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Superintendent Search Q&A with MSBA Thursday at 4 p.m.

November 29, 2021

Got a question about the Proctor school superintendent search.  The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) has been retained by the Proctor School Board to assist with the District’s upcoming superintendent search. As part of that process, this Thursday MSBA will host a Q & A with MSBA session to ensure all district stakeholders have access to accurate…

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Minnesota adds 305 streams and lakes to its impaired waters list, including new PFAS waters in St. Louis County

November 9, 2021

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today released its proposed impaired waters list for 2022 that added 305 water bodies with 417 new impairments, bringing the total to 2,904 water bodies with 6,168 impairments. For the first time, the MPCA listed waters in Greater Minnesota with PFAS contamination. Other notable waters on the 2022 list include the Root River in southeastern Minnesota, Vermillion…

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Minnesota Power files for 18% rate hike

November 1, 2021

Minnesota Power is filing a request today, November 1, with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to increase its annual operating revenue by $108 million and adjust rates for its retail electric customers. The approximately 18% increase proposed by the company reflects changes in revenue and expenses related to Minnesota Power’s ongoing EnergyForward clean energy…

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Public invited to virtual meeting for Hwy 2/194 roundabout near Saginaw

October 29, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Hwy 2 and Hwy 194 near Saginaw. The project will also include resurfacing Hwy 2 from Independence Road to the Hwy 194 intersection.   The meeting will include a…

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County Attorney gets student investigation

October 25, 2021

The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office received the referral from the Proctor Police Department following the recent criminal investigation involving some members of the Proctor High School football program.   The Attorney’s office released the press release immediately. Proctor Police officers barely made it back to the office before the press release was emailed to…

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Boys, girls win section soccer titles

October 23, 2021

  Both the mens and womens Proctor soccer teams have advanced to the State Class A Tournament.  The two Rail teams were the only ones in their section to enter the 7A tournament with a win streak.  Each had a three win streak. Boys over Hilltoppers 3-0 The Hilltoppers may have controlled possession, and out-shot…

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Police release statement on investigation

October 21, 2021

The Proctor Police Department released a statement late Wednesday, October 20 concerning the Rails football investigation.   The middle of the statement frustration surfaced that “Media queries, rumors, speculation, social media posts and unfounded reports have severely hindered and delayed this investigation and have done nothing for the well-being and privacy of those involved.”  …

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Investigation into “student misconduct” to wrap up

October 19, 2021

After more than a month long investigation the Proctor Police Department were going to send the substantially thick report “ . . . .  to the juvenile county attorney early this week,” Proctor Chief Kent Gaidis said.   The city’s SRO (School Resorce Officer) and the departments sargent have finished all interviews surrounding the investigation…

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Proctor, Duluth Marshall in section semifinals Saturday

October 16, 2021

Proctor and Duluth Marshall will face each other in the section semifinal Saturday at noon at Proctor’s Egerdahl Field.   The sixth seeded Rails advanced Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, from Section 7A girls soccer quarterfinals lower seeds when they beatSpectrum 2-1 on Wednesday in Elk River.   Marshall defeated Lakes International Language Academy 3-2 in…

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Homicide in Culver Township

October 16, 2021

At approximately 1:00AM on October 16, 2021, St Louis County 911 received a call from a father asking the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office to check on his son. The adult son lived at an address in rural Culver Township, north of Brookston. The reporting party  \responded to the residence and arrived before deputies. He…

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