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Expect I-35 lane closures on Hwy 2, Boundary Ave. from Aug. 8-11

August 6, 2022

Expect I-35 lane closures on Hwy 2, Boundary Ave. from Aug. 8-11 The Minnesota Department of Transportation maintenance and bridge crews will be closing lanes on I-35 in Duluth next week. Alternating northbound and southbound lanes of I-35 near Mesaba Avenue in Duluth will be closed Monday-Thursday, Aug. 8-11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

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Hermantown Chamber meeting in Proctor

July 18, 2022

Hermantown Chamber meeting in Proctor   The Hermantown Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back JET (formerly known as Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) to speak at their luncheonThursday, July 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the St. Luke’s Sports and Event Center in Proctor. A limited number of walk…

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PHS Clay Target Team at State

June 24, 2022

The Proctor High School Clay Target Team has qualified for the (MSHSL) State Tournament.  The team follows Proctor’s softball team who also qualified for State in Spring Sports.   The Rails top team members will be representing the city and school at at the state meet today, Friday. Those members are.   RYAN SCHUBITZKE TANNER OLSON…

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Arrest made in Midway Township Overdose Murder

June 8, 2022

A suspect has been arrested in conjunction with a Nov. 22, 2021 overdose murder that occurred in Midway Township on November 22, 2021.   At 11:17 a.m St. Louis County 911 received a report of a possible overdose at 5544 North Cloquet Rd in Midway Township. Deputies of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded,…

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Sen. Bakk, Rep. Lislegard’s Social Security income tax exemption proposal included in Tax compromise

May 22, 2022

On Saturday lawmakers announced a bipartisan agreement on a package of tax legislation. The agreement includes income tax cuts, increases to local government aid, and significant property tax cuts. Significantly, the package includes a bill authored by Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL – Aurora) and Sen. Tom Bakk (I – Cook) to fully exempt Social Security…

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Proctor School Board Selects New Superintendent

March 3, 2022

The Proctor School Board voted to select Kerry Juntunen, former superintendent, Hermantown, as the district’s new superintendent during a special meeting March 3.  The vote was unanimous.   “We believe Kerry Juntunen has the qualifications and skills to move the school district forward. We look forward to working with Kerry Juntunen in his new capacity,”…

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150 years ago speech helped create Proctor

August 4, 2021

Proctor missed another important historic date. It was 150 years ago on January 27, 1871 James Proctor Knott delivered a satirical speech in the House known as Duluth! or The Untold Delights of Duluth. The speech ridiculed a bill subsidizing westward expansions of railroads. The speech is sometimes reprinted in collections of humorous speeches or…

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Fighting for our newspapers

April 25, 2021

By U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar —   On May 7th of last year, the Hastings Star Gazette printed its last issue. The paper’s first issue as The Hastings Independent was published in 1857, a year before Minnesota gained statehood. Generations relied on papers like this for local news—they told you who was born and who died, whose daughter just…

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