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A drunk driver left more than a hole in the wall when he crashed into Cooper School a minute after midnight today. He provided a teachable moment for the school's students. "It's ironic this happened," said Principal Brett Brodeen.
Authorities finally caught up with Donald Mark Gray. The Superior man, whose erratic driving and failure to stop for police has led to three separate criminal charges in the past month, made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on all three cases Monday. Gray, 48, faces one felony count of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer for an Aug. 23 incident and two misdemeanor counts of failure to obey traffic officer or signal stemming from low-speed car chases Sept. 7 and Friday. The first incident took place Aug.
An 11-year-old Minnesota boy, injured in an ATV accident in Dairyland Saturday afternoon, may be released from the hospital Wednesday. The boy was driving along County Highway T with his parents and two brothers at about 3:18 p.m. when the accident occurred.
Marissa Foley is not your ordinary election official. She double-checked addresses, signed ballots and passed out stickers Tuesday with poll workers at the seventh precinct. But during her one-hour break, she scooted over to Superior High School for cross country practice.
The primary election behind them, organizers are focusing on Nov. 4. That means stepping up the search for more workers to staff the polling sites and signing residents up for absentee ballots. "We are anticipating record voter turnout for the Nov. 4 presidential election," said Superior City Clerk Terri Kalan. But the number of election inspectors in the area remains low. "I think there's always a shortage," said Douglas County Clerk Susan Sandvick. Although elections are coordinated by the clerk's office, Kalan said, the city relies on 120 dedicated citizens to work on election day.
A Solon Springs man accused of starting a fire in his own home made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday. Patrick Harry Edwards, 42, faces a single felony count of arson for a Jan. 1 fire that damaged his residence, 9001 Hughes St. According to the complaint, the fire started in several unconnected locations in the basement laundry room. Edwards originally told Douglas County Sheriff's Department deputies that he came back to the house at 2 a.m.
By MARIA LOCKWOOD Daily Telegram Staff Writer While the world tuned in to the Olympics, Superior native Dan Slick placed first in a multi-national championship of a different sort. Instead of a gold medal, Slick, an inspector with the Wisconsin State Patrol, was named grand champion at the 2008 North American Inspectors Championship. "It's wonderful," said Sgt. Tim Weiberg of the Wisconsin State Patrol area headquarters in Spooner.
Town Square welcomed its first tenant Thursday with food, drink and a pair of giant scissors. The open house for RE/MAX 1 also offered visitors -- officials and Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce members -- a sneak peek inside the partially-remodeled structure. "It's a great thing," said Chamber member Jan O'Brien. "Anytime we get local investors to buy a property and reinvest in a property it's a win-win situation," said Dave Minor, executive director of the Chamber. Superior Mayor Dave Ross was amazed at how big the interior was.
Dozens of tractor owners will take a ride in the slow lane Saturday during the second annual Great Douglas County Tractor Ride. "It's just a nice, enjoyable day," said Donald Johnstad of South Range, who participated in last year's event. "You go down these back county roads and see a different part of the country from a different perspective," said Sheriff Tom Dalbec.
The Bugs are invading local CD players. Not the normal, six-legged variety, however. These Bugs have soulful voices, catchy beats and a classic 60s sound. For five years, the Superior band has been practicing and playing together. In July, the group released their first CD, Raspberry Avenue. More than 100 have already sold, even though it's only available at two Twin Ports outlets. "It's a cute CD," said Stacy Abbot, owner of Lit'l Sisters Specialty Shoppe in the Blaine Business Center. "They did a really good job." "Our theory is more is better," said Bugs drummer Kevin Giersdorf.