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Super 8 paid it forward Sunday night by offering a pair of rooms to emergency personnel stationed in the Allouez and Itasca neighborhoods of Superior after Nemadji River flooding closed East Second Street.
A total of 18 officers from all ranks were tasked with stopping people and traffic prior to the president's arrival, during the event and as the president's motorcade left, according to Assistant Chief Matt Markon.
With applause, handshakes and more than a few smiles, 14 inmates from the Gordon Correctional Center graduated from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s gas metal arc welding program Thursday.
The biggest pollution threat to Faxon Creek, the Nemadji River, even Lake Superior itself is right around the corner.
The number of children entering foster care in Douglas County is on the rise. “To put it in perspective, as of April of this year we have filed 40 CHIPS petitions (for court-ordered child protective care or services),” said Laura Halvorsen Fregard, an intake and assessment worker with the Douglas County Health and Human Services Department. “In 2012, for the whole year, we filed 26 and in 2017 for the whole year we filed 82. This year through April we have 40.”
The Superior Police Department is sending local middle schoolers to the rescue this week. The department, with the help of local donors, is sponsoring four Douglas County students attending Rescue Divas, an EMS summer camp for girls in grades 6-8. The department sent out a call in April, offering to pay camp costs and provide transportation by limousine to Camp Northwoods in Bayfield County, which runs this week. "We didn't want the registration fee or the transportation to be an issue," said Superior Police Officer Marc Letendre.
It's soccer season in Poplar. Regional American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) practice kicks off tonight at Northwestern Middle School.
David Dittbrender has been fielding questions, calls and an increase in parts and service visits since Sears Holdings announced May 31 that it was closing 15 Kmart stores and 48 Sears stores, including both Duluth stores on the list. The owner of the Sears Hometown Store in Superior had a message to customers: He's open for business.
Great Lakes Elementary School opened a little free library Wednesday with applause, a speech, books for all and a giant pair of scissors. "We were more than happy to bring over some blue ribbon in representation of the Superior School District and bring scissors and honor this great day for them," said Jake Siptroth, foundation education director with the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce.
A fawn that was rescued from Douglas County last week has been sent to a wildlife facility in Garrison, Minnesota.