Wisconsin

UWS Yellowjacket Student Athletes Caroling For Cans

UWS has participated in Caroling For Cans for more than four years

SUPERIOR, Wis. -About 300 student athletes from University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) were out in Superior going door-to-door singing your favorite Christmas carols. They’re caroling for cans, so they can donate non-perishable food to a local food shelf. This is one of the many activities the Yellowjackets do for their week of giving. Athletes say this helps build team spirit while…

WisDOT Warns of Difficult Travel for Friday Afternoon

WISCONSIN – The first major snowfall is expected to hit areas of northern Wisconsin Friday, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be cautious and plan ahead when traveling. While snow has already impacted some northern areas of the state, flurries are expected to spread to the southern and eastern parts of the state, with high amounts…

Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Texas Child Sex Sting

  HOUSTON (AP) – Prosecutors say a Wisconsin man must serve 11 years in federal prison for traveling to Texas with the intention of having sex with a 4-year-old girl. Benjamin David Sherwood of La Crosse, Wisconsin, was sentenced Thursday in Houston as part of an online sting. The 42-year-old Sherwood, in August, pleaded guilty to travel with intent to…

Wisconsin Senator Calls for Elections, Ethics Resignations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Brad Schimel’s report on Gov. Scott Walker investigation (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A Republican state senator is calling for the resignations of top officials at the Wisconsin ethics and elections commissions. The call from Republican Sen. Steve Nass comes in reaction to a report from Attorney General Brad Schimel. His…

19 Arrested in Major Wisconsin Drug Bust

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Nineteen people have been arrested following an investigation into the distribution of heroin and fentanyl in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) partnered with local and federal law enforcement to arrest 19 individuals for money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, and drug offenses, including the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine, Wisconsin Attorney General…

Texas Puppies to Find New Homes in the Northland

More than a Dozen Puppies are Headed to the Douglas County Humane Society

SUPERIOR, Wis. – In the coming days, the Douglas County Humane Society will be receiving a litter of perfect presents just in time for the holidays. The shelter announcing earlier this week they will be receiving anywhere from seven to 17 dogs. The animals are being transferred to the Twin Ports from Texas. Right now, the shelter only has two…

New Program Helps Domestic Abuse Survivors Temporarily House Pets

The Twin Ports Pets Housing Program helps victims have one less thing to worry about.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Leaving a  relationship with domestic abuse is a difficult situation and here in the Twin Ports it’s a decision made even harder, as victims fear about what will happen to their pets. The Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA) is asking the community to help a new program, that will ensure victim’s animals will have a home….

Gales Of December Rock The South Shore

High Winds Created Massive Waves And Churned Up Lake Superior

PORT WING, Wis. — High winds battered the Northland today but the Lake Superior Shorelines felt the worst of it. “It’s very windy! Very blustery!” explained the owner of South Shore Bar, Holly Wyant. The winds howled at 20-30mph sustained today, with gusts up to 40mph at times. The lake was under a Storm Warning until 10am and a Gale…

Dog Brings Home Human Skull, Remains Found in Barron, Wis.

BARRON, Wis. (KMSP) – Authorities in western Wisconsin are investigating a death after they discovered skeletal remains of a body in the woods near a house in the area. On Dec 3, the Barron County sheriff’s department received a call from a resident who said his dog brought home what looked like the partial remains of a human skull. Authorities later…

Wisconsin Senate Clerk Has Received 2 Sexual Harassment Complaints

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Senate’s chief clerk says his office has received two sexual harassment complaints against a senator or Senate employee over the last decade. The Associated Press asked both the Assembly and Senate clerks for copies of all sexual harassment complaints against members and employees received since 2007. Both clerks denied the request last week citing…

Walker Moving Ahead with Plan to Drug Test Food Stamp Users

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is moving ahead with his plans to require able-bodied adults who receive food stamps to be screened for illegal drugs, even through questions remain over whether it’s allowed under federal law. The plan was approved by Republican-controlled Legislation more than two years ago, but it languished because it conflicts with federal rules….

Walker Signs Bill Tightening Election Recount Requirements

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has just made it harder to ask for an election recount in Wisconsin. Walker on Thursday signed into law a bill introduced in reaction to Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s 2016 recount request in Wisconsin after she finished a distant fourth. Under the new law, only candidates who trail the winner by…

Hunters Harvest Over 195,000 Deer in Wisconsin 9-Day Gun Season

MADISON, Wis. – Preliminary registration numbers are in for Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, there was a slight increase in the statewide buck harvest, with 98,364 – the northern counties showing the most significant increases in harvest. Overall, the DNR reports that 195,738 deer were registered a slight decrease from 197,262 registered…

Local Agreement with Foxconn Signed Friday

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – Foxconn Technology Group executives and officials from Racine County and Mount Pleasant are signing a local development agreement that seals the deal on the company’s $10 billion manufacturing complex. The county and village boards approved the development agreement earlier this week. It outlines the responsibilities for the parties involved and includes guarantees and protections for…

Annual USO Variety Show Honors Military Veterans

Partial Proceeds Support Honor Flight Northland

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior is heading back to the 1040s this weekend as the USO Variety Show is performed for the tenth year. It’s a recreation of a USO radio show and canteen to remember the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and honor all World War II veterans. The show is co-produced by Time Arc Theatre and Twin Ports Stage. Featuring…

UW-Superior to Present 20th Annual “Season of Song” Concerts

Concerts Feature Choir and Orchestra

SUPERIOR, Wis. – This weekend a holiday tradition is continuing in Superior with the Season of Song concerts. The 20th Annual “Season of Song” concerts are being held Sunday, December 3 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior. Dr. Katherine Chan, the Director of Choral…

National Sexual Misconduct Allegations Spark Conversation on Campus

Addressing sexual misconduct now can prevent issues later in the workforce.

TWIN PORTS–  Women across the nation are coming forward with accusations against high profile men, which has created a ripple effect for college students in the Northland. The Women’s Resource and Action Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth has seen an increase in students reporting sexual misconduct. The incidents range from test messages to assaults that have occurred at…

KD’s Family Restaurant to Open New Location in Superior

New KD's Will Be on Tower Avenue and 17th Street at the Former Cenex Location

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The City of Superior is getting ready to welcome in a new family friendly restaurant that’s nothing new to the people of Solon Springs. It’s called KD’s Restaurant and it’s expanding on Tower Avenue in place of a shut down gas station. KD’s Family Restaurant has been a staple of Solon Springs since 1994 and now their…

Steven Avery Denied New Trial, Again

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin man convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” has once again been denied a new trial. Steven Avery’s request was rejected Tuesday by Sheboygan County Circuit Judge Angela Sutkiewicz. Avery had asked the judge to reconsider her Oct. 3 decision rejecting his request for a…

Wisconsin DNR Sold 10 Hunting Licenses to Infants

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources sold 10 hunting licenses to infants after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that eliminated the state’s minimum hunting age. Walker signed a Republican bill on Nov. 13 doing away with the 10-year-old minimum age to participate in a mentored hunt. The DNR released data Tuesday that shows the agency…

Assembly Leaders Refuse to Release Harassment Complaints

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly leaders say complaints about sexual harassment or misconduct by legislators or their staffers shouldn’t be released to the public. Republican Speaker Robin Vos and Democratic Minority Leader Gordon Hintz said during a news conference Tuesday that there have been complaints filed in the past but they shouldn’t be released to protect people’s privacy. Vos added…

Hunters Take Slightly Fewer Deer During 9-Day Season

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters killed slightly fewer deer during this year’s nine-day gun season than last year. The state Department of Natural Resources released preliminary figures Tuesday that show hunters killed 195,738 deer this year, down 0.8 percent from 197.262 deer in 2016. Fewer hunters took to the woods this year. The DNR sold 588.387 licenses authorizing hunting with…

Giving Tuesday Looks to Impact Hundreds of Local Organizations

Multiple Non Profit Organizations to Benefit from Giving Tuesday

DULUTH, Minn. – There will be a lot of giving going on in the Twin Ports Tuesday. That’s because it’s tradition for millions of people to follow Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a generous donation on Giving Tuesday to a local non profit organization. People across all 50 states and 98 countries are expected to participate, likely surpassing last year’s…

Wisconsin Kids Hunt for the First Time

Meet Two Young Hunters Who Were Successful Their First Year

BRULE, Wis. – For the first time this year, kids under the age of ten could hunt in Wisconsin. The Mentored Hunting Program gives kids the chance to try hunting while being closely supervised by an adult. Lauryn Vee is eight years old. She experienced hunting for the first time this year with her dad. “Daddy said that I’ve been…

Walker Signs Bill Loosening Requirements for Beauty Parlors

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that makes it easier for cosmetologists licensed in other states to work in Wisconsin. The measure Walker signed Monday also eliminates continuing education requirements for cosmetologists, barbers, and manicurists. The new law eliminates the requirement that an applicant for a license in Wisconsin have 4,000 hours of…

Deer Carcasses Litter Highways as Removal Duty Changes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Some vehicle-struck deer aren’t getting removed from Wisconsin highways as quickly as they’re being run down, as officials adjust to a new carcass pickup system. A provision in the state budget transferred responsibility for picking up dead deer from the Department of Natural Resources to the Department of Transportation. The change took effect in September. Transportation…

Superior Police Spread Acts of Kindness For The Holidays

Superior police are issuing gift cards instead of tickets

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – The Superior Police Department is getting in on the giving spirit. Between now and Christmas, police officers will be handing out gift cards instead of tickets. Superior’s police chief Nicholas Alexander tells Fox 21 it’s a great way to build positive relationships with the community. “It lightens the mood. When someone gets a gift card, it opens…

City of Superior sees tax decrease for residents in 2018

Superior residents should see a 2.17% decrease in their tax bill for 2018

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Property taxes are decreasing for superior residents in 2018. Mayor Jim Paine says the final budget numbers are in and that comes with 2.17% decrease in the overall property tax bill for residents. Paine tells us after several years of tax increases for the City of Superior, he’s pleased to see the budget heading in a different…

Kwik Trip Plans $300 Million Capital Investment

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Kwik Trip is planning to make a $300 million capital investment to support its convenience store chain. Plans by the La Crosse-based retailer include a $113 million bakery plant, expanding its dairy manufacturing facility, kitchen operations, and transportation fleet. The investment is expected to create more than 300 jobs in the La Crosse area over…

Snowy Owls Showing Up Across Wisconsin

Photo Courtesy Ryan Brady via DNR MADISON, Wis. – As of Nov. 20, at least 69 individual Snowy Owls have been spotted in 31 counties across Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. By this time last year, only three birds had been found. Sightings this year have been across the entire state, but the areas with the…

Hunter Take Nearly 12 Percent Fewer Deer on Opening Weekend

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Hunters killed nearly 14,000 fewer deer during opening weekend of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season this year than last. That’s according to preliminary data the state Department of Natural Resources released Tuesday. Hunters regsitered 102,903 deer from Saturday through Sunday compared with 116,615 deer during opening weekend in 2016. That’s a decrease of 11.8 percent. The…

Wisconsin GOP: Relaxing Pollutant Regs Would Help Business

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The authors of a Republican bill that would dramatically relax Wisconsin’s air pollution rules say the regulations are placing an undue burden on business. Rep. Jesse Kremer and Sen. Duey Stroebel told the Assembly’s Committee on Federalism and Interstate Relations during a public hearing Tuesday that the state regulates scores of pollutants that the federal government…

Kindergartner Bags Buck Under New Hunting Age Law

  Six-year-old Lexi sat many hours yesterday without success but today her persistence paid off. Her father, Tyler Harris, had tears of joy when his little hunting partner got her first buck & poses for Warden Randy Dunkel. Congratulations, Lexi! pic.twitter.com/bcIc6GaJ7u — Wisconsin DNR (@WDNR) November 20, 2017 MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) – A kindergartner from north central Wisconsin is among…

Wisconsin Biologists Catch Old Trout During Assessment

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’s Brad Ray holds the lake trout that they’ve been referring to as “Old Fish.”Photo courtesy of Brad Ray/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources via WPR MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State biologists say a lake trout caught this month was the oldest they’ve found in northern Wisconsin in recent history. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the fish…

Firearms Deer Season Opens in Wisconsin

Kids Under Ten With Adult Supervision Can Hunt for the First Time

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Wisconsin’s firearms deer hunting season opened Saturday, and hunters from across the state hit the woods for the nine day season. This year, if accompanied by an adult, kids under the age of ten are allowed to hunt for the first time. Kids will still have to be at least fourteen and have passed a hunter’s safety…

More Deer, Younger Hunters Expected for Wisconsin Gun Season

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season could look a lot different this year. The season begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 26. The biggest potential wrinkle could be a bill Gov. Scott Walker signed eliminating the minimum hunting age. The measure allows anyone of any age to hunt with a mentor. It’s unclear how many young hunters…

Bad River Band Wants Civil Rights Investigation After 14-Year-Old Killed

14-Year-Old Boy Was Killed by Sheriff's Deputy Earlier This Month

(Facebook) BAD RIVER RESERVATION, Wis.-The Bad River Band is requesting the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice to open a civil rights and civil police misconduct investigation after a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed on the reservation earlier this month by an Ashland County sheriff’s deputy. According to initial reports, Jason Pero lunged at the officer with…

Wisconsin DNR Names 240 New Waters as Impaired

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has named 240 new waterways as impaired, which means they need plans for reducing pollution. The DNR said Wednesday that of those, 183 of them are lakes or river stretches that exceed more restrictive phosphorous standards that took effect in Dec. 2010. Sharon Gayan is director of the DNR bureau…

Superior’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Public Opinion Needed For Plans

SUPERIOR, Wis- The City of Superior continues to move forward with their comprehensive outdoor recreation plan. Tuesday night was the 2nd of 4 public input sessions. The purpose of the public input sessions is to provide an interactive experience designed to include community residents and identify the community’s priorities that will serve as the foundation for the future of area…

Great Outdoors: Wisconsin Firearm Deer Season Opening Saturday

WISCONSIN – Rifle deer hunting season opens this Saturday and hunters across the state are gearing up. “I love being outdoors,” said Dale Kuhlman of Custom Archery and Outdoors in Superior. “I love being in the woods. Scenery, sounds, smells, and when you see animals, it’s just that much more of a bonus.” Deer season is huge in Wisconsin. “Everybody…

Walker Udderly Uninterested in Ending ‘America’s Dairyland’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker thinks the push to replace “America’s Dairyland” on Wisconsin’s license plates is udderly ridiculous. So he’s putting the idea out to the pasture. Walker told a farm reporter in an interview Tuesday that there was “no way” Wisconsin would change the license plate. The head of the state chamber of commerce has floated…

Property Owners Patching-Up after Winter Storm

One local city is slowly recovering from Lake Superior's furious waves

ASHLAND, Wis.- Weather in the Northland has been relatively calm recently, but some Northlanders are still trying to catch–up after the impacts of the season’s first big storm. The furious storm that tore through the Northland on October 27th left significant damage in Ashland. Lake Superior waves reached 15 feet high, with winds 35 to 40 mph. “It was not pretty,…

Walker Eliminates Wisconsin’s Minimum Hunting Age

Bill Allows Children of Any Age to Participate in Mentored Hunt

MADISON, Wis.-Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that eliminates a minimum age requirement to hunt in Wisconsin. The bill allows a person of any age to participate in a mentored hunt. The law had previously required a child to be at least 10-years-old to participate in a mentored hunt. Walker signed the bill Saturday, exactly one week before the…

Wisconsin Muskies Bring Hockey Back to Spooner

Junior League Team Playing Inaugural Season in Front of Thousands of Fans

SPOONER, Wis. – A new junior hockey team is playing their first season on the ice in Spooner, and the Wisconsin Muskies have proven that hockey means a lot to Northern Wisconsin. After four long years without a team or an arena, hockey is back in Spooner, Wisconsin. It was once a hockey town with a youth program and a…

Superior’s Midwest Energy Fire Could Cost Company Nearly A Million Dollars

Fire On Belt System Has Shut Down Ability To Obtain Coal

SUPERIOR, Wis. Press Release Below: Members of the media: this is to inform you of a fire this morning in Superior. At 0530 all three engine companies, Battalion Chief and Gold Cross Ambulance were called for a fire at 2400 Winter street which is Midwest Energy. Once on scene crews found fire in the belt system used to move coal…

Red Kettles Ready for Donations in the Northland

Bells are ringing and volunteers are singing for donations to the Salvation Army red kettles.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- It’s the season of giving; Santa Claus is not the only jolly man wearing red, and giving back around the Northland. Northlanders will now see the red kettles stationed around the Twin Ports. Donations made benefit the Salvation Army. If you don’t have any spare change, the non-profit is always looking for an array of volunteers. According to…