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Girls, boys in section championship Tues.

Legacy Christian will meet Proctor in the section final Tuesday night at Esko.   The Rails beat Duluth Marshall 2 – 1 in section semifinals Saturday at Egerdahl Field.   the Rails’ Kelsey Tangen scored two first-half goals. Marshall’s Nina Thorson scored between the pair.   The Rails made the 2-1 lead hold up through…

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Proctor, Duluth Marshall in section semifinals Saturday

Proctor and Duluth Marshall will face each other in the section semifinal Saturday at noon at Proctor’s Egerdahl Field.   The sixth seeded Rails advanced Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, from Section 7A girls soccer quarterfinals lower seeds when they beatSpectrum 2-1 on Wednesday in Elk River.   Marshall defeated Lakes International Language Academy 3-2 in…

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Homicide in Culver Township

At approximately 1:00AM on October 16, 2021, St Louis County 911 received a call from a father asking the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office to check on his son. The adult son lived at an address in rural Culver Township, north of Brookston. The reporting party  \responded to the residence and arrived before deputies. He…

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Football coach, educator steps down amid investigation

Derek Parendo, who has been with the school district for 21 years and coach of the football team since 2008 has resigned amid an investigation into alleged student misconduct on the team.   The Proctor School Board accepted a separation agreement at its regular meeting Monday.  It was on the consent agenda, about 40-minutes into…

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School alert parents to ‘slap a teacher’ game

Proctor schools officials who were reluctant to cite the number of vandalism incidents in the middle school last month have now reviled there were 10 acts of destruction to the bathrooms resulting in a Tik Tok challenge .  They have not revealed the cost of the damage.   The news comes as school officials alerted…

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PHS football season comes to an end

The football season has come to an end for grades 9 through 12 team members. A notice went out to parents Wednesday, September 29, around 3:30 p.m.  The subject line was titled :  Football Program Announcement   The email said:   Good afternoon,   As we have stated previously, we learned of alleged serious misconduct…

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Alleged incident shuts down PHS football

An ongoing investigation has shut down the Proctor high school grades 9-12 football program. Proctor schools have confirmed an investigation underway involving their high school football team.   Police were alerted Friday to the incident, that allegedly took place in the locker room.   Principal Tim Rohweder in an announcement wrote, “Due to an ongoing…

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PFD assisting with northern MN fires

With the wildfire in Isabella raging out of control the DNR has turned to Proctor, and other fire departments across the state for help   Proctor fir chief Fire Chief Kerry Helquist was notified Monday afternoon that the DNR has activated the State Cooperative Agreement. The SCA asks fire departments across the state to send…

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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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