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

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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Curtis Lyytinen service Tues., Dec.1

With great sadness, age 66 of Cloquet, MN passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at St. Luke’s hospice in Duluth with his loving wife by his side. After a long, painful battle with colon cancer he is no longer suffering, and is in the loving arms of his Savior Jesus Christ. He was born on…

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Josh Skelton named chief operating officer of Minnesota Power

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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Terry Egerdahl Memorial Field to host three Section games

Terry Egerdahl Memorial Field in Proctor will be the site of three Section games beginning tonight, Thursday, November 19 and tomorrow for three Section football games It will be Cloquet vs North Branch Tonight at 6 p.m.   North Branch and Cloquet played in the Oct. 9 opener, with the Lumberjacks winning 24-12. Two games on…

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Senators Tom Bakk, David Tomassoni form new Independent Caucus

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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Bay View school added to MDH outbreak list

Bay View Elementary school was added to the Minnesota Department of Health’s outbreak list Thursday, Nov. 13.   Bay View moved from hybrid to distance learning Nov. 3.  Along with the other schools in the Proctor Public School District it will remain in that model until Jan. 4.   It has been reported that eight…

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Proctor schools to be in Distance Learning until Jan. 4

  It has been a difficult school year and it will remain that way until January 4.  Distance Learning for all K-12 grade students will begin Monday, Nov. 16.  Pre-K distance learning will start Nov. 23.   Due to significant and alarming increases in positive COVID-19 cases the decision was made to go into distance…

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Thomas L. Lavato service Friday

Thomas Lavato, 72 Thomas L. Lavato, a former Proctor City Councilor and former Boy Scout Leader, died Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at his Proctor home.  He was 72. He was born in Eveleth, MN, on February 18, 1948, the son of Paul and Olga (Ramponi) Lavato.  Thomas married Gloria Andrews on August 4, 1973 and…

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