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OSCEOLA - Ellsworth High School's girls' tennis team was edged out in a Middle Border Conference dual meet Monday 5-2 by Osceola. Megan Stress and Kali Schaar were both winners for the Panthers in their No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches. Three, three-set matches went in favor of the Chieftains at No. 1 singles, No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles. Ellsworth's record is 5-9-1 overall, 1-5 in the MBC. They are at Bloomer this afternoon and close their regular season Thursday at Mondovi.
SPRING VALLEY - The King and Queen of Spring Valley High school's 2013 Homecoming Court were crowned at a ceremony Monday evening. This year's Queen is Emily Boisen and the King is Zach Newton. The ceremony kicked off Homecoming week at SVHS. Dress up days Monday and Tuesday were Toga day and Back of the Closet day respectively.
MADISON - A study group has sent a report of roadway farm equipment recommendations to the state legislature. The Implements of Husbandry study group prepared the report on farm equipment requirements and safety on Wisconsin roadways. The report includes feedback from several town hall meetings and public input. David Vieth is the director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Highway Maintenance, and says one important point of the report is clarity of the law. Recommendations include proper lighting on farm equipment and weight limits for bridges and roadways.
RED WING - The FAA is investigating an ultra-light plane crash in a rural Goodhue County corn field, but neither th
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins are shutting down All-Star catcher Joe Mauer for the rest of the season.
PLUM CITY - A week's worth of festivities for Plum City High School's 2013 Homecoming began today. Today's dress up day was Zombie/Zombie Hunter Day. For the rest of the week the dress-up days are: Tuesday - Favorite Character; Wednesday- Super Hero; Thursday - Blue and Gold; Friday - Silver and Black Day. PCHS will also be having events each day during the activity period. Today's was tug-of-war.
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge is putting more pressure on the EPA to set up national standards to regulate farm runoff and other nitrogen and phosphorus in U.S. waters. Ann Alexander of the Natural Resources Defense Council says one of the first priorities should be to regulate states along the Mississippi River, including Wisconsin. Environmentalists blame runoff pollution for a large oxygen-depleted "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico.
RED WING - A major unit is temporarily shut down at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant. Xcel Energy says Unit-Two is being re-fueled, and two new steam generators are being installed. The utility says the new equipment will ensure the continued safe-and-reliable generation of electricity. During the shutdown, Xcel Energy plans to cover the lost production by buying power from other suppliers, or stepping up the output at its other plants.