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Douglas County is moving ahead with plans to regulate metallic sulfide mining after the state lifted a decades-long moratorium on the operations.
Superior and Douglas County are joining forces to develop a watershed plan that could lead to federal funding for environmental projects.
Lauren Miller, a speech language pathologist for the Superior school district, is hoping the community can come together around Little Free Libraries in city parks.
Superior’s License and Fees Committee is recommending changes to its dog license ordinance to allow pet owners a choice in animals.
Since the late 1980s, building a fence in the front yard of home came with a 4-foot height restriction. That could change along highways in the city if the City Council approves an amendment to its building code.
Former 7th District Congressman Dave Obey, former state Sen. Bob Jauch, and 2016 congressional candidate Mary Hoeft endorsed Dr. Brian Ewert to take on Republican Congressman Sean Duffy in the November election.
The move follows the successful implementation of winter trails and takes lessons learned into account.
The Harbor Assistance Program is one of the smaller programs of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. But it has big results for the ports of Wisconsin. The program budgeted at about $12 million per biennium has leveraged between $30 million and $40 million in port improvements in Superior, said Jason Serck, the city’s economic development, port and planning director.
Growing up in Sitka, Alaska, Councilor Jenny Van Sickle was familiar with the sight: lockers filled with life jackets at every water access point. What she noticed when she moved to Superior — a water community — is that a similar program was starkly absent from Superior’s shores. Van Sickle is proposing to change that by introducing a Kids Don’t Float program in the city. “It seems like a cool and simple solution to encourage life jacket use and improve public safety,” Van Sickle said.
When the Hampton Inn was built last year in Superior, energy efficiency was on the minds of designers and builders. Efforts to improve energy efficiency are saving the hotel owned by Oliver Companies enough energy to power an average of 18.2 homes.