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Superior Entry Lighthouse Up for Auction

National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act Program puts Superior and two other lighthouses up for sale.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A lighthouse that has stood off the coast of Superior since 1913 is now up for sale. As part of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act Program, Superior Entry, and two other lighthouses in Michigan, are up for an online auction. The auction for Superior Entry began on July 10, with a starting bid of $10,000. Interested bidders…

After Repairs Head of Lakes Fair Opens for Season

Fair week kicks off with Sneak a Peek Night Tuesday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Head of the Lakes Fair in Superior opened for the year, offering rides, a horse show, a beef auction, and more over the next five days. This comes with major repairs completed after Douglas County conducted an inspection, revealing issues like Asbestos. Now, they say those issues have been taken care of. “We’re looking forward to a…

Coffee Conversation: Saddle Up! 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo Starts Thursday

Click Below for a Full List of Events Happening During the 66th Annual Spooner Rodeo

SPOONER, Wis. – The Spooner Rodeo kicks off this Thursday, July 11 with the Coca-Cola Family/Youth night starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Washburn County Fairgrounds in Spooner. This year Spooner Rodeo Queen Faith Ciesielski and Spooner Rodeo Princess Abby Droessler stopped by the studio to let us know what fun events will be taking place this year at the…

After Dropping ‘Midgets’ Wisconsin’s Hurley High Gets New Mascot

After dropping controversial nickname Hurley High School decides on new mascot.

HURLEY, Wis. (AP)- Six months after dropping its controversial nickname, a northern Wisconsin high school has a new moniker. According to Wisconsin Public Radio, Hurley High School will now be known as the “Northstars.” Back in January FOX 21 covered the Hurley School Board’s unanimous decision to change the controversial mascot. They said in a statement: “In a school district…

Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Drunk Boating in Northland

Crackdown is part of Operation Dry Water Campaign.

MINNESOTA-  Safety on the water will be a top priority this weekend. According to authorities, drunk boating is drunk driving. Law enforcement will be increasing patrols on Northland waters as part of their yearly Operation Dry Water campaign. From 2013 to 2017 alcohol was a factor in 26 boating deaths and 46 injuries on Minnesota waters. Meanwhile Wisconsin was the…

Gordon Gears up to Host 59th Annual Summer Festival

Gordon Good Neighbor Days is Happening July 5 - 7, 2019

GORDON, Wis. – The town of Gordon, Wisconsin is made up of nearly 600 people, but this weekend thousands will arrive to help kick off the summer season. The 59th annual Gordon Good Neighbor Days runs from Friday, July 5 – Sunday, July 7. A full schedule of events is listed below. Six board members work year round the help…

Learning to Paddleboard at SUP Camp

North Shore SUP holds 4-day camp for kids to learn basics.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Kids on Barkers Island in Superior took advantage of the warmer weather by getting in the water on Paddleboards. North Shore SUP held their annual SUP, or Stand-Up Paddleboarding camp. The four-day camp supplies 8-12 year-olds with all the equipment including PFDs, or Personal Floation Devices, and teaches them the basics like paddling and docking properly. According to…

Work on Wisconsin Point Restoration Begins

Project to consolidate parking and restore habitats to be completed late this summer.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Officials with Superior Parks, Recreation and Forestry are asking the public to be patient during the restoration of Wisconsin Point this summer. It’s expected to be done by the end of July or beginning of August. It’s a project, officials said, that will benefit beach-goers, and the nature that calls the beach home. You’ll find crews working at…

Local Artisans Set Up Shop Saturday in Iron River

The Annual Makers' Faire is Happening Saturday, June 22 in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – Happening Saturday, June 22, folks are invited to the community of Iron River, Wisconsin to experience the third annual Makers’ Faire hosted by White Winter Winery. The Faire will run from noon until 5:00 p.m. and showcase many talented artists, farmers, growers, producers, crafts and more from around the region. The artisans are from various communities…

Superior Celebrates Juneteenth with Community Cookout

Freedom Day celebrations in Kelly Park unite the community.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- This Wednesday, June 19th, is Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when slaves in the united states were officially set free. On Sunday Juneteenth  was commemorated in Superior. Multiple groups, such as the Superior African Heritage Community, Fathers Rise Together, UWS, and Duluth–Superior Save the Kids hosted a cookout in Kelly Park. The annual event brings together about 300 people…

Captain’s Platter Fishing Contest Takes Anglers to Allouez Bay

15th year of competition brings Anglers of all ages together.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Saturday Anglers took advantage of the nice weather out on Allouez bay for the Captain’s Platter Fishing Contest. Over 50 boats full of anglers tried the water and caught some pretty big trout, walleye and salmon. One of the largest was a 23 lb trout. According to the organizers with the Duluth Sail and Power Squadron, anglers…

Mayor Paine Rides with Bikers through Superior

First ever bike ride held from UWS to Thirsty Pagan.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- City officials, business leaders, and families pedaled through the streets on the Northland’s own Tour De Superior. “The importance of riding bikes in Superior is the importance of getting around,” said Mayor Jim Paine. Dozens of men, women, and children on two wheels took over the streets for the first ever Mayor’s bike race. “I really just thought…

Pancake Fundraiser to Support Solid Rock Men’s Homeless Shelter

The Pancake Fundraiser is Happening Sunday, June 9 starting at 8:00 a.m.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – On Sunday, June 9, forget getting up early and preparing breakfast. The perfect fundraising opportunity will fill your belly and help a great cause in Douglas County. Solid Rock Safe Haven in Superior is hosting a fundraising pancake breakfast from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center located at 1527 Tower Avenue. Tickets for the…

Thirsty Pagan Hosts Grand Opening Celebration Saturday

Thirsty Pagan is Hosting a Grand Opening at their New Location in Superior Saturday, June 8

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s a big weekend for the staff and brewers at Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior. The local brewers is hosting a grand opening celebration Saturday, June 8 starting at 11:00 a.m. Live music will include Woodblind starting at 1:00 p.m., followed by Similar Dogs starting at 5:00 p.m. Thirsty Pagan is now located at 1615 Winter Street in…

DULUTH, Minn. –  Severe weather is likely to break out across parts of the Northland this afternoon and evening. A “Severe Thunderstorm Watch” covers Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis in Minnesota and Burnett, Douglas and Washburn counties in Wisconsin until 8 p.m. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy downpours, and cloud-to-ground lightning are likely with any storms that…

Alumni Look Back at Cooper Elementary One Last Time

School hosts tour before demolition next month.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Before Cooper Elementary in Superior is demolished next month, and its new building opens in August, the alumni of the old Cooper spent some time looking back at their old stomping grounds. To reminisce on all the history that it held, past and present Cooper Elementary School students looked at old yearbooks that date all the way back…

Northland Paddle Alliance Cleans Up Superior Boat Launch

People picked up trash along shore of Woodstock Bay Boat Launch.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The nicer weather gave some in Superior a chance to clean up local boat launches. The Northland Paddlers Alliance adopted the Woodstock Bay Paddle Access Launch, after it was designated for Paddle Access last year. On Tuesday they broke out the bags to pick up garbage, and get the launch ready for paddlers this summer. “I think anybody…

Wisconsin Wineries Help Boost Tourism Fund

The Recent Study was Conducted by Michigan State University

WISCONSIN (AP) – Wisconsin might be best known for its beer and cheese offerings, but the state is now dabbling in other areas of interest. A new report shows the states wineries are dragging tourists from across the Upper Midwest. A recent Michigan State University study estimated 1.78 million visits were made to Wisconsin’s winery tasting rooms in 2015, bringing…

Memorial Weekend BBQ at the Bong Veterans Historical Center

Over 600 turned out to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Hundreds packed the Bong Historical Center parking lot for their Memorial Weekend Barbecue and Military Vehicle Show. According to organizers, before 11 a.m. 600 people had been through the museum. At the free event they could climb the rock wall, bounce in bouncy houses, and explore military vehicles with veterans. “They sacrificed so we can do this kinda…

Thirsty Pagan Brewing to Open in Superior’s Soo Line Depot

Brewery held soft opening Wednesday.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior’s Thirsty Pagan Brewing has moved from its Broadway Street location into the Soo Line Depot on Winter Street. They plan to have a grand opening on June 8th. After renting the space at Broadway Street, the Brewery closed shop there. They now own this new location. According to owners, with more seating and performance space for 7 days…

NAMI Holds Fundraiser at Superior Culver’s

Fundraiser raised money for programming.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Douglas County chapter of NAMI, also known as the National Alliance on Mental Illness held a fundraiser at a local fast food chain on Monday. The Culver’s on Second Street in Superior donated a portion of today’s profits to NAMI. Plenty of people came out to support, including law enforcement, local officials, and members of the community. Organizers…

Ice Cream with a K-9 at Superior Dairy Queen

Northland K-9 Foundation hosted fundraiser.

SUPERIOR, Wis- It was a great day to go out and grab some ice cream while hanging out with Superior’s finest four-legged law enforcement: a K-9 from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The Northland K-9 Foundation hosted its Spirit Night Fundraiser at the Dairy Queen on Tower Avenue. There you could meet Deputy Cory Fossum and his K-9 Raptor, and…

New Cooper Elementary School Building Ready for New School Year

A year after the fire and explosion, the new building prepares to open.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A year after a fire halted the opening of a new Cooper Elementary School Building in Superior, the school is complete, and ready for the first classes to attend next Fall. According to the Superintendent of Superior School District, teachers will begin moving into the new building as early as June to set up their rooms and offices….

UPDATE: House Explodes In Superior; Police Investigating

Firefighters turn investigation to Superior Police, there is no threat to the public.

  SUPERIOR, Wis.- Police are now investigating an explosion in Superior’s Billings Park neighborhood. Officials report that the incident was isolated and there is no threat to the public. The explosion was reported around 10:50 Sunday morning, in a small home on 22nd Street near Corning Avenue along the railyard. Mayo Ambulance was also called in. The smoke from the…

Rep. Sean Duffy Says he and His Wife are Expecting Ninth Child

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy has announced that he and his wife are expecting their ninth child.

HAYWARD, Wis.-U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy has announced that he and his wife are expecting their ninth child. In a post late Monday on his official U.S. House website, Duffy wrote: “God isn’t done with our family yet! Baby number nine coming to the crew this fall!” He wrote that he and his wife aren’t crazy, just full of hope for…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Bethel Lutheran Church

Tacos served for church fundraiser.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Sunday was Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1892. Bethel Lutheran Church celebrated the Mexican holiday with their fundraiser. They served tacos and had a photo booth manned by a professional photographer. The church’s Fundraising Committee said when it comes to events like this, their church…

Swarms of Boats Out for Wisconsin Fishing Opener

Lake Nebagamon is one popular local lake.

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis.- The season has begun to catch Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye. At 986 acres, Lake Nebagamon is a place many anglers go to feel those fish a-bitin’. The rumble of boat motors break the soft lapping of the water. “I’m 54 years old, I’ve been out here for that many years,” said Brian Gilbertson….

Webster Dream Park to be Built Late Summer thanks to Donations

Check from Enbridge Energy brought donation total to $250,000.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- A Superior girl’s dream for an all abilities playground at Webster Park is coming true. Enbridge Energy donated a $10,000 check to the city of Superior to build Webster Dream Park. The idea was dreamt up by nine-year-old Kenna Hermanson. Private donations, including the check from Enbridge, totals $50,000, and the City of Superior contributed $200,000 from last year’s…

Superior Emergency Departments Practice Response to Mass Casualty Incident

Fire and Police Department, and Paramedics evaluated response to active shooter situation.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Fire Department and Police Department joined together for their third mass casualty training. Rather than practicing their response to an active shooter directly, firefighters, police officers, and paramedics worked on getting quick and precise care to those wounded after the shooter had been neutralized. With makeup and uniforms scattered across the Wessman Arena Gym, it may…

New Construction, Husky Updates Among Topics in Superior’s State of the City

Mayor Jim Paine delivers his second State of the City address.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- In his second State of the City address, Superior Mayor Jim Paine is proud of the progress Superior has made. He said the city will be unrecognizable to some in the coming years. The Mayor announced the construction of Cobblestone Hotel on Tower Avenue, and the development of Central High School into a mixed-use development, featuring both market-rate…

Superior YMCA Helps Make Healthy Kids for a Healthy Summer

Healthy Kids Day event held.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- With summer just a few months away, the Superior YMCA helped kids get a healthy head start. They hosted Healthy Kids Day on Sunday. Families could come and enjoy free swimming, bouncy houses, healthy snacks, and more to prepare for a fit summer. “To encourage families and kids to come out and be healthy and create healthy habits…

Getting the SS Meteor in Ship Shape

Volunteers freshen up ship for new season.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- About 50 volunteers came together to cleanup the SS Meteor Whaleback Ship at Barker’s Island in Superior. Washing, painting the hull, and renovating the bedrooms gets the ship ready for tours starting May 18th. “It’s awesome to have this many people come out and work on this because it takes a great volunteer effort for this huge ship…

Protesters Environmental Rally on Anniversary of Husky Explosion

This after Husky announces rebuild of the Superior refinery, with the use of Hydrogen Fluoride.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- On Saturday, protestors rallied outside the Douglas County Courthouse in Superior, voicing their concerns about the Husky Energy Refinery Rebuild. Recently, Husky announced they will continue using the controversial chemical Hydrogen fluoride after rebuilding the refinery which exploded a year ago. Protestors said it’s time to do away with the chemical, and the refinery, as a whole. “No…

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Tours UW Superior

Details education funding in Evers's Budget

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Education funding has been a top priority of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’s administration. On Tuesdsay they took that campaign to Superior. Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and Representative Mick Millroy toured UWS’s Lake Superior Research Institute. According to Barnes, education funding, including for the UW System, is an important part of Governor Evers’s new budget proposal. “Water issues…

22nd Annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest Filled Up

Gitchee Gumee Brewfest raises money for Superior Jaycees.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The 22nd Annual Gitchee Gumee Brewfest drew thousands of people to Wessman arena at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Cups didn’t sit empty for long, there were more than 30 brewers to sample. Money raised at the event went to the Superior Junior Chamber. “This is our lifeblood for what we’re able to do in the community of giving back…

Meeting of the Math Minds at UWS Math Meet

Area High School students put their calculations to the test.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Calculators and pencils were at the ready for University of Wisconsin Superior’s 45th annual High School Math Meet. More than 200 students from 18 high schools throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota met at the University to compete in algebra, calculus, probability and statistics, geometry and trigonometry tests to win various prizes. Organizers said this type of event gives all…

One Suspect in Custody After Suspected Home Break-In

Two young males tried kicking in door in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Superior Police Department arrested one male suspect and detained three others, after responding to reports of an attempted home invasion at about 5 p–m last night at the thirteen hundred block of Lincoln street. There two young males were accused of trying to kick a door in. Police arrested the suspect on possible charges of bail jumping and…

Families Have Fun with Science at Science Fest

University of Wisconsin Superior full of science exhibits and shows.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The legendary scientist, Bill Nye, says: Science Rules. That was no exception at UWS on Saturday. Everyone was a student for Science Fest, where they learned about the world and how it works. They also found out what they can do to keep that world spinning. From adorable baby chicks and ducks, and a kennel of baby goats,…

Husky Energy Announces Rebuild of Superior Refinery

Continued use of controversial chemical Hydrogen Flouride facing backlash.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Nearly a year after the explosion at Husky Energy Refinery, the company announced their plans for a $400 million rebuild, expected to create 350 jobs at its peak. However, the plan to continue using the controversial chemical Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) in the Refinery’s operations, is raising some eyebrows. Investigations found the initial explosion took place in the Fluid Catalytic…

Denfeld Freshmen Visit UWS

'Denfeld Days' event held while juniors take ACTs.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The entire Freshman class from Denfeld stopped by UWS today, to get them thinking about their future, and to keep them busy while Denfeld Juniors take the ACTs. The freshmen visited the University for “Denfeld Days.” 200 students toured the campus and participated in recreation activities. University officials say they hope the day changes the minds of high…

Voters Turnout in Superior for Election Day

Local and Supreme Court elections bring out community.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Multiple seats are up for grabs in Superior and across Wisconsin on Election Day. Three different council seats are being contested in Superior, and Mayor Jim Paine is running unopposed. Attendants at the polling station at WITC, say they didn’t see huge lines of voters, but the people voting are driven by the local elections, and one particular statewide race….

WHEDA Hosts Homebuying Forum for Realtors

Share new programs, tips and tricks to help those looking for a home.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- For first-time homebuyers and homebuyers needing assistance in Wisconsin, finding the right property can be difficult, according to the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. So WHEDA and North Shore Bank of Commerce at V.I.P. Pizza in Superior to discuss programs to help buyers broaden their horizons. Among the new services they have a financing option where first-time homebuyers…

White Winter Winery to Host Fundraiser for Essentia Health Foundation

The Cellar Jazz Concert Fundraiser is Happening Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Iron River, Wisconsin

IRON RIVER, Wis. – White Winter Winery is proud to be teaming up with the Essentia Health Foundation for their annual Cellar Jazz Concert Fundraiser Saturday, April 6, 2019. The fundraiser is taking place at White Winter Winery from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 per person or $70 per couple and are currently on…

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…