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Happening Now: Large Warehouse Fire in North End of Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Fire Department crews are actively fighting a warehouse fire in the North End district of Superior. Smoke from this fire did affect traffic along the Blatnik Bridge, which was closed in both directions for nearly two hours. Superior Police say North 3rd Street connecting downtown Superior to Highway 2 remains open at this time. It is advised…

Superior Meats Staying Busy This Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. — Superior Meats has been busy with people looking for last-minute meals for the holidays. With a variety of items including summer sausage, logs, beef sticks, and gift boxes the shop is trying to keep up with demand even with a short staff. The staff advises people to get your prime rib early because they ran out a…

Superior Angel Fund Seeking Donations

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The Superior Angel Fund is seeking donations to help local students facing financial barriers. The non-profit has been around since 2018 helping students who can’t afford field trips or ACT exams, for example. Right now, the Superior Angel Fund is seeking monetary donations which are needed now more than ever to assist families affected by the pandemic….

Area Fire Departments Host Regional Testing

DULUTH, Minn. — For the first time, the Duluth fire department was among five fire departments participating in regional testing on Saturday for those wanting to become a firefighter. The Cloquet, Duluth, Hibbing, Virginia and Superior Fire Departments joined forces to hold the testing at the Lake Superior College Emergency Response Training Center in Gary New Duluth. The goal was…

Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Small Business Week

With the holiday season in full swing, members of the chamber say this is a good time to go out and support area businesses.

DULUTH, Minn. — The Superior Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce and Superior Business Improvement District are hosting their own version of Small Business Saturday but they are making it a week-long event. Shop Small Superior Week is a time for people to get out and support local and to see everything the city of Superior has to offer. So…

Shops Gearing Up for Small Business Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. — Local businesses in the Twin Ports and beyond are hoping to cash in for small business Saturday this weekend. It’s a day to encourage shoppers to buy local and support local one day after Black Friday when larger retail stories end up getting a lot of business on big deals. Small shops like ‘Bailey Builds’ in West…

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…

Superior Chamber & Visitor Bureau Receives Large Grant

The bureau hopes to receive the funds by the end of the month.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers recently awarded $15 million in grants to local tourism organizations. The Superior-Douglas County Visitor Bureau will be receiving more than $135,000. The bureau is one of several dozen organizations recognized in the grant which puts tourism as a priority in the state as travel is a priority for many people again. “We are…

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…

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….

Stores Gearing Up for Hunting Season

Northwest outlet in Superior received their hunting clothing items a few weeks ago.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Clothing stores are getting their gear in for hunting season. Northwest outlet in Superior received their hunting clothing items a few weeks ago. They are seeing people come in to purchase their blaze orange clothing, cover scents and more as hunting season approaches in Minnesota and Wisconsin. “We never know if it’s going to be 20 degrees…

Tri-State Band Festival Underway

The concert at 7 is happening over at UWS Thorpe Langley auditorium with free admission for students, $3 for seniors, and $5 for adults.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — It’s a big day for talented high school musicians in the region. More than 120 of them were invited to the tri-state band festival hosted at UW-Superior Thursday evening. The students are coming in from about two dozen schools around the northland. They’ll rehearse with the university’s faculty from the music department, along with a special guest…

New Self Pour Bar to Open in Superior

Staff say they are excited to bring this experience to the city of Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A new self-pour bar will soon be open in Superior. Owners of the Duluth Tap Exchange have a new location on tower avenue called ‘Tap on Tower.’ The establishment will have 40 beers on tap, a full bar, and food. Staff say they are excited to bring this experience to the city of Superior. “I think it’s…

UWS Hosting Best High School Musicians for Tri-State Jazz Festival

Aside from the Tri-State Jazz Festival, the Tri-State Band Festival is Also Happening Oct. 21 at UW-Superior

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Superior is preparing to host some of the best high school jazz musicians from throughout the Northland for the Tri-State Jazz Festival. The event is happening on Thursday, Oct. 14. “It’s a really fun event, and it’s not just me saying that,” said Greg Kehl Moore, professor of music and jazz program director. “Everyone…

UWS Guest Speaker Talks Data Surveillance

She added that some of these virtual programs also have the major flaw of falsely flagging some students for cheating on tests they're taking on their computers at home, based on their movements in front of web cameras.

  SUPERIOR, Wisc. — There are quite a few websites and virtual programs that colleges are using to help make academics easier, but one expert that visited UWS today says campuses need to be more aware of one possible issue with those platforms. A law professor from New York talked to students, staff, and others at her guest lecture on…

Home Decorating Contest Part of Superior Spooktacular Event

Judging will take place October 21st through the 24th with the winners announced on the 25th. 

SUPERIOR, Wisc. —  Spooky things are going on in Superior all throughout the month. Several homes and businesses throughout the city have signed up for the free event called “haunt your house.” It’s all part of the annual superior spooktacular held every October geared towards getting people more involved in community activities. “We really want people to enter this just…

Vehicle Microchip Shortage Continues in Northland

The trade-in value has gone up for many cars helping absorb some of the rising costs of new vehicles. 

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Car dealerships are still feeling the effects of the pandemic as a shortage of microchips continues. A semi-conductor is a computer chip in the vehicle that helps run its run all the electronics a car has, such as the radio. The shortage throughout 2020 has caused a ripple effect meaning fewer vehicles have been built throughout the…

Enbridge Announces “Substantial” Completion of Line 3 Pipeline

Enbridge has even changed the route to avoid certain areas.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — After first becoming operational in the late 1960s the line 3 pipeline began to deteriorate over time. Now Enbridge is close to opening its replacement pipeline having made the new pipe twice as thick while also adding state-of-the-art engineering. The pipeline starts in Alberta, Canada and goes through a section of North Dakota and Minnesota before traveling…

Annual Lake Superior Open Disc Golf Tournament Begins

This is one of the last tournaments organizers will be hosting as the temperatures get colder.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Wednesday was the start of the annual Lake Superior Open at the brand new course in the superior municipal forest. “This course went in last year. Toward maybe the end of the fall of the prior year. It’s got a little of everything. It’s got long tees and short tees so it accommodates all skill levels,” Tournament…

Twin Ports Coastal Cleanup Aims to Keep Northland Shores Spotless

The event was part of a worldwide project called the International Coastal Cleanup.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — 5th Graders at Lake Superior Elementary School got together to pick up trash at the Arrowhead Boat Landing in Superior. The “Twin Ports Coastal Cleanup” brought the students together with Mayor Emily Larson and Superior Mayor Jim Paine in an effort help clean up our northland waterways. Organizers say you’re never too young to take care of…

Great Northern Classic Rodeo Preps Begin

After having one of their biggest years in 2019, the rodeo was canceled last year due to Covid-19 concerns.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The 30th annual Superior Great Northern Classic Rodeo will kick off this Friday. After having one of their biggest years in 2019, the rodeo was canceled last year due to Covid-19 concerns. This year, organizers are expecting another large crowd throughout the weekend with people coming to enjoy some of the western flair and something new this…

Superior Accordion Museum Receives 350 Anique Accordions

The museum receives about 2,000 visitors every year.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The world of accordions museum in Superior recently welcomed some new members to its family. Located inside the Harrington Arts Center on Belknap Street in Superior, the non-profit recently received about 350 accordions courtesy of a well-regarded collector from Washington D.C. Joining 1,400 accordions already a part of the museum, staff at the largest accordion museum in…

Duluth Superior Film Fest Wraps Up Successful 2021 Season

The 11th annual festival made its comeback after having to cancel its event in 2020.

DULUTH, Minn. — The short film, A Simple Mistake, was made by Chisholm residents Nathaniel Coward and Seraphia Gravelle during a nine-week course at the Minnesota Discovery Center. “We discussed how we would execute it. It took use about two takes. It was a pretty fluid process,” A Simple Mistake Director & Producer, Seraphia Gravelle says. It depicts one man’s…

Registration Now Open for 23rd Annual Cause for the Paws 5k

Proceeds from the Event Benefit the Humane Society of Douglas County

SUPERIOR, Wis. – As the dog days of summer set in, the Humane Society of Douglas County in Superior invites you to sign up for their upcoming 23rd annual Cause for the Paws 5k Walk/Run. This year the event is happening Saturday, September 18 from 8 a.m. until noon. The fun takes place at the entrance to Barker’s Island in…

Billings Park Days Kicks Off With Rummage Sales

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The annual Billings Park Days kicked off on Friday in Superior with dozens of rummage sales. People in Billings took the time today to find hidden treasures, while sellers got the chance to declutter their homes and garages. We caught up with one Superior resident who specialized in selling record players and board games. He says, this…

Blue Arrow Boutique Expansion ‘SPACES’ Holds Grand Opening

SPACES will also have a gathering area in the back of the store available for rent in the next few weeks.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — A new gift shop in Superior held its grand opening late July on Tower Avenue. While the Blue Arrow Boutique primarily sells women’s clothing and accessories, SPACES is a one-stop shop. “If you have a gift that you need for your sister or your mom or your friend and there’s just not something you like to find…

Midday Update 7-27-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Registration Now Open for St. Louis River Alliance Canoe Trip

The Excursion is Taking Place Saturday, Aug. 7

DULUTH, Minn. – After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the St. Louis River Alliance (SLRA) is bringing back its annual canoe trip. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Paddlers will set sail from Woodstock Bay Landing in Superior. Participants are encouraged to register by Aug. 4 at 4…

Midday Update 7-20-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Midday Update 7-15-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 15, 2021

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Preparation for Head of the Lakes Fair Underway

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Preparations for the head of the lakes fair are gearing up over in Superior. While they did have a modified version of the fair last year for social distancing purposes, many fair-goers weren’t able to get the full experience because of the pandemic. Now more events planned including a livestock auction, races and demo derbies. Organizers say…

Lake Superior Day Returns This Weekend

The event is geared towards educating the public on the lake with interactive kids activities.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The annual Lake Superior Day on Barkers Island is back in action this coming weekend. It’s held every third weekend in July. The event is geared toward educating the public on the lake with interactive activities for kids. Organizations that work on Lake Superior hope people can come and learn more about the largest of the Great…

Midday Update 7-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 9, 2021

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Morning Update 7-9-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Friday, July 9, 2021

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Midday Update 7-8-21

Local News and Weather Making Headlines Thursday, July 8, 2021

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Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf Offers More than Just Fun on the Course

This Week's Active Adventures Takes Meteorologist Ken Slama to 'Capt'n J's Miniature Golf in Superior

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – In this week’s Active Adventures we head to Barker’s Island where Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf offers more than the opportunity to refine your putting skills. In addition to competing in a friendly game of miniature golf against family and friends, Capt’n J’s offers a beautiful view of Lake Superior, the SS Meteor as a backdrop, and frozen…

Superior Shelter Offering Adoption Kits for Cats

With an influx of cats waiting to be put up for adoption, the shelter is now offering adoption kits.

SUPERIOR, Wis. —  It’s National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and the Douglas County Humane Society is doing something special for all of their shelter cats. With an influx of cats waiting to be put up for adoption, the shelter is now offering adoption kits. The kits include litter, toys and treats and all the essential items you need so…

Superior Hosts Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Afterwards, the event moved to the Richard Bong Veterans Historical Center for a flag raising ceremony.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Superior hosted their own memorial day ceremonies at the greenwood cemetery on tower avenue. With a presentation of wreaths, guest speakers, harbor master singers and an honor guard presentation. Organizers wanted to keep the event going rain or shine, even having an abbreviated event last year to honor our nations veterans. “We really honor the veterans. Our…

Barkers Island Farmers Market Continues

The weekly events at Barkers Island will continue from 8:45 a.m. to noon every Saturday until October.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. –Barkers Island in Superior continued their farmers market this weekend. Despite the challenging weather, it’s been a good year for vendors who locally grow their produce. Some say, they following up on a strong year drawing in more people each weekend. “Since then we’ve picked up a lot of customers this year. So it’s been really good for…

Superior Begins Annual Spring Cleanup Schedules

SUPERIOR, Wis.  —  The city of Superior has begun its annual spring cleanup schedules. It’s a chance for residents to get rid of certain extra junk they have in their house or on their property that can’t fit in a trash can. It’s also an opportunity for people to dispose of yard waste like brush and tree piles. “For the…

New Pet Grooming Service Open in Superior

Purr-fectly Superior Grooming opened in June of 2020 but has taken off as of late with more people opting for a more personal grooming style.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – A new mobile grooming service is now open in Superior. Purr-fectly Superior Grooming opened in June of 2020 but has taken off as of late with more people opting for a more personal grooming style. Owner Amy Laessig says, along with bringing her unique services to your home she also helps educate the owners about pet maintenance…

New Bagel Business Opens in Northland

Lift Bridge Bagels is currently taking orders online for a variety of flavors of bagels and the owner loves interacting with her customers.

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- After starting making her bagels a few years ago, owner Lexy Land’s bagel business began to take shape. “They are all made out of organic wheat, and then organic cane sugar goes in the dough as well as the yeast and the salt,” Lift Bridge Bagels Owner, Lexy Land says. This past winter season, Lift Bridge Bagels was…

Superior Police May Add New Position to Department

Officers hope that this new position will help provide more support to the people of Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.–  Superior Police could soon announce a new position opening with the department. The coordinated response specialist would assist the department responding to calls regarding chronic homelessness, drug addiction, and mental health related issues in the community. Officers hope that this new position will help provide more support to the people of Superior. “Case management is one of the…

UW-Superior Students Giving Away Reusable Straws

Organizers say, students wanted to participate in community events like these and also help the environment.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — The UW-Superior student organization is doing their part to keep the campus green. On Monday, students handed out rubber, bamboo, and steel reusable straws to help promote Earth Week. Organizers say, students wanted to participate in community events like these and also help the environment. “We decided to come up with lots of eco-friendly ways to celebrate…

Humane Society of Douglas County Hosting Virtual ‘Paws for Love’ Fundraiser

The Fundraiser Ends Sunday, April 25 at 9 p.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Humane Society of Douglas County Paws for Love fundraising event is taking place virtually in 2021. The auction event is happening now, and will run through Sunday, April 25 at 9 p.m. Tickets are free in 2021. Organizers say they will still have a wonderful silent auction and heartwarming informational videos. Guests will have nine full…

Vaccine Clinic Opens at Wessman Arena

The clinic is located on the UW-Superior campus at Wessman arena in partnership with AMI Healthcare.

SUPERIOR, Wisc.-A new community vaccination clinic has opened in Superior. It’s the first of its kind in Northwest Wisconsin. The clinic is located on the UW-Superior campus at Wessman Arena in partnership with AMI Healthcare. This arena has the capacity to vaccinate 500 people per day. “It is safe. People may be hesitant to be around others. But you’re still…

Community Vaccination Site to Open April 13 at UWS Wessman Arena

Registration is Now Open for the New Community-Based Clinic in Superior; Vaccinations Eligible for Residents 16+

SUPERIOR, Wis. – 64 percent of residents living in Douglas County have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. That’s why health officials in the county can’t wait for shots to start being administered into arms Tuesday, April 13th. The fifth community-based vaccination site will be located on the campus of UWS inside Wessman Arena. Appointments are now open, with the Pfizer…