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Use of deadly force in Saginaw shooting by deputy justified, authorized

On January 29,2021, Scott M. Jordan, DOB 04-10-1986, died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head after an encounter with two St. Louis County deputies in the Midway/Saginaw area of St. Louis County, Minnesota, said St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin. During the encounter, two shots were fired by Deputy Jason Kuhnly of…

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Joan Hjelle, 89, service June 11

Joan Louise Hjelle, 89, of Proctor, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Solvay Hospice House. Joan was born on April 29th, 1932 to Fred and Antonia (Braier) Pietrowski. She lived her entire life in the Duluth area, and graduated from Denfeld High School in 1950. In 1958 she met Norton Hjelle of Barrett,…

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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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Proctor’s Transportation Plan unveiled

Proctor residents got a chance to see the City’s Transportation Plan at two virtual open houses Thursday, January 14.   For those who missed the presentation a 4 minute video Click on “read more” to get to the video or copy and paste https://youtu.be/LNmNmBEImPE   The video shows concept designs for a number of streets…

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Josh Skelton named chief operating officer of Minnesota Power

Josh Skelton has been promoted to chief operating officer of Minnesota Power, ALLETE President and CEO Bethany Owen announced today. Minnesota Power is a utility division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE). Skelton, formerly vice president Generation Operations and ALLETE Safety, has been with Minnesota Power for 20 years, beginning his career with the company as…

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PHS joins ‘Be The Light’ movement

PHS considers joining ‘Be The Light’ movement On March 34, Dumas High School in Texas started a trend that is now sweeping across Minnesota and possibly Proctor. Dumas tweeted on March 24, they would be turning on their football stadium lights each night to unite their students and community together as the coronavirus continues its march…

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County assembles online resource directories to serve people and businesses

County assembles online resource directories to serve people and businesses St. Louis County has assembled two online resource directories to help connect people and business owners with services that can assist them during challenging times created by the COVID-19 pandemic. One guide highlights community service providers for individuals; the other highlights business resources. Links to…

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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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140 years ago speech helped create Proctor

Proctor missed another important historic date. It was 140 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 folklore,…

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