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Another Democratic candidate has entered the race to take on U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, in the 2018 election for the U.S. House of Represents. Kyle Frenette, a small business owner, entrepreneur and the longtime manager of Wisconsin-based musician Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver, jumped into the race for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District today, according to a news release issued by Kyle for Wisconsin. Frenette is running to win the Democratic nomination and ultimately take on Rep. Sean Duffy in November.
Housed in Quonset-style buildings in North End, a Superior-based manufacturer has played a role in the nation's defense for a century and a half. "We have been a proud supplier to the United States Navy for 150 years," said Kent Phillips, president of Superior-Lidgerwood-Mundy. And new legislation to be introduced in Washington, D.C., is designed to keep it that way into the future.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior and the Mayor's Office are working together to find out what people think about Superior. Through a series of focus groups and a meeting for the public, the goal is to gauge what's going well, what's not going well and what opportunities there are for the future of the city. "We're having listening sessions with targeted demographic groups," said Mayor Jim Paine.
A fire caused about $1,000 damage to a home Sunday at 612 39th Ave. E.
Cable businessman James Bolen announced plans to run for Wisconsin's 25th Senate District. The Republican, a native of Park Falls who grew up in Winter, Wisconsin, announced plans to supporters in Rice Lake and Phillips recently. Bolen is challenging one-term incumbent Janet Bewley, D-Delta. Bolen, with his family, owns and operates Lake Owen Resort. He has also served as the executive director of the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce for 11 years.
The results of the 2016 election were stunning across the board and an indication the nation Margaret Engebretson served for 24 years in the military was more off track than she understood at the time.
Superior and Douglas County are joining forces with the WEDC to recoup defaulted loans made to Kestrel Aircraft.
The city has a new plan to tackle infrastructure and facility projects after the City Council adopted its latest capital improvement program. The nearly $47.8 million spending plan includes projects proposed for now through 2023. Mayor Jim Paine said the plan is an opportunity to make a significant investment in the community, an opportunity the city has seen in a very long time.
Superior is working to become a more inclusive community. The Superior City Council on Tuesday endorsed a proposal to create the Mayor's Commission on Community of Color and appoint its first board members. The new board includes Kym Young, Stephan Witherspoon, Jerel Benton and Natasha Lancour, who will identify barriers to opportunity and full participation for people of color in Superior. The commission's goal is to research, discuss and propose policy solutions to address systemic problems within the city.
Every aspect of the city could get major new investment if the City Council approves changes to the capital improvement program.