Kevin Murphy / For the Superior Telegram
MADISON — A Chicago man caught in a Superior motel room with about 2.8 ounces of fentanyl was sentenced Friday in federal court to 10 years in prison for possessing with the intent to sell. Michael Clark, 33, was on probation in October 2015 from a drug conviction in Minnesota federal court when members of the Northwest Area Crime Unit entered his Bay Walk Inn room and found him packaging fentanyl, according to court documents.
A Maple man with a long-term history of viewing child pornography, eventually requesting live-streamed sadistic sex acts, was sentenced Monday in federal court to seven years in prison and 10 years supervised release.
Residential customers of Superior Water, Light & Power will receive a $31.80 lump-sum credit on July bills as a result of savings accrued from the tax law Congress passed last year, according to an order issued Thursday by the Public Service Commission.
Matthew Sims, a Chicago attorney, representing welder and fabricator James Holder, declined to comment Wednesday on the terms of the settlement citing additional litigation pending between dozens of other workers, Fraser, Capstan and Interlake.
MADISON — Heating and cooling equipment original to the Department of Transportation's regional office in Superior will be replaced in a $1.4 million project approved Wednesday by the State Building Commission. The building at 1701 N. Fourth St. was constructed in 1980. The project replaces boilers operating at 65 percent efficiency with 95 percent efficiency boilers, plus the pumps and compressors that manufacturers no longer support. Digital controls will eliminate the need for an existing compressor that runs almost constantly.
MADISON — The Public Service Commission on Thursday approved Superior Water, Light & Power's construction of an estimated $16.6 million transmission line to bring more power to the Enbridge Energy terminal. Called the Nemadji Project, the 1.9-mile, 115-kilovolt line would extend from a substation to be built near the Calumet Petroleum refinery to the Enbridge terminal property.
MADISON — Northwest Wisconsin's black bear population appears to be in decline after years of increasing harvest numbers, a Department of Natural Resources wildlife manager said Wednesday.
A state panel Wednesday approved construction of a $1.24 million communications tower in the town of Superior to improve spotty radio communications that have plagued first responders for years.
Adding mountain biking to a cross-country ski area and more remote campsites are highlights of a draft master plan proposed for the Brule River State Forest.
The city received a $1.375 million Coastal Management Program grant for the restoration of dunes along Wisconsin Point and a $24,664 grant to fund a comprehensive outdoor recreation plan.