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The outdoor rinks behind the Superior Ice Arena were teaming with mischief Friday even before the fire truck showed up.
When she joined 4-H club as a high school freshman, Mikayla Maijala was seeking to be more involved with her animals — four dogs, two horses, two cats and 30 rabbits. She started by attending the Horses R Us club in Lake Nebagamon. "I was really shy, I didn't know anybody," said Maijala, 18. "My animals kind of helped me open up." Bringing her horses to the fair that summer, she was impressed with how nice everyone was and the way everybody pitched in. "They work together and they're willing to help you out," said Maijala, who lives in Poplar.
When Kids In Nebagamon was founded in 1992, its goal was to aid children near the village of Lake Nebagamon. It's grown to encompass the entire Maple school district, providing holiday cheer to about 100 children a year who teachers or churches have identified as being in need of a helping hand. "A lot of them require warm coats, hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants, boots, things a lot of us take for granted," said KIN member Candi Stariha.
One was sentenced to four years on probation and 26 days in jail. The other will spend six years in prison, three of them for the robbery attempt.
The city of Superior enjoys a colorful history that dates back to the mid-1800s. That can be a problem when it comes to lead. Until 1939, water pipes commonly contained lead. The heavy metal wasn't banned from paint until 1978. Older houses can carry a legacy of lead, and it's a toxic one. There is no such thing as a safe lead blood level in children, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, the ability to pay attention and academic achievement.
Before he was even sworn in Tuesday, Douglas County’s new district attorney, Mark Fruehauf, was on the job. Sunday, he stopped by the site where a fatal New Year’s Day shooting had occurred.
Sometimes the biggest joys come in the smallest packages. Reese Stover, for example, weighed in at 6 pounds and 15 ounces when he arrived Tuesday. Enchanted, new parents Sarah and Kyle Stover watched their son Wednesday as he slept.
Superior is hosting a wall-free celebration later this month during the Lake Superior Ice Festival.
The Mariner Mall changed its name last year to reflect its diversity.
Wendy Quinn has been spending her days cleaning and painting, preparing her new apartment.