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West Skyline Parkway bridge to close for replacement beginning Monday

April 18, 2024

  The West Skyline Parkway bridge that serves as a route into South Proctor and Spirit Mountain recreation area will close beginning Monday, April 22. St. Louis County Public Works is replacing the bridge this summer. The project, and resulting closure, is expected to be completed in mid-November.   The bridge spans Knowlton Creek and…

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Ron Osse located

April 12, 2024

Proctor native, PHS graduate and businessman who had been reported missing has been found.   The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public assistance in locating Ronald Osse, 77. Ron, a 1964 PHS graduate, was last seen April 11, 2024.  He was reported to have been located on April…

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40th Avenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth to temporarily close

April 11, 2024

40th Avenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth to temporarily close The Minnesota Department of Transportation is temporarily closing the 40thAvenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth due to damage sustained by a truck. Motorists on I-35 can expect lane closures for crews to conduct bridge inspections.  More information will be provided after inspections have…

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31st City-Wide Garage Sale Day May 11

March 28, 2024

The 31st annual Proctor Journal Community Wide Garage Sale Day will be held on Saturday, May 11. While the event is listed as a single day, many hold their sales over a two or three day period. The event is also good for the environment as residents embrace the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. By…

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Winter Parking Alert

March 21, 2024

Winter Parking Alert   Due to the predicted winter storm Police Chief Kent Gaidis and Street Department Foreman Rick Lalonde are alerting and reminding residents that starting tonight, Thursday, March 21 Winter Parking will be enforced. Seven to 11 inches of snow is expected over a three day period beginning Sunday. “This should give our…

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Mirage State Class A Girls Hockey Consolation Champions

February 24, 2024

The Proctor-Hermantown Girls Hockey team saw their season end with a win over the Willmar Cardinal 5-1.  The victory gave the Mirage the   The Mirage took control early on Saturday morning at The TRIA Rink in downtown St. Paul.  In the first period they scored three unanswered goals.   The Mirage opened up period…

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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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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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