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2nd Street in Proctor will be closed at 5th Street to all traffic

Effective Immediately, 2nd Street in Proctor will be closed at 5th Street to all traffic. This closure will cause all of Route 3 west of the railroad tracks to be curtailed. Buses should not cross the tracks and should instead detour as follows. Route 3 From Downtown: Buses will run regular route to Highway 2…

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Hoghead DTA detour adds to route confusion

Hoghead DTA detour adds to route confusion   The annual “Proctor Hoghead Festival” DTA bus detour will last through Sunday until the street cleanup is completed.  Third Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets will be closed at various times through approximately noon Sunday. To reduce passenger confusion Route 3 Proctor buses will use only one detour for the…

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DTA buses detour for 2nd St. project

The DTA began detouring their buses last week due to Proctor’s 2nd Street project that began on June 1.   Notices were posted the day construction began.   This construction will require Proctor Route 3 buses to detour as follows.   Route 3 From Downtown: Buses will take regular route to 2nd Street and North 5th Avenue…

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DFL introduces legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, legislators from the Minnesota House and Senate joined advocates to announce legislation for the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Minnesota.  “We know Minnesota’s current cannabis laws are doing more harm than good,” said Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL – Coon Rapids), the bill’s House author. “Over the last 3 years, DFLers in the…

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150 years ago speech helped create Proctor

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

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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