House DFLers introduce legislation to defend, strengthen democracy 

January 21, 2021

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Today, House DFL leaders and legislators introduced new legislation to defend and strengthen our democracy, which has been tested by disinformation, division, and attacks on voters that culminated in a violent insurrection at our nation’s Capital. The bill, authored by Rep. Emma Greenman (DFL – Minneapolis), aims to build a strong,…

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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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City Transportation Plan unveiled Jan. 14 at two virtual open houses

January 13, 2021

City Transportation Plan unveiled Jan. 14 at two virtual open houses Proctor residents will get a chance Thursday, January 14 to see a presentation and ask questions about the cities Transportation Plan during a Virtual Open House. Two meetings are scheduled to review the 43-page plan.  Both meetings are open to the public and scheduled for…

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School Board special meeting focuses on ‘Safety Plans,’ ‘Learning Models’

January 6, 2021

School Board special meeting focuses on ‘Safety Plans,’ ‘Learning Models’   Editors note:  Two page 1 stories were published in the January 7 edition focusing on updating readers on Proctor Public Schools plans for students. “In-person school K-2 returns Jan. 18” was an old story that contained outdated information. “School Board holds rare special meeting,” had…

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PHS students creates PSA on masking up for holidays

December 19, 2020

  Click on read more and then the red link at the bottom of the story or cut and paste:  https://www.facebook.com/100000028218312/posts/5154884081189148/?d=n   Proctor High School’s students have produced a PSA (Public Service Announcement) reminding people of the importance of masking up during this holiday season. The AV Production class and the student run broadcast program called…

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First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Arrive in Minnesota

December 14, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrived in Minnesota today at four sites across the state: Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, Olmsted Medical Center, and Cass Lake Indian Health Services. Governor Walz visited the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center this morning to greet the very first shipment’s arrival in Minnesota.   “This is…

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Sheriff’s investigating death of two in Grand Lake Township

November 30, 2020

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two individuals in Grand Lake Township.   This morning, Monday, November 30, relatives and coworkers of a 55-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman called 911 after discovering them both deceased in their Ellison Rd home in Saginaw.   According to the St. Louis County…

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4 people severely injured in 3-vehicle crash in Grand Lake

November 25, 2020

Four people have life threatening injuries and two others with non life threatening injuries following an a three-vehicle crash on Highway 53 at Caribou Lake Rd. in Grand Lake Township Monday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a 2011 Buick LaCrosse was Northbound on Hwy 53 and struck a deer. It then stopped on the…

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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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Senators Tom Bakk, David Tomassoni form new Independent Caucus

November 18, 2020

State Senator Thomas Bakk (Cook) and Senator David Tomassoni (Chisholm) announced today they are forming a new Minnesota Senate Independent Caucus. The Northern Minnesota legislators say the new Independent Caucus presents an opportunity to chair committees and makes sense to better serve their districts within the legislative framework.   “People are going to wonder why…

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