Use of deadly force in Saginaw shooting by deputy justified, authorized

June 18, 2021

On January 29,2021, Scott M. Jordan, DOB 04-10-1986, died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head after an encounter with two St. Louis County deputies in the Midway/Saginaw area of St. Louis County, Minnesota, said St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin. During the encounter, two shots were fired by Deputy Jason Kuhnly of…

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Joan Hjelle, 89, service June 11

June 9, 2021

Joan Louise Hjelle, 89, of Proctor, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Solvay Hospice House. Joan was born on April 29th, 1932 to Fred and Antonia (Braier) Pietrowski. She lived her entire life in the Duluth area, and graduated from Denfeld High School in 1950. In 1958 she met Norton Hjelle of Barrett,…

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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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Proctor’s Transportation Plan unveiled

January 16, 2021

Proctor residents got a chance to see the City’s Transportation Plan at two virtual open houses Thursday, January 14.   For those who missed the presentation a 4 minute video Click on “read more” to get to the video or copy and paste https://youtu.be/LNmNmBEImPE   The video shows concept designs for a number of streets…

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Josh Skelton named chief operating officer of Minnesota Power

November 23, 2020

Josh Skelton has been promoted to chief operating officer of Minnesota Power, ALLETE President and CEO Bethany Owen announced today. Minnesota Power is a utility division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE). Skelton, formerly vice president Generation Operations and ALLETE Safety, has been with Minnesota Power for 20 years, beginning his career with the company as…

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November 11, 2020

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