Wisconsin

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, July 20

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 46,204 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 3 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,541 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 853,188 tests have been completed to date. There are 40,001 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,627 patients have required hospitalization…

Live Music, Food Enjoyed While Social Distanced at Earth Rider Brewery

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some people spent the warm Sunday outside listening to live music — socially distanced of course — at Earth Rider Brewery. At the outdoor space at Earth Rider’s Cedar Lounge, customers enjoyed a few drinks, some live music, and Thai-fusion cuisine from the “One Night in Bangkok” Food Truck. Staff at Earth Rider say they are happy their…

Clean Up Begins After Weekend of Severe Storms

The National Weather Service out of Duluth is surveying damage in the Blueberry and Ashland areas in Northwest Wisconsin to determine if two tornadoes formed during storms that rolled through Friday night and into Saturday. Click the video above for a recap of this weekend’s severe weather outbreak. And for Saturday’s storm coverage, click here. Categories: Minnesota, News, News –…

After Storms, Red Cliff Band Declares State Of Emergency On Reservation

BAYFIELD CO., Wis. — The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has declared a state of emergency for its reservation after severe storms moved through the area over the weekend, according to a press release from the tribe. Richard Peterson, chairman of the tribe, wrote in the press release that Saturday’s storms tore down trees and power lines all…

Owner of Twin Ports Bars, Restaurants Weighs in On Proposed Superior Mask Mandate

After abiding by the new ordinance at his Duluth locations, Rick Lampton says he expects adjusting at Grizzly's and 7 West in Superior to go smoothly.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In just three days the Superior City Council will vote on whether to implement an indoor public mask mandate similar to Duluth. Now more bar and restaurant owners are speaking out on that proposed ordinance. Rick Lampton, owner of many establishments in both Duluth and Superior, including Grizzly’s and 7 West Taphouse, has already adjusted his businesses to…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Friday, July 17

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 45,013 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Friday morning and 7 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,533 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 819,511 tests have been completed to date. There are 38,568 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,563 patients have required hospitalization…

Bayfield City Council Approves Face Mask Ordinance

BAYFIELD, Wis. – On Wednesday night the Bayfield City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance requiring face coverings in indoor public spaces and most outdoor spaces in the city beginning Saturday. The ordinance states: “While indoors in any commercial business or City office, and in an Outdoor Space that is open to the general public, all customers, employees, and…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Thursday, July 16

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 44,347 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday morning and 8 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,526 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 805,212 tests have been completed to date. There are 38,290 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,526 patients have required hospitalization…

Auctioned Classic Car Raises Money for Combat Wounded Northland Veterans

LSC Students fixed up the 1976 Chevy, which sold for $14,750.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- At Benna Ford on Tower Avenue in Superior Wednesday, a 1976 Chevrolet Laguna S-3 was auctioned off as a fundraiser for combat wounded veterans in the Northland. For $14,750 the vintage vehicle was sold with proceeds going to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 56, an organization of 48 Northland veterans wounded in combat. “We’ve got…

Pence Returning to Wisconsin for Stops in Ripon, Onalaska

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence planned to speak at Ripon College on Friday before touring a dairy farm near La Crosse. President Donald Trump’s campaign announced the planned visit on Wednesday. Pence was last in Wisconsin in June for a school choice round table and a faith-based event, both in Waukesha County. Ripon touts itself as the birthplace of…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, July 15

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 43,742 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 8 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,518 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 790,497 tests have been completed to date. There are 38,179 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,495 patients have required hospitalization…

Head of Lakes Fair Still Happening with Extra Safety Precautions, Modified Activities

Along with hand sanitizing stations and staff monitoring people for social distancing, certain rides will not be there.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Setup is underway for the only fair that seems to still be moving forward in the Northland — and perhaps the only event of the summer. The Head of the Lakes Fair on Tower Avenue is set to happen, open to the public next Tuesday at 4 p.m. Organizers say they are confident working with county health officials…

With Superior Mask Mandate on Horizon, Business Owners Prepare for its Passage

Some retail businesses like Annie's Attic already recommend masks, so making it a city-wide requirement will take some stress of enforcement, owner says.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Across the bridge in Superior, businesses are preparing for a city wide mask mandate that could take effect July 27th, if the City Council approves a proposed ordinance at next week’s council meeting. All signs show it will be passed for indoor public places, as only Councilor Keith Kern, a bar owner himself, voted against moving forward with…

Wisconsin Hits Record High in Virus Cases as Spike Continues

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has broken a record for confirmed new COVID-19 cases for the fourth out of six days. Gov. Tony Evers and state health leaders on Tuesday implored people to wear masks and take precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The state Department of Health Services reported 964 confirmed new cases Tuesday, breaking a previous…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, July 14

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 43,170 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 6 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,510 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 777,614 tests have been completed to date. There are 37,749 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,452 patients have required hospitalization…

Ashland and Bayfield Counties Issue Face Mask Advisory, Effective Friday

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. – Ashland and Bayfield County Public Health announced on Monday that they are issuing an emergency mask advisory effective Friday. The advisory states anyone five years of age or older are advised to wear a face mask when in an enclosed building where other people who are not in a person’s immediate household or living unit could…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, July 13

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 42,772 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 2 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,504 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 768,989 tests have been completed to date. There are 37,199 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,424 patients have required hospitalization…

Seven More People Test Positive For COVID-19 In Douglas County

This brings the county's total to 55.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wis., – In the last 72 hours, seven more people, in Douglas County, have tested positive for the coronavirus. This brings the county’s total to 55. Out of those cases, 41% are in the City of Superior. County officials tell us the spike is following a continuous trend of people spending more time in public indoor spaces. Officials…

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Receives Donation in Honor of Former K-9 Handler

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a very special donation in honor of a former K-9 officer and founder of the Arrowhead Chapter of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club. Dick Gudowski, was better known as Scrap Iron to the biker crew. He was a K-9 handler of the sheriff’s department back in the 1980s and had been…

City of Superior Employees Must Wear Masks Inside City Buildings Starting Monday

Mayor Paine mandates face coverings for city employees working in public settings

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Come Monday, all City of Superior employees will be mandated to wear a mask or face covering while in city buildings. That’s the order from Superior Mayor Jim Paine as he also works to create an ordinance for a city-wide face mask mandate inside public buildings. According to a memo sent by the mayor, city employees must…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Friday, July 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 40,767 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Friday morning and 5 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,495 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 725,825 tests have been completed to date. There are 35,442 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,329 patients have required hospitalization…

Drive Thru Job Fair Provides Northlanders Access To Career Opportunities

The event will take place at both WITC-Ashland and Northcentral Technical College in Phillips, from noon to 4 p.m.

WISCONSIN- The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board is taking a new approach to help provide more access to available jobs. Next week, the organization will be hosting a statewide drive-thru job fair. The idea was borrowed from similar events, which have taken place in Lincoln, Nebraska. Job seekers can remain safely in their cars during the career fair. Attendees will…

Bayfield Co. Alerts Area to COVID-19 Exposure From a Bar/Restaurant Customer

BAYFIELD CO., Wis. — The Bayfield County Health Department says a individual who recently visited the Port Wing area is now hospitalized in another part of the state with COVID-19, and may have exposed people within the county to the virus. The health department said the person who tested positive for the virus visited the Port Bar & Restaurant in…

Face Masks Made Mandatory on All UW Campuses This Fall

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Face masks will be mandatory inside all University of Wisconsin campus buildings statewide under a policy adopted unanimously by the Board of Regents. Interim UW President Tommy Thompson said at Thursday’s meeting there was no way to open safely amid the coronavirus pandemic without the mandate. Thompson strongly advocated for the mandatory mask policy at his…

13 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ashland Hockey Tournament

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. – Ashland County officials say a recent hockey tournament event hosted in Ashland has resulted in thirteen confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the tri-state area. In a recent community letter, officials say more tests are pending, and confirmed cases have been present in both children and adults. Health officials say multiple businesses in the area have temporarily…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Thursday, July 9

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 40,163 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Thursday morning and 5 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,490 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 705,440 tests have been completed to date. There are 35,193 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,305 patients have required hospitalization…

DPAA: Remains of Superior Soldier From Korean War Identified, to be Buried

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on Thursday that the remains of Army Cpl. Francis J. Rochon, 21, of Superior who was reported missing in action during the Korean Way, has now been identified and accounted for. In late 1950, Rochon was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He…

As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Douglas County, Superior Mayor Moves Toward Mask Mandate

SUPERIOR, Wis. — There is growing concern over the rise in COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, and Superior Mayor Jim Paine is speaking out about it and making plans on how to help stop the spread of the virus. “We are in a crisis in Douglas County. This is very much an emergency and this virus is spreading through our…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, July 8

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 39,589 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 8 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,485 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 692,970 tests have been completed to date. There are 34,902 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,272 patients have required hospitalization…

Sex Offender to be Released in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Authorities in Superior say a sex offender will be released Friday, July 17, and plans to reside in the vicinity of the 1600 block of North 16th Street in Superior. According to police, Christopher Stevens, 32, pled no contact in Douglas County to five counts of possession of child pornography in 2018. Stevens is described as a…

Wisconsin Won’t Name Businesses with Multiple COVID-19 Cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is retreating from its original plans to name businesses and other places where there have been at least two confirmed coronavirus cases after business groups and Republican lawmakers opposed the idea. The department told local health officials in a call that it initially planned to start naming the businesses on…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, July 7

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 39,133 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 3 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,477 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 685,247 tests have been completed to date. There are 34,377 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,252 patients have required hospitalization…

UW Faculty Worried About Fall Semester as Virus Surges

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison instructors are growing more worried that the campus can’t reopen safely this fall as the coronavirus continues to surge among young people. The university plans to reopen as scheduled but classes with more than 100 students will be held online only and all in-person instruction will stop at Thanksgiving to prevent students from…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Monday, July 6

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 38,569 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Monday morning and 3 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,474 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 679,693 tests have been completed to date. There are 33,907 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,219 patients have required hospitalization…

Superior’s Red Mug Announces Not Reopening at Hammond Avenue Location

SUPERIOR Wis.- A popular coffeehouse and bakery in Superior will be shutting it’s doors, but the owner says it’s not going away. Red Mug Coffeehouse on Hammond Avenue and Broadway will not be reopening in its current location. A post on their Facebook page said that after being closed down since March, the owner sees no way around closing that…

Annual Car Show Rides Through Superior as ‘Car Cruise’

SUPERIOR, Wis.- While Superior’s fireworks were canceled due to COVID-19, some gearheads still made the most of the Fourth of July. Since the annual Dennis VanAlstine Car Show was canceled as well this year, the “Anything with a Motor Cruise” took its place to give motorists a chance to let their rides shine. The parade of hot rods started at…

Some Superior Businesses See Different Customer Traffic Due to Canceled Fireworks Show

Bars and restaurants and attractions seeing a bit more customers, but many staying home.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The City of Superior abruptly canceled their 4th of July fireworks show the day before, causing some businesses to adapt to the change in customer flow. “We weren’t sure what to expect coming through,” Dustin Heckman, Executive Director of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center said. A year with fireworks would bring both Superiorites and others visiting…

Superior Cancels July 4th Fireworks

Mayor Jim Paine says he hopes the city can have the fireworks later in the year or have an even better celebration next Fourth of July.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The City of Superior has canceled its 4th of July fireworks display scheduled for Saturday night. The city made the announcement in this news release sent Friday: “Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Douglas County, the City of Superior has chosen to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks show scheduled for tomorrow night. This…

Fireworks Displays Scheduled to Happen in Wisconsin Towns

Solon Springs still planning annual fireworks, Gordon's Buckhorn providing display

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wis. – While the pandemic has forced many cities to cancel their fireworks shows, some towns in Northern Wisconsin aren’t backing down. But that doesn’t mean the events still won’t be canceled if officials expect too much of a risk. “I struggle with this decision every day to be frank, and I’ll probably never feel completely a hundred…

Jamrock Cultural Restaurant Finds New Home After Eviction Complicates Business

After being evicted due to serving the food to cars lined up outside his home, the owner and chef said, a Superior bar helped him out.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A local cook who’s Caribbean food business was sidelined after his landlord evicted him is teaming up with a Superior bar owner to serve his food once again. Average Joe’s Pub off Hammond Avenue was packed Tuesday evening, but people weren’t just there for a drink — but for Jamrock Cultural Restaurant in the back of the building….

Tourists Take In Amnicon Falls State Park

With over eight-hundred acres, and four unique waterfalls, Amnicon Falls State Park has a lot to explore.

SOUTH RANGE, Wisc. – Just outside of Superior you can find majestic falls waiting to be seen. “Every year me, my uncle and my brother go adventuring go adventuring up here. We just go to some state parks and this was the one we can to this year,” Wild Rose Wisconsin Resident, Julia Sullivan says. With over eight-hundred acres, and…

Health Officials Close Indoor Service at Madison Bars

(William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Public health officials are closing indoor service at bars in Madison as the Fourth of July weekend approaches and as the number of reported coronavirus cases accelerate. Many of the new cases involve young people in Wisconsin’s largest college community. The order from Public Health Madison & Dane County allows bars…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Wednesday, July 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 36,716 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Wednesday morning and 4 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,445 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 617,107 tests have been completed to date. There are 31,947 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,081 patients have required hospitalization…

Wisconsin DNR to Allow Group Camping of 50 People or Less, Starting July 13

(FOX 9) – As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, Wisconsin campsites will also be taking more steps to reopen. Starting July 13, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will allow group camping for groups 50 or less. A reservation is required before setting up camp. Also, the DNR will start placing camp hosts at state park campgrounds and firewood at some state parks. While visiting the…

Multiple Bars Voluntarily Close After Customers Test Positive for COVID-19

SUPERIOR, Wis.– At least five bars in Superior, South Superior and South Range have voluntarily shut their doors for the time being after getting notified they’ve each had a customer in their establishment recently who has tested positive COVID-19. The bar closures come as the health department recorded 30 positive cases in Douglas County since the pandemic began. Log Cabin…

Updated COVID-19 Numbers: Tuesday, June 30

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reported 36,303 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state Tuesday morning and 6 new deaths bringing the death total to 1,441 in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health website, 605,316 tests have been completed to date. There are 31,601 patients who no longer require isolation. So far, 4,054 patients have required hospitalization…