Wisconsin

Rittenhouse Jury To Resume After Fresh Mistrial Request

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The jury in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial was to move into the third day of deliberations Thursday, even as its request to re-watch video in the case sparked another bid from his attorneys for a mistrial. Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys say the defense received an inferior copy of a key video from prosecutors. Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi told…

Superior Man Now Federally Charged In Twin Ports Day-Long Crime Spree

Federal charges have now been filed against a Superior man who is accused of a wild and dangerous crime spree through the Twin Ports. Cody Walker-Nelson, 30, is federally charged with attempted bank robbery and multiple gun crimes. The indictment says, in part, that Walker-Nelson attempted to rob the Associated Bank in Superior on Oct. 1 while brandishing a firearm…

Ruth House Reopens in Superior as Cold Temps Settle In

Donations of Money, Coats, Sleeping Bags, and Food Items Are Appreciated

SUPERIOR, Wis. – With temperatures overnight dipping to 30 degrees and colder, the Ruth House in Superior has reopened its doors for those in need of a warm, safe place to stay. Check-in time at the shelter goes from 8 – 9:30 p.m. nightly…with check-out time being at 8 a.m. Currently, the staff is seeing many people coming in who…

Air Travel in Wisconsin Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin airports are returning to pre-pandemic traffic levels as the busy holiday season gets underway. Dane County Regional Airport has seen traffic increase every month this year since the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available. At Milwaukee County’s Mitchell International Airport the number of flights during Thanksgiving week is expected to be up 50% compared to last…

Jury To Begin Deliberations at Kyle Rittenhouse Murder Trial

(Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool) KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Jurors are set to begin deliberating Tuesday at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial after two weeks of testimony in which they were given starkly different portrayals of his actions the night he shot three men on the streets of Kenosha. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse was a “wannabe soldier” who provoked a…

UMD Police Officers Now Sporting Body Cameras, UWS to Follow in 2022

Both Police Chiefs say, holding officers, as well as civilians accountable, is important in even the safest of environments.

DULUTH/SUPERIOR- For the first time UMD’S Police Department has gotten body-worn cameras this year. This as the police chief across the bridge at the University of Wisconsin Superior also announced they’re set to receive body cameras in February of 2022. “It was something that we wanted to do for quite some time,” UMD Police Chief Sean Huls said. After several…

Spooner Middle School Remains Closed as “Epoxy-like Oder” Still Present in Building

SPOONER, Wis. – On Monday the Spooner School District provided an update on the “epoxy-like odor” identified in the middle school building last Wednesday that forced an evacuation of all students and staff. According to a news release, the odor “continues to to be present in three areas of the building today” which has caused the Superior Fire Department to…

As Rittenhouse Trial Winds Down, Jury Set To Deliberate

(Mark Hertzberg /Pool Photo via AP) KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys were set to make closing arguments Monday at Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial in the shootings of three men during street unrest in Wisconsin, the last word before a jury begins deliberating in a case that underscored Americans’ bitter divisions on issues of guns, protests and policing. Rittenhouse, 18, of Antioch,…

‘Product Used in Utility Work’ Being Investigated in Spooner Middle School Illness-Causing Odor Incident

The Spooner Area School District announced Friday that in-person instruction will not resume at Spooner Middle School until they complete the investigation.

SPOONER, Wis.- The Spooner Area School District announced Friday that in-person instruction will not resume at Spooner Middle School until they complete an investigation into an illness-causing odor which sent students and staff home Wednesday. Since the evacuation didn’t allow students to gather computers, materials, or other devices before leaving the building, families will be able to pick up materials…

Superior Fire Department Gets a New Ladder Truck

SUPERIOR, Wis.- With the help of City Officials, the Superior Fire Equipment Committee, and local businesses, the Superior Fire Department got a new $1.3 million ladder truck. The new truck weighs 87,000 pounds and has a 101-foot aerial ladder, making it the largest rig at the Superior Fire Department. The new rig took almost two years to design and build…

24 Students, 20 Staff Members Received Medical Treatment Following Spooner Middle School Evacuation

SPOONER, Wis. – The Spooner School District says a total of 44 people have received medical treatment following an evacuation of the Spooner Middle School Wednesday morning due to a strong epoxy-like odor in the building. According to school officials, 24 students and 20 staff members have received treatment for their symptoms. Two students were transported to a medical facility…

Bong Historical Center Receives $10,000 For Disabled Veterans

Cenovus energy which owns the superior refinery formerly known as husky donated $10,000 to the bong museum.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — On Wednesday the Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior has landed a big donation to help send disabled vets on summer trips to the boundary waters. Cenovus energy which owns the superior refinery formerly known as husky donated $10,000 to the bong museum. The money will fund two summer canoe trips to the BWCA for seven veterans…

Local Bakeries are Getting Ready with Holiday Treats

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Not only is it National Vanilla Cupcake Day, but local bakeries are getting ready for the holiday season with fall and winter-themed treats. Twisted Pastries Coffeehouse in Superior has an assortment of cupcakes, using vanilla batter as a base in their recipes. Classic vanilla, lemon raspberry vanilla, and chocolate vanilla are all big hits for cupcake lovers. The…

NFL Fines Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Allen Lazard for Violating League COVID-19 Rules

(FOX 9/Fox TV Digital Team) – The NFL has fined the Green Bay Packers $300,000 and franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers as well as wide receiver Allen Lazard $14,500 each for violating the league’s COVID-19 rules. The move follows controversial comments Rodgers made last week about why he didn’t get vaccinated for COVID-19, despite previously saying publicly that he was “immunized.”…

Students, Staff Evacuated at Spooner Middle School Due to Strong “Epoxy-like” Odor

SPOONER, Wis. – Students and staff at the Spooner Middle School were evacuated Wednesday morning after a “strong epoxy-like odor” was detected in the building and surrounding grounds. School District officials say the odor was detected around 8:40 a.m. when some faculty members and students began experiencing discomfort from the smell. As a precaution, the building was evacuated around 9:10…

$100 Million Will Be Directed To Expand Broadband Internet in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state will direct $100 million in additional funding to expand broadband internet in Wisconsin. The latest round of grants is part of the recently passed $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill. The legislation provides $65 billion to expand broadband coverage nationwide. “Whether it’s going to school, working from home, or running a small business, broadband is…

Superior School District on New FDA Vaccine Approval

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Although the FDA recently approved Pfizer vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, no COVID-19 protocols are changing just yet for the Superior School District. The school district will not require eligible students at the elementary level to get vaccinated until mandated by the state of Wisconsin. However, they will continue to practice safe social distancing protocols, including…

Ashland Police Department Nearly Moved Into Renovated Police Headquarters

"It's very crowded. There's not a lot of room," Morland says.

ASHLAND, Wisc. — After nearly 50 years of conducting their operations in the basement of city hall, the Ashland police department finally has a new station. “This used to flood. So we would be conducting interviews with suspects or sexual assault victims and we would be sitting in water,” Ashland Police Department Lieutenant, Scott Morland says. For nearly five decades…

Local Fire Departments Talk National Crash Responder Safety Week

TWIN PORTS – Today kicks off National Crash Responder Safety week, and local fire departments are spreading awareness as there is a growing number of fatalities involving roadside first responders. A first responder is killed almost every week while trying to clear a roadway crash incident in the United States. 51 traffic and crash responders have been killed by ongoing…

Rivet Run 5k Helps Support Pattison State Park

SUPERIOR, Wis. — More than 50 people came together for the Rivet Run/Walk 5k at Pattinson State Park, which is home to Wisconsin’s tallest free standing waterfall. Proceeds raised by the runners and organizers is helping give back to maintain the place they love so much. Pattison State Park was established in 1920, and features almost 1,500 acres of woods…

Warm Fall Weekend Perfect Chance for Many to Check Out Amnicon Falls

DULUTH, Minn.- Plenty of locals and out-of-towners took advantage of the warm fall weather to check out the sights and sounds of Amnicon Falls. FOX 21 Photojournalist Adam Jagunich takes us there. Categories: Environment, Features, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News, Wisconsin Tags: Adam Jagunich, Amnicon Falls, Amnicon Falls State Park

Superior Police Investigating Two Separate Robberies Within 24 Hours

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior police say they are investigating two unrelated robberies that happened within a 24 hour period in Superior earlier this week. According to the Superior Police Department, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Walgreens located on 2015 Tower Avenue around 11 p.m. Wednesday. An employee told officers that a white male had been…

Manufacturers Sue Over Federal Vaccine Mandates for Workers

DARIEN, Wis. (AP) – Two Wisconsin manufacturers are among those suing to block the Biden administration from instituting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private-sector workers. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Darien-based Tankcraft Corp. and Plasticraft Corp. The lawsuit challenges the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses with 100…

Rittenhouse Juror Dismissed After Joke About Blake Shooting

(Mark Hertzberg /Pool Photo via AP) KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A juror in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial was dismissed Thursday after a court security officer reported that the man told a joke about the police shooting of Jacob Blake, which set off protests in the Wisconsin city where Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three people. Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce…

Two Dogs Die After Mobile Home Fire in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, a mobile home in East Superior caught fire, leaving two dogs dead. Superior’s Station 3 fire crew responded to the scene on the 4900 block of Bay Drive, where flames were shooting out of the home’s windows. Eventually, all three stations were called to the scene and remained on site until 2 a.m….

Report: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Tests Positive for COVID-19

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Fox 9) – Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to a report by Tom Pelissero, NFL Network reporter. Sources: #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for Sunday’s game against the #Chiefs. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 3, 2021 Rodgers…

Two Dogs Die in Superior Mobile Home Fire

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A mobile home in Superior was completely destroyed and two dogs were killed in a fire that broke out late Tuesday night. Superior fire crews were dispatched to 4920 Bay Drive around 11:09 p.m. on reports of a structure fire. According to the Superior Fire Department, when crews arrived at the scene they found a mobile home…

Deer Processors Ready For Upcoming Hunting Season

The meat processing fee is $110. 

POPLAR, Wis. — Meat processing plants around the Northland are gearing up for the upcoming Minnesota and Wisconsin firearm hunting seasons. “We start with the bear season so that’s pretty fast and furious. Then it cuts back a little for the bow season. We take both from Minnesota and Wisconsin,” Hursh Meat Processing Owner, Robert Hursh says. With bow season…

COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Ready for Children in Wisconsin Later This Week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health care providers and other coronavirus vaccine distributors in Wisconsin say they could have doses that are ready to be administered to younger children by the end of the week. On Tuesday, a special advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet to consider recommendations for administering the Pfizer vaccine to younger…

New Boutique Opens in Superior

The mother-daughter-run boutique also has home decor with weekly transitions as they gear up for the holidays.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — A new boutique is open in Superior. “We just want it to be kind of like an experience when you walk into the door,” Kindred Stone & Co Part Owner, Jami Konkler says. Kindred Stone and Co first opened their doors in early October. “Whether you’re here for a gift or clothing for yourself or somebody else….

Wisconsin Gun Dealers Continue to Struggle with Ammo Shortage

Gun Dealers Report Ammo Continues to be in Short Supply

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin gun dealers continue to struggle with keeping shelves stocked with ammunition. Supply chain disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic and increased demand for guns and ammunition have left shelves empty in some cases. And when a shipment does arrive at local gun stores, ammunition is quickly snapped up. The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates about 8.4…

Judge Hopes to Seat Kyle Rittenhouse Jury Within a Day

Rittenhouse Could Face Life in Prison if Convicted of one of the Homicide Counts Against Him

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has begun with the challenging task of seating jurors who haven’t already made up their minds about the man who shot three people, killing two, during a violent night of protests last summer. Rittenhouse was 17 when he traveled from his home in Illinois, just across the Wisconsin border, during protests…

Northland Community Comes Out for Superior Spooktacular Parade

SUPERIOR, Minn.- Cartoon characters and candy brought the community to Hughitt Avenue in Superior for the 6th Annual Superior Spooktacular Parade. Crowds of people came together in costumes to join in on the fun. And organizers are glad for the parade’s return after not doing it last year due to the pandemic. The Superior Fire Department and Sterling Silver dancers,…

Trick Or Treat At Fairlawn Mansion

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Fairlawn Mansion in Superior opened its front doors for a Halloween trick or treat event Thursday and Friday. Kids and families can go up the front steps and get candy, while being able to wander the first floor and look around the mansion. Staff says the front doors aren’t opened often to preserve their history and…

UW System To Follow Vaccine Order for Federal Contractors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin System says it will comply with an executive order issued by President Biden that requires federal contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Biden’s order has convinced colleges across the country to institute vaccine requirements, even in some conservative states where governors and legislators oppose mandates. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the…

Wisconsin Lawmakers To Send Anti-abortion Bills to Governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly is poised to give final approval to a package of anti-abortion bills that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is all but certain to veto. Final approval on Wednesday of the bills designed the reduce the number of abortions in the state comes after the state Senate, also controlled by Republicans, passed the measures…

Officials Hope ‘WICsconsin Enrollment Week’ Helps More Sign Up For Assistance

WIC provides info on health nutrition, breastfeeding, and more, as well as money for certain nutrient-rich foods.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- This week across the state of Wisconsin, community agencies are helping expecting and current mothers, and other legal guardians of kids under five sign up for the Women, Infants and Children, or “WIC”, assistance program. WIC provides info on health nutrition, breastfeeding, and more, as well as money for certain nutrient-rich foods. Eligibility and the amount of money…