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SUPERIOR - A Canadian pipeline company has scheduled a series of meetings to discuss plans of building a pipeline from North Dakota to Wisconsin. Enbridge Energy proposes to build a 2.5 million dollar crude oil line that would transport 225,000 barrels of oil per day. The line would travel 610 miles, from western North Dakota’s rich oil grounds to Superior, Wisconsin. The only meeting in Wisconsin took place today in Superior.
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Dillon Gee tossed 7 2/3 innings in the New York Mets' 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in a make-up Monday matinee. Gee (9-8) struck out nine and surrendered just six hits and an unearned run along with a walk for the Mets, who had dropped five of their last seven games coming in. Marlon Byrd was one of seven Mets to tally a pair of hits. He smacked a solo homer and scored twice in the triumph.
Today is the first day of class for students in about two dozen school districts in south-central and southwestern Minnesota. The coalition has been starting school early for several years in an effort to improve student performance and test scores. The list includes Comfrey, Mountain Lake, Redwood Area, Sleepy Eye and Springfield.
EAU CLAIRE - The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will hold its annual public pre-season scrimmage in Eau Claire this fall. About 1,500 tickets started going on sale today at Hobbs Icea Arena. All proceeds will benefit the UW-Eau Claire men’s hockey program. The scrimmage will take place on the Badgers’ first official day of practice – Saturday, Oct. 5.
MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota wide receiver Andre McDonald has been suspended for the rest of the football team's fall training camp for an unspecified violation of team rule. NCAA rules allow only 105 players of any Division I football team to be a part of training camp at any one time, so while McDonald, a sophomore from Hopkins, Minn., has been suspended from camp he is still part of the team. Golden Gopher Head Coach Jerry Kill said that McDonald's status with the team will be clarified at the end of training camp. The U opens its regular season on Aug.
WHITEHALL - A Trempealeau County board supervisor is under investigation for possible conflict of interest charges along with threatening a county employee over his business dealings with a Texas frac-sand mining company called Sand Tran. In an article published in Sunday's Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a complaint was filed against board member David Suchla of Independence for reportedly not disclosing his business interests with the frac-sand mining company and also for issuing threats against Trempealu County''s Envi
MADISON - A police officer-involved shooting in Madison leaves one person dead. Madison police say no officers were injured in yesterday afternoon’s shooting near the city’s West side. Police say the incident happened just after 3 o’clock, when they responded to reports of a man with a weapon.
MILWAUKE - Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo made the best of his return from the disabled list last night, in a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Gallardo (8-9) worked six-and-a-third innings, allowing only three hits and no runs. He had been on the 15-day DL, after suffering a hamstring injury a few weeks back. Manager Ron Roenicke says he was “pleasantly surprised” with Gallardo’s performance, saying it often takes time getting back into rhythm after being out with an injury so long.
ST. LOUIS - For the first time this preseason, the Green Bay Packers were able to put points on the board – beating the Saint Louis Rams 19-7. Second-round draft pick and running back Eddie Lacy had a solid debut for the Packers, carrying the ball 8 times for 40 yards and one reception for 11 yards. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 10-of-12 for 134 yards and lead the team to a couple field goals.
Construction work for the new assisted living facility is Ellsworth is underway. The facility is located at the old Eaton farm off Hwy. 65 and near Golf Course Lane. Persons heading to the Ellsworth Country Club to play golf will have to dodge construction equipment as work is going on beind the homes on the north side of Golf Course Lane all the way to the Club.