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When the National Lieutenant Governor's Association launched a cervical cancer campaign, Wisconsin's Lt. Gov. Barb Lawton broke with tradition. She sent brochures about cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine to beauty salons statewide instead of health care clinics where people might expect to find them. Beauty parlors, she said, "are the center for the exchange of intelligence among women." They are, she said, an obvious place to offer information about the HPV vaccine.
A stolen vehicle call Friday morning sparked hours of struggle as Superior police officers took the suspect -- spitting, kicking, thrashing and screaming obscenities -- into custody. Ashla Marie Ojibway, 21, of Cloquet faces felony charges of battery of a police officer, attempted battery of a police officer and operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent. She also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer, hit and run-attended vehicle, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer for the incident.
A fraudulent check turned an East End neighborhood on its head Nov. 30.
Snowy weather and a lack of volunteers have left Salvation Army kettles a little light this holiday season. "We could use the donations," said Maj. Rosemary Matson of Superior's Salvation Army. The organization is only halfway to its yearly kettle campaign goal of $70,000. Yet the need in the community has exploded. "We get calls every day, all day for help," said Dawn Hastings, youth and family ministry outreach director for the Salvation Army. People ask for assistance with rent, food, utilities, gas and even mortgages. The need for food alone has tripled in the past year.
A South Range man convicted of possession of child pornography was sentenced Wednesday in Douglas County Court to three and a half years -- 18 months in Wisconsin State Prison and 24 months of extended supervision -- for violating his probation by sending sexually explicit e-mails. Jason William Moore, 33, pleaded no contest on Sept. 5 to the felony charge of possession of child pornography.
After 60 years, the enormity of what happened at Pearl Harbor casts a shadow still. A sneak morning attack by Japanese forces left more than 2,300 U.S. troops dead and propelled the country into war. "The second World War was the defining event of the 20th century," said Bob Fuhrman, executive director of the Richard I. Bong World War II Heritage Center. Looking at the events of Dec. 7, 1941, he said, "I just feel so small." Dec. 7 is one of the days when flags must fly at half-mast out of respect for those who served, fought and died.
A man involved in a Friday standoff with Superior police was charged with three crimes Monday. Troy John Ferdelman, 37, was charged with felony resisting arrest and misdemeanor obstructing an officer in connection with the standoff. Separately, he was charged with one count of felony forgery. The Superior man is accused of forging a check belonging to a female roommate. Investigators say he named himself as payee on the $110 check. When police went to arrest Ferdelman at 2417 E. Eighth St., he did not respond to officers knocking on the door.
Three generations of the Luostari family watched Dynamite and Firecracker make their debut Saturday at the Head of the Lake Fairgrounds. The two Hereford steers, born this spring, weighed in at 586 and 616 pounds. Their caretaker, 10-year-old Sara Garland, chose them for their calm natures. She and her younger siblings visit their grandparents, Larry and Pat Luostari of Cloverland, every weekend to see the animals. "They're just animal crazy," Pat Luostari said.
A one-year deployment in Afghanistan left Dr. Kristofer Wallman with a new mission: return to help the Afghan people. "Once you make a bond with somebody, and you see their plight, you're just naturally drawn to want to go back to help," said Wallman, who is now retired from the U.S. Army and currently works at the Twin Ports Veterans' Outpatient Clinic in Superior. During his deployment, the doctor worked among the villages in the southeastern section of Afghanistan.
The Wednesday deaths of two Enbridge Energy workers from Superior have torn holes in the lives of their families. Steve Arnovich, 35, and David Mussatti, 27, died in Clearbrook, Minn., when the oil pipeline they were helping repair caught fire. Arnovich's family remembers him as an essential part of their lives "He was a prize as a child," said Arnovich's mother, Elaine.