Celebrate National Trails Day on June 3 with guided hikes near Solon Springs. Members of the North Country Trail Association's Brule-St. Croix Chapter lead the hikes, host a picnic and dedicate a new boardwalk on the North Country National Scenic Trail.
Sponsors and landowners interested in hosting a gun hunt for deer hunters with disabilities must sign their lands up for the October hunt by June 1. Sponsors are required to enroll at least 60 acres of land and must allow at least three disabled hunters access during the Oct. 7-15 hunt. In 2016, more than 70 landowners in 48 counties enrolled roughly 79,000 acres of hunting land to provide opportunities for more than 400 participants to take part in the gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities.
Coast Guard units across the Great Lakes are hosting events to highlight the importance of boating safety as residents countdown to Memorial Day weekend. The annual National Safe Boating Week safety campaign kicks off Saturday, which is also recognized as Life Jacket World Record Day. In the Twin Ports, families are invited to the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center in Duluth from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for free family activities, demonstrations and programs hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Thursday's local scores
A Superior man who allegedly sexually assaulted two teens was released from the Douglas County Jail last week on a $10,000 cash bond.
Belknap Street will close between Tower and Hammond avenues for water main installation at Ogden Avenue.
Work is underway to repair deteriorated sewers in the Billings Park and Allouez neighborhoods in Superior.
Douglas County Circuit Court March 29 Richard Arthur Dhols Jr., 53, 3505 Belknap St., No. 13, disorderly conduct, no contest plea, $705 fine and court costs; bail jumping, dismissed. Jose Munoz, 35, Joliet, Ill., operating commercial motor vehicle without license amended to no valid driver's license, guilty plea, $201 fine.
State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Northern Lights Elementary School, among 178 schools in the state, that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for 2016-17 during a special May 1 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison. "Our Schools of Recognition are staffed by dedicated educators," Evers said. "Their success is something to celebrate; it serves as an example of the importance of schools, families and communities working together to ensure that every child graduates ready for college and careers."
Individuals being nominated are Don Carlson, Matt Kramer, Melissa Kunzelman, Steve Nelson and Jake Smith.