Wisconsin

Making the Earth A Better Place

Earth Day brought out some celebrations to help make the Earth cleaner

DULUTH, Minn.- Over a billion people celebrate Earth Day, and two local establishments were doing their best to raise awareness on ways to save our planet. A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin came to conclusion that for every dollar spent at Whole Foods Co-Op, $1.60 goes back into the community. Whole Foods Co-Op is a community owned…

Wisconsin Woman Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Wisconsin mother of seven has agreed to plead guilty to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State by distributing information on making explosives and biological weapons. Federal prosecutors said they’ll hold a news conference Monday to discuss the case of Waheba Issa Dais. She initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of…

Coffee Conversation: Local Author Proud to Release “Milo the Legend”

"Milo the Legend" is Sold Only in Local Bookstores and by Savage Press out of Brule, Wisconsin

DULUTH, Minn. – Northland native and author David Waldbillig is proud to see his first-ever book “Milo the Legend” popping up in local bookstores. Eager readers are able to purchase a copy of the mystical tale at Fitger’s, Zenith Bookstore, Savage Press and online from Barnes & Noble. Waldbillig says Milo is a very special horse. He travels the dimensions…

Cappuccino Bon Bons

L'apothicaire Chocolat Creates Chocolate Art For Easter & Mother's Day

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection we are combining art and chocolate with L’apothicaire Chocolat! Tonya is a chocolatier  near the shores of Lake Superior in Superior, WI.  She has trained at Ecole Chocolat in Vancouver with Graduate Studies at  Ecole Du Grand Chocolat Valrhona in Tain L’Hermitage. Currently she has seasonal sales at Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day…

Baby, Toddler, man Found Dead in NE Wisconsin Home

Police Were Called to the Home for a Domestic Disturbance

SEYMOUR, Wis. (AP) – A man and two young children have been found dead in a home in the northeastern Wisconsin community of Seymour. Police were called to the home for a domestic disturbance about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. When they were unable to make contact with anyone inside, the SWAT team was called to the scene. Neighbors were evacuated. WLUK-TV…

Bill Targeting Step Therapy Drug Process up for Hearing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A bipartisan proposal designed to protect patients and make it easier for them to get needed prescription drugs was up for a public hearing in the Wisconsin Legislature. The measure has broad support from health care providers and people with chronic diseases. It’s modeled after laws in 18 other states setting protocols for so-called step therapy….

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Tours UW Superior

Details education funding in Evers's Budget

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Education funding has been a top priority of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’s administration. On Tuesdsay they took that campaign to Superior. Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and Representative Mick Millroy toured UWS’s Lake Superior Research Institute. According to Barnes, education funding, including for the UW System, is an important part of Governor Evers’s new budget proposal. “Water issues…

Kaul, Lawmakers Propose Uniform Rape kit Testing Protocol

The Bill has Support From Both Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is joining with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in support of a bill that would create uniform procedure for the processing and collection of sexual assault kits. Kaul and lawmakers on Tuesday announced the bill that’s designed to prevent a future testing backlog. The bill establishes requirements and timelines for…

DNR Secretary Questions why State Won’t ban Baiting, Feeding

Scientists Believe Baiting and Feeding can Lead to Disease Spreading

(DNR) MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole says he doesn’t understand why baiting and feeding deer is still allowed in Wisconsin given the spread of chronic wasting disease. State law bans baiting and feeding in infected counties for 36 months and for 24 months in neighboring counties. If another deer tests positive during that span,…

22nd Annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest Filled Up

Gitchee Gumee Brewfest raises money for Superior Jaycees.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The 22nd Annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest drew thousands of people to Wessman arena at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Cups didn’t sit empty for long, there were more than 30 brewers to sample. Money raised at the event went to the Superior Junior Chamber. “This is our lifeblood for what we’re able to do in the community of giving back…

Meeting of the Math Minds at UWS Math Meet

Area High School students put their calculations to the test.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Calculators and pencils were at the ready for University of Wisconsin Superior’s 45th annual High School Math Meet. More than 200 students from 18 high schools throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota met at the University to compete in algebra, calculus, probability and statistics, geometry and trigonometry tests to win various prizes. Organizers said this type of event gives all…

Liberal Candidate in Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Concedes

Unofficial Results Showed a Nearly 6,000 Vote Lead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The liberal candidate in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race has conceded to her conservative rival, deciding against a recount in a contest where the two were separated by just half a percentage point. Lisa Neubauer’s conceded Wednesday to Brian Hagedorn. Unofficial results showed Hagedorn with a nearly 6,000-vote lead after the April 2 election. That didn’t measurably…

One Suspect in Custody After Suspected Home Break-In

Two young males tried kicking in door in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Police Department arrested one male suspect and detained three others, after responding to reports of an attempted home invasion at about 5 p–m last night at the thirteen hundred block of Lincoln street. There two young males were accused of trying to kick a door in. Police arrested the suspect on possible charges of bail jumping and…

Property Taxes Projected to Increase Under Evers’ Budget

The Budget is Expected to Undergo Significant Change in Legislature

MADISON, Wis. – Property taxes on the owner of a median-valued home are projected to increase under Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal, but not as much as they would under current law. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released its estimate for property taxes Tuesday. Under the Evers budget, property taxes are projected to go up 2 percent in 2019 and…

Oneida Chairman Warns of Climate Change, CWD in Speech

Hill Also Lamented Tribal Drug Addiction, Poverty and Health Care Costs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The chairman of the Oneida Nation is calling on Wisconsin lawmakers to eliminate remaining American Indian high school mascots, protect the environment and aggressively fight chronic wasting disease. Tehassi Hill spoke Tuesday during the annual State of the Tribes address before the Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers. Hill said 31 Wisconsin schools still use American Indian…

Charges Pending in Wisconsin Crash That Killed Three

The Pickup was Traveling at About 100 mph When it hit the Jeep

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – An Illinois man is behind bars and facing possible reckless homicide charges in the deaths of three family members from Kenosha. Authorities say the pickup driver was intoxicated and speeding when he slammed into the back of an SUV in Salem Lakes, killing a doctor, a dentist and the dentist’s wife, a nurse. The doctor and…

Superior Police: Four Detained Following Attempted Home Invasion

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police Department is investigating an attempted home invasion that occurred Monday evening in the 1300 block of Lincoln Street. According to police, officers responded to the area following a 911 call from the resident saying two young males attempted to kick in her door. Authorities say four people were detained shortly after the incident and…

Zilch to 5k Class

Active Adventures: A Truly Beginner Walking & Running Class in the Northland

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are joining a truly beginner fitness class. This is for people who don’t work out and also for those who need to move after injuries, surgeries, replacements, illnesses and more. This is a class for those who enjoy moving slowly, while learning about pacing, form, nutrition, hydration, ball, theraband, stretching, proper…

Savory Scallops

Cooking Connection: Scallop Dinner at Zeitgeist

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Cooking Connection Zeitgeist Arts Cafe shows us how to make the perfect scallop dinner at home or to enjoy at the cafe. Scallop Dinner: Pan-seared scallops, risotto, Champagne-Dijon cream sauce and grilled asparagus. Check out the video above for the recipe and cooking instructions! LOCATION: Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, 222 E Superior St, Duluth, MN…

UWS Science Fest Goes Beyond the Typical Volcano

The UWS Science Fest is Happening Saturday, April 6, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – UWS is inviting children and adults to explore their annual Science Fest Saturday, April 6 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The topics of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and zoology will be showcased. The event is taking place in both Barstow and Swenson Halls. Barstow Hall is located at 816 North 17th Street and Swenson Hall…

Regents Panel OKs Raising Salary Range for UW President

The Regent Business and Finance Committee Voted Unanimously Thursday

MADISON, Wis. – A University of Wisconsin System regent committee is approving increasing the salary range for the system president. The regent Business and Finance Committee voted unanimously Thursday to set the minimum salary at $489,334 and the maximum salary at $734,000. The current minimum salary is $399,000 and the maximum is $598,500. Regent policies call for adjusting executive salary…

Husky Energy Announces Rebuild of Superior Refinery

Continued use of controversial chemical Hydrogen Flouride facing backlash.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Nearly a year after the explosion at Husky Energy Refinery, the company announced their plans for a $400 million rebuild, expected to create 350 jobs at its peak. However, the plan to continue using the controversial chemical Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) in the Refinery’s operations, is raising some eyebrows. Investigations found the initial explosion took place in the Fluid Catalytic…

Hagedorn Ahead by Nearly 6,000 Votes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court race could go to a recount, with the conservative candidate holding a narrow lead over his-liberal backed opponent following Tuesday’s election. Conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn declared victory early Wednesday based on a nearly 6,000-vote margin. The Associated Press is not yet calling the race because it could go to a recount. Hagedorn…

All Incumbent City Councilors Reelected in Superior

Jim Paine also reelected after running unopposed for his first full term

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s a win for every Superior City Councilor up for reelection, including in three contested seats. Five Superior City Councilors have been elected to two year terms. Two of those councilors, Tylor Elm and Esther Dalbec, ran unopposed, but three incumbent councilors were reelected after facing challenges from others in the community. 2nd District Councilor Jenny Van…

Denfeld Freshmen Visit UWS

'Denfeld Days' event held while juniors take ACTs.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The entire Freshman class from Denfeld stopped by UWS today, to get them thinking about their future, and to keep them busy while Denfeld Juniors take the ACTs. The freshmen visited the University for “Denfeld Days.” 200 students toured the campus and participated in recreation activities. University officials say they hope the day changes the minds of high…

Voters Turnout in Superior for Election Day

Local and Supreme Court elections bring out community.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Multiple seats are up for grabs in Superior and across Wisconsin on Election Day. Three different council seats are being contested in Superior, and Mayor Jim Paine is running unopposed. Attendants at the polling station at WITC, say they didn’t see huge lines of voters, but the people voting are driven by the local elections, and one particular statewide race….

Wisconsin Election Results

Below are the up to date results to the key races in Tuesday’s Wisconsin elections Superior Mayor Jim Paine – elected unopposed Superior District 2 Council Tom Wondolkowski – 190 Jenny Van Sickle (I) – 247 Superior District 4 Council Jack Sweeney (I) – 273 Laura Gapske – 222 Superior District 6 Council Tylor Elm (I) – 170 Write-in –…

Harley Steelworkers Reject, Machinists Accept Contracts

Harley-Davidson Execs say They are Disappointed in the Vote

MILWAUKEE – Steelworkers at Harley-Davidson have overwhelmingly rejected a new contract offer, while machinists have accepted a deal. United Steelworkers Local 2209 in the Milwaukee area and Local 460 in Tomahawk rejected the new deal Monday. WTMJ-AM reports the current contract between steelworkers and Harley took effect in 2012 and was set to expire Monday. But, the union will continue…

Superior Public Library to Host Two Genealogy Experts

The Fourth Annual Foolin' Around with your Family Tree is Happening Friday, April 5, 2019

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Public Library invites the public to their fourth annual Foolin’ Around with your Family Tree Genealogy Program Friday, April 5 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event is happening on location, will feature presentations from noted genealogy experts and networking with other genealogists while guests enjoy exclusive access to the library’s many resources. This after-hours event…

Voters Weighing Wisconsin Supreme Court Picks

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption   MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin voters picking a new state Supreme Court justice say the partisan backgrounds and support of the candidates in the officially nonpartisan race are a major factor. Appeals court judges Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer are facing off in Tuesday’s election. Hagedorn was former Republican Gov….

UW Regents to Vote on new Salary Range for System President

The new Range Would Take Effect July 1

MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System regents are getting ready to increase the salary range for the system president position. System officials are proposing setting the minimum salary at $489,334 and the maximum salary at $734,000. The current minimum salary is $399,000 and the maximum is $598,500. The new range would go into effect July 1. Regent policies call…

Veterans Encouraged to Apply for Upcoming BWCA Trip

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior is Hosting a Veterans to the BWCA in July

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Back for the second year in a row, the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior is proud to announce applications are now being accepted for the Veterans to the BWCA Trip in July. Seven lucky veterans will be chosen to take part in the six day excursion taking place July 9 – 14. Four days…

Nearly Naked Ruck March To Raise Funds For Struggling Veterans

Everyday 22 Veterans Take Their Lives, 23 Veteran Reconditioning Program Can Help

DULUTH, Minn. — Everyday 22 veterans take their lives, struggling from PTSD, trauma, depression and having trouble adjusting and finding their purpose back in civilian life. The 23 Veteran started here in Duluth 4 years ago by Mike Waldron. The non-profit 23 Veteran is a reconditioning program designed to help veterans struggling, live happier and healthier lives. You can help…

After Proposing Cuts, Trump Now Ready to Fund Great Lakes Restoration

The President backtracks on some proposed cuts to EPA.

DULUTH, Minn.- For the third year in a row the President proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, which included a 90 percent cut to funding for Great Lakes restoration. But that proposal now seems to be saved by the President himself. Last night at a rally in Michigan, the President declared his support for the Great Lakes. “I support…

Fitzgerald Rejects Appointees as Lame-Duck Fight Continues

A State Appeals Court Stayed the Ruling on Wednesday

MADISON, Wis. – The state Senate’s top Republican is rejecting 67 of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointments, saying a court ruling prevents him from filling the positions. Senate Republicans confirmed 82 of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees during a December lame-duck session. A Dane County judge last week ruled the session was illegal, prompting Evers to rescind the appointments….

Nearly Naked Ruck March

Active Adventures: Rucking Enger Tower For Northland Veterans Struggling With PTSD

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures we are getting nearly naked and raising money to help Northland veterans. Everyday 22 veterans take their lives, struggling from PTSD, trauma, depression and having trouble adjusting and finding their purpose back in civilian life. The 23 Veteran started here in Duluth 4 years ago by Mike Waldron. The non-profit 23 Veteran…

Fresh Sashimi Spring Tacos

Cooking Connection: Fresh Sashimi Tacos with New Scenic Cafe

In this weeks Cooking Connection we are with New Scenic Cafe, celebrating their 20th anniversary with Sashimi Tacos! SASHIMI TUNA TACOS: yield: 2 servings (4 tacos each) INGREDIENTS: Wonton Shells: 3 – 4 C canola oil 8 each wonton wrappers ! Tuna: 6 oz sashimi grade ahi tuna ! Thai Peanut Slaw: 1 C red cabbage (shredded) 2 C green…

Wisconsin Superintendent Bans Sexist Cheerleading Awards

The Awards Revelation Followed a Yearlong Investigation

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The superintendent of a Wisconsin high school district has outlawed cheerleading awards that objectify students’ bodies and ordered mandatory staff training on discrimination and harassment. Dr. Sue Savaglio-Jarvis said in a letter Monday to all principals and administrators in the Kenosha Unified School District that “mock awards of any such kind” are prohibited. The letter is a…

$768M Powerball Winner Bought Ticket in Milwaukee Suburb

The Winner Won't be Able to Remain Anonymous

(AP Photo/John Locher) NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The Wisconsin Lottery says a single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history was sold in a Milwaukee suburb. The ticket worth an estimated $768.4 million, or a cash option of $477 million, was sold in New Berlin. The city of about 40,000 people…

Wisconsin Appeals Court Restores Laws From Lame-Duck Session

The Lame-Duck Laws Will Remain in Place

MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin appeals court has sided with Republicans and reinstated laws passed during a lame-duck legislative session that weaken powers of the Democratic governor and attorney general. The 3rd District Court of Appeals on Wednesday put on hold a ruling made last week striking down the laws as unconstitutional. The appeals court decision means that while the…

Patterson Pleads Guilty in Kidnapping of Jayme Closs

Patterson Wrote he Intends to Plead Guilty

  UPDATE: BARRON, Wis. -A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Twenty-one-year-old Jake Patterson pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping. A count of armed burglary was dropped. The intentional homicide counts carry a sentence of life in prison. Patterson admitted to kidnapping Jayme after…

Court: State can Medicate Prisoners Even if not Dangerous

A Defendent Argued the Statutes are Unconstitutional

MADISON, Wis. – An appeals court says the state can involuntarily medicate prisoners even if they don’t pose a threat. According to court documents, a defendant identified as C.S. was convicted of mayhem in 2005 and sentenced to 20 years in prison. A jury in 2015 found C.S. was mentally ill and a judge ordered involuntarily medication. C.S. argued involuntary…

Patterson to Make Plea in Closs Case

Patterson is Expected to Plead Guilty

(Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, Pool, File) BARRON, Wis. – The Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to enter a formal plea on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, kidnapping and armed burglary. Jake Patterson, 21, wrote a letter to Minnesota television station earlier this month stating his plans to plead guilty…

Wisconsin Judge Blocks law Restricting AG on Settlements

Judge Remington Made his Decision Tuesday

MADISON, Wis. – A second Dane County judge has blocked a portion of Republican-backed laws limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul’s powers. Judge Frank Remington on Tuesday blocked language that requires Kaul to get legislative approval before settling cases. His order stems from a lawsuit by unions that argued the laws steal power from the executive branch….

Evers Budget Pumps $2.8M Into State Parks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More details are emerging about Gov. Tony Evers’ plans to bolster funding for Wisconsin’s state parks. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released an analysis of Evers state budget Tuesday. It shows that Evers wants to spend an additional $2.8 million from the state conservation fund on parks over the biennium. About $931,000 annually would go toward $1.50-an-hour…

Authorities Investigating Fatal Rollover Crash in Bayfield County

It is Unknown if Drugs or Alcohol Were a Factor in the Crash

BAYFIELD COUNTY, Wis. – A 41-year-old man from Rush City was pronounced dead following a one vehicle crash in the town of Mason on Thursday. According to the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office the Bayfield County Communications center received a 911 call reporting the crash near County Highway F and Art Olson Road around 11:21 p.m. on March 21. The caller…

White Winter Winery to Host Fundraiser for Essentia Health Foundation

The Cellar Jazz Concert Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – White Winter Winery is proud to be teaming up with the Essentia Health Foundation for their annual Cellar Jazz Concert Fundraiser Saturday, April 6, 2019. The fundraiser is taking place at White Winter Winery from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 per person or $70 per couple and are currently on…

Lake Superior College Aviation Career Night

Hundreds of students met with reps about aviation careers

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- The need for Aviation professionals is at an all-time high. And tonight, Lake Superior College hosted their aviation career night for about two hundred students. Those students took part in flight simulation, tours of planes, while talking to reps from Cirrus Aircraft, and AAR about available careers for LSC grads. But the biggest takeaway for businesses, was getting…

Mustache March & 5k Fun Run

Active Adventures: Slap On The Fake Mustaches And Run For Fun!

DULUTH, Minn. — The Mustache March Run is back for 2019! Join Fox 21’s Brittney Merlot with the event organizer Mike Ward in the video above for the hairy details! WHAT: 5k fun run, plus prizes and a “Best Mustache Contest” WHERE: Fitger’s Rex Bar. The 5k (3.1 mile) run/walk course is on the Duluth Lakewalk, starting and finishing below…

DSSO Beertoven Begins at Duluth Cider

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra kicked off their "Beertoven Tour" Thursday night

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- Tonight, violins and cello’s got mixed with craft brews for a unique experience and Duluth Cider. The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra performed in a different way tonight as a part of DSSO’s Beertoven Tour helping bring the Orchestra’s music to people outside the DECC’s Symphony Hall. Kevin Peterson, member of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra said “what this does…