Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s 1st Monkeypox Case Identified, State Health Officials Say

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) identified on Thursday, June 30 the first confirmed case of orthopoxvirus, presumed to be monkeypox, in a resident of Dane County. A news release says the patient is currently isolating and the risk remains low for the general public. As of June 30, there have been 396 confirmed monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases in the United…

Grains to Glass: How a Farm Helps a Grantsburg Brewery Thrive

GRANTSBURG, Wis. – What role can a dairy farm play to help a small town brewery thrive?  Once can figure that out in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.  The largest village in Burnett County has been the home to Brickfield Brewery since 2018. “Our welcoming staff will serve you up a pint, a 10-ounce, a flight of four,” says owner Nicki Peterson.  “We also…

Renovated Motorsports Park Host Car Show, Helps Lions Club

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Two groups near Pattison State Park came together Saturday to bring more attention to their organizations.  For one of them, it was a chance to introduce themselves to the larger community. Black River Motorsports Park teamed up with the Pattison State Park Lions Club to put on a concert and car show. All kinds of cars were present…

Enbridge, Line 5 Supporters Kick Off Safest Way Tour in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Supporters of the Enbridge Line 5 relocation project got a chance to see what will be going into the ground Tuesday. Enbridge and the Wisconsin Jobs and Energy Coalition hosted local leaders, trade union representatives, and tribal members at their Superior terminal to get an up-close up look of the 30-inch diameter steel pipe, as well as the…

Coffee Conversation: Douglas County Jail Job Fair June 6

Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office stopped by the FOX 21 morning show Thursday to talk to Dan Hanger about an upcoming “Jail Job Fair” happening Monday, June 6 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Government Center’s main atrium. Stacey Minter, lieutenant of jail operations, says jailers can start at an hourly wage between $21.34 and $23.07….

Northwestern’s Trent Meyer Headed Back to State Tournament

Meyer's run at a state championship begins next Monday and Tuesday at Black Wolf Run Golf Course in Kohlar, Wisconsin. 

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis.- This week Northwestern’s Trent Meyer qualified for the WIAA State Tournament as an individual. Last season, as a junior Meyer was one stroke away from winning a state championship, now he knows exactly what it will take to finish on top this time around. Meyer says, “I think putting is the big thing. Earlier in the season,…

Superior Middle Schooler in Custody After Threatening Students

According to officials the one who made the treat admitted he did so to scare the student he was showing the list to. 

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A Superior Middle School student is in Police Custody Tuesday after school staff reported a list of other students the 12-year-old said he intended to harm. According to a spokesperson with the Superior Police Department, a Speak Up Speak Out tip was reported to SMS staff in the morning, indicating the student threatened others at the school. The…

The Band 311 Draws Large Crowd to Earth Rider

Earth Rider sold 900 tickets for the event.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A blast from the 90s in Superior ushered in an early start to summer concert season. The band 311 made a tour stop at Earth Rider brewery Saturday night. 311 is a larger-scale alternative rock band out of Omaha, Nebraska, with a mix of rock, rap, reggae and funk. Earth Rider sold over 900 tickets for the…

Superior Family Builds Memorial for Victims of Uvalde School Shooting

Over 200 mass shooting have occurred so far this year, with 27 being on school grounds.

SUPERIOR, Wisc.-  Following the tragic events that occurred at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday resulting in the deaths of 19 children and two teachers, a Superior family, with the help of a local shop in town put together a memorial in their front yard. Along Highway 35, a memorial with 21 crosses stand in a row. The…

Douglas County Service Office Prepares for Memorial Day Weekend at Cemeteries

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Douglas County Service office organized the laying of flags on each veteran’s headstone at local cemeteries. They opened up the opportunity to the community a couple of years ago. and organizers say the influx of volunteers was more than expected. They believe every veteran should have the American flag on their headstone for Memorial Day, and seeing…

Evers Issues Order Prohibiting Baby Formula Price Gouging

(AP Photo) MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has issued an executive order barring price gouging on baby formula. The governor issued the order Thursday. The order declares that a period of “abnormal economic disruption” exists in Wisconsin and prohibits wholesalers and retailers in the state from charging “unreasonably excessive prices,” defined in administrative code as prices more…

Wisconsin GOP Leader Open To Arming Teachers In Schools

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s top legislative Republican says he is open to the idea of arming teachers following the latest school shooting in Texas, while he dismissed as “disingenuous” an offer from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to find common ground. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told The Associated Press on Thursday that finding ways to better protect schools, including with…

Man Arrested After Hitting Palace Bar Bouncer, Threatening To Shoot Him While Firing Gun In Alley

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A man was brought to jail after Superior Police say he shot a gun several times in an alley behind the Palace Bar on Tower Avenue. The call about a man firing shots into the air came in after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning. When Superior police officers arrived on-scene, they found the suspect in the Cobblestone…

Coffee Conversation: 311 Lead Singer Talks Saturday Show At Earth Rider Brewery Fest Grounds

DULUTH, Minn. – Alternative rock band 311 exploded to fame in the 90s with a mix of rock, rap, reggae and funk!  And the band is making a tour stop this Saturday, May 28, at the festival grounds at Earth Rider Brewery in Superior.  Lead singer Nick Hexum, 52, who was born in Madison, Wisconsin, talked with FOX 21’s Dan…

Captain J’s Mini Golf Ready to Open On Barkers Island

SUPERIOR, Wis. — As Memorial Day weekend approaches, many local businesses are getting ready to entertain the crowds, including Captain J’s Miniature Golf Course over in Superior. After a long winter and spring, there’s many things to do to get the course up to par before the summer season. The owner was there on Tuesday helping re-paint, get the landscaping…

Coffee Conversation: The Promethean — Covering UWS For 102 Years

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The UW-Superior student-run newspaper, The Promethean, has been covering campus news now for 102 years. The paper’s student editor, Drew Kerner, and his faculty advisor, Tom Hansen, stopped by the morning show Tuesday to talk about the paper’s legacy and how it is a learning opportunity for any major of study.  Click the video for the conversation!…

Nearly Naked Ruck March Returns

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Today is Armed Forces Day and over at Mont du Lac, 23rd Veteran held a unique event in support of all who served. Over 280 Ruckers participated in the first non-restricted Nearly Naked Ruck March since 2019. The march raises money and awareness for 23rd Veteran’s 14-week program that’s currently taking place in Duluth. Ruckers marched to…

National Maritime Day Celebrated

SUPERIOR, Wis. — As we enter into prime shipping season, and acknowledge the operations of shipments that come in and out, a club that has been established since the 1930’s held a celebration For National Maritime Day. The celebration took place over at UW Superiors Jim Dan Hill library on Friday where the special collections archivist at UWS, Laura Jacobs,…

Wisconsin’s High Court Broadens Who Can Carry Concealed Guns

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A disorderly conduct conviction can’t disqualify someone from obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that could dramatically broaden who can carry hidden firearms, knives and stun guns. The court found that disorderly conduct isn’t a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under federal…

Wisconsin DNR Warns of Very High Fire Danger Across Most of State

All DNR-issued annual and special burning permits for debris piles, burn barrels and prescribed burns were suspended Saturday in these counties.

MADISON, Wis. – Douglas, Ashland, and Bayfield Counties are among those with very high fire danger Saturday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, due to dry conditions and low moisture. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to stay vigilant and avoid burning because of very high fire danger across most of Wisconsin. Winds will…

Mayor Paine Delivers State of the City Address, Ideas for Future

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Superior Mayor Jim Paine delivered his State of the City address at the old historical post office Thursday afternoon, which is the future site of a one stop business center. The economic growth, addition of new apartments, and restoration of historical properties were just a few items on the agenda that Mayor Paine outlined in his address….

Windy Dry Conditions Pose Wildfire Dangers in Parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin

Saturday’s high winds and dry conditions are posing dangers of wildfires in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, the state Department of Natural Resources has listed 52 counties in the “very high risk” category for fires, mostly in northern areas. Eight counties are listed as “high risk” and all other counties are at “moderate risk.” Officials said high winds, dry…

Killing Of Chippewa Falls Girl: Charges Reveal Graphic Details Of Lily Peters’ Death

(FOX 9) – A newly unsealed criminal complaint reveals additional graphic details about the killing of Iliana “Lily” Peters, a 10-year-old girl from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The redacted criminal complaint describing gruesome details of Peters’ murder was made public by a judge in a court hearing on Thursday after its sealed filing on April 27. A 14-year-old boy, whose identity is redacted…

Local Photographer Highlighting the Northland and Beyond

Joe Polecheck is a passionate and local photographer who uses a combination of DSLR's and drones to capture the many scenes of the Northland and beyond.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Northland offers so much beautiful scenery for photographers to take advantage of, and one local artist is showing us the view through his lens and how a local business is helping showcase it. Joe Polecheck is a passionate and local photographer who uses a combination of DSLR’s and drones to capture the many scenes of the…

Superior Officials, Mental Health Service Providers Connect with Residents at Mental Health Awareness Night

Mayor Jim Paine announced he's proposing to devote $50,000 in federal funding for therapy in high schools.

DULUTH, Minn.- Superior Mayor Jim Paine announced he’s proposing to devote thousands in federal COVID relief to help address mental health among young people, as service providers hoped to keep the conversation going at the Mental Health Awareness Night. Dozens of resources and service providers gathered at the Belgian club on East 2nd Street in Superior, kicking off Mental Health…

Report: Husky Refinery Knew About Issues Before Blast

WPR secured nearly 1,300 pages of documents from OSHA that shed new light on what those officials knew in the days leading up to the explosion at the refinery in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Officials at a northwestern Wisconsin oil refinery knew about equipment issues years before a 2018 explosion there, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration documents obtained by Wisconsin Public Radio. WPR secured nearly 1,300 pages of documents from OSHA that shed new light on what those officials knew in the days leading up to the explosion at…

Superior Cannabis Company Opens Tower Ave Location

They sell everything from the common CBD oils, ointments, and creams, as well as skincare, bath bombs, and more.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A CBD store has just popped up in superior’s downtown, the owner’s 3rd location after Canal Park and Austin, Minnesota. Superior Cannabis Company opened up shop on Tower Avenue on May 1st. They sell everything from the common CBD oils, ointments, and creams, as well as skincare, bath bombs, and more. The President of the company, Jeff Brinkman,…

UWS to Hold In-Person Commencement Ceremony

UWS will present the largest number of bachelors degrees in more than five years, as well as, the highest amount of masters in over two decades.

SUPERIOR, Wisc.– College students work long and hard to reach the day they walk across the stage, but many weren’t able to enjoy their graduations in the traditional way as ceremonies went virtual over the past two years. Now, many campuses have returned to normal, allowing grads and their loved ones to enjoy the special day. This year, nearly 700…

Update: Superior Police Give All Clear After Investigating Suspicious Devices

Update:  Superior police have given the all clear involving the suspicious devices. The department posted on its Facebook last night saying, “The Marathon County Bomb Squad has determined the items found in the 1600 block of Baxter Ave. are not dangerous. Area residents are able to return home.” SUPERIOR, Wis. — Contractors removing items from a home in Superior discovered…

WI Conservation Congress Respondents Support 350-Wolf Limit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A majority of respondents to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress’ spring survey say they support limiting the state’s wolf population to 350 animals. The congress is an influential group of sportspeople who advise the state Department of Natural Resources on policy. The congress holds a survey each spring asking respondents for their thoughts on a host of…

14-Year-Old Charged With First-Degree Murder In Killing Of Lily Peters

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (FOX 9) – The State of Wisconsin has requested a $1 million bond for the 14-year-old boy accused of killing 10-year-old Lily Peters. In a hearing Wednesday afternoon, the state alleges the suspect left the home the two were at together with the intent to rape and kill Peters. The suspect, who appeared in court via video, was charged with…

Superior Fire Dept. Looks Back On Husky Refinery Explosion 4 Years Later

From coordinating evacuation to the response on-scene, Superior Fire officials say valuable lessons were learned from an event they hope they never have to respond to again.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The nearly 30,000 people who had to evacuate their homes in Superior will never forget April 26, 2018 – when the Husky Refinery exploded and shook the city, putting first responders to the ultimate test. “When people see a big cloud of black smoke I’m sure people get reminded of that incident that happened that day, ‘oh are…

Wisconsin Cross Country, Track Runner Sarah Shulze Dies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Shulze, a runner on the University of Wisconsin’s track and cross country teams, has died. She was 21. Shulze’s family announced on April 15 that she had died two days earlier, and gave the cause of death. “Sarah took her own life,” the family said. “Balancing athletics, academics and the demands of everyday life overwhelmed her…