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Four candidates officially filed their nomination papers by the Tuesday deadline in Superior's mayoral race. Incumbent Mayor Dave Ross is facing challenges from city mechanic Gil Davidson, Super One Foods employee Mike Herrick and former city councilor and businesswoman Carol Reasbeck. Reggie Leckel, an advocate for people with disabilities, planned to join the race but fell short of the signatures needed to place her name on the ballot. In council races, 8th District Councilor Nick Milroy is facing a challenge from retired business teacher Ed Gallagher, who taught at Superior High School;
Twin Ports travelers soon will find competition -- and possibly fresh baked cookies -- when they fly out of Duluth International Airport. The cookies are included in the signature service offered by Midwest Connect, which is planning to offer two round trip flights a day Monday-Friday and three round trip flights on weekends between Duluth and Milwaukee. The new flights begin March 4.
The fire department is on standby to flood rinks. Police and public works are aligned to lend a hand. Now all the Superior Area Hockey Association needs is a little luck with the weather for the third annual Great Lakes Pond Hockey Championship to take place on Barker's Island the weekend of Jan.
Gov. Jim Doyle put the emphasis on education and child healthcare during a stop in Superior today, part of a four-city tour leading up to his Wednesday inauguration. The tour also includes stops in Milwaukee, La Crosse and Beloit. Doyle was re-elected to office in November and becomes the first Democratic governor in 32 years to hold onto the seat for more than one term. While in Superior, the governor outlined his priorities for the next four years. "I am so honored to be taking the oath of office for another term," Doyle said during a speech at the Richard I.
There was no shortage of news that shaped and changed the world in 2006. The Iraq War and deadly attacks by insurgents resulted in more American troops dying in the war on terror than were killed in the attack that precipitated the war. The number of American's killed pales when compared with the number of Iraqi civilians who've died during the hostilities.
After an extensive search of the channel below the Blatnik Bridge, Superior police are still looking for information concerning a woman who disappeared Sunday. Lana Jean Haugen, 21, of South Range has been missing since Christmas Eve, when police received a report about an abandoned car located under the span of the bridge in the Duluth-bound lane shortly after 8 p.m. Officers discovered an idling vehicle with the emergency flashers activated. Haugen's purse was found on the seat, but no one was with the car.
The field of candidates seeking the city's top elected post grew this week. Carol Reasbeck, a Superior businesswoman, and Reggie Leckel, an advocate for people with disabilities, are both vying for a chance to run the city. Reasbeck and Leckel bring the field of candidates to five. Mayor Dave Ross, city mechanic Gilbert "Gil" Davidson and Mike Herrick, a Super One Foods employee, also are vying for the seat. Reasbeck, an Omninutrition International distributor and owner of Crystal Properties, served on the city council between 2001 and 2005, and served on the school board in the late-1980s
The Douglas County Board on Thursday approved a new contract for operation of racing events at the Head of the Lakes fairgrounds for 2007. Rick Gondik, a Superior attorney and longtime supporter of racing, and Larry "Butch" Erickson, a former promoter at Superior Speedway Inc., will manage events next year. Terms call for Gondik and Erickson to pay the county $250 daily per race event to lease the track. They would also pay $5,000 for electricity plus their share of cost increases since the 2006 season.
Supervisor Dave Conley has served on the Douglas County Board for so long he's not quite sure what year it was -- 1984 or 1986 -- when he was first elected to office.
The cost of managing stormwater: $1.8 million. And it's local businesses, people and government that are going to pay for the Clean Water Act of 1974, which required the city to begin managing stormwater this year.