Wisconsin

Juvenile In Custody After Threat To Superior High School

Police Believe No Threat Remains At Any Superior School

Threat sent out on Snapchat SUPERIOR, Wis. – A juvenile was taken into custody Sunday after a threat of violence at Superior High School. According to police, the threat was posted on social media. The photo above was submitted to FOX 21 by a family member of a Superior High School student who said her niece and her niece’s fellow students…

Fire Officials Remind to Check Smoke Detector Batteries This Weekend

According to fire officials, a majority of house fire related deaths are in houses with faulty smoke detectors

SUPERIOR, Wisc. –  Sunday is the day to set the clocks back for daylight saving time, which means it’s also an important time to check something else around the house. Fire officials say it’s time to change the batteries on those smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Experts say having a functioning smoke detector is a matter of life or…

Walker Signs Bill Aimed at Fentanyl Analogs

Bill Crackdowns on Opioids and Fentanyl in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill aimed at deadly opioids known as fentanyl analogs. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid far more powerful than heroin, and its analogs have slight variants in the chemical makeup. They have been blamed for a spike in overdoses around Wisconsin. The bill Walker signed was passed just Thursday night in the…

Hunting Age Limit Set to be Removed in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Assembly Passes Bill Which Removes Age Limit

MADISON, Wis.-Residents of any age, no matter how young, could legally hunt in Wisconsin under a bill the state Assembly passed that eliminates the state’s minimum hunting age. Currently, a resident must be at least 12 years old to purchase a hunting license or hunt with a gun unless they’re participating in a mentored hunt. Children as young as 10…

Sclavi’s Italian Restaurant Features Breaded Pork Chop as Special

Cooking Connection: Breaded Pork Chop, Butternut Squash Risotto, Tomato Salad

SUPERIOR, Wis. – For this week’s Cooking Connection FOX 21 was back in the kitchen with Sclavi’s Italian Restaurant and Bar. Owner Anthony Sclavi showed FOX 21 how to make a breaded pork chop with fresh rosemary, butternut squash risotto with gorgonzola, and a tomato salad. Sclavi’s is located at 1006 Tower Ave. in Superior, WI. They are open Wednesdays…

ACA Enrollment Starts Today: Here’s What to Look For

A new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help will greet health insurance shoppers as the Affordable Care Act’s main enrollment window opens Wednesday. Also in store: Befuddlement. “Confusion seems to be one of the key words to describe what we’re facing now,” said Nicolas Moriello, a Delaware-based broker. Among the things Moriello has found he needs to clear…

Great Outdoors: North Country Trail

The Longest Trail In The Nation Runs Right Through The Northland

NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL, Minn. & Wisc. — The North Country Trail is the longest trail in the Nation! It was created back in 1980 and it passes through 12 National Forests. Did you know that this historic trail winds right through our backyard, Northland? 4,600 miles it spans from Vermont to North Dakota, while passing through both Minnesota and Wisconsin….

The Spirit Room Pairs Beer with Halloween Candy

The Spirit Room experiments with the beer and candy combinations

  SUPERIOR, Minn. – Halloween isn’t only for the kids. The Spirit Room in Superior hosted the Beer and Candy Tasting event this Halloween. They paired several kinds of local beer with a bit of Halloween candy, in an effort to find some unique tastes. “This kind of brings a new level of seeing what kind of flavors can be…

Wisconsin Committee Passes Bill Limiting Access to Police Body Cams

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A bill making it more difficult for the public to view footage taken on police body cameras is headed to Wisconsin Assembly for a vote. The Assembly criminal justice committee passed the measure on an 8-4 vote Tuesday, making it available for the full Assembly to take action last this month. The proposal would prohibit police…

Legislative Committee Approves Lifting Mining Ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A legislative committee has signed off on a Republican bill that would end Wisconsin’s nearly 20-year ban on gold, silver, and nickel mining. Wisconsin lawmakers passed a bill in 1998 that requires sulfide mining applicants to prove a similar mine has operated in North America for 10 years without causing pollution and a similar mine has…

Three Dead in Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

RADISSON, Wis. – The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office reports two adults and one child are dead after possible carbon monoxide poisoning. Deputies responded to the call on Sunday, Oct. 29 just before 11:30 a.m., at the report of three unresponsive people at a residence located on Highway 27/70 in Radisson. First responders arrived to find the three victims, who have…

Wisconsin Girl Scouts Create Small Food Pantry

(Wisconsin State Journal) DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) – Girl Scouts in southern Wisconsin are stocking the shelves of a small food pantry they created. The Wisconsin State Journal reports a seven-member Girl Scouts troop largely funded the installation of the Little Free Pantry box outside Christ Lutheran Church in DeForest. The wooden box is a place where community members can pick…

2018 Superior Days Just Around The Corner

Leaders and Residents Meet To Kick Off Legislative List

SUPERIOR, Wis- Superior leaders and residents are making a list, getting ready to head to the statehouse in a few months, to ask for legislative changes. In February, hundreds of people from 5 northwest Wisconsin counties will head down to Madison. There they will lobby for the top legislative issues deemed most important in northwest Wisconsin. During last year’s superior…

Sclavi’s Italian Restaurant & Bar Introduces New Menu Items

Cooking Connection: Braised Cauliflower

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Sclavi’s Italian Restaurant and Bar is has made a few menu tweaks, so FOX 21 worked in the kitchen with them in this week’s Cooking Connection. Owner Anthony Sclavi showed FOX 21 how to make braised cauliflower. This is a healthy and vegan dish. Sclavi’s is located at 1006 Tower Ave. in Superior, WI. They are open…

St. Croix Inn to Hold Diabetes Fundraiser

ATV Poker Ride for Research

SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. – This weekend the St. Croix Inn is hosting their 1st Annual Diabetes Fundraiser. All money raised from the event will go to diabetes research. There will be an ATV Poker ride on Saturday, October 28, 2017. At the end of the day riders are invited to meet in the “Diggers” lakeside lounge and enjoy music, food…

Superior Farmers Market Closes for Season

Superior's Downtown Farmers Market closes for the winter season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Today was the final day of the season for the Superior Downtown Farmers Market. This summer the market moved to Banks Avenue due to road construction at the previous location. Thanks to Northlanders shopping local it was still another successful season for the market. “They are incredibly supportive; they are complimentary about the produce farmers bring, complimentary about…

Walker: Forestry HQ Moving to Rhinelander by Jan. 1

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says the Department of Natural Resources’ forestry operations will move from Madison to Rhinelander. The governor announced Wednesday that the forestry headquarters will be housed in a DNR service center in the northern Wisconsin city. Members of the forestry leadership team will move into the facility by Jan. 1. The rest of the…

Wisconsin DNR Board OKs Process to Drop Elk Hunt Population Quota

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin state Department of Natural Resources’ board has authorized the agency to start working toward dropping population restrictions barring an elk hunt. The DNR has been importing elk from Kentucky to bolster a herd in Ashland County and establish a second herd in Jackson County with the ultimate goal of setting up a hunting season….

Sargento Foods Expanding in Wisconsin

HILBERT, Wis. (AP) – Sargento Foods is expanding in eastern Wisconsin for the fourth time in the past decade. WLUK-TV reports that the company is adding 40,000 square feet and 150 jobs to its Hilbert location. The Hilbert location currently employs about 300 people. A company spokeswoman says the company is expanding to meet the growing demand for natural cheese….

‘Making a Murderer’ Attorneys Say New Evidence Warrants Another Trial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Attorneys for a Wisconsin man convicted of homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” are asking a circuit court to reconsider a prior ruling rejecting a request for a new trial. The motion for reconsideration filed on behalf of Steven Avery in Manitowoc County Monday says the latest request is based…

Superior’s Hampton In Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Hotel Competes With Duluth Hotels

SUPERIOR, Wis- Monday, the City of Superior is celebrating a newly built Hampton Inn. The hotel is located on highway 53 across from the Perkins. This is the third hotel in superior owned by Oliver companies which also owns nearby the Holiday Inn and Barkers Island Inn. Company officials tell us they’re finding new ways to compete with hotels in…

Area Goodwills hold Halloween sales

The Goodwill stores have discounts on costumes and halloween supplies

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is just around the corner, and many folks still haven’t picked out their costumes yet. So, if you need some help, Goodwill stores in the Twin Ports area might be a nice stop. The stores are packed with Halloween gear, and right now those items are up to 50 percent off. “We have that unique, one…

Wisconsin Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28

WISCONSIN – On Saturday, Oct. 28, the public is invited to safely dispose of their unwanted medications, both prescription and over-the-counter to Drug Take Back locations across the state. Drug Take Back Day is a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies, to help bring focus to the issues of prescription painkiller…

Crandon Officer Uses ‘Deadly Force’ During Struggle

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) – Crandon police say an officer has used “deadly force” during a struggle following a traffic stop. Authorities say the officer stopped a vehicle about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and a struggle began with a man inside. State Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos says the man died after the officer fired his weapon. The DOJ is investigating…

Douglas County Historical Society Celebrates Halloween with Movies and Play

Historical Society Hosts Vintage Movie Night and One-Woman Show

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Halloween is just about a week away and the Douglas County Historical Society is celebrating with two fun events. The first is the Annual Monsterrific Halloween Movie Night being held Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. The vintage movie night will feature popcorn, punch, cookies and candy. All of this is free to attend. Second, the historical…

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Calls Republicans Terrorists

Republicans are now demanding an apology

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is calling three fellow Republicans “terrorists” over how they negotiated the state budget with Gov. Scott Walker. Vos made the comment in an interview aired Sunday, on the program “Up Front with Mike Gousha,” which aired on WISN-TV Vos was referring to a deal Walker cut…

Faith Community Steps Up For Family Dealing With ALS

Co-workers host fundraiser to help pay ALS medical expenses.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Sunday staff at the Catholic Diocese of Superior, went the extra mile to help support the Strugala family. Adam Strugala is one of their co-workers and his wife, Halina was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Currently ALS has no cure, but can be slowed down. Medical expenses for the Strugala family, quickly rack up….

Northland Celebrates Superior Spooktacular

A very Superior Spooktacular Saturday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.– Halloween is right around the corner and many locals gathered for a spooky fun filled day at the Superior Spooktacular. Although it rained on the parade, spirits were still high. Local organizations and groups handed out candy, as on-goers enjoyed watching spooky floats. Afterwards FOX 21 had an inside interview with some of the performers. “My favorite part…

Superior Spooktacular Features Fun for Entire Family

Event to Host Parade and Pumpkin Patch

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend Northlanders will be filling Superior to get in on some spooky fun for the whole family. The Superior Spooktacular will be on Saturday, October 21. This one-day event has spooky fun activities for the whole family including the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Patch featuring vendors, kids activities and more. The parade begins at 11 a.m….

125 Years in Prison for Trucker Who Assaulted Children

OCONTO, Wis. (WLUK) – An Oconto County trucker was sentenced Thursday to 125 years in prison for sexually assaulting five children and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors say Rodney Enneper, took five different children on trips in his truck. The criminal complaint then describes a variety of sexual assaults during the course of several years. The 11 sexual assaults counts…

Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in September

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ticked up in September, increasing 3.4 percent to 3.5 percent. The state Department of Workforce Development reported the employment information on Thursday. It remains below the national unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. The state gained 5,900 private sector jobs between August and September. Workforce Development Secretary Ray Allen says the 2.5 million people…

Wisconsin Senate Committee OKs Hemp Farming Bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Senate’s agriculture committee has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate. The bill would set up state licenses for farmers looking to grow industrial hemp. People with…

LCO Tribe Renews Agreement with Enbridge

(Garret Ellison | MLive)HAYWARD, Wis. – The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board passed a resolution approving an agreement with Enbridge Energy Partners during their Tuesday, Oct. 11 meeting, according to the DrydenWire.com. This new 25-year agreement allows Enbridge the right-of-way for two existing pipelines that cross over three miles of the southwestern corner of the reservation. The two lines…

Superior Salon Raises Support for Mentor Superior

Friday: A Black and White Affair

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Since 2011, Mentor Superior has been supporting youth across the bridge by partnering them with an adult to share some positive community experiences with. Now, Trends Day Spa and Salon is looking to give back to that program. The Black and White Affair is 6-9 p.m. on October 20 at Barker’s Island Inn. There will be food,…

Wisconsin Board Talks About Foxconn Deal, No Vote

(AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The leaders of Gov. Scott Walker’s job creation agency met behind closed doors again to discuss contract negotiations with Foxconn Technology Group but didn’t take any action. The electronics giant wants to build a flat-screen manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant. Walker signed a $3 billion incentives package for the company last month. The Wisconsin Economic…

Bill Bars UW Employees from Working at Planned Parenthood

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – University of Wisconsin employees would no longer be allowed to work part-time at Planned Parenthood under a bill supported by anti-abortion advocates that’s up for a public hearing. The Republican-backed measure to be heard by the state Senate’s health committee pits anti-abortion forces against the university and medical community. The measure would prohibit UW employees from…

Superior celebrates the new Poplar Wetland Basin

The wetlands are designed to naturally treat polluted storm water runoff

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The City of Superior celebrated the New Poplar Wetland Basin with an open house on Monday. The community was invited to come and learn more about the wetland area, which is designed to receive some of the city’s storm water runoff. The basin is meant to naturally remove pollutants that get picked up by storm water. “The…

Walker Tells NFL Players to Stop Anthem Protests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect for the flag and veterans. Walker says players should drop the “divisive…

Football fans come out for the border battle

Green Bay Packers squared off against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis

DULUTH, Minn. – Vikings and Packers fans were glued to their television sets on Sunday for the first border battle of the season. The Minnesota Vikings squared off against the Green Bay Packers at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. As always, the fans enjoy coming out as the rivalry rages on. “We all love the Vikings here, and they…

CEO Talks About Why Superior Kestrel Plant Hasn’t Been Built

Alan Klapmeier Says Broken State Promises Are to Blame for The Aircraft Plant Not Being Built

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The CEO of Kestrel is blaming broken promises by the State of Wisconsin for the delay in the creation of a plant in Superior. Meanwhile, the state is moving forward with legal action against Kentrel Aircraft. The state says the company is in serious default on millions of dollars in loans that were supposed to be used…

Masquerade Ball Supports Harbor House Crisis Shelters

Saturday: Angels and Demons Masquerade Ball

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend some folks in the Twin Ports will be dressing up for Halloween and a good cause. Rev. Barbara Certa-Werner visited FOX 21 to chat about the upcoming Angels and Demons Masquerade Ball. The night of music and fun benefits the Harbor House Crisis Shelters. The event is taking place on Saturday, October 14 at 6:30…

Apple Lovers Flock to Erickson Orchards and Country Store

Bayfield Apple Festival will Run Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 6 - 8

BAYFIELD, Wisc. – This weekend thousands are making their way to Bayfield, Wisconsin, as the community will once again host their 56th Annual Apple Festival. The Bayfield Chamber of Commerce predicts nearly 60,000 visitors to make their way through the town during the three day festival. With all the hustle and bustle comes excitement from the Erickson family. Erickson Orchards…

Craft Sale Benefits Local Food Shelves

Saturday: Annual HCE Craft Sale

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend you can collect some cool crafts for a good cause. The HCE (Douglas County Association for Home and Community Education) Annual Craft Sale is Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. You can find it at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds in the multipurpose building, which is located at 4700 Tower Ave.,…

Judge Orders Spectrum Brands to Pay $1.9M in Civil Penalties

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin-based consumer products company has been ordered to pay $1.9 million in civil penalties for waiting to report a defect in coffee carafes that resulted in injuries to nearly 70 people, and for continuing to sell the carafes even after they were recalled. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that U.S. District Judge William Conley issued…

Wisconsin Municipalities Providing $764M for Foxconn Project

RACINE, Wis. (AP) – The municipalities where Foxconn Technology Group plans to build a massive manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin are providing $764 million to help complete the project. The Journal Sentinel reports that officials in Mount Pleasant and Racine County say their contribution will be repaid through taxes generated by the project and no taxes will be raised. Foxconn…

Wisconsin Assembly Committee to Consider Body Camera Limits

Could Lead to Body Camera Footage Being Withheld

MADISON, Wis.-Most police body camera video footage would be withheld from the public in Wisconsin under a bill up for a hearing in an Assembly committee. The Republican-backed measure is before the Assembly’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday. Supporters say they’re trying to establish reasonable statewide standards for when body cam video is made public, while being…

Walk With Walker Returns To Northland

Spreading The Message Of Health And Fitness In A Nature Trail Walk With The Public

CABLE, Wis. — The “Walk with Walker” campaign is once again in the Northland. It’s goal is to spread the message of health and fitness throughout the state. For the 61st time, many people walked along side First Lady Tonette Walker Wednesday morning. The walk took place on the North Country Trail, which is the longest in the nation. They…