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PRESCOTT - The Prescott High School football team is now 2-for-2 for 2013 when it comes to shutouts. The Cardinals topped St. Croix Falls 35-0 last Friday in their home opener at Laney Field. Taylor Miller scored PHS's first home TD of the season when he scoooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. "Taylor's play really got the team going," Prescott head coach Matt Smith said to KDWA AM 1460 radio staion in Hastings afterwards.
EAU CLAIRE - Intel – the world-famous computer chip maker – has opened a production office in Eau Claire. It’s the result of a deal struck last year by Intel and Cray Incorporated in nearby Chippewa Falls. Intel bought Cray’s inter-connect hardware development operation for $140-million – and part of the deal required 74 Cray employees to join Intel in Eau Claire. Officials said Intel is now operating in a 40,000-square foot building that was vacant for several months.
CHICAGO – University of Minnesota volleyball player Tori Dixon of Burnsville is this week's Big Ten Conference Player of the Week. Dixon, the daughter of former Vikings lineman Dennis Dixon, helped sixth-ranked Minnesota to wins over UAB, Georgia State, and Samford over the weekend. All three victories came in a tournament in Alabama. She had 49 kills in the three matches, with double-doubles in two of three contests.
ORONO, Minn. -- Four Orono police officers were hospitalized after being exposed to hazardous chemicals last night. The officers were responding to a call of an unresponsive man inside a locked vehicle. When they arrived, the man became combative and refused to get out of the car. Officers smelled a strong chemical odor coming from the vehicle. Once they were able to get the man out of the car, they began feeling lightheaded and experienced a burning sensation in their eyes and throats. The officers were treated and released.
MADISON – The University of Wisconsin football team is ranked at No. 21 in both major national polls released today. The Badgers moved up from 23rd in both pre-season rankings – the AP media poll and the USA Today coaches’ survey. The Badgers crushed Massachusetts 45-0 on Saturday in coach Gary Andersen’s first game at the UW. Alabama remains at No. 1 in both polls. Wisconsin will play at Ohio State on Saturday night, September 28th. Ohio State and Oregon remain second-and-third in the coaches’ poll, while the media elevated Oregon to second and dropped the Buckeyes to third.
A second person in Minnesota has died from West Nile virus. The Minnesota Department of Health has now confirmed 29 human cases of the virus in the state so far this year. Stearns and Otter Tail Counties have each seen three confirmed cases. There were 103 confirmed cases of West Nile in Minnesota in 2012. _____________________ Older Minnesotans who want to switch jobs have a new resource today as state officials roll out the third and final phase of the Senior LinkAge Line.
Thousands of Wisconsin school youngsters ended their summer vacations this morning. It’s the first day of fall classes for the vast majority of the state’s 424 public school districts – plus private schools, colleges, and universities. Governor Scott Walker was scheduled to take part in a bell-ringing ceremony at Garland Elementary School in Milwaukee. At Glendale Nicolet High School, parents and residents continued a tradition of applauding students as they walked on a red carpet into the building.
HOUSTON - (Sports Network) - Chris Colabello slugged two home runs, including his first career grand slam in the ninth inning, to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game set from Minute Maid Park. Tied at 6-6 heading into the final frame, the Twins loaded the bases off Chia- Jen Lo (0-3) on an infield single from Brian Dozier and Doug Bernier and Chris Herrmann walks, leading to Colabello's blast over the wall in right. Trevor Plouffe and Dozier each homered for Minnesota, with the
MILWAUKEE - The Pittsburgh Pirates regained sole possession of first place in the National League Central, after beating the Brewers in Milwaukee 5-2 on Labor Day. It was the Pirates’ third straight win at Miller Park – something they haven’t achieved since 2004. The Brewers had plenty of chances to win this one, but they only went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Milwaukee had runners at second-or-third base in each of the first five innings – but all they showed for it with an RBI-single by Logan Schafer in the second.
One aspect of the game of volleyball Nicole VandenBerg truly enjoys is its unique feature of aiming directly at someone as its object.