Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $4 per meal contribution is requested, but no one is denied because of inability to pay.
Today Duluth: The NAACP hosts a candlelight vigil 7:30-9 p.m. to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville, Va., at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial. Wednesday Ashland: The Concentrated Employment Program board of directors meets at 10:30 a.m. at 422 Third St. W. Superior: The Downtown Farmers Market runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to World of Wheels Skate Center in the 1200 block of Banks Avenue.
Mitchell Thomas Gray, 54, faces one count of fifth offense operating while intoxicated.
Randall Ian Washington, 38, faces one count felony possession with intent to deliver synthetic marijuana and one count possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.
Earth Rider Brewery is gearing up to deliver its first batch of brew this fall. Tuesday, its brewing equipment arrived, beginning the delicate process of moving the tanks into the brewery. Earth Rider's brewing operations will occupy a 16,300-square-foot facility at the base of the B Blatnik Bridge, 1617 N. Third St., Superior.
Charges were filed in Douglas County Circuit Court against a Superior man in connection with an overdose death in November, according to a news release issued by District Attorney Mark Fruehauf. Nathan Birkholz, 22, is facing a charge of first-degree reckless homicide as a repeater. He was charged in connection with the death of Neil Christianson, 25, who was found in the early morning hours of Nov. 25. An autopsy determined that the cause of death was heroin and acryl fentanyl toxicity.
Douglas County Circuit Court July 7 Karen Sue Butcher, 45, Duluth, repeater obstructing an officer, guilty plea, 93 days jail, $443 court costs. Jennifer Alice Chatterson, 35, Duluth, disorderly conduct, guilty plea, 25 days jail, $443 court costs. Joshua Earl Lucas, 32, South Range, resisting an officer, no contest plea, three months jail, Huber work release, $443 court costs; possession of illegally-obtained prescription, no contest plea, 60 days jail, concurrent.
A public workshop focusing on the Brule River and its watershed runs 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern High School in Maple. The theme, "Conserving Together," encourages those who live, work, play and care for the Brule River to participate in the structured workshop. Local outdoor columnist for the Duluth News Tribune, Sam Cook, presents "Reflecting on the Brule," offering insights on the iconic river. Participants then attend breakout sessions addressing conservation and improvement for the river's fishery, habitat, forest and upland.
Is it time to retire your refrigerator, or flip your freezer for a new model? Doing so can earn you $35 and save another $150 per year on your electric bill. "Focus on Energy will pick up your old, working refrigerator or freezer for free, responsibly recycle it, and send you $35," said Casey Langan, spokesman for Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program. Focus on Energy's Appliance Recycling Program is open to customers of participating Wisconsin utilities, including Superior Water, Light & Power and Dahlberg Light & Power Company.
Today Superior: Superior Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office host a fundraising event for Special Olympics 6-11 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts, 3110 Tower Ave. Saturday Superior: Barker's Island Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot adjacent to the Superior Festival Park and SS Meteor.