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Faculty, staff and students at the University of Wisconsin-Superior are taking their fight against plans to suspend 25 academic programs to the city. About a dozen people turned out at City Hall on Tuesday night to address the Council about the impact reducing campus opportunities could have on the city. Soon, they'll share the potential impact with local businesses.
The City of Superior is petitioning the secretary of transportation for airport improvement aid.
For nearly half a century, Bill Amorde has managed and oversaw the growth and change of Superior's municipal airport. Superior Mayor Jim Paine recognized the longtime airport manager Tuesday for yet another aviation accomplishment — induction in the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame on Oct. 21. Paine gave a commendation to Amorde, who founded Twin Ports Flying Service in Superior, a family business, in September 1966. Three years later, Amorde was contracted to manage the airport as well.
The Douglas County Board set the parameters for borrowing $5 million for capital projects, including highways, in 2018.
Douglas County officials two decades ago had a goal: to get a state-operated prison built in Parkland immediately south of Superior.
Douglas County could expand the benefits available to the county board chairman. After the issue was referred back to the Executive Committee, the panel opted to expand the options for health and dental insurance — at the same cost any county employee would pay — for the county board chairman to include family coverage.
Cpl. Donald Baer was 20 when his regiment -- among the first -- was sent to North Korea just days after North Korean forces invaded the south in 1950.
Superior's City Council is taking no action yet against Kestrel Aircraft to recoup overdue loan payments. The Council met in closed session Tuesday night to weigh its options to recoup about $2 million still owed on loans after the company failed to make its last two annualized payments on a $2.6 million loan. While the company made payments on time in 2014 and 2015, no payments have been made in 2016 or this year. The most recent payment was due Oct. 15.
The Council met in closed session Tuesday night to weigh its options to recoup about $2 million still owed on loans after the company failed to make its last two annualized payments on a $2.6 million loan.
Tonight, the Council considers a measure that would allow police or designees to shoot the fowl on private property with owners or managers' permission and on public property.