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Superior's Comprehensive Recreation Planning Committee got its first glimpse at the preliminary results of a survey designed to guide its process based on residents' wishes. "People took this seriously," said Jason Laumann of Northwest Regional Planning Commission. He said while surveys like this often contain "Easter eggs," political commentary or jokes, neither were present in the survey in any significant way.
Douglas County is among a growing number of Wisconsin counties taking on pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.
Douglas County is considering raising the board chairman's salary or offering health insurance in an effort to attract more interest in the position. Supervisor Keith Allen has proposed increasing the chairman's $15,000 annual salary or providing health insurance to improve the ability of working people to take on the role. "In my mind, there is no way for someone who isn't retired or semi-retired ... I'd like to see it open to more people," Allen said. "We're trying to get young people involved."
Superior is relying on nature to clean pollutants from stormwater runoff at the recently constructed Poplar Wetlands Basin.
Douglas County has a tentative plan for preserving farmland in the county.
When lightning struck Harmony House II last month, the owner of the assisted living residence that was home to eight people had a plan in place to accommodate residents in the event evacuation was required.
Mayor Jim Paine proclaimed Monday Indigenous Peoples' Day in Superior, recognizing the Anishinaabe people who first settled the land where the city lies.
A member of Crescent Moon is heading to Nashville next week after winning a silver ticket on Northland Idol.
Jerry Carswell of South Range was in his early 20s when he was hit with shrapnel during a rocket attack in Pleiku, Vietnam. The Army specialist, a crew chief on a Huey helicopter, was taken to a field hospital in Vietnam, before being shipped out to Japan, then to Scott Air Base in Illinois, then Kansas during his two-month recovery from the injuries sustained in 1969. “What happens many times is when you’re wounded in the field, they send you to a medical hospital,” said Brad Bennett, a U.S. Marine twice injured in Vietnam.
With three inches of rain falling Monday into Tuesday on already saturated soil, Central Park was a bit underwater this week. Faxon Creek in Central Park wasn't the only waterway to overflow its banks on Tuesday, according to Steve Roberts, Environmental Services administrator. He said the rain this week overwhelmed several streams as well as the sewers.