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From the first tail whip, students were hooked. They cheered, they clapped, they laughed as Matt Wilhelm performed his BMX bike show Wednesday at Northern Lights Elementary School.
Kristi Lee misses the everyday things — exercising with her daughter, driving to the store, running her fingers through her hair to relax, working as a radiologic technologist at Essentia Health.
Bill Kadlecek was enjoying a cup of coffee downtown Saturday when he heard that Empire Block LLC was holding an open house.
For the third year in a row, local experts will offer up-to-date information on drug addiction in Douglas County. Participants will learn about treatment options, signs of abuse, which drugs are most prevalent in the area and what help is available to those struggling with addiction and their loved ones. "I think the community needs to stay current on what's happening," said Shelley Faul of Solon Springs, a member of the AODA Community Coalition of Douglas County.
She's run her dogs with some of the best in the sport and competed in two Alaskan sled dog races. Now, Talia Martens of Brule is poised to tackle the Junior Iditarod. Running the race has been her dream, and this weekend it becomes a reality.
In the wake of the mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, student safety is taking top priority in the minds of lawmakers and parents nationwide. Threats have surfaced at schools throughout the country following last week's fatal school shooting that left 17 dead. Douglas County isn't immune. An online threat of violence, possibly aimed at a school district in Arizona, led to security checks of students, visitors and bags for those entering Superior High School on Thursday. The checks continued past 1 p.m. at the school, according to staff.
An anonymous threat of violence at Superior High School led to backpack checks for students entering the school this morning.
For an hour, Millie Rounsville and Stacey Johnson drove through Superior seeking out the homeless. They rolled slowly past storage sheds, looking for footprints in the snow and lock-free units. They drove up to a pair of boats sitting on dry land, watched for light or movement in defunct buildings and alley alcoves, traveled down Connors Point and searched parking lots. The pair from Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency didn't find a single person out in the cold, even after getting a tip from volunteers at Solid Rock Mission.
Last year's floor hockey game at the Superior-Douglas County Family YMCA was such a hit that Almond and Superior Police Officer Joel Markon teamed up for a second year.
The Superior School Board met in closed session Tuesday night to deliberate who the new district administrator will be. The meeting came on the heels of a four-hour round-robin interview at Northern Lights Elementary School. The three finalists for the position spent the evening speaking to three different groups of stakeholders — board members, teachers, staff and administrators, and more than 20 community members. "I think we have some good choices," said Linda Kelly, a staff member with the district.