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The Insider: On-line registration ends Wednesday midnight for Green Lake Tri

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Nearly 350 entrants are signed up for the 10th annual Green Lake Triathlon in Spicer this weekend: the Kid’s tri is Saturday morning and the Sprint/Olympic tri on Sunday morning, each from Saulsbury Beach.

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 On-line registration closes at midnight Wednesday.

 The Sprint course is 1/4 mile swim/14 mile bike/3 mile run; the Olympic is 3/4 mile swim/22 mile bike/6 mile run.

 This year’s event is sponsored by Rick’s Cycling and Sports Center, which will be on site for last minute tune-ups. Pickle Events will be timing with Jerry McNeil announcing. Race director Dave Baker, who organized the first Green Lake Tri in 2004 and guided it each year since, plans to step down after this weekend’s event.

Former Wolves forward Beasley arrested

Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Tuesday morning and could be facing charges for drug possession, according to Scottsdale police.

The Arizona Republic reported that police stopped Beasley in Scottsdale at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday for a traffic violation in the area near Scottsdale and McCormick roads, according to the Scottsdale Police Department.

According to police, officers searched his vehicle after smelling marijuana coming from the car and confiscated narcotics located in the driver area.

Beasley was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and released from custody. He could be facing charges for drug possession.

The incident is not related to sexual assault claims made against Beasley earlier this year. Police said that the case is still open and no formal charges have been brought against Beasley.

In February, police cited Beasley for several offenses including speeding, driving on a suspended Arizona license, and driving without a vehicle license plate or registration.

New NFL stadium

policy in effect

The Minnesota Vikings play their first preseason game this Friday and the team reminds fans of the new NFL policy that limits the size and type of purses and bags allowed in Mall of America Field.

The league-wide policy, which will be in place at all NFL stadiums throughout the season, is designed to provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry on game day.

Fans are encouraged to not bring any type of bags, but will be allowed to bring the following style and size bag, package or container into the stadium plaza and stadium gates:

nBags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12-inch by 6 inch by 12 inch.

nOne-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

nSmall clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection (each gate will have a designated line where these bags will be inspected).

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

— Associated Press/Staff reports

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