Weather Forecast


New year starts with swearing in county officers, DA

Douglas County Government has hit the ground running in 2017.

The year started with the swearing-in of four of our elected department heads. Judge Kelly Thimm administered the oath of office to County Clerk Sue Sandvick and County Treasurer Carol Jones and incoming Register of Deeds Tracy Middleton, and our new District Attorney, Mark Fruehauf on Tuesday. We thank Ms. Sandvick and Ms. Jones for their continued service and welcome Ms. Middleton and Mr. Fruehauf to their new roles.


The Douglas County Planning and Zoning Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Board Room 201 of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior. The committee will review an existing conditional-use permit for a commercial salvage yard in the town of Lakeside. The committee will conduct a public hearing on an application for a conditional-use permit for a private campground in the town of Oakland and conditional-use permit renewal applications for two non-metallic mines in the town of Superior.

The Douglas County Health and Human Services Board meets at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 207C of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior. The agenda for the meeting is available at

Superior Days

Superior Days 2017 is fast approaching. There is still time to register for the event, which takes place on Feb. 21 and 22 in Madison. The next planning meeting for Superior Days is Jan. 16 at noon in the Brule Town Hall, 5814S Maple St., Brule). The public is welcome to attend. For information, go to

For more information on Douglas County government, visit our website at I welcome your comments and suggestions. I can be reached at 715-395-1335 or