Wisconsin

Bike Share Companies Gets Ok To Move In To Superior

Zagsters Bike Share Based Out Of Boston Will Provide Services

Superior, Wis. Superior City Council voted yes to allow a Boston based bike share company to move into town. Bike share company Zagster has the authority to move forward. The move will bring four bike stations containing 5 bikes at each location. Locations tentatively include Billings Park, Barkers Island, UWS campus and Allouez areas. The goal for the city is…

Painting The Night Away In Superior

Art On The Planet Hosts Lesson's

Superior, Wis. Art on the Planet in Superior hosts weekly gatherings where you can literally make your own art. Monday, art students were working on their version of the northern lights cascaded over a water fall. The class is an easy fun way to try something new. “Everyone’s is always different that the cool thing about here and they’re not…

3 Hurt in Seaplane Accident near Aviation Fly-In

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUK) – A seaplane hit a wave upon takeoff before it crashed into Lake Winnebago Thursday night, according to a spokesman for the Experimnetal Aircraft Association. Dick Knapinski of EAA says two people remain in critical condition and a third received minor injuries. All three are from Minnesota. Photo: Lynn Murray via Fox 11 WLUK The plane was taking…

Paine Reflects on First 100 Days as Superior Mayor

Mayor Proud of Accomplishments in a Short Time

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Jim Paine knew the job wouldn’t be easy. But 100 days into his first term as Superior’s Mayor, Paine feels as if he and his city are moving in the right direction. “The first 100 days are not the whole term, but they certainly set the pace,” said Paine, who defeated Brent Fennessey in April to succeed…

Sour Fest Back At Thirsty Pagan

Beers Brewed Longer For Different Taste

Superior, Wis. Sour fest is what it’s called. Thirsty pagan in Superior is having a beer fest of their own going on right now ahead of the big brew fest. Choose your choice of numerous beers that have a distinct taste because of the different brewing process the beers go through. “So it takes a bit longer for sour beers…

Open House Held to Discuss Potential Enbridge Pipeline Permit Renewal

Pipeline Passes Through Eleven Miles of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Near Ashland

ASHLAND, Wis. – Enbridge Energy ahs asked to continue operating their pipeline that passes through a national forest near Ashland. Thursday night, an open house was held for people to learn more about that pipeline. The Enbridge pipeline was first built in 1953 and has continued operating through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Since then. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is…

CASDA Hosts Golf Fundraiser Friday

At 'Socks for Survivors' Golfers are Encouraged to Wear Their Loudest Socks

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse is looking for golfers with a strong short game and a strong sock game. Friday CASDA hosts its 5th annual ‘Socks for Survivors’ golf tournament at Nemadji Golf Club. Golfers are encouraged to wear their wildest socks for a day on the links while raising money to help CASDA support…

Things to Know About Foxconn Plant Coming to Wisconsin

(AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group’s manufacturing plant in Wisconsin will be the first U.S.-based facility for the Taiwan-based electronics giant. Here are some things to know about the plant: ___ WHAT WILL IT MAKE? Foxconn is perhaps best known for assembling Apple iPhones in China, but that’s not what would be made at the plant. Instead, it…

Wisconsin Airport Becomes World’s Busiest During Convention

Festival Continues on Through Sunday

OSHKOSH, Wis.-A small eastern Wisconsin airport gets the designation of “world’s busiest” once a year during a yearly plane convention. That makes for a lot of coordination and communication among the pilots and air traffic controllers during the week-long Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Air Traffic Manager Chuck Howard says there are sometimes as many…

Foxconn Announces $10 Billion Investment in New Wisconsin Campus

ESTIMATED TO ESTABLISH 13,000 NEW JOBS IN THE STATE

(AP) WASHINGTON – Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest electronics manufacturing services provider, announced Wednesday that it will invest $10 billion by 2020 to build a world-class manufacturing campus in southeastern Wisconsin. The campus is expected to bring 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin and represents the largest new greenfield investment made by a foreign-based company in U.S. history. The announcement…

Walker with Trump for ‘Major Jobs Announcement’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump plans to make a “major jobs announcement for Wisconsin” as anticipation builds it will be about electronics giant Foxconn locating in the state. Walker tweeted about the Wednesday afternoon news conference at the White House. Wisconsin state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he is in Washington for what he…

Girls Have a Blast at Space Camp

Camp at UWS was Designed to Teach Girls About Careers in Aeronautics

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Girls from local high schools wrapped up a couple days of learning about space travel Tuesday at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. This aeronautics and space camp hosted by UWS’ Transportation and Logisitics Research Center taught the kids about opportunities for women in the space program. They even took time to launch homemade rockets Tuesday. And State Senator…

New Developments Could Be Coming to Ashland

A New Distillery, Brew Pub, and Outdoor Event Space Could Begin Construction Next Year

ASHLAND, Wis. – One of Ashland’s biggest hotels are seriously eyeing the waterfront for new development there. The Hotel Chequamegon has been a staple in Ashland for decades, and the owners now want to expand their business along the city’s lake shore. In addition to making improvements to the historic hotel, the owners are considering building a new distillery and…

Man Dies Fishing on Lake Superior

The Man was Reported Missing When He Didn't Come Back on Time

  ASHLAND, Wis. – An Ashland man died Friday while fishing on Lake Superior. According to Ashland County Sheriffs, the man, 62m went fishing by himself Friday and was supposed to return by 1:00 p.m. His truck and boat trailer were still parked at the Kreher Park boat landing. Around 5:00 p.m., a resident on Lake Park Road called 911…

Walker Declares State of Emergency for 17 Counties

MADISON, Wis. – Governor Scott Walker declared a State of Emergency, on July 21, for 17 counties following torrential rains that fell in western Wisconsin. Several counties will deal with potentially heavy rains once again Friday night. Gov. Walker, Adjutant General of the Wisconsin National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula, and Wisconsin DNR Deputy Secretary Kurt Thiede met…

3 Prison Staff Hurt in Attack by Inmate

The Oshkosh Correctional Institution, seen June 2, 2017 after lockdown went in effect the day before. (WLUK) OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Corrections officials say three security employees are recovering following an attack by an inmate at the state prison in Oshkosh. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections says the attack happened Thursday evening at the medium-security Oshkosh Correctional Institution. Injuries on…

Flooding Closes City, Causes Mudslides in Western Wisconsin

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ARCADIA, Wis. (KMSP) – Residents in western Wisconsin are dealing with mudslides and high water after rain caused significant flooding overnight Wednesday. Rain caused the Turton River to overflow its banks, flooding neighborhoods in Arcadia, a town of approximately 3,000 people. Several hundred residents voluntarily evacuated their homes and businesses early Thursday, the Associated Press reported. The Red Cross has…

Vietnam War Memorial Arrives in Twin Ports

Since 1996, 'The Wall That Heals' has Traveled to More Than 400 Towns and Cities Across the United States

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The City of Superior came alive earlier Wednesday to welcome a piece of history into the Northland. From now through Sunday, Twin Ports residents will have the chance to walk through time and remember those who served for our country in the Vietnam War. “Our men and women deserve the military rights of all things from beginning to…

Wisconsin Senate Budget Calls for $712 Million in Road Borrowing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Senate Republicans have taken the unusual step of introducing their own version of the state budget as a standoff with their Assembly counterparts over road funding continues. Republicans in both houses can’t agree on how to plug a $1 billion shortfall in the transportation fund. Senate Republicans want to borrow more money. Assembly Republicans want to…

Competitors to Gather for Lumberjack World Championships  

$50,000 in Prize Money Available

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) – Competitors are expected to gather in northern Wisconsin for the annual Lumberjack World Championships this week. The gathering in Hayward will showcase more than 20 events for world records in areas such as logrolling, chopping and pole climb. Over 100 competitors are set to vie for more than $50,000 in prize money. The event starts Thursday…

Heavy Rains Slow Wisconsin Timber Harvest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s logging industry is struggling to harvest wood because of the wet summer, leaving loggers with less money while they wait for work during better weather. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the last three months are among the five wettest on record in the state, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. Henry Schienebeck is…

Floods Causing Major Problems in Wisconsin

National Guard Called in to Help

MILWAUKEE -Historic flooding has forced businesses in Burlington to close while they wait for power to be restored but residents are upbeat as cleanup efforts begin. Bob Koldeway owns a bike shop in town and was spending the day Thursday mopping and drying the floor of his store after it flooded with more than two inches of rain Wednesday. Koldway…

Wisconsin Republicans Show Few Signs of Progress on Budget

Still Debating Funding for Road Projects

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders are showing no signs of progress on reaching a state budget deal. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Gov. Scott Walker met privately Wednesday to discuss how to break a budget impasse primarily focused on paying for roads. Vos left the meeting saying Assembly Republicans have accepted that…

Wisconsin’s Right-to-Work Law Upheld

Allows Employees to Not Join Unions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -A federal appeals court panel has upheld Wisconsin’s right-to-work law. The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers to pay union dues. Unions maintain the law enables nonunion members to receive free representation. Two chapters of the International Union of Operating Engineers filed a lawsuit last year alleging that amounts to an…

Drug Activity Prompted Lockdown of Wisconsin Prison

The Oshkosh Correctional Institution, seen June 2, 2017 after lockdown went in effect the day before. (WLUK) OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – Newly released documents show a nearly two-week lockdown at a Wisconsin state prison more than 50 miles southwest of Green Bay was the result of illegal drug activity involving dozens of inmates. WLUK reports that about 70 correctional officers…

Lawmaker: ’99 Percent’ Sure Craft Brewery Changes Dead

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Republican lawmaker says a proposal to require breweries and wineries to sell their products through distributors is going nowhere. Craft breweries were outraged last month when a memo emerged detailing a plan that would require breweries and wineries to work through distributors rather than sell their products on-site directly to customers. The brewers feared the…

Streets Flood in Madison

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) _ Heavy rain is causing flooding in some Wisconsin communities. Some vehicles were stuck on flooded streets in Madison and Kenosha. Fast, heavy rain caused the National Weather Service to issued flash flood warnings for the two communities through early Monday. City crews are working to clear sewer grates to alleviate flooding. Forecasters say about 6 inches…

Judge Orders Changes at Wisconsin Prisons by July 21

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A federal judge has ordered the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to make a series of changes at Wisconsin’s juvenile prisons to reduce the use of solitary confinement and pepper spray by July 21. U.S. District Judge James Peterson said in his order Monday that the changes will “drastically reduce the use of punitive restrictive housing, chemical…

Wisconsin Point Dunes Restoration Receives Over $1.3 Million from State

A total of $2.4 million in grants awarded

City of Superior MADISON, Wis. – Governor Scott Walker announced $2.4 million in grants to protect and improve the Great Lakes resources in Wisconsin’s coastal communities. Thirty-four grants will be used by local and state governments, regional planning commissions, universities, and non-profit organizations. The largest grant was received by the City of Superior for the Wisconsin Point Dunes Restoration Project…

Attorneys in Slender Man Case Argue for Sequestered Jury

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) _ A judge in Waukesha County has heard defense arguments on why jurors should be sequestered during the trial of one of two teens accused of stabbing a classmate to impress a fictitious character called Slender Man. Lawyers for 15-year-old Morgan Geyser say a sequestered jury is needed because of the publicity surrounding the case. The judge…

Wisconsin, Minnesota to Fight Invasive Species along River

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Decontamination units in Minnesota and Wisconsin will launch a multiday effort to stop numerous invasive species that threaten a river separating the two states. The Star Tribune reports that inspectors will staff six decontamination boats on the St. Croix River July 14 and July 15 to search for and get rid of invasive species including zebra mussels, Eurasian…

Man Arrested in Connection to Submerged SUV

Vehicle was Part of Shipment Bound for North Dakota

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A Kentucky man was arrested in connection to an SUV found in Superior Bay Friday. 38 year old Anthony Bowles of Louisville was arrested Caledonia, Wis. for Obstruction. According to the Douglas Co. Sheriff, Bowles dumped a GMC Yukon bound for a dealership in North Dakota, in the water near Conner’s Point. Bowles and another man were…

Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Returns to Superior

The camp is hosting a kickoff event Sunday

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Professional athletes are working together in Superior to help area youth improve their hockey skills. The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp is starting up on Monday, July 10 and running through Friday, July 14. The kick off event on Sunday, July 9 will feature a “Skate with the Pros,” coaches symposium and silent auction. Superior native and…

Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Washburn County

WASHBURN COUNTY, Wis. – A dead raven has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Washburn County, according to the Washburn County Health Department. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. “Finding the virus in birds indicates that West Nile virus may be present…

Wisconsin May Seek $341 Million From Feds

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin may request 10 times more than it traditionally gets in certain federal money for roads as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to end a state budget impasse. Walker outlined a proposal to Republican leaders on Wednesday that includes seeking federal money to finance bonding to keep southeast Wisconsin interstate projects on schedule. A memo…

Wisconsin Tribe Withholds State Payment over Casino Dispute

Stockbridge-Munsee tribe President Shannon Holsey delivers the annual State of the Tribes address at the state Capitol in Madison, April 4, 2017. (WLUK/Courtney Ryan) BOWLER, Wis. (AP) – Officials with the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe say they did not make a casino payment due to the state last month because of a dispute regarding another tribe’s expansion. A tribal official tells WLUK-TV…

Applebee’s: Big and Bold for the Summer

Cooking Connection: Grilling Favorites with Applebee's

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northland is beginning to feel the heat of Summer and many people are also heating up their grills. Applebee’s is doing just that as well. The restaurant has introduced its new Big and Bold Grill Combos at its locations throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. The New Big and Bold Grill Combos include: Grilled Shrimp Skewer with lemon…

Tourism Season Kicks Off in Bayfield

Area Is Expected to Be Busy Through Applefest Weekend in October

BAYFIELD, Wis. – Summer tourism is starting to take off along Lake Superior’s south shore. Every summer around the Fourth of July, tourism season kicks off in Bayfield and the surrounding area. Hundreds of visitors are hitting the water in Apostle Islands cruises and kayaking to sea caves on Lake Superior. As the summer continues, more visitors will start to…

Wisconsin Medicaid Budget Will Close with Balance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin health officials say the state’s Medicaid budget will finish the 2015-17 biennium $325 million in the black. The Department of Health Services sent a letter June 30 to leaders of the Legislature’s finance committee saying the budget is expected to finish fiscal year 2017 with a balance of $325 million. That’s about $5 million less…

State Asks Full Court to Review Dassey Ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State attorneys have asked a full federal appellate court to review a ruling overturning the conviction of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” documentary. Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in 2007 after he told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill photographer, Teresa Halbach. A federal judge overturned Dassey’s…

Wisconsin Scientists Improve Protein-Based Drug Stability

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Scientists at the a Wisconsin university have created a mineral coating that mimics bone and keeps protein-based drugs more stable. The Wisconsin State Journal reports protein-based drugs are used to treat bone disorders, kidney disease, wounds, arthritis, and cancer, but frequently degrade, which limits their therapeutic potential. University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists were inspired by a 2010…