Kevin Murphy / For the Superior Telegram
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.
MADISON — A former Superior-based Department of Criminal Investigations agent is not entitled to whistleblower protection because his disclosures about his supervisor possibly violating federal firearms law did not follow procedure, an appeals court ruled. District III Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed Douglas County Circuit Judge George Glonek who found that an administrative law judge erred in concluding that Daniel Bethards was not entitled to whistleblower protection as he disclosed information about his boss within and outside of the chain of command.