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Ron Osse reported missing

Proctor native, PHS graduate and businessman has been reported missing.   The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Detail is asking for the public assistance in locating Ronald Osse, 77.   Ron, a 1964 PHS graduate, was last seen April 11, 2024 at approximately 9 a.m. near the 9000 block of Boulder Hwy. Las…

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40th Avenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth to temporarily close

40th Avenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth to temporarily close The Minnesota Department of Transportation is temporarily closing the 40thAvenue West bridge over I-35 in Duluth due to damage sustained by a truck. Motorists on I-35 can expect lane closures for crews to conduct bridge inspections.  More information will be provided after inspections have…

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31st City-Wide Garage Sale Day May 11

The 31st annual Proctor Journal Community Wide Garage Sale Day will be held on Saturday, May 11. While the event is listed as a single day, many hold their sales over a two or three day period. The event is also good for the environment as residents embrace the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. By…

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Winter Parking Alert

Winter Parking Alert   Due to the predicted winter storm Police Chief Kent Gaidis and Street Department Foreman Rick Lalonde are alerting and reminding residents that starting tonight, Thursday, March 21 Winter Parking will be enforced. Seven to 11 inches of snow is expected over a three day period beginning Sunday. “This should give our…

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Mirage State Class A Girls Hockey Consolation Champions

The Proctor-Hermantown Girls Hockey team saw their season end with a win over the Willmar Cardinal 5-1.  The victory gave the Mirage the   The Mirage took control early on Saturday morning at The TRIA Rink in downtown St. Paul.  In the first period they scored three unanswered goals.   The Mirage opened up period…

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Mark Munger to run for House in 3B

Former District Court Judge and Proctor City Attorney Mark Munger will announce his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 3Blater this week.   Munger, a Democrat, is a life-long resident of NE Minnesota. He is an honors graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School, UMD, and the William Mitchell College of Law; a…

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Duluth Surpasses Number of Opioid-Related Fatal Overdoses this Year Compared to 2022

As of Nov. 7, 2023, the Duluth Police Department has responded to 37 opioid-related fatal overdoses, surpassing the total amount of fatal opioid-related overdoses that occurred in 2022 (35). This number represents an 11-year-high, or a 3,600% increase in opioid-related fatal overdoses (2013 to current), and an 11-year-high, or an 873.81% increase in opioid-related overdoses…

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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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“Loni” Anderson promoted to Brigadier General

“Loni” Anderson promoted to Brigadier General Brigadier General Len “Loni” Anderson, a Proctor native, was promoted to Brigadier General on June 3rd. He is currently the Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force ARES/Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group. A 1989 Proctor graudate, Anderson was commissioned in 1993 upon graduation from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He…

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