Area Breaking News

Proctor election official tests positive for Covid-19

Monday the City of Proctor learned an individual working the Proctor election tested positive for COVID-19.  It is unknown when the individual came in contact with the virus. The election official was and is asymptomatic, according to city officials.  The Minnesota Department of Health will be conducting the contact tracing.   The Minnesota Department of…

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Proctor High, Middle School moves to Distance Learning Nov. 6

Parents, faculty and staff at Proctor High Schools were notified November 5 that a student there had tested positive for COVID-19.   The letter from Superintendent of School John Engelking alerted the group that “All students and staff in close contact with the positive individual have been contacted and asked to quarantine for 14 days.”…

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Voter safety on minds of city – how to cast your ballot in Proctor

City of Proctor has finalize voting protocols.  It will be different from past elections and even the primary election. A voters guide to get in and out safely is provided.  Voters are instructed to enter the building through the east doors, go to the council chambers and exit through the north door. There will be…

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Watch again: Gov. Walz announces Minnesota’s school plan

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), announced Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year on Thursday, July 30. Watch the live stream here.  

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Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year Localized, data-driven approach allows school districts and charter schools to operate in a learning model that is responsive to COVID-19 cases in each community

Governor Walz, Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year   Localized, data-driven approach allows school districts and charter schools to operate in a learning model that is responsive to COVID-19 cases in each community   [ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the…

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28% of ISD 704 parents wary of sending kids back to school

By Josie Maahs “Approximately 28% of respondents to a survey sent to Proctor school district parents said they are still unsure if they will be comfortable sending their children back to school. Approximately 3% of respondents said they are not going to be sending their children back to school in the fall if there is…

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Chamber makes plea to open business

For nearly 100 days, many of our local businesses have been shuttered due to COVID-19. Workers have been furloughed, supply chains disrupted, and community engagement lost. Your Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to identify resources, answer questions, facilitate discussions and advocate on your behalf to safely open again. This week we call…

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