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Rails to face Hawks in 7A semifinals Feb. 24

February 21, 2024

Proctor (19-7) advances to face four-time defending Section 7A champions Hermantown (16-8-2) in the semifinals Saturday, February 24. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. at AMSOIL Arena.   The only time the two teams meet this season, on January 2, Proctor lost 2-1 in over-time at Proctor.  The only goals came in the third…

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Mark Munger to run for House in 3B

February 20, 2024

Former District Court Judge and Proctor City Attorney Mark Munger will announce his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 3Blater this week.   Munger, a Democrat, is a life-long resident of NE Minnesota. He is an honors graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School, UMD, and the William Mitchell College of Law; a…

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Mirage to face familiar foe

February 17, 2024

    It is likely to be one of the most anticipated games of the tournament Wednesday, Feb. 21 when Proctor-Hermantown faced Warroad in the State Class A Hockey Tournament at 8 p.m.   It was a rematch of two dominate Class A teams.  The Mirage returns to the Xcel Center for their fourth time…

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“Thistles & Shamrocks” concert March 2 in Proctor

February 8, 2024

The Duluth Scottish Heritage Association (DSHA) will host an evening of Irish and Scottish music and dance for its 12th annual “Thistles & Shamrocks” spring concert in Proctor. The event is Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. and will take place at the Proctor High School Auditorium for the first time in its 12-year run. The DSHA began the event to…

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Duluth Surpasses Number of Opioid-Related Fatal Overdoses this Year Compared to 2022

November 8, 2023

As of Nov. 7, 2023, the Duluth Police Department has responded to 37 opioid-related fatal overdoses, surpassing the total amount of fatal opioid-related overdoses that occurred in 2022 (35). This number represents an 11-year-high, or a 3,600% increase in opioid-related fatal overdoses (2013 to current), and an 11-year-high, or an 873.81% increase in opioid-related overdoses…

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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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