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Now is the time to get your name on the ballot if you're considering a bid for local offices on school boards, town and village boards, Superior City Council or the Douglas County Board. Candidates seeking public office have until 5 p.m. Jan. 7 to petition to get their name on the ballot for upcoming spring elections. This year, the entire Douglas County Board faces elections.
When the property tax bills go out next week in Superior, property owners won't see as big of an increase as originally anticipated.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has been fined $26,250 for contact with an official, per NFL guidelines. Williams told reporters Thursday that he planned to appeal. He said he didn't realize he had made contact with the official, and meant no harm. The contact occurred after a Lions touchdown early in the fourth quarter of Green Bay's 40-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. A replay appeared to show Williams looking away while walking forward, just behind Lions center Dominic Raiola, when the official crossed in between the two players.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died. NOTE: Will be updated soon.
A water main break on East Second Street is going to affect traffic. Superior, Superior Water, Light and Power has requested a traffic lane switch so crews can make repairs under the roadway, according to Chris Ouellette, Wisconsin Department of Transportation spokesperson. Beginning Friday, northbound U.S. Highway 53 and westbound U.S. Highway 2 will be switched to the southbound/eastbound lanes from 43rd to 48th avenues east. Lanes will be restricted to 10 feet wide in the area. The repairs are expected to take until sometime next week.
Superior High School has canceled all sporting event games for tonight (Thursday, Dec 5). Scheduled games included boys hockey at home vs. Duluth East; wrestling at home vs. Bloomer; boys basketball at Ashland; girls hockey at New Richmond; and boys swim and dive at Rice Lake. Make-up dates will be announced soon. Following is a list of optional practice times for winter sports. Girls hockey: 2 to 3:45 p.m. at Superior Ice Arena. Player should not show up at the rink before 1:30 p.m. Boys hockey: JV 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. and varsity 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.
A joint reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the recent robbery of the National Bank of Commerce's branch in Poplar is being offered by the bank and the Wisconsin Bankers Association. "Our number one priority is the safety of our customers and our staff," said Steve Burgess, CEO of National Bank of Commerce. "Bank robbers are dangerous individuals who put the public at risk.
Anti-smoking groups want the state to do more to keep young people from buying tobacco products. A report by the state Department of Health Services indicates the number of retailers selling tobacco to minors is increasing.
During the just-finished gun deer season, Wisconsin deer hunters shot 7 percent fewer deer than last year. A tough year for deer and a frigid opening weekend are being blamed for the drop. Preliminary numbers show hunters shot about 227,000 deer during this year's nine-day hunt. Last year hunters bagged about 244,000. Kevin Wallenfang, a big game ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, says they didn't expect the numbers to be down this much, but there are many factors playing into the end result.
Labor organizers predicted that hundreds of fast food workers in three Wisconsin cities will walk off the job today in an effort to force employers to raise their wages to $15 an hour. The strike is part of a nationwide campaign that includes workers in 100 cities across the county. While only workers in Milwaukee, Madison and Wausau are expected to strike, solidarity demonstrations are planned in Green Bay, La Crosse and Stevens Point.