About This Place
Proctor is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,057 at the 2010 census.
The city was established as Proctorknott in 1894, with the name coming from J. Proctor Knott, former Governor of Kentucky (1883–1887). He became famous for delivering the speech The Untold Delights of Duluth to the U.S. House of Representatives. The name of the city was shortened to Proctor in 1904.
Proctor's welcome sign on U.S. Highway 2 states "You Have a Place in Proctor".