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Proctor teacher accused of sexual assault misconduct with teen

A Proctor public school teacher and former coach was booked into St. Louis County Jail Aug. 17 awaiting charges of sexual misconduct involving a teenager according to the jail roster report.   The A.I. Jedlicka Middle School math teacher, was arrested Tuesday at his Duluth home on suspicion of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The report…

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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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“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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