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AG Shimel concedes election to Kaul, won't seek recount
Man dies in deer hunting accident in northern Minnesota
UWS renames center for 'Pope' Wright
City, county offices close for the holiday
SCCU sponsors free financial literacy program for schools
‘Jackets capture Tip-Off title
Solon Springs girls off to 1-1 start
Packers can't blame noise — or any other external factor — for sobering loss to Seahawks
After missing past three games, Vikings LB Anthony Barr insists ‘I’m playing’ vs. Packers
Northern pike caught months earlier now holds Minnesota record
Getting 'round to it
Hate groups use Confederate flag for its symbolism
Why the Brazilian elections matter
Say 'yes' to yourself
Big winner on 2018 ballot was voting itself
Free Thanksgiving meals offer more than food
Senior grocery delivery expands to Superior
Habitat plans to close ReStore
Tourism grant boosts Iron River sled dog race
'Simple Things' offers charming stories from bygone era
Brazilian percussionist performs at UWS
SHS offers free performance of state-bound play
UWS Music Department, Ragtime Society partner for recitals
Chorfest highlights high school music talent
WAEA (Wisconsin Art Education Association) Art Show Recipient
Virgil & Marilyn Nelson
Karyn L. Byrnes
Richard A. Doolittle
Ernest E. Saari
Verlyn L. Peterson
November 3, 2017
Jailers lose protective status with budget
Douglas County has adopted its $54.4 million budget for 2018.
November 3, 2017 - 8:49am
August 2, 2017
Authorities capture last Alabama inmate who used peanut butter to escape from jail
The last of 12 inmates who escaped from an Alabama jail over the weekend with the aid of peanut butter was recaptured hundreds of miles away...
August 2, 2017 - 6:59am
August 27, 2010
Man jailed after standoff at Grand Casino Hinckley
HINCKLEY, Minn. -- Pine County Sheriff's deputies were involved in an armed standoff with a man in a semi in the parking lot of Grand Casino Hinckley early Friday morning. The man eventually was taken into custody, and no shots were fired, Sheriff Mark Mansavage said in a press release. According...
August 27, 2010 - 10:09pm
April 15, 2010
Lawmakers spar over merits of DNA sampling of those charged with felonies
A bill that would require police to take DNA samples from everyone arrested for a felony had its final hearing at the state capitol Wednesday broadcast live on the Wisconsin Eye network. It included some spirited debate about the constitutional implications of taking samples from...
April 15, 2010 - 8:44am
April 7, 2010
Judge sentences man to 7 years for ignoring abuse
Reginald Keith, whose wife was convicted of beating 13-month-old Christopher Thomas to death and of torturing his 2-year-old sister, was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison and four years of extended supervision for failing to protect or care for the young girl during...
April 7, 2010 - 10:45am
January 25, 2010
Legislature plans to monitor early prisoner release
Recent reforms in Wisconsin's prison system include releasing some non-violent prisoners before their sentences are complete. That's caused concern among law enforcement officials, especially in Milwaukee. Most of the prisoners released each year return to crime prone neighborhoods...
January 25, 2010 - 11:18am
January 15, 2010
Superior man gets federal sentence for drug dealing
MADISON - A Superior man who continued to sell methamphetamine even after police searched his residence was sentenced Thursday in federal court to three years and 10 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamines. Troy R. Stafne, 46, faced five to 40 years in prison after selling...
January 15, 2010 - 8:00am
May 20, 2008
Man admits he assaulted pregnant girlfriend
A Superior man who stomped on his pregnant girlfriend's stomach will spend six months in jail. Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court, Tracy KirPatrick Humbert, 35, pleaded no contest to one felony count of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count of resisting an officer. He...
May 20, 2008 - 12:00am
Family fallout brings charges
A Superior man accused of stabbing his cousin with a steak knife made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday. Joshua Adam Deputy, 23, faces one count of aggravated battery for the assault that took place around 6 p.m. Friday at the victim's Superior residence,...
May 20, 2008 - 12:00am
April 21, 2008
Man going to prison for fifth drunken driving offense
A South Range man was sentenced Friday in Douglas County Court to 48 months in prison for a drunk driving incident last summer that injured five people. Dennis Helmer Amundson, 59, pleaded guilty in February to his fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
April 21, 2008 - 12:00am
March 18, 2008
Dealer gets jail, probation
A Superior man who police found with seven pounds of marijuana in his North End residence will spend five years on probation and a year in jail for dealing drugs. In January, Michael A. Schwartz, 34, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court to felony charges of possession with...
March 18, 2008 - 12:00am
March 4, 2008
Duluth man receives probation for self-inflicted injuries
A Duluth man who critically stabbed himself after threatening to kill his former girlfriend was sentenced Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court to one year in jail and seven years probation. Scott Cahill Akervik, 43, pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and battery in January....
March 4, 2008 - 12:00am
February 27, 2008
Jails get prisoner contracts
Wisconsin Department of Corrections officials on Tuesday announced an agreement has been reached for Bayfield County to house state inmates, and an existing contract with Douglas County has been extended. The deal will offer substantial property tax relief to residents of the counties,...
February 27, 2008 - 12:00am
January 31, 2008
Judge leaves max penalty hanging over dealer
A Superior man convicted of selling prescription drugs he bought in Mexico and transported to the Twin Ports was given three years probation and six months in jail. If he doesn't keep clear of trouble, however, Edward David St. John, 61, could face penalties ranging from six to...
January 31, 2008 - 12:00am
January 29, 2008
Court delays trial again
The trial for an Oliver man accused of providing vodka and marijuana to teen girls and sexually assaulting one of them was postponed Monday in Douglas County Circuit Court. The delay allows the court to address a motion to dismiss one of the charges and provide time for DNA testing. Michael...
January 29, 2008 - 12:00am