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Federal spending bill restores Great Lakes, EPA funding
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Superior man in custody following alleged kidnapping
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New business creating custom duck calls with pets' ashes
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Gopher hockey coach Don Lucia to step down
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Protest shuts down Line 3 construction outside Superior
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Protesters identifying themselves as water protectors shut down construction for roughly two hours on a section of the...
August 23, 2017 - 11:47pm
May 31, 2017
The birth of modern shark mania: Attacks of 1916 left four dead and a coast terrified
The shark mania that grips the country each summer began July 1, 1916, when a young stockbroker from Philadelphia headed into the surf at Beach...
May 31, 2017 - 12:45pm
August 10, 2016
Water woes emerge as major issue in Wisconsin elections
Wisconsin voters' concerns about pollution in lakes and streams, contamination of drinking water supplies and depleted aquifers are transforming...
August 10, 2016 - 12:47pm
August 9, 2016
Statewide drinking water report shows water supply safe, affordable
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's public drinking water systems continued to provide safe and affordable drinking water in 2015 with more than 96 percent of the systems meeting all health-based standards, according to an annual report on drinking water by the Wisconsin Department...
August 9, 2016 - 7:00am
May 17, 2016
YMCA launches water safety program for youth
Enjoy free pool access while boosting aquatic safety skills for youngsters during the Superior-Douglas County Family YMCA’s "Safety Around Water" program, which kicks off May 23. Aimed primarily at inner-city, minority and underserved youth, the classes are open to all children...
May 17, 2016 - 7:00am
January 26, 2016
Arsenic poisons private wells in Wisconsin
High levels of arsenic, a substance used as a poison since the Middle Ages, had been detected in 1989 in several counties in the Fox Valley region...
January 26, 2016 - 11:36am
June 2, 2013
Gov. Quinn open to Great Lakes-Mississippi split
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday that separating the Great Lakes and Mississippi River systems is the "ultimate solution" to prevent voracious Asian carp from overrunning the lakes, a potential step toward resolving a longstanding regional feud. During...
June 2, 2013 - 10:16am
April 30, 2013
Rescued Mississippi man tells of ordeal on the ice
Brett Finch is probably moving back home to Mississippi, where the only ice he wants to see is in a drink. Finch spent much of Monday night in the drink and on ice chunks in the St. Louis River. The construction worker from Iuka, Miss., drove his black Buick out on the ice near...
April 30, 2013 - 9:50pm
'Great Lakes Water Wars' author speaks in Ashland
The author of "Great Lakes Water Wars" says the next battle over water diversion will test the Great Lakes Compact. And that test will come next year. Author Peter Annin says tension over diverting water from the Great Lakes will rise in the next six months. That's when the Wisconsin...
November 30, 2011 - 3:03pm
August 26, 2011
Dragon Boat festival celebrates 10 years
Megan Kress has participated in dozens of Dragon Boat races over the years, but has never been to one quite like the annual Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival at Barker's Island in Superior. Now in its 10th year, the festival features a near-record 96 teams of 21 paddlers each and...
August 26, 2011 - 5:16am
August 19, 2011
Wis. dad, sons paddle 72 days around Lake Superior
IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) -- A northern Wisconsin man and his three sons have made a 72-day, 1,600-mile journey by kayak around Lake Superior to raise money for charity. Joe Bodewes of Hazelhurst set out in May from Black River Harbor in Michigan's northwestern Upper Peninsula with 14-year-old...
August 19, 2011 - 9:31am
August 7, 2011
With 18, Wisconsin ties boating fatalities from 2010
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin has already matched the 18 watercraft-related deaths reported last year and the summer isn't even over. Jeremy Cords, a safety expert with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette (http://bit.ly/nbkKMr) that...
August 7, 2011 - 6:15pm
July 24, 2011
Deputies investigating woman found in Fox River
BUCHANAN, Wis. (AP) -- Outagamie County sheriff's officials are investigating the death of a woman found in the Fox River. The sheriff's department received a call at about 2 p.m. Friday about a body in the water at Town of Buchanan picnic grounds. Capt.
July 24, 2011 - 9:58am
July 23, 2011
UPDATED: Boats collide on Wis. river; 2 men dead, 2 missing
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) -- A pontoon-like boat carrying six people celebrating a weekend wedding collided with a speedboat along a western Wisconsin river, leaving two people dead and two others missing, officials said Saturday. Both boats were traveling at speeds of more than 20...
July 23, 2011 - 1:14pm
June 19, 2011
Wis. man drowns trying to save struggling family
WYALUSING TOWNSHIP, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in southwestern Wisconsin say a man has drowned at a beach after he went into the water to help some struggling relatives. The Grant County sheriff's department says the man was 32-year-old David Slabaugh of Prairie du Chien. Deputies...
June 19, 2011 - 7:42am