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Proctor Memorial Day observance Monday at 9:30 a.m.

May 27, 2023

  The annual Proctor Memorial Day observance and program sponsored by the Proctor American Legion Post 106 will be held Monday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m. outside of the Proctor Community Center.  Cemetery schedule and full program in Proctor Journal.

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Two Rail softball players in running for top state infielder

May 26, 2023

Two Rail softball players in running for top state infielder   Two Proctor Rail softball players are in the running for the top infielder in Minnesota high school softball?   Sophie Parendo and Anika Burke are two of the players included in SBLive’s “Who is the top infielder in Minnesota high school softball?”   As of…

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DFL introduces legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis

January 5, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, legislators from the Minnesota House and Senate joined advocates to announce legislation for the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Minnesota.  “We know Minnesota’s current cannabis laws are doing more harm than good,” said Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL – Coon Rapids), the bill’s House author. “Over the last 3 years, DFLers in the…

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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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