Jim Balmer, Jim Peterson and Sean Quinn, partners of the law firm Falsani, Balmer, Peterson, Quinn & Beyer, were recognized as Super Lawyers by the Minnesota Super Lawyer magazine for 2016. The annual Super Lawyer designation is awarded to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state determined by a peer selection process. Over the years, the firm has been honored many times including 20 for Balmer twenty, 13 for Peterson and seven times for Quinn.
Academic honors Genna Louise Christian made the dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Graduates Katelyn Antonich of Superior earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Bemidji State University.
With the presidential election on the horizon, the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles wants to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote can do so. In Wisconsin, that means having the proper photo identification. If you will be at least 18 years old by the next election, are a U.S. citizen and you are eligible to vote in Wisconsin, you may apply for a free ID card for voting purposes. Here are the steps to be followed to receive a document that can be used for voting:
Douglas County Circuit Court July 11
Under a new state rule, school buses in Wisconsin built after Jan. 1, 2005, must have amber lights to alert drivers that the bus is about to activate its' flashing red warning lights while coming to a stop. The new regulation goes into effect Aug. 16.
Beginning on July 11 several homes, businesses and roads stretching across Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn counties sustained varying levels of damage due to flooding and high winds.
The Bayfield County Health Department, in partnership with Ashland County Health and Human Services and Memorial Medical Center, is one of nine recipients of a statewide Community Opportunity Grant through the Wisconsin Partnership Program.
Melissa Burlaga was named media marketing specialist at St. Luke's in Duluth. Burlaga will be the main media contact for St. Luke's health care system, which includes two hospitals, 14 primary care clinics, 24 specialty clinics and two pharmacies. She will also enhance media and community relations.
Ashland native spent last two seasons at UMD
Douglas County Circuit Court June 27 Dustin Gregory Sandberg, 32, 220 41st Ave. E., third offense in three years for operating without a license, guilty plea, five days jail, DNA sample, $443 court costs; possession of drug paraphernalia, dismissed. Walter Paul Wilds, 52, 2009 Butler Ave., possession with intent to deliver meth, guilty plea, two years of probation, six months jail, Huber work release, alcohol and other drug abuse evaluation, random urinalysis, $518 court costs.