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Wisconsin's gubernatorial primary is 11 months away; the election nearly 14 months away, but the race to be Wisconsin's next governor is heating up. Already 17 candidates — 11 Democratic — registering their campaign with the Wisconsin Elections Commission, candidates are making their way across the state to get their message out. State Superintendent Tony Evers is among them and made his way to Superior Tuesday. "I want to make sure Scott Walker is defeated a year from November," Evers said during an interview with the Superior Telegram.
Fiscal realities are making it harder for Douglas County to support nonprofit organizations that promote economic growth and tourism, preserve history, and provide health and human services in Douglas County. With restrictions on tax levies, declining state revenue and further reliance on the county's revenue-generating opportunities to make the budget work, the county is looking to develop a policy that will guide how and when Douglas County supports organizations that support the community.
It's a spending plan that eliminated a potential deficit, targeted money toward City Council priorities and won't raise the city's portion of the tax levy above 2017 levels.
Later this fall, North 28th Street is going to get a new look -- new signs and stenciling that denotes bikes share the city street with motorized traffic will be added.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin hit the mark — figuratively and literally — during a tour of FeraDyne Outdoors. During a tour of the archery accessory manufacturer's Poplar Avenue facility, the Wisconsin Democrat got a chance to test the company's products — arrows, scopes and targets. After a quick lesson on how to fire a crossbow — the senator's first archery experience — the arrow flew, striking the center circle of the target.
A Milwaukee County judge is making a bid to be Wisconsin's next Supreme Court justice. Judge Rebecca Dallet was in Superior to meet with people in her bid to replace Justice Michael Gableman on the state's high court. Gableman, a former Burnett County judge, has announced he won't be seeking a second term on the Supreme Court. His current term expires July 31, 2018. The election to replace him will be held April 3. According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Dallet is one of three candidates vying for the post.
You can't drive by Barker's Island in late summer without seeing them — hundreds of geese congregating along the waterfront. It's what they leave behind that is a problem. Goose droppings in public places — parks, fishing piers, docks and beaches prompt citizen complaints and beach closures because of high bacteria levels. Now the city is taking action to address the problems caused by geese and other waterfowl in the area. The Superior City Council approved a five-pronged plan to address the nuisance Tuesday. Under the plan:
For years, Douglas County has won awards for its budget presentation. In fact, Thursday yet another award will be presented to the county for its annual budget book.
With the launch of National Health Center Week, which runs through Saturday, the Lake Superior Community Health Center in Superior provided the city's mayor with a tour and information about the services provided there. "We accept absolutely everyone in the community," said Jessie Peterson, grants, donations and marketing manager with the health center. "We provide all sorts of care. We have medical, dental and behavioral health."
\Business leaders have a plan to grow Superior's economy and enliven the city's downtown.