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Isaiah Ahlberg, 2, tries to catch snowflakes on his tongue at his daycare in Solon Springs on Monday afternoon. Temperatures are rumored to reach the mid 30's this week. (Jed Carlson/ firstname.lastname@example.org )
Scout, a four year old yellow lab, and mascot for Boy Scout Troop 213 helps pull a Christmas Tree during the tree recycling event in the Target parking lot on Saturday morning in Superior. The Boy Scouts also collected food that will be dropped off at the Superior Salvation Army. (Jed Carlson/ email@example.com )
Three Superior police officers help a suspect down from the roof of Frankie's Tavern in Superior on Saturday afternoon. The suspect was originally pulled over for a traffic violation by a Wisconsin State Trooper, then he jumped out of his car and fled by foot and ended up climbing up the fire escape and tried to hide on top of a second roof of Frankie's Tavern. Once the suspect was apprehended, the Fire Department was called to the scene to supply a ladder to get down from the higher roof above Frankie's.
After a busy, but short, week at work, it's time to head back to the woods: Thursday 6:05 a.m.: Wake up. I can't remember the last time I was up this ... oh waiting, it was last Sunday. 7:10 a.m.: Got out to my stand. It's considerably cooler today. 7:48 a.m.: Seems strange I haven't heard any gunshots yet this morning. 8:07 a.m.: Haven't seen anything yet. Today I try to change my luck with a different hat, different position, even a different pen. It doesn't help. 8:14 a.m.: Loud shot fired. Was it Jenny or John? Hmm, am I supposed to stay here or go help?
Deer hunting is a hallowed tradition in the Northland - a rite of passage. It's as much a part of Thanksgiving week as turkey and mashed potatoes. After nine years living up north, I've never taken part in the festivities. It's true. I went pheasant hunting with my dad when I was younger, which usually meant I walked up front with the dog to scare up the birds. I haven't touched a gun for a good 18 years. Well this year is different. I got the bug last season when my girlfriend, Jenny, shot a deer on the last day of the season.
Deer hunting is a hallowed tradition in the Northland - a rite of passage. It's as much a part of Thanksgiving week as turkey and mashed potatoes. After nine years living up north, I've never taken part in the festivities. It's true. I have gone pheasant hunting with my dad when I was younger, which usually meant I walked up front with the dog to scare up the birds. I haven't touched a gun for a good 18 years. Well this year is different. I got the bug last season when my girlfriend, Jenny, shot a deer on the last day of the season.
The occupants of the water off of Barkers Island are certainly happy to see Kathy Petras walk to her bench. The Superior woman can typically be found surrounded by ducks and seagulls that are all to happy to munch on the bread crumb snacks she gives out. "I've got to make sure everybody gets something," Petras said. "They're so darn cute!"
Justin Howland, owner of Grizz Works in Maple, said business has picked up a little after being featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last weekend. During the show designer Paul DiMeo, went to Grizz Works to ask Howland to sculpt a firefighter statue that now sits at the Old Firehouse and Police Museum in Supeiror. Howland said he has received calls from far away as New Jersey and Utah requesting carvings. "It started from the East Coast and has moved across (the US)," Jason Howland's wife, Tara said. (Jed Carlson/ firstname.lastname@example.org )
A curious bear startles Telegram Photographer Jed Carlson when the two met eyes over the lens of Carlson's camera near the Superior Landfill on Moccasin Mike Road in Superior on Tuesday. After watching the young bear for some time, Carlson backed up his car to get a better view of the bear walking along a fence line. After looking down to review earlier shots, he looked to see the bear has crawled under the fence and was right up to the car window.
Northland United Ways hosted the Day of Caring on Wednesday with the goal of raising awareness and volunteerism in the community. Businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Ports came together in support of local nonprofit organizations. This year's projects range from building dog houses at the Douglas County Humane Society to doing some clean-up and straightening of shelves at The Salvation Army.