By John Millea

I'll be in the room when the MSHSL board of directors gathers Thursday morning for its October meeting. No screaming headlines are expectede from this meeting, but we may know more about a couple of issues by the time the gavel drops to close the meeting.

The board will discuss the current mess with conference placement. The Edina-Hopkins-Minnetonka-Wayzata question will soon become the Edina-Hopkins-Minnetonka-Wayzata-Eden Prairie problem, as we all are well aware. The board members will talk about where to go from here, but the MSHSL's powers are limited, as also has been well-documented. We shall see what happens.

Another topic to watch is H1N1. The board will talk about ways to keep participants and spectators safe from the flu, as well as how H1N1 might impact MSHSL insurance coverage.

As always, I'll be offering live blog updates from the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

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