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Rails Homecoming Week Golden Spike Treasure Hunt

September 24, 2023

Rails Homecoming Week Golden Spike Treasure Hunt   Rails Homecoming Week underway.  The Proctor Journal is helping celebrate the week with a Proctor student edition of their Golden Spike Treasure Hunt. The photo with the skeleton holding a golden spike is a nod to Halloween and not the actual location of the spike. The clues:…

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2nd Street in Proctor will be closed at 5th Street to all traffic

August 23, 2023

Effective Immediately, 2nd Street in Proctor will be closed at 5th Street to all traffic. This closure will cause all of Route 3 west of the railroad tracks to be curtailed. Buses should not cross the tracks and should instead detour as follows. Route 3 From Downtown: Buses will run regular route to Highway 2…

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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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