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Douglas County land sales haven't been what they used to be, and that's having an impact on organizations that drive tourism, economic development and provide quality of life in the area.
Douglas County's Forestry Committee decided to remove the Cranberry Creek dam rather than repair or replace it.
The city has already begun exploring the cost of replacing fountains near the causeway leading to Barker's Island.
Superior's Parks and Recreation Commission is taking a closer look at the city's boat launch fees. From increases in the cost of annual passes, to requiring canoers and kayakers to pay the fee when they use a city-owned launch to extending the senior discount to veterans, the panel is hoping to get input from users before moving ahead with additional changes.
The committee directed city staff to develop guidelines that could help establish a policy that would allow camping on a limited basis.
Shane Nelson of Crescent Moon hasn't given up on sharing his music. After traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, last year to audition for "American Idol" as the "Northland Idol" winner — and not being selected for the show — Nelson is back in the running for a national competition, still feeling encouraged. None of the silver-ticket winners like him who auditioned were selected, and it was still a great trip that included a stop at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, he said.
The Superior Police Department is taking a new approach to developing leaders within and solving the problem of filling its supervisory shifts when sergeants take time off. In the next few weeks, the department is rolling out an officer-in-charge program. The program allows experienced patrol officers to step up as the first-line supervisors for shifts sergeants aren't available to fill.
Douglas County residents had a chance to ask questions and express concerns as the Douglas County Democrats held a grand opening of its offices leading up to the midterm elections. Wisconsin Senate incumbent Janet Bewley of Delta and U.S. congressional candidate Margaret Engebretson of Balsam Lake fielded questions and discussed concerns with more than a dozen people gathered in Suite 224 of the Board of Trade building in downtown Superior.
Douglas County granted an easement between the Osaugie Trail and Wisconsin Point Road north of Moccasin Mike Road for construction of a trail for non-motorized travel to Wisconsin Point.
The decision Thursday came after the state Legislature lifted a decades-long moratorium on the metallic sulfide mining operations.