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Financial miscue leads to rejection of GLBT railroad

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board has rejected Great Lakes Basin Transportation’s proposal to build a 261-mile railroad that would have cut through Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. The board announced its decision on Wednesday, claiming that the financial information provided by Great Lakes Basin Transportation (GLBT)

Snappers solid on the field in 2017, but future uncertain

After back-to-back rough seasons in 2015 and 2016, the Beloit Snappers rebounded in 2017. The Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics finished with a sub-.500 record of 65-73, but they were in contention for a playoff spot in the Midwest League Western Division for

Minor league baseball president visits Beloit Snappers

On Tuesday, Mar. 14, Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Conner visited Beloit to discuss the future of the Snappers and baseball in the city. He described his visit as “enlightening and positive” while acknowledging the Snappers’ urgency for a new stadium in order to keep

Lake Forest snaps St. Norbert’s historic streak

The St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wis.) men’s basketball team saw its 50-game home winning streak against Midwest Conference opponents snapped on Friday, Feb. 24. The Green Knights (19-5) were stunned 73-70 after Lake Forest College’s sterling performance in the second half of the MWC

Spring Training under way as pitchers, catchers report

After what felt like the briefest offseason in recent history, baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers have already begun their first full workouts, with most of them reporting to their teams between Feb. 13 and 16. Position players are now making their ways to spring

New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI

Despite facing a 25-point deficit as late as the third quarter, Tom Brady and the Patriots pulled off arguably the most stunning comeback in Super Bowl history. After a slow start that saw their defense unable to contain a lethal Atlanta running game, New England

Beloit PD, #BlackLivesMatter collaborate for Q&A

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the City of Beloit Police Department and #BlackLivesMatterBeloit collaborated to give the presentation “Conversations with the Beloit Community — Beloit College: Traffic Stops.” It was the first of three conversations to take place this semester, all sponsored by #BlackLivesMatterBeloit, in hopes

Royals pitcher Ventura, 25, dies in car crash

The Kansas City Royals announced on Sunday, Jan. 22 that Yordano Ventura, a promising right-handed pitcher and a key part of the organization’s recent success, was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Reports from the Dominican Republic said the crash happened