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Skating through St. Patrick’s Day at World of Wheels

Rink hosts annual St. Patrick's Day Party.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Irish jig is a longstanding tradition, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. But in Superior, another type of fancy footwork has become a St. Patty’s Day tradition for many families. Rollerskating at World of Wheels’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Not only will you escape a pinch, wearing green here also gets you a free light stick to wear…

City Crews Tackle Storm Drains in Superior, Cleaning Businesses Prep for Flooding

City of Superior and SERVPRO of Twin Ports Share Tips and Tricks

SUPERIOR, Wis.- There are 3067 storm drains, 91 miles of sewer, and 181 miles of ditches, swales and culverts in the City of Superior. Now crews are rushing to have those near homes clear, before any flooding can begin. “If that drain gets plugged up, whether it’s plugged up with debris like leaves, grass, sticks, garbage, or ice like we’re…

Men and Women Compete For Spots on U.S. National Snowshoe Team

The 19th annual Snowshoe National Championship drew in world class athletes.

CABLE, Wis.- Cable, Wisconsin is the place to be this weekend for Winter sports lovers. The Dion Snowshoe National Championship gave men and women of all ages a chance to represent the United States in next year’s world competition. “Anybody can do this. If you can walk, you can go out and you can snowshoe,” race director PC Rasmussen said….

Cleanup Talks Lead 2019 St. Louis River Summit

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve organized event.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The cleanup of the St. Louis River was in focus at University of Wisconsin-Superior. The college held a St. Louis River Summit that included experts on the topic of clean and safe water. Currently the Wisconsin DNR said that of their 77 cleanup tasks, they’re about halfway done. They added that collaborating with others at the Summit is…

One Firefighter Injured in Superior House Fire

Cause of fire still unknown.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Fire Department responded to a fire in a single family home on the 6400 block of Banks Avenue in the Village of Superior. The smoke alarm awoke all occupants and their pets, so they were able to get out safely, no one was hurt. However, a firefighter suffered a minor injury, crews say he is recovering…

Winter Update After Record February Snow

Heading into the Record Book for Cold, Too!

DULUTH, Minn. – The 2018-2019 winter season got off to a quiet start with snowfall, but that all changed in February. A record 36.4″ of snow fell in Duluth making February 2019 the snowiest February on record.  It beat the record that was set 80 years ago back in 1939 at 33.9″. Let’s put this into perspective. At the beginning…

131 Vehicles Involved in Wisconsin Pileup

The chain-reaction crash happened Sunday in the Neenah area amid whiteout conditions.

NEENAH, Wis.-Authorities say it could take several days to clean up after a 131-vehicle pileup on Interstate 41 in Wisconsin that killed one motorist and injured 71 others. The chain-reaction crash happened Sunday in the Neenah area amid whiteout conditions. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says the “vast majority” of the vehicles are destroyed.  Authorities are still trying to piece…

Superior Veteran Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

A military veteran from Superior collected a $1 million Powerball prize Friday. The figure marks the highest Wisconsin Lottery payout to date in 2019.

MADISON, Wis.-A military veteran from Superior collected a $1 million Powerball prize Friday. The figure marks the highest Wisconsin Lottery payout to date in 2019. Glen Erickson from Superior matched all five numbers (10, 17, 18, 43, 65) not including the Powerball (13) in the Feb. 2 drawing. He purchased his ticket at the Kwik Trip on 3027 E. Second…

Protecting the Birkie with Birkie Security Team

Security prepares for inclement weather.

HAYWARD, Wis.- Behind the scenes, the Birkie Security Team of about 25 volunteers say they’re Sawyer County law enforcement’s eyes and ears for the huge event. They tell us the weather’s cooperated so far, but they’re preparing for much worse as athletes and fans head home. Just be safe driving we have a major weather event heading our way,” said…

American Birkebeiner Skates Into 45th Year

Northland tradition again brings many to Hayward.

HAYWARD, Wis.- “It’s the Birkie, man!” The gun fires, and in one fluid motion the surge of skiers and skaters pushes off in Cable. “The day will go on to be talked about for years.” Main Street is lined with Birkie fans, the whole town of Hayward, and many others, lining the track with the sound of cowbells. “Your whole…

Shoveling and Slipping Safety Tips from Essentia Health

How to shovel without hurting your back, avoid slipping.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- More snow on the way means more shoveling for Northlanders. But there is potential danger when clearing snow. Emergency rooms see plenty of patients every winter who’ve been hurt while shoveling. While many of us don’t think twice about it, shoveling snow and even just walking on snowy sidewalks can be hazardous if you’re not careful. Using good lifting…

Team USA Helps Kids Ice Cross Downhill Skate

Mont Du Lac Resort hosts open skate following big international race.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some drill holes to fish in the ice. Others skate downhill on it. At Mont Du Lac Resort, the U.S. Ice Cross Association ended it’s All Terrain Skate Cross race, or ATSX, weekend with a kids cross open skate. While this weekend hosted some major races for international teams, Sunday was the day the kids got to take…

Superior Business Center to Get New Management

City of Superior and Douglas County handing over management

DULUTH, Minn.- Meanwhile the Superior Business Center off Hammond avenue could soon be returned to the hands of the Development Association. For the last five years the site has been managed by the City and Douglas County. City officials say they hope it is again used as a place for businesses to get on their feet. “Kinda turning it back…

Inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race Happening in Iron River

The Northern Pines Sled Dog Race is Happening Saturday, February 16, 2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Residents in the community of Iron River are excited to host the inaugural Northern Pines Sled Dog Race Saturday, February 16, 2019. The event is happening at the Northern Pines Golf Course and Event Center. It’s free and open to the public. Organizers are looking to encourage all families in the region to come witness this first-ever…

Students Enjoy Festivities at the 45th Annual Sno-Week at WITC

Daily prizes are given and at the end of the week one student could win $100 in cash.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior is celebrating its second day into their 45th annual Sno-Week. Today, students enjoyed a host of activities such as making photo key chains, root beer floats and participating in an interactive program with reptiles. One student volunteer we spoke to said events like this really help lift their spirits during the…

Superior School District Gets Green for Going Green

Focus on Energy Donates Check for Eco-Friendly Renovations

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior School District was just awarded some green for going green in their new school renovations. Focus on Energy, in partnership with Superior Water, Light and Power, awarded the district nearly $200,000 at their board meeting tonight. This comes after renovations to Superior High School, which included more energy efficient lights, HVAC and kitchen equipment, among other eco–friendly…

Unions, Senator File Third Lame-Duck Lawsuit in Wisconsin

State Sen. Janet Bewley, who represents northwestern Wisconsin, among those who filed lawsuit.

MADISON, Wis.-Five unions and a Democratic lawmaker have filed another lawsuit challenging measures Wisconsin Republican approved in a lame-duck session. The laws block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from withdrawing from lawsuits without legislative approval, give lawmakers the power to decide how to spend money obtained from legal settlements and allow them to intervene in cases and hire their own attorneys…

Sen. Baldwin Invites Northwestern Wisconsin Teacher to Tuesday’s State of the Union

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced that retired educator Diane Whitcraft from Webster, Wis. will join her for President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Whitcraft has multiple sclerosis and had been taking the same medication for more than 23 years and she now struggles to pay for it. “I’m grateful to Sen.Baldwin for…

Breakwater Restaurant in Superior Closes Doors For Good

Longtime Superior Restaurant Shuts Down

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A longtime family restaurant in Superior has abruptly closed its doors, after more than 15 years in business. Regulars showing up for some home-cooked meals at Breakwater Sunday afternoon were surprised by a sign on the door of the restaurant on Highway 2. The sign read that the restaurant was closed until further notice. That sign went up…

Lake Superior Ice Festival Powers On Through Bitter Cold

Subzero Temps Don't Keep Out Northlanders

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The weather outside may be frightful, but the Lake Superior Ice Festival makes it so delightful. The cold weather didn’t stop crowds from flocking to Barker’s Island to enjoy all the frozen wonder. They were even joined by some magical Disney characters. Possibly the most popular part of the festival, the ice sculptures have been wowing visitors since…

Bethel Church Takes Northlanders to Hawaii with Luau

Luau Fundraiser Held

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Folks at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Superior got a taste of the tropics tonight, at the church’s annual Hawaiian luau. The church was dressed in tiki heads and the people in lays, as attendees dined on Hawaiian food and fruits, the winter not stopping them from having fun in the island sun. “It’s Hawaiian, in the dead…

The Lake Superior Ice Festival Cometh

Snow Slide is Up as City Gears Up

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Every year the Lake Superior Ice Festival promises to be bigger and better, showing that cold and snow doesn’t keep Northlanders inside, but brings them outside in a big way. A fan favorite at the free festival, the big snow slide is already up, towering over Barker’s Island Marina. Attendees this year have some new attractions to look…

Superior Skiing: Free This Week

Free Ski Week in Conjunction with Lake Superior Ice Festival

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The heart of the winter brings with it the annual Lake Superior Ice Festival. In conjunction with the festival, the city of Superior has made all of its cross-country ski trails free through the end of the festival on the 27th. Over 27 kilometers (about 17 miles) of groomed trails are wide open for use. They’re broken up…

Nailing Down Issues for 34th Annual Superior Days

Planning Meeting Goes Over What Group is Taking to Madison

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In less than a month delegates from the superior area will be heading to Madison to lobby state lawmakers on local political issues. It will be the 34th Annual Superior Days. Earlier today a community planning meeting was held at WITC Superior. At the meeting they were able to nail down 3 key issues they will take to…

Swerving into the New Year with Lake Superior R/C Club

Club Holds Annual New Year's Rumble

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Some people are still ringing in the New Year behind the wheel. Some very small wheels. The Lake Superior R/C Club hosted it’s 16th Annual New Year’s Rumble, at the Superior Armory on Sunday. Dozens of small speed racers zoomed and crashed through the races. According to organizers, unlike real cars, all ages can drive. “Just like a…

Students Get Taste of Marine Training at Mini Bootcamp

Real Training with Real Drill Instructors

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior YMCA was turned into a training camp on Friday, as students got a taste of what it’s like to be a Marine at Mini Bootcamp. The gym floor filled with young men and women planning to be, or interested in joining the United States Marine Corps. Organizers say, being a Marine has a lot to offer….

Northlanders Skate Before Temps Drop

Subzero Temps Mean Outdoor Rinks Close

DULUTH, Minn.- Lately the weather’s been great to get out on the ice. No, not the frozen parking lots and sidewalks. Ice skating rinks. But many outdoor rinks in the Northland close once the windchill drops to about –20 degrees. Even though outdoor rinks may close, in Duluth, Essentia Health provides open skating at their Heritage Sports Center every Wednesday….

Alleged Closs Murderer and Kidnapper Appears in Court

Criminal Complaint Released by Barron County

BARRON, Wis.- The man accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs for 88 days and killing her parents could be sentenced to life in prison. He’s facing four serious charges including two counts of first degree homicide, and one count of kidnapping, and armed burglary. The press conference on Monday was vastly different than the one held last Friday when Closs escaped….

Knowing Your Neighbors: Warming Up the Homeless

Ruth House Opens as Warming Center

SUPERIOR, Wis.- As the frigid air of night sets in, the question of where to sleep enters the minds of the homeless in Duluth and Superior. Places like CHUM or Solid Rock often fill up quickly, leaving them with almost no options. Until now. The Ruth House in Superior is offering warmth, and care, to anyone who needs it during Northland…

Gold Medalists Guide Guppies of Superior YMCA

Jason Lezak and Breeja Larson Hold Swim Clinic

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Whalers of Superior Douglas County Family YMCA’s Swim Team got some helpful tips, from none other than two Olympic gold medalists. Almost 140 of the Superior Whalers throughout the day lined the natatorium pool at Superior High School. They all quiver with excitement, ready to receive some aquatic advice from America’s very own Aquaman and Aquawoman, Jason…

Major Winter Storm for the Northland

Heavy Snow, Wind & Ice Expected

DULUTH, Minn. – Our first widespread major winter storm of this snow season will bring travel nightmares to the Northland into Friday. Significant snow accumulations are on the way across much of Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin and warmer air being pulled into the system will bring some freezing rain and rain to parts of Wisconsin and western upper Michigan. A…

Heavy Snow Heading to the Northland

Bitter Cold Follows

DULUTH, Minn-   A quiet Christmas Day across the Northland with only a few snow flurries will give way to the first widespread major winter storm of the season. As travelers head out Wednesday, the road conditions will deteriorate later in the day as snow moves in by evening. Moderate to heavy snow and very strong winds are expected Thursday, Thursday…

Winter Storm Heading To The Northland

Heavy Snow & Strong Winds Thursday and Friday

It’s an official “White Christmas” across the Northland with 3″ of snow on the ground in Duluth, Minnesota, but heavy snow is on the way to the Northland later this week. After a quiet Christmas Day with only a few snow flurries, that much advertised winter storm that I’ve been talking about since last week finally starts bringing snow to the…

Superior Fire Department Receives Grant for Hazmat Equipment

Grant Comes from Wisconsin Emergency Management

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior firefighters took on the Globe grain elevator fire with some new gear. After last year’s Husky Refinery explosion, the Superior Fire Department received a $62,000 to be better equipped for large–scale emergencies and hazmat situations. The grant came from Wisconsin Emergency Management. With the new equipment the department can better monitor and understand flammability, oxygen levels, carbon…

Trump Administration’s Bump Stock Ban Doesn’t Effect Superior Gun Store

Superior Shooters Supply Never Sold Bump Stocks

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Trump Administration has officially banned bump stocks in the U.S. It’s an equipment which allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms. Meanwhile, the owner of Superior Shooters Supply in Superior tells us this ban really doesn’t affect her business. She’s never sold bump stocks, and said they are barely effective, hurt accuracy, and are limited…

Man Convicted of Charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle in Bayfield County

A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

BAYFIELD, Wis.-A crash that left one man dead in Cornucopia, Wis. in June of 2017, has lead to the conviction of man on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. After a four-day jury trial,  Andrew Peterson was convicted of that felony charge and could face a fine of $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or…

Walker Signs Legislation Weakening Democratic-Elect Governor

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general.

MADISON, Wis.-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a sweeping package of Republican-authored lame-duck legislation that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The measures restrict early in-person voting to two weeks before an election. The legislation gives Republicans control of the state jobs creation agency, blocks Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers from withdrawing Wisconsin from a…

125 Years of Curling at Superior Curling Club

Club Celebrates Quasiquicentennial with Party

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Saturday marks a milestone for Superior sports. The Superior Curling Club turns a whopping 125 years old, and they threw a party full of history to celebrate. Current and former club curlers, some who played as far back as 1956, reunited at the club. They shared memories, looked back at photos and artifacts provided by the Douglas County…

Superior ATV Trail Doesn’t Connect to Barker’s Island

Hotels in the Area Fearful of Consequences, Councilor says No Worries

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The new ATV trail through the city of Superior does not actually connect to Barker’s Island, and the other hotels in the area. The staff at Barker’s Island Inn says the lack of ATV trail connection hurts their business. But City Councilor Brent Fennessey, while still working on reconnecting the hotel, doesn’t see that as the case. Here’s…

Craig Sutherland Sent Off for Treatment with Fundraiser

Community Came Out to Support Sutherland at Tavern 105

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The community of Superior came together to help one of their own at Tavern 105 on Saturday. The bar was packed to the brim with family and friends of Craig Sutherland. Citizens gathered to raise money to help the 8th District City Councilor pay for his Multiple Sclerosis treatment. Many showed their support by proudly sporting “Team Craig”…

Christmas Tree Illuminates Superior Public Library

Holiday Tree Up for All to Enjoy

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The annual Holiday Tree is now lit in Downtown Superior. The colorfully lit tree looks over the Superior Public Library, and the adjacent corner of Tower Avenue and the newly constructed Belknap Street. Santa paid a visit there on Small Business Saturday, lighting the tree for the first time this season. Superior’s Tannenbaum provides a nice backdrop to…

Gun Deer Hunting Kicks Off in Wisconsin

Meat Processors Across State Get Busy

POPLAR, Wis.- Rifles cocked, targets in sight, Deer hunting has begun in Wisconsin. This means meat processors across the state are going to be extra busy, but the business has been spread out. With the colder weather allowing meat to be outside longer, the folks at Hursh Meat Processing have had their hands full all day, showing how it’s going…

UWS International Students Share International Food

UWS Holds International Cooking Demo at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The cultures of UWS were on display at Pilgrim Lutheran Church Saturday. The University hosted their annual International Cooking Demo. Foods from around 10 countries were available, for people to get a taste of a different culture. “Our main motto is to bring people together so that they can know more about our culture, and we can learn…

Wisconsin Deer Hunting Begins as License Sales are Low

Hunting Stores Help Hunters Gear Up

DULUTH, Minn.-With the Wisconsin Gun Deer Opener happening at first light on Saturday, hunting stores like Superior Shooters Supply are helping hunters gear up to start the season. The gleam of polished rifles and the rattling of ammunition boxes mean it’s that time of year: Wisconsin deer hunting begins. Which means products at area hunting stores are flying off the…

String of Daytime Burglaries Reported in Superior

Superior Police Asking Public To Help Solve the Crimes

SUPERIOR, Wis.-  Since November 1st a total of five break ins happened in Superior: one in the UWS area, one in South End, and a couple in Central Park. What has Superior Police baffled: these break–ins all happened in the daytime. After launching an investigation, they are also asking people to remain extra vigilant, for anything that seems out of…

Wisconsin Governor’s Race Still Being Decided

About 47,000 uncounted ballots in Milwaukee County could determine the winner of the race for Wisconsin governor.

MILWAUKEE, Wis.-About 47,000 uncounted ballots in Milwaukee County could determine the winner of the race for Wisconsin governor. The city of Milwaukee’s elections commissioner, Neil Albrecht, says 47,000 ballots were to be counted by 1 a.m. Wednesday. The race between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Tony Evers was too close to call as of midnight with 94 percent of…

Duffy Wins Seventh District Seat Again

Multiple Wisconsin Congressional Candidates Retain Seats

HAYWARD, Wis.-Almost all of Wisconsin’s congressional incumbents have retained their jobs. Democrat Mark Pocan won re-election Tuesday in southern Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District; Democrat Ron Kind won another two years representing western Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District; and Democrat Gwen Moore won re-election in Milwaukee’s 4th Congressional District. Republicans Jim Sensenbrenner and Sean Duffy retained their seats in southeastern Wisconsin’s 5th…

Wisconsin Goats Go Green

Lake Minnesuing Farm Led Goats on Plant Eating Parade

DULUTH, Minn.- While herds of Northlanders flocked to the polls for their civic duty, a herd of Northland Animals took the streets of Bennett Wisconsin, for their environmental duty. Breaking up the normal landscape of candidate signs on Bennett Road: goats on parade. Many are named after food: Sugar, Mama Coco, Maggie, Ginger, Ruby Tuesday, Devon, Mary Jane, Chippers, among…

Northland Winter Weather Outlook 2018-2019

Wondering What This Northland Winter Has In Store? Check Out The Fox 21 Weather Teams Forecast

DULUTH, Minn. – Halloween is right around the corner.  Along with the parties, kids are getting ready for trick-or-treating.  But, Northlanders know that the weather can very well be more of a trick rather than a treat. Last year, just in time for Halloween weekend, more than ten inches of snow fell in Duluth.  While an inconvenience, that pales in…

Fall Fitness Fun at Fitoberfest

Strength Factory Gym Holds Event for the First Time

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A gym in Superior is starting a new fall tradition: Fitoberfest. The Strength Factory hosted the event for the first time on Sunday. Members of the gym competed in different strength events such as keg bowling, keg toss, kettlebell toss, and more. They ended the day at the Thirsty Pagan, where they shared some drinks and competed in…