Wisconsin

KYN: Superior Public Library Grand Reopening

The library has been around for 130 years and staff tell us they are happy with this recent makeover.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – When was the last time you stopped by the superior public library to check out your favorite book? Well now you’ll have even more reasons to visit. Kay Fredrickson has lived in superior for 20 years. She’s been coming to the superior public library for nearly the same amount of time. “I belong to the book club,”…

Barker’s Island Restoration Project Moving Along

The project is a collaboration with the Wisconsin DNR, City of Superior, and Area of Concern partners. 

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Barker’s Island Beach is closed as restoration work is underway to reduce levels of E. coli. City leaders believe the restoration project will help more people enjoy Barker’s Island. The goal of the project is to remove sources that potentially contribute to the E. coli levels including storm runoff, waterfowl, and trash. Over 17 hundred feet of trail will be…

Construction and Classes Underway at Superior High School

On Monday, September 10th the Superior High School held it's first day after renovations.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s the first day of school at the Superior High School and also the first time students and teachers are seeing the multi-million dollar changes to classrooms. Construction is still underway but right now staff and students are getting to know the revamped space after a summer packed full of construction. The halls are packed full of life….

Duluth Drag Race & Car Show

Anywhere from 5,000- 10,000 thousand fans will be around during the two-day event.

DULUTH, Minn. The 11th Annual KIA of Duluth Drag Race & Car Show is racing back to the streets of the Northland on Garfield Avenue. You’ll see more than 300 fast cars and about half of them will be part of drag races based on class. Anywhere from 5,000- 10,000 thousand fans will be around during the two-day event. A new year…

Superior Library Grand Reopening

The Superior Public Library has about 150 thousand items including books, DVDs and CDs.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – When was the last time you stopped by the Superior Public Library to check out your favorite book? Well now you’ll have even more reasons to visit. After going through eight months of renovations, the Superior Public Library is showing off its new look. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by murals featuring Superior’s history….

Walk Through History this Saturday in Superior

The Douglas County Historical Society is Presenting the 4th Annual Living History Walking Tour

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s time once again for Superior’s past to come to life as the Douglas County Historical Society is proud to present the 4th Annual Living History Walk Saturday, September 8. The event is taking place at Greenwood Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Talented re-enactors will be portraying real-life characters from the Twin Port’s past, and developing a connection with…

Evers Stops in Superior

DFL WI Governor Candidate Talks at Thirsty Pagan

SUPERIOR, Wis.-A Democratic candidate for the governor’s race in Wisconsin was in Superior tonight. Tony Evers addressed future voters at Thirsty Pagan. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction was joined by his running mate Mandela Barnes and also by former longtime Senator Bob Jauch. “I know not everybody in this room voted for me, I’m not going to ask you to…

Golf Scramble to Benefit Gordon Good Neighbor Days

The Golf Scramble is Happening Sunday, September 9

GORDON, Wisc. – Folks looking to enjoy the golf course and beautiful fall-like weather the Northland is experiencing have the chance to do so Sunday, September 9 in Gordon, Wisconsin. The Best Ball Golf Scramble will kick off at Forest Point Golf Course at 10:00 a.m. Participants will have until 2:00 to tee off. Food, drinks and prizes will also…

Fall Semester Begins at University of Wisconsin Superior

More than 2,500 undergraduate and more than 200 graduate students are enrolled at UWS.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) is buzzing with excitement as the Yellowjackets are back on campus. Many students have been waiting for the fall semester to begin. Even the students who come from a small town school and make the transition to a bigger campus like UWS. “Making connections with classmates and professors; kind of learning…

Lawsuit States Oil Refinery Owners Negligent in Blast, Fire

Husky has not Responded

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – A lawsuit alleges that negligence by the owners of Wisconsin’s only oil refinery caused an explosion and fire that injured 36 people and caused a mandatory evacuation in the city of Superior. The class action lawsuit against Husky Energy says the evacuation after the April 26 refinery explosion forced the three plaintiffs to spend extra money…

Experience the St. Louis River Aboard the Vista Fleet

The Annual St. Louis River Experience Voyage is Tuesday, September 11, 2018

DULUTH, Minn. – Folks looking to take a cruise on the St. Louis River have the chance to do so aboard the Vista Fleet on Tuesday, September 11. The event is being put on by the St. Louis River Alliance. Folks will start boarding the Vista at 5:00 Tuesday evening, depart at 5:30 and return to the dock around 7:00….

Tall Ships to Rendezvous in Bayfield this Weekend

The First Bayfield Classic Boat and Schooner Rendezvous is Happening September 7 - 9 in Bayfield

BAYFIELD, Wisc. – Tall ships will not be docking in the Duluth, Superior harbor in the near future, but they will be on display in Bayfield. Lake Superior Tall Ships is proud to present classic wooden boats and schooners in the Bayfield harbor September 7 – 9, 2018. Visitors will be able to enjoy the beautiful views and educational tours as…

Four Dead, One Rescued Near Apostle Islands

The Incident Was Reported on Thursday, August 30 to the Ashland County Sheriff's Office

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wisc. – Tragedy has struck the Apostle Islands. Three children, ages three, six, and nine and their father are dead after their kayak capsized on Thursday. Officials tell us a family of five went kayaking Thursday afternoon but the winds started to pick up to Around 15 to 20 mph, causing the kayak to capsize. The mother was…

Help Northland Families Have the “Best Christmas Ever!”

Nominations for the 2018 "Best Christmas Ever" Will Open Saturday, September 1 and Close Thursday, November 15

DULUTH, Minn. – Although were still months away from snow on the ground (hopefully), it’s never too late to start thinking about the Holiday Season and making it special. Best Christmas Ever is a non-profit organization working to partner with business leaders and communities across the country to lift up families who have fallen on difficult times due to health…

Mayor’s Reception Kicks Off Duluth-Superior Pride Weekend

DULUTH, Minn. – The 32nd annual Duluth-Superior Pride Festival has officially kicked off four days of all-inclusive events. Thursday evening, the Mayor’s Reception started the celebrations outside and inside the Duluth Depot. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson, Superior Mayor Jim Paine and Proctor Mayor Phillip Larson were all on hand to open a weekend of celebrating diversity and acceptance with the GLBTAQI…

Students and Parents Invited to Open House Before School Begins

Parents and students had the chance to meet with teachers and it was also picture day.

  SUPERIOR, Wis. – Classes at Cathedral School in Superior start next Tuesday and students were invited to an open house. Parents and students had the chance to meet with teachers and it was also picture day. Students were dressed in their best and with a smile. A new school year for some students means catching up with friends, making new…

Great Northern Classic Rodeo Takes Over Superior This Weekend

The Great Northern Classic Rodeo Starts Friday and Finishes Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re still looking for plans Labor Day weekend, you may want to head to Superior. The 27th Annual Great Northern Classic Rodeo will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. Friday night the rodeo will kick off with the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink Event,” and rodeo performance. There will be pre-rodeo events and Mutton Bustin’ for the kids….

WITC Off to A New Start for the School Year

Forbes Magazine recently ranked WITC as the 22nd best two–year trade school in the nation.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s the start of the new school year at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) in Superior. There are also a lot of new programs and changes coming to WITC for students, faculty and staff, starting with the construction for a new front entrance and new pharmacy technician and hospitality specialist programs. These programs are used as a recruiting…

Donate a Bow Tie and Help Students Attend Prom in Style

The non–profit called If the Dress Fits pairs students up with prom dresses, this year they're helping the guys too.

DULUTH, Minn.- A local non–profit organization helps pair ladies up with a free prom dress but this year they need your help to give the guys bow ties. The non–profit called If the Dress Fits started as a prom dress drive and now supplies hundreds of free dresses every year. This time around they’re teaming up with a national non-profit…

Walker Declares Statewide Flooding Emergency

The Declaration is the First Step Toward Federal Assistance

Mark-Hoffman/Milwaukee-Journal-Sentinel-via-APMILWAUKEE (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is declaring a statewide emergency as Wisconsin struggles with widespread flooding. The governor issued the declaration Wednesday afternoon. He had declared a state of emergency in seven counties over the last week. The declaration calls for all state agencies to assist in responding to the floods and allows Adjutant General Don Dunbar to call…

Driver Dies When SUV Plunges Into Lake Wisconsin

The Victim was Pronounced Dead at the Scene

MERRIMAC, Wis. (AP) – Sauk County sheriff’s officials say a driver who accidently drove off a ferry landing died when his vehicle plunged into Lake Wisconsin while a passenger made it to shore. Authorities say Scott Kirkpatrick apparently didn’t realize the road on which he was driving led to Merrimac Ferry landing and the lake. An SUV driven by the…

Prepare to “Pig-Out” This Sunday in Iron River

The 11th Annual Emergency Pig-Out Fundraiser is Happening Sunday, September 2

IRON RIVER, Wisc. – The community of Iron River, Wisconsin, is preparing to come together Sunday, September 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at White Winter Winery. The Winery is happy to present a celebration and thank you fundraiser for the Iron River EMS and Fire Department. Jon Hamilton, Owner of White Winter Winery says this is the 11th…

Man Charged in Bar Fight Involving Superior City Councilors

Court documents say punches started flying after two intoxicated bar patrons harrassed people, used explict language, and made negative comments about non–union workers.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Criminal charges are now filed against a Summit, Wisconsin man after a bar fight that involved two Superior city councilors. The fight happened outside Jimmy’s Saloon  in Billings Park — a bar owned by council president Keith Kern who is a victim in this case. Court documents say punches started flying after two intoxicated bar patrons harassed people, used explicit language, and…

Pruitt Center Hopes to Better UWS Mental Health

New Mindfulness and Wellbeing Center Opens at University of Wisconsin-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis.- As fun as college may be, those 4 years are no walk in the park. A 2016 UCLA study found that in over 100 different institutions, 33% of students had considered suicide in college, due to stress. Today, the University of Wisconsin-Superior opened up a safe place for stressed students to go. Different faculty, staff and members of…

Duluth Superior Pride to Celebrate 32 Years of Northland Diversity

The 32nd Duluth Superior Pride will Begin Thursday, August 30 with the Mayor's Reception at the Duluth Depot

DULUTH, Minn. – The 32nd anniversary of the Duluth Superior Pride will take place on Labor Day Weekend; August 30 through September 2. Duluth Superior Pride was established in 1986 and continues to share entertainment, equality and diversity throughout the Northland. The event will take over the entire Duluth, Superior area including local bars, restaurants, art spaces and Bayfront Festival Park to…

Northern Wisconsin Bonkers for Bats

7th Annual Bat Festival Takes Place at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

ASHLAND, Wis.- Northlanders are going bat–crazy as the 7th annual Wisconsin Bat Festival comes up north from the Madison/Milwaukee area for the first time. It seems bats have always suffered an image problem, never associated with anything good, accept for Batman. But biologists say, there’s so much more to these furry flyers. “One little Brown Bat that we have right here…

Wisconsin Helps Veterans Settle Down

New Phase of Think, Make, Happen Wisconsin Launched at Jack Links HQ

MINONG, Wis. – Hundreds of thousands of veterans return home from service each year, which they say is both rewarding, and daunting. State officials think Wisconsin would be an excellent place to transition, and they’re willing to bet $1.9 million on it. So far, Wisconsin has proven to be a good place for vets to find jobs. According to the Bureau…

One Stop Shop for Veteran Services in the Twin Ports

The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans has been hosting the Veteran Stand Down for over a decade

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans are looking to end homelessness for Veterans and the organization is hosting a one-stop spot for services. The annual Veteran Stand Down filled Bayfront Park with over 50 free services including medical help, higher education information, legal advice and free clothing. “Sometimes we don’t ask for help, sometimes we don’t know where to…

Two Arrested After Reports of Kids in Cages in Monroe County

Formal Charges are Pending

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) – Two adults have been arrested in Monroe County after authorities received a report of child neglect, including apparent evidence that children were being kept in makeshift cages. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins says authorities got the report Friday, and the complainant was able to provide evidence that children were being kept in makeshift cages at a…

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Sailing The Regatta

Active Adventures: Sail Boat Racing On Lake Superior With The Duluth Yacht Club & Meteorologist Brittney Merlot

ACTIVE ADVENTURES: Sailboat racing on Lake Superior! The Duluth Yacht Club talked with Brittney Merlot about the options you have to get out sailing or participating in the Regatta on Lake Superior. Cast sail and let the wind take you away! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Features, Minnesota, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News, Wisconsin Tags: Cast Sail,…

Douglas County Officials and FEMA Meet and Discuss

Federal Assistance Application Has New Elements

Superior, WI- Massive flooding devastated parts of Northwestern Wisconsin back in June. As recovery from that damage continues, FEMA and Wisconsin Emergency Management experts met at the Douglas County Government Center to discuss applications for federal assistance. The storms caused an estimated $3.8 million in damage in Douglas County alone. While many repairs have been completed by area townships, many…

Skating Before School

World Of Wheels Invites Families for Free Skating

Superior, WI- Before trudging back to school kids got one last hoorah thanks to the World of Wheels skate rink. The family–run skate rink invited Superior families to skate for free today. Kids could also play any of the many games, munch on some food, or compete in a drawing for school supplies. “Having the kids here, giving back some…

Dragon Boats Dwell in Superior

Training and Preparations Underway for Dragonboat Festival

Superior, WI- A tradition with roots in ancient China continues this weekend in the Northland. It’s the Dragon Boat Festival, and the rowers have been hard at work preparing. There Be Dragons in Lake Superior, as Dragon Boats and their riders arrived to train for the 16th Annual Dragon Boat Festival. Rowers gathered on the shores of Barker’s Island Marina to…

Growing Season Helping Superior Downtown Farmers’ Market

  SUPERIOR, Wis. – The weather has been cooperating for local farmers at the Superior Downtown Farmers’ Market. Christel Lewis owns In the Woods Market Garden in Foxboro, Wisconsin,  about 20 miles outside of Superior. She says carrots and beets are in season and it’s the end of the bean season. Lewis starts planting her garden in the spring so it’s…

New Democratic Campaign Office Opens

Superior Location Stayed in Building, Changed Rooms

Superior, WI- Democrats in Superior now have a new hub, which opened Wednesday. The new campaign field office is located in the same Board of Trade building on Tower, but they moved to a new room. Democrats say they view it as a resource center where people can come get information about voting and the candidates. They can also sign…

UW System Wants $107 Million More in Next Budget

Regents Will Vote on Thursday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin System plans to ask regents this week to request an additional $107 million in the next state budget. System officials say about $82.5 million would go toward meeting performance-based goals in four areas: student success, student progress toward graduation, workforce contributions and improving efficiency. The remaining $25 million would go toward providing…

Cops On a Rooftop for the Special Olympics

Every year cops on a roof top brings in about $500- $1,000.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Superior Police Department took it to the roof to help raise money for the Special Olympics. That’s what Cops on a Rooftop is all about. Police officers were out since 6 a.m. accepting donations. This is all to give athletes with special needs an opportunity to compete in the sports they love. “The police department has…

Hot Weather Worries: Tips for Keeping Pets Cool

In this Week's Animal Answers, Dr. Justin Dahl Offers Tips to Keeping Animals Safe When Weather Warms

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Animal Answers, we’re tackling the topic of hot weather worries when it comes to pets. With temperatures soaring into the 80s and lower 90s, it’s important for us all to remember we’re not the ones wearing a fur coat. Dr. Justin Dahl with Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior offers two important tips to…

Turnout in Wisconsin Primary Highest Since 2002

Nearly 994,000 People Voted in the Primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Turnout in Wisconsin’s primary that saw hotly contested races among both Democrats and Republicans is the highest since 2002. Based on official results, turnout in Tuesday’s election was nearly 22.1 percent. That is the highest since 22.5 percent in 2002. That year featured a multi-candidate primary for governor on the Democratic side won by Jim Doyle,…

Evers Wins DFL Primary for Wisconsin Governor; Now Faces Gov. Walker

Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers has won the Democratic primary for governor and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November.

MADISON, Wis.-Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers has won the Democratic primary for governor and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November. Evers emerged from a field of eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary. He was the only candidate to have won election statewide before and now faces his biggest challenge against Walker. Walker has built up a big financial…

Vukmir Wins GOP Senate Primary in Wisconsin

A Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in the state's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

MADISON, Wis.-A Wisconsin state senator and close ally to Gov. Scott Walker has defeated a former Marine who cast himself as a political outsider in the state’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Leah Vukmir beat Kevin Nicholson in Tuesday’s primary and now advances to face Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir won the endorsement of the Wisconsin Republican Party and the…

Anytime Fitness Keeps Firefighters Fit

Superior Fire Dept Receives Donation of Fitness Equipment

Superior, WI- Normally firefighters are the ones helping people out. But on Tuesday, they got some much needed help from a local gym. Anytime Fitness donated fitness equipment to the Superior Fire Department, as part of the Department’s Wellness Initiative. Most of the 28 pieces of equipment will go to their new headquarters. The Fire Department said what they received…

“Back to the 80s” Party to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness

On Saturday, August 14, the "Back to the Eighties" Party at Barker's Island Pavillion will Help Benefit Area Breast Cancer Patients

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – On Saturday, August 18, folks in the Twin Ports have the chance to listen to two rockin’ 80’s bands as the take the stage at Barker’s Island Pavilion. “Back to the Eighties” will help support Northland Bikers for breast cancer awareness. Money raised will be kept local in the Twin Ports, going toward St. Luke’s Circle of Hope….

UMD Political Science Professor Weighs in on Tuesday’s Primary Election

Primary Elections are Taking Place in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday, August 14; Polls Close at 8:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – On Tuesday, August 14, residents in Minnesota and Wisconsin have the chance to make their voice heard during the 2018 Primary Election. Tuesday morning, Cindy Rugeley, UMD Associate Professor of Political Science, gave her insight on the importance of the primary election. Races up for grabs include Governor, Congress, Senate, Attorney General and many more local races….

City Officials say Summer is a Busy Time for Public Nuisance Violations

Public Nuisance Violations include scrap and abandoned material in yards.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Summer is a time for yard work for some and for the city of Superior it’s a busy time ensuring lots are cleaned up. Items such as mattresses and couches can’t be left in yards for extended periods of time according to Superior’s City Code. This is the busy time of year for notices being handed out. Officials…

What to Know before the Primary Election

More information on poll locations and times.

DULUTH, Minn.-  It’s primary election Tuesday, as candidates in many big races will be finalized for the general election in November. With several major statewide races in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, voter turnout is expected to be higher than a typical primary election. Along with the highly contested races a high number of young voters could help push turnout up. This…

At Home, At Rest, At Peace

Korean War Vet's Remains Returned to Superior for Burial

Superior, WI- After 67 years missing, the remains of Korean War veteran Rufus Ketchum of Superior are finally back home, before officially being laid to rest. On Sunday the Blatnik Bridge carried more than just the cars riding between Duluth and Superior, it carried a fallen war hero home. The remains of Sergeant Rufus Lloyd Ketchum rode the bridge home for the…

Bikers Band Against Bullies

Syd's Angel Bikers Against Bullies

Superior, WI- Northland kids that suffer from bullying are got some help, but the helpers may not be who you expect. On Saturday Aug 11th, the Syd’s Angels Bikers Against Bullies rally started at the Powerhouse Bar in Proctor in the morning, and later stopped at the World of Wheels skate rink in Superior. If you think it’s weird that burly…