of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, which governs the Minnesota State Fair. The event was scheduled for Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7. In his full statement below, State Fair General Manager Jerry…

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County Fair in Proctor canceled

The 100th South St. Louis County Fair has been canceled. The centennial celebration with a revamped midway was scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1 in Proctor. The So. St. Louis County Fair Board meet and made the decision to cancel it due to health concerns with large crowds. “With safety being the primary requirements to operate a…

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Minnesota bans in-person ceremonies for 2020 grades

Minnesota bans in-person ceremonies for 2020 grades Today, the Minnesota Department of Education, Office of Higher Education and Minnesota Department of Health released guidance for schools regarding graduation ceremonies. This guidance was developed jointly between the three departments and outlines some specific activities that schools should or should not do. “The health and safety of our…

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