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February 10, 2014
Delegates focus lobbying agenda
Superior Days delegates are heading to Madison next week with a more focused agenda than in years past. “We’ve cut down the number of issues,” said Linda Bruce, community educator with UW-Extension of Douglas who coordinates the annual lobbying effort. Instead of 32 issues...
February 10, 2014 - 4:48pm
Gogebic Taconite holds meetings with concerned citizens
On Tuesday, Gogebic Taconite representatives will be traveling throughout Iron and Ashland Counties to speak one-on-one with citizens and address questions about the proposed iron ore mine.
February 10, 2014 - 9:40am
January 28, 2014
Sheriffs ready to ticket or arrest trespassers in mining zone
As at least one drill rig is being set up in the proposed iron ore mine area of the Penokee Hills, sheriffs say they’ll respond to any trespassing complaints in the off-limits zone.
January 28, 2014 - 9:16am
January 3, 2014
G-Tac submits exploration license application to DNR
The Department of Natural Resources has received an exploration license application from Gogebic Taconite LLC, for activities related to the Penokee/Gogebic deposit in Ashland and Iron counties, according to a news release issued Friday by the DNR. The company is proposing to drill...
January 3, 2014 - 12:10pm
December 24, 2013
Nov. 15 Maxim James Chvatik, 25, Ashland, obstructing an officer, guilty plea, three days jail, $266 fine and court costs. Robert Nicholas Britton, 51, 1018 Grand Ave., domestic abuse battery amended to domestic abuse disorderly conduct, guilty plea, two days jail, $343 court costs...
December 24, 2013 - 8:06am
December 21, 2013
Ashland police: Teen homicide suspect also shot at officers
By Tom Olsen Duluth News Tribune ASHLAND – A 14-year-old boy turned on the couple who were raising him, fatally shooting a
December 21, 2013 - 12:22pm
December 11, 2013
DNR completes review of GTAC bulk sampling plan
The Department of Natural Resources has completed its review of Gogebic Taconite's revised Bulk Sampling Plan related to the company's potential mining project in northern Wisconsin and has identified all DNR approvals that will be required before bulk sampling may begin, according...
December 11, 2013 - 3:09pm
Democrat Kelly Westlund launches campaign against Sean Duffy
Ashland city councilwoman and small business owner Kelly Westlund has announced her candidacy against U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Weston. Speaking before a packed room at the Wausau Labor Temple, Kelly Westlund took a hard line against Duffy.
December 11, 2013 - 9:06am
November 21, 2013
Federal investigators visit Ashland head shop
Officers working under the umbrella of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration were at a head shop in Ashland on Wednesday. The J.C. Moon store has been under fire in the past year as officials crack down on the sale of synthetic drugs. J.C. Moon told customers through its Facebook...
November 21, 2013 - 9:15am
November 15, 2013
For a former Superior teacher and principal turned actor, it's been a busy year -- seven movies, television and the release of his first novel. "It's...
November 15, 2013 - 7:00am
November 1, 2013
Discover Lake Superior shoreline
Wisconsin's breathtaking Lake Superior shoreline is featured in an upcoming episode of the nation's longest-running tourism TV show, Discover...
November 1, 2013 - 12:00am
Mining could fracture Superior Days
What is considered the "gold standard" of citizen lobbying efforts may be fractured by the debate over an iron ore mine in the Penokee Range. Last February, 20 elected officials from Ashland and Bayfield counties united to oppose having the mining issue on the Superior Days agenda....
November 1, 2013 - 12:00am
October 25, 2013
Ashland DA says GTAC wrong on trespass allegations
The Ashland County District Attorney says the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe has the right to survey land in the proposed mining area. This comes two months after mining company Gogebic Taconite sent Bad River a "cease and desist" letter to stay off that land. The Oct. 16...
October 25, 2013 - 11:11am
October 14, 2013
Board may ban rock blasting
The Ashland County Board may vote on an ordinance banning the use of explosives if it disturbs asbestos in rock formations. That includes the proposed iron ore mine site in the Penokee Range. Pete Russo says he's getting many calls from concerned citizens. The Ashland County Board...
October 14, 2013 - 4:40pm
October 9, 2013
Jauch plans retirement at end of Senate term
After 31 years in the Wisconsin Legislature -- four spent in the Assembly -- Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, announced today he won't seek re-election...
October 9, 2013 - 3:16pm