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Voters cast their ballots Tuesday, deciding numerous local races, from the Douglas County Board to municipal leaders. In Superior, voters returned incumbents to office, while rural Douglas County voters defeated one incumbent running in two contested races. In other municipal races, voters in the villages of Lake Nebagamon and Poplar, and the town of Solon Springs narrowed the field of candidates to fill their boards.
Councilors Tylor Elm in the 6th and Keith Kern in the 9th held off challenges from Martina Tendrup and Jessica Peterson, respectively.
Voters elected both school board candidates on the ballot Tuesday, plus one write-in candidate to the Superior School Board.
Voters in Douglas County head to the polls today to decide referendums, local school board, municipal and county races, and a statewide race for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Voters also decide whether or not to change the state constitution to eliminate an elected treasurer.
When Douglas County voters head to the polls next week, there will be a few changes on the County Board.
Voters head to the polls next week to decide who will represent them for the next two years in Superior's 3rd and 9th Council district. In the 6th District special election, voters decide who will represent them for a one-year term. Voters cast their ballots April 3.
Wisconsin wasn't even a state when its office of territorial treasurer was created in 1839.
The Superior Police Department will soon have a less militaristic look when officers respond to a critical incident. On Tuesday, the Superior City Council approved the purchase of an armored tactical response vehicle for the department's emergency response team. About $250,000 of the $300,000 vehicle will be paid for by Aligned Law Enforcement Regional Teams (ALERT) through the Wisconsin Department of Emergency Management.
Andy Lisak, who served as county administrator since 2010, relinquished his position with the county Jan. 24.
When voters head to the polls April 3, they will choose between two candidates with distinct differences in their view of the role of Wisconsin Supreme Court justices. Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet says it is the court's responsibility to keep the Legislative and Executive branches in check when it comes to people's rights. Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock says the court shouldn't legislate from the bench; it's the court's job to interpret the constitution and law as written.