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A South Range man is facing felony charges following a one-vehicle rollover early Saturday morning that left a 19-year-old hospitalized. John Wayne Shykes, 23, made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday for felony charges of injury during intoxicated use of a vehicle, attempting to flee or elude an officer causing great harm and a misdemeanor charge of knowingly operating a motor vehicle while revoked. The rollover took place after authorities tried to pull Shykes over for dangerous driving, including speeding and whipping a U-turn on North 21st Street, according t
The FCC is peppering the Northland this week with presentations and sound bites on the switch to digital TV. About five residents braved the arctic temperatures Tuesday to meet with Michael Deemer-White, a consumer information specialist for the FCC, at the Superior Public Library. "If you don't know something, you go to attend classes," said George Peterson of Superior. He listened to the presentation, asked a few questions, then hooked a digital converter box to a TV and antenna. The boxes act as a translator, turning digital signals into analog sgnals a TV can recognize.
Students at Northwestern High School are poised to move into a new addition this month and district voters head to the polls next month to thin the number of candidates running for two seats on the Maple School Board. During a Monday school board meeting, the building project update included a date after which students can move into the upper level of the high school's new addition -- Jan. 22.
Three motions were aired in Douglas County Court Friday in the case of a Duluth doctor accused of sexually assaulting a patient while touring her parents' boat at Barker's Island Marina. Javier Enrique De La Garza, 52, a gastroenterologist with St. Luke's Hospital, faces one charge of third degree sexual assault stemming from the Sept. 2006 incident. His trial, which was moved to Menomonie due to extensive media coverage of the case, begins Feb. 2.
Two Superior women and one Duluth man accused of robbing four Canadian men at gunpoint in a Superior hotel won't appear for a preliminary hearing until February, having waived their time limits in Douglas County Circuit Court. Mario Pierre Love, 20, and Leatta Marie Bullion and Rachel Nicole Zubiate, both 19, face identical felony charges of being party to the crime of armed robbery with the use of force for the Sept.
For the first time in eight years, Douglas County has an open judge's race. District Attorney Dan Blank and Assistant District Attorney Kelly Thimm have thrown their hats into the ring for the Circuit Court Branch I seat being vacated by retiring Judge Michael Lucci. Unlike the last contested election, where incumbent Joseph McDonald squared off against James Cirilli, neither is a seated judge.
Two cases tied to the alleged mistreatment of a nine-month-old colt known as Wind Chill will go to trial Jan. 20. Pamela K. Javenkoski, 48, faces two misdemeanor counts -- intentionally failing to provide proper food and drink to confined animals and providing improper animal shelter. Shane E. Javenkoski, 34, faces a single misdemeanor count of intentionally failing to provide proper food and drink to confined animals.
One observant neighbor ended a series of daylight burglaries in Superior's East End this summer. By taking notice of a stranger and the car he was in, Tyler Nystrom made a difference. "Without Tyler's description, we probably never would have solved the crimes," said Superior Police Detective Jack Curphy. It's not surprising that Mayor Dave Ross singled Tyler Nystrom out for citizen recognition Tuesday night. What may come as a shock is the fact that the recipient is in sixth grade. "It's amazing for an 11-year-old boy to know so much ...
December was spotted two days before Christmas. A driver from Superior Water, Light & Power noticed the fluffy gray kitten passing his truck. He opened the door, and she hopped in, ears bleeding. The kitten was brought directly to the Animal Rescue Federation shelter. "What a little sweetheart," said Sheila Love, shelter director. Despite her injuries -- frostbitten ears, bruised paws and bleeding from the nose -- she was friendly, Love said. "The poor thing," said the shelter director.
For 16 years, a trio of Italian dioramas have greeted guests in the lobby of the Superior Public Library. This year, the space will get a monthly makeover from local artists. Watch for felt dolls, driftwood sculpture, paintings, photographs, woven fabrics and even floating cups to put in an appearance. Nora Fie, manager of children's and young adult services, came up with the concept, which was approved in November. "I think it's a really neat idea," said Library Director Janet Jennings.