Wisconsin

Essentia Health Gives Patient Update On Husky Refinery Explosion

Essentia Health officials say they have planned and prepared for an event like with training and drills.

DULUTH, Minn. – Five patients were taken to Essentia Health in Superior and five more to Essentia Health in Duluth. Of those five in Duluth, one person suffered a serious blast injury and the others had minor injuries. There were no fatalities. Hospital staff tell us they are happy to know that there weren’t as many injuries as initially thought, but it…

Making Spicy Barbacoa with Bucktales Cantina & Grill

Cooking Connection: Barbacoa

SUPERIOR, Wis. – As Spring weather enters the Northland several people will be out enjoying the temperatures and heading to Pattison State Park. Just a half a mile from the park is Bucktales Cantina & Grill. Owner Dee Morales showed FOX 21 how to make Barbacoa. His Shredded Beef Barbacoa is simmered in salsa roja, then topped with pico de…

Cooper Elementary Begins To Rebuild After Fire

The insurance company is working with the school to determine what exactly is salvageable.

SUPERIOR, Wis.  – A fire earlier this month has threatened the opening date for the newly constructed Cooper Elementary School in Superior. Now the district is trying to get back on track, starting with the cleaning process which started today. The District has contracted Paul Davis Restoration and they were already on school grounds today doing some of the initial…

More Medical Services Available in Ashland

St.Luke’s celebrated its new Chequamegon Clinic building on Wednesday, April 25th.

ASHLAND Wis.- The Ashland community now has better access to medical specialists. St.Luke’s celebrated its new Chequamegon Clinic building on Wednesday, April 25th. Medical professionals say the larger space has been a long time coming. The Chequamegon Clinic has been serving the Ashland community for over 40 years, now the new location offers new opportunities. The 7 million dollar, 22 thousand…

Walk through Ashland School District’s Phase Two Construction

Construction began last April after the $34 million referendum passed.

ASHLAND, Wis.- The Ashland School District is undergoing infrastructure renovations. Construction began last April after the $34 million referendum passed. FOX21’s getting a look at phase two of the project at the high school. You can see what used to be the high school’s exterior brick wall inside the new expanded cafeteria. Updated classrooms and a library, open up more natural…

Pence in Wisconsin for Fundraiser, tax Forum

The Fundraiser is $500 per Person

(AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence returns to Wisconsin to host a fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker while also touting the Republican tax overhaul at a forum with an official from Foxconn. The Pence events in Milwaukee on Wednesday mark his first return to the state since September. A group formed to promote President Donald Trump’s policies organized…

New Coffee Taphouse Opening In Superior

Empire Coffee's grand opening is scheduled for Monday, April 30.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Two business partners are combining their love for business and coffee by opening a new coffee shop in Superior. Empire Coffee is located in the growing district of North Tower at 1204 Tower Ave. There’s food and baked goods from Wednesday Bakery on the menu. The owners say the concept of Empire Coffee is a taphouse like…

Golfers Hit the Driving Range

After a long winter plenty of people were excited to finally hit some golf balls outdoors.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Spring’s late arrival in the Northland this year has a lot of golfers anxious to start playing. Now one area course has opened its driving range and there’s already a waiting list for tee times. Lots of golfers showed up at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior. It’s the first driving range around the area to open for…

Father Charged in Teen Son’s Shooting Death in Wisconsin

A Bail Hearing is set for Friday

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors in western Wisconsin have charged a father accused of fatally shooting his teenage son from Minnesota. Forty-two-year-old Kayle Fleischauer was charged Tuesday with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his 19-year-old son, Chase Fleischauer. Kayle Fleischauer is being held on $500,000 cash bond in the St. Croix County Jail. A bail hearing is set…

Dream job: Harley-Davidson interns get a free motorcycle

Harley's Given to Interns After Completing 12-Week Internship

MILWAUKEE-Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They’ll keep their bikes at the end of the 12-week internship. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker says it will…

UWS Recognizes Students In TRIO Programs

Students from Upward Bound, Student Support Services and McNair Scholars Program were celebrated for TRIO day.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – For students who are the first in their family to attend college or have disabilities TRIO programs assist them with their education. UWS celebrated those students who participate in TRIO programs. UWS future graduates and superior high school students were at the celebration. “I have students that come back to me and tell me I wouldn’t be…

Update on Cooper Elementary School Fire

The School District Plans to Have a new Opening Date by May 18

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior School District said in a release today that they hope to have an idea of the opening date for the new Cooper Elementary School building by May 18th. Currently, there are many hands on deck as manufacturers, cleaning crews, and architects work to get the interior of the building cleaned up and assessed for damage….

Wisconsin Unemployment Remains at Record-low 2.9 Percent

There Were Nearly Three Million People Working in the State in March

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s unemployment rate remains at a record-low 2.9 percent for a second month. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the rate for March remains unchanged from the 2.9 percent in February. That was its lowest level since July 1999. The report shows the state added 8,900 private sector jobs between February and March….

Old Carnegie Library To Become Co-Working Space

The Carnegie Library will be Superior's first co-working space.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Plans for the first co-working space in the city of Superior are moving along inside the old Carnegie Library. The Carnegie Library located on Hammond Avenue has been vacant since 1993. On Wednesday, locals filled the old library to see the vision for the future work space. Co-working spaces are becoming more popular. An architect based out of…

Northland Fishing Season Update

Duluth is one place ready to prove that a little ice won't get in the way and stop people from fishing.

DULUTH, Minn. – The fishing opener in Minnesota is May 12. A day many have been planning for to kick off their summer fishing season. But with Minnesota lakes still filled with ice, getting those boats out could be tough. But one shop in Duluth is showing us how it’s not too late to get a head start and is gearing…

Sammy’s Pizza Celebrates 64 Years with Discount and Donation

DULUTH, Minn. – Today, Sammy’s Pizza will be selling pies for a good cause. Celebrating 64 years, Sammy’s Pizza is looking to give back to the community. When customers who purchase any 14′” or larger pizza can buy a 12′” one-topping pizza for only 64 cents. On April 19, in honor of those who have served in the armed forces,…

Minnesota man Acquitted of Murder Charge in Death of UW Stout Student

Convicted of Battery in the Death of Student From Saudi Arabia

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin jury has convicted a Minneapolis man of battery in the death of a student from Saudi Arabia but acquitted him on a more serious murder charge. Cullen M. Osburn awaits sentencing July 13 for a potential maximum of eight years in the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi, a junior majoring in business administration at…

CASDA Officially Launches Pet Foster Program

Donations and Foster Families Needed as Program Launches, Gains Popularity

DULUTH, Minn. – On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by a partner in the United States, according to the National Center Against Domestic Violence. Officials say it can be difficult to escape an abuser, especially when animals are involved. However, a new program at The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) in Superior is looking…

Inmate Escapes Custody in Milwaukee

Stephenson Escaped While Being Transported

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Milwaukee Police Department and the Department of Corrections are searching for an escaped DOC Offender Anthony Stephenson. Stephenson escaped from the DOC Custody while being transported. Anthony is a 23-year-old black male weighing 155 pounds and standing 5’8. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of…

Volunteers Keep Historical Landmarks Functioning in the Northland

Northland Uncovered: Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s National Volunteer week across America and it’s volunteers that help keep our favorite historical landmarks running throughout the country. It’s easy to see Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center volunteer Debbie Ritzinger’s passion for her job. “I read the letters, I touch everything that comes in, I work with wonderful people,” said Ritzinger. Ritzinger has been…

First Witness Child Advocacy Center Hosts Fundraiser

Spring Splash raises money for the agency's efforts to educate and respond to child abuse

DULUTH, Minn. – First Witness Child Advocacy Center is celebrating its 25th year serving children in the Northland and around the world. On Friday, the agency hosted its Spring Splash fundraiser gala. Hundreds of community members came out to support for the work First Witness does in strengthening the community response to child abuse. Organizers say the gala is an important fundraiser…

Superior Fire Department Holds Swearing In Ceremony

Members of the Superior Fire Department celebrated promotions, as well as the beginning of new careers.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Fire fighters in Superior took a big step forward in their careers on Friday. The department celebrated with a swearing in ceremony on Friday afternoon. Some members received promotions to higher ranks, while others were taking their first steps towards serving the community. The crowd was full of proud family members. “It really has to be a source…

Authorities Continue to Investigate Cooper Elementary Fire

The Superior School District Says There are Still Many Unknowns

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior School District says that there are still many unknowns regarding the Sunday night and Monday morning Cooper Elementary School fire. At this time the exact dollar amounts of the damages is unknown, but the School District says they expect it will be more than $1.5 million. There is also no estimated time when the new Cooper…

Minneapolis man on Trial in UW-Stout Student Death

Alhahdi was a Junior Majoring in Business Administration at UW-Stout

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – A Minneapolis man is on trial in the beating death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia. The Leader-Telegram reports a jury was selected Tuesday for the trial of 28-year-old Cullen Osburn. He’s charged with felony murder and aggravated battery in the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. The 24-year-old student died from a brain…

Trump Administration Weighing Drug Testing for Food Stamps

The Administration Wants to Allow States to Tighten Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require mandatory drug testing for some food stamp recipients. If adopted, the plan would give a win to conservatives seeking to cut the safety net program. An administration official briefed on the plan says it would be narrowly targeted, applying mostly to people who are…

United States Mint Launches Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter

The Event is Being Held at Legendary Waters Resort in Red Cliff

RED CLIFF, Wis. – Legendary Waters Resort in Red Cliff is hosting The United States Mint and the National Park Service today for the launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter is the 42nd release in the Beautiful Quarters Program. The program was launched in 2009 with the…

Retirement Planning Week Prompts Simple Saving Tips

National Retirement Planning Week is April 9 - 13, Prompting Tips to Start Saving Now

DULUTH, Minn. – This week is National Retirement Planning Week, a week dedicated to helping American’s get their financial plans on track so that they can retire on their terms. Whether you’re a millennial just entering the workforce or a baby boomer transitioning into retirement, you may be surprised to learn some of the basic tips you should be implementing…

Humane Society of Douglas County to “Paws for Love”

The Fundraising Gala is Happening Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Yellowjacket Union in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Residents in the Twin Ports are invited to purchase tickets now through Friday, April 13 for the 12th Annual Paws for Love Fundraising Gala supporting the Humane Society of Douglas County in Superior. Tickets are on sale right now for $50 per person. This includes a fabulous dinner, musical entertainment and live and silent auctions as well…

Superior Public Library Expanding to Offer More Programs

This is the first time in nearly 25 years the library will undergo renovations.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Public Library is undergoing renovations to create more space for community members. This is the first update the library has received in nearly 25 years. Overall the project is halfway completed, work is underway for a new teen area, the children’s room is being expanded, and new carpeting. “We just hope to be able to offer…

Superior Receives First State of the City Address in Years

Mayor Jim Paine informed the community of his achievements and future plans.

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  For the first time since 2010 Superior receives State of the City Address. On Tuesday, Mayor Paine presented to the community his achievements over the past year and his future plans. Paine says it’s an honor to serve as Mayor and feels the public should be informed. Afterward, the packed crowd responded with applause. Mayor Paine says next…

Twin Ports Employers Visit WITC for Job Fair

In a 2016 survey, 72 percent of those employed were able to start their career in an occupation related to their training.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s been a big day for Northland job seekers. More than 60 Twin Ports employers gathered in Superior for a job fair on the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) campus. For many students the job fair is their first step into the door for a new job with an opportunity to give employers their resumes. Some of…

Bong Veterans Historical Center Celebrates Northland Heroes With Updated Exhibit

It's the first update of this magnitude since the museum opened 15 years ago.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior is updating one of its exhibits that celebrates the life of Maj. Richard “Dick” Bong. The Northland Heroes Exhibit is undergoing a multi-phase renovation. It’s the first update of this magnitude since the museum opened 15 years ago. The exhibit expands on Bong’s family history, shows exclusive artifacts and his…

Superior School District Speaks Out After Cooper Elementary School Fire

The district is waiting on investigation reports.

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- We’re learning new information about a fire at Cooper Elementary School in Superior that caused $1.5 million dollars in damage. Many questions remain unanswered like if the new Cooper building will still open in time for the next school year as planned. We know arson is not suspected and it’s believed the original fire started in a gym…

Wisconsin Town is Home to Carnegie Library and Presidential History

Northland Uncovered: Washburn Public Library

WASHBURN, Wis. – A library is often a place for community and that’s a constant across the country, including right here in the Northland. Some Wisconsinites even stop by their hometown library when they’re back in town just for a little reminder of home. A Carnegie Library isn’t a rare sight to see in the country, but one building stands…

State Pays out Nearly $600K to Settle UW-Madison Sexual Harassment Cases

The Largest Settlement, for $250,000, was in 2008

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state has paid nearly $600,000 over the last decade to settle allegations of sexual misconduct by University of Wisconsin-Madison employees. New documents obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show 20 sexual harassment cases have been filed against UW-Madison workers since 2008. Six cases led to payouts totaling $591,050. The largest…

Walker to Sign Nine Welfare Overhaul Bills Into law

Parents of School-Aged Children Will now Need to Work 30 Hours a Week to Receive Food Stamps

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign nine welfare overhaul bills into law that include increasing the work requirement for food stamp recipients and imposing it on parents for the first time. Walker planned to sign the bills Tuesday in Wausau, River Falls and Milwaukee. Republicans were united in support of the bills, saying the changes will…

Superior Cooper Elementary School Fire Update

The Cause of the Fire is Still Undetermined but Arson is not Suspected

SUPERIOR, Wis. – New information has come to light regarding the Sunday night and Monday morning fires at the Cooper Elementary School in Superior. Authorities say they believe the original Sunday evening fire started in the gym storage room and burned through a one inch flex rubber natural gas line. Gas that was flowing from the school’s boiler room reached…

Firefighters Battle Second Fire at Cooper Elementary School

School leaders had an evacuation plan ready in case the fire escalated.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A fire Sunday night caused an estimated $1 million in damage at the new Cooper Elementary School in Superior, a building that’s still under construction. The fire crews were out Monday, April 9, continuing their investigation when a second fire broke out. The old Cooper Elementary School is still being used right next door to where the fire…

Green Bay Vehicle-House Crash Injures Four; House Uninhabitable

Police are Continuing to Investigate the Incident.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Four people were injured when a car crashed into a house on Green Bay’s west side, pushing it almost a foot off its foundation and shearing off a gas line. Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Vanden Avond says the house was left uninhabitable after the Saturday afternoon incident. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that…

Weekend Head-on Crash in Town of Dane Kills Both Drivers

The Victims Names Were not Immediately Released

TOWN OF DANE, Wis. (AP) – A 35-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman are dead after a two-vehicle head-on crash in the Town of Dane. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says car driven by the man crossed the center line of Highway 113 and struck a van being driven by the woman about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Both drivers died at…

Earth Rider Brewery Gears Up for Beerfest in Superior

“We want to be Superior’s brewery.” -Frank Kaszuba, Director of Brewing Operations at Earth Rider Brewery

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Craft beer fans in the Twin Ports are getting excited for a big day in Superior this weekend. At Earth Rider Brewery in Superior they’re busy canning a new beer for stores, but they’re also gearing up for the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest. The festival is an annual event in Superior and this will be the first time…

Glenwood City School District Faculty Arrested for Sexual Communication with Juvenile

A Search Warrant was Conducted at his Home and Workplace.

GLENWOOD CITY, Wis. – A faculty member at Glenwood City School District was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of exposing a child to harmful material, one count of causing a child to view/listen to sexual activity, and one count of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime….

Voters Give Green Light for New Town of Superior Fire Hall

The public will be able to comment on the new building, April 17th.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The residents of the Town of Superior voted yes Tuesday night for a new fire hall for the amount of $1.8 million. The plan calls for the fire hall to be built behind the current fire hall, which is deteriorating . The fire chief says a new building is essential. “We’re very happy that the residents are happy and…

UWS Hosts Its Largest High School Math Competition

About 200 students competed in this year's math meet.

DULUTH, MINN. – The University of Wisconsin Superior hosted its largest High School Math Meet on Wednesday, April 4. It’s where 31 teams from 18 schools in the Northland compete in math tests ranging from algebra to trigonometry. Students have 15 minutes for each test. The winning team claims the top prize and bragging rights with a trophy. “It’s a…

Essentia Health Implements New Program for Sexual Assault Victims

The Essentia Health Superior Hospital has collaborated with the St Mary's Medical Center to start a new program for Sexual Assault Victims

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Essentia Health Superior Hospital is doing their part to end sexual assault by starting a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. The program was adopted from the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth to provide the same level of care no matter the location “Patients sometimes simply don’t have transportation over to Duluth and knowing that they are…

Superior Takes Action to End Sexual Assault

The Mayor of Superior issued a city and county proclamation to declare April Sexual Assault and Awareness Month

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Advocates, survivors, researchers, and allies all gathered this afternoon in superior to start a conversation and take a stand against sexual assault. .The forum was just the beginning of many events that will be held throughout the month as a way to support and combat one of the most under reported and heinous crimes in the community….

Bong Veterans Historical Center Enlists Stuffed Animals Into Military

Kids prepared to send their favorite stuffed animal to go through boot camp training.

The Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior hosted a boot camp where animals from all walks of life can enlist in different branches of the military. This is the inaugural Stuffie Boot Camp that welcomes stuffed animals like bears, gorillas and kangaroos. Kids prepared to send their favorite stuffed animal to go through boot camp training. They spent time coloring and…

Superior Public Library Adopting A Co-working Concept For Small Businesses

Developers eventually want to register the Superior Public Library with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – If you’e not familiar with a co–working concept, that will change soon and it’s going to develop in the old Superior Public Library. That library on Hammond Avenue functioned as just that until 1993, but now an architect based out of North Carolina will turn the Historical Carnegie Library into a small business hub. Part of the goal is to have small businesses start off…

Superior Elementary Parents Learn School District’s Emergency Procedures

Parents Learned How They Can Help Districts Prepare for Potential Violent Incidents

SUPERIOR, Wis. – A parent’s worst nightmare is an emergency at their kids’ school. Wednesday, parents at Superior Elementary Schools learned about the district’s plans for preventing violence and how they can help. Over the last year, the Superior School District has added new security measures and installed buzzer systems at the front doors of all their schools, and they’ve…

Kenny Wong’s Owners Retiring After Nearly 30 Years In Business

Kenny Wong's is located at 1901 Tower Ave. in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The people behind Kenny Wong’s restaurant in Superior are finally hanging up their aprons and chef’s hats after nearly three decades. Kenny Wong’s has been a longtime fixture for Chinese cuisine and Kenny says it’s now time to slow down. Retirement is calling his name and his last day will be May 12. He says it hasn’t hit him yet,…