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Bay View school added to MDH outbreak list

Bay View Elementary school was added to the Minnesota Department of Health’s outbreak list Thursday, Nov. 13.   Bay View moved from hybrid to distance learning Nov. 3.  Along with the other schools in the Proctor Public School District it will remain in that model until Jan. 4.   It has been reported that eight…

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Proctor schools to be in Distance Learning until Jan. 4

  It has been a difficult school year and it will remain that way until January 4.  Distance Learning for all K-12 grade students will begin Monday, Nov. 16.  Pre-K distance learning will start Nov. 23.   Due to significant and alarming increases in positive COVID-19 cases the decision was made to go into distance…

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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, Mayo, U of M Announce COVID-19 Testing Breakthrough

Governor Walz, Mayo, U of M Announce COVID-19 Testing Breakthrough New statewide testing strategy aims to test all symptomatic people, isolate confirmed cases, and expand contact tracing tools With capacity to ramp up testing to as many as 20,000 Minnesotans per day, this expanded COVID-19 testing will help control the pandemic and reopen Minnesota’s society…

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Thinking of Sharing Your Senior Photo on Facebook? Think Twice!

Thinking of Sharing Your Senior Photo on Facebook? Think Twice! It seems harmless and fun! A bunch of friends on Facebook or other social media are sharing their senior portraits, including the high school name and graduation year, to support the graduating class of 2020 (most of whom are at home because of the coronavirus…

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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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Governor Tim Walz Unveils Data Dashboard, Outlines State’s Priorities in Responding to COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz Unveils Data Dashboard, Outlines State’s Priorities in Responding to COVID-19 Dashboard tracks virus in Minnesota and provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment, and testing Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new State of Minnesota COVID-19 dashboard that tracks the virus in Minnesota and provides the…

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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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School Board’s first vitual meeting comes with surprises updates

Board’s first vitual meeting comes with surprises updates Compared to St. Paul school board’s first attempt at doing business by conference call on Monday Proctor’s first live stream video school board meeting was delivered quite well. On Monday St Paul had reported bad connections, robotic voice reading phone numbers, intermittent heavy breathing. In Proctor the…

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