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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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“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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Proctor’s DWI chair Jeopardy question

© Proctor Journal Proctor’s infamous DWI chair has officially become a national icon. On Mon., Mar. 14 it became a jeopardy question. The question appeared under the category “Dumb Criminals.” It was the fourth category on the board and the final and most valued question at $1,000. It was situated between “Habla Espanol?” and “We…

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