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Golden Spike found on 4th clue

September 30, 2022

By a fluke,  the spike was found. A freshman thought it was something on the ground.   Congratulations to Maddy Bennett , A $50 prize she did inherit.   She found it on clue number four, The find was quite the score.   Thanks for playing, hope it’s been fun, The Golden Spike Treasure Hunt…

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Fire at city hall contained

September 29, 2022

Fire contained in City hall A fire in Proctor City Hall was quickly contained Thursday afternoon.  Eight fire trucks from four departments responded to a call around 3 p.m.  The building was quickly evacuated. Fire Chief Kerry Helquist was in the building when the alarms went off. The cause of the fire is believed to…

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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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