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Football coach, educator steps down amid investigation

Derek Parendo, who has been with the school district for 21 years and coach of the football team since 2008 has resigned amid an investigation into alleged student misconduct on the team.   The Proctor School Board accepted a separation agreement at its regular meeting Monday.  It was on the consent agenda, about 40-minutes into…

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Alleged incident shuts down PHS football

An ongoing investigation has shut down the Proctor high school grades 9-12 football program. Proctor schools have confirmed an investigation underway involving their high school football team.   Police were alerted Friday to the incident, that allegedly took place in the locker room.   Principal Tim Rohweder in an announcement wrote, “Due to an ongoing…

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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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