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Steinhaus wrestles in

D-I tournament today

Minnesota Gophers wrestler and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg alum Kevin Steinhaus will wrestle in the first round of the NCAA Division I national tournament today in Oklahoma City.

Wrestling as the No. 7-seed at 184 pounds, Steinhaus will face No. 6-seed Jacob Swartz from Boise State.

WCER holding softball umpire clinic Monday

Willmar Community Education and Recreation will be running a MSF slow-pitch softball umpire clinic 7 p.m. March 24 at the Jefferson Learning Center.

The clinic is mandatory if you are interested in become a certified umpire. Contact WCER at 320-231-8490 for more information.

Obama picks Michigan State to win NCAA men’s basketball tournament

U.S. President Barack Obama thinks Michigan State will win the NCAA men's basketball college championship.

The problem? As president, Obama has correctly predicted the winner only once, when North Carolina won in 2009.

As announced on ESPN, Obama's Final Four picks for the NCAA tournament, which starts this week, are: Michigan State, Arizona, Florida and Louisville.

Obama picked Michigan State to knock off top-ranked Florida to advance to the final against Louisville, which he predicted would beat Arizona.

To advance in the first round, Obama has Michigan State defeating Delaware, the university in Vice President Joe Biden's home state.

"I think going against Michigan State is pretty tough," Obama told ESPN in outlining his tournament bracket. "I'll let Biden fill out his own bracket. If he wants to pick Delaware over Michigan State, I'll let him do it."

The president's bracket:

— Reuters/Staff reports