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A Superior business set a new goal this winter: Brighten the holidays for one of their own. The 45 members of Inner Strength Martial Arts stepped to the mat to fill four Christmas lists with everything from a dollhouse and video games to radio-controlled cars. "Everybody in the gym took part," said owner Robert Mrotek. The pile of gifts was handed to Robert Padilla of Duluth for his four children — Tomas, 11, Andres, 9, Isaias, 7 and Audranna, 6.
Superior firefighters cut, broke, wedged and rammed their way into a pair of cars Monday.
South End Days organizer and Plan Commissioner Kalee Hermanson made her announcement at Sclavi's Italian Restaurant; City Councilor Mike Herrick spoke at Sweeden Sweets.
Instead of bagging big sales on Black Friday, the Nelson family trimmed a big pine.
Elector Brian Westrate: People are ‘asking me to change the rules of the game.’
The announcement came one day after the Superior City Council approved current mayor Bruce Hagen's resignation and reappointed him interim mayor pending a special election April 4.
On the heels of Black Friday's big sales and long lines, community members are invited to think small. Dozens of area businesses will celebrate Small Business Saturday tomorrow, offering sales, specials and treats to visitors. "These are the businesses that make Superior tick," said Nikky Farmakes, director of marketing and social media for the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce. "We're the heart of the city," said Shannon Johnson, owner of Shannon's Stained Glassery.
Superior landmarks and their ghosts are featured in a new book by Adrian Lee, a historian and paranormal investigator who founded The International Paranormal Society. He devotes three chapters of "Mysterious Midwest" to evidence the society collected last year at Fairlawn Mansion, the SS Meteor and the Elks Club.
New storefronts are popping up along Superior's Tower Avenue.
A community survey is being taken through the end of the year to allow Superior residents the chance to sound off on the department's effectiveness, neighborhood concerns and how safe they feel in the community.