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Ojibwe bands plan public forums on Enbridge pipeline plan

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (AP) — Six Ojibwe bands that oppose Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its Line 3 oil pipeline will open public meetings this week as part of their own environmental assessment. The first is Wednesday on the White Earth Reservation at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. The tribal proceedings are separate from those… Keep Reading

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Two officers injured in multi-vehicle crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Milwaukee police officers are among those injured in a crash following an armed robbery. Police say two suspects robbed multiple victims Sunday afternoon on the far north side and fled in a vehicle. The victims of the robbery gave chase and as the vehicles raced through an intersection, the suspects’ vehicle… Keep Reading

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Menomonie police car hit person lying on a road

MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating an accident in Menomonie in which an unidentified man was run over by a Menomonie Police car around 1 a.m. Sunday. In a written statement, Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith said the man was run over on Wilson Street, just west of 2nd Street… Keep Reading

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NFL reinstates Cowboys player’s suspension after court ruling

By David Lee/Courthouse News DALLAS (CN) – The National Football League on Friday reinstated the six-game domestic violence suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, one day after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction blocking the punishment. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday’s Fifth Circuit ruling is “significant” because Elliott is suspended effective… Keep Reading

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Liberal group: Delayed DOJ blood tests led to fatal crash

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors were waiting for the state crime lab to complete blood tests on a repeat drunken driver this summer when he struck and killed a man changing a flat tire along the interstate. Results of the blood work could have kept Frank Schiller behind bars, canceling… Keep Reading

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Early morning fire reported near Birmanwood

Town of Almon — Multiple departments responded early Sunday to a fire in the town of Almon, according to Shawano County Sheriff’s officials. The fire broke out around 5 a.m. in a hay barn at the Matsche Farm, Inc., on River Road. The farm is about five miles from Birnamwood. The barn appears to be… Keep Reading

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Oak Creek teacher charged with having sex with student

OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — An Oak Creek teacher and high school basketball coach is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student. Authorities say 39-year-old Michael Jossie is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under age 16. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. The complaint… Keep Reading

Sports

Bradford, Diggs, Easton out for Vikings vs. Packers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are going to be short-handed on offense heading into an important home game against the rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Packers safety Morgan Burnett will miss Sunday’s game against Minnesota with a hamstring injury, and Green Bay might be down another starter in the secondary in… Keep Reading

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