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The Tigers’ boys golf team won the sportsmanship award all by itself, while while the boys track team shared the honor with the Barron Golden Bears.
Koski won the open mile with a time of 6 minutes, 24 seconds, just one second ahead of Lee Sims and his time of 6:25.
A historic downtown hotel has been sold to Minnesota-based Twin Cities Hospitality LLC by Regner Hotel Corporation, which owned the hotel since 1986.
Unemployment was up month-over-month in June in Superior and Douglas County.
A Wisconsin congressman and senator are joining the governor's efforts to get federal aid to counties in northern Wisconsin following flooding in June. Wisconsin Republicans U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy and Sen. Ron Johnson sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday asking him to support Gov. Scott Walker's request for federal disaster aid for Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron counties.
Hunter education and firearms safety classes are planned for August at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Center in Superior. Registration takes place Aug. 15, with classes running 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 22 and 24 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25. This class is open to Wisconsin and Minnesota students and will satisfy the requirement to have this class to purchase a hunting license in either state.
Sharp-tailed grouse hunters can nab one of 25 harvest permits available for Game Management Unit 8, which includes southern Douglas County, for the 2018 season Oct. 20 to Nov. 11. "We have a very dedicated group of sharp-tailed grouse hunters in Wisconsin," said Mark Witecha, upland wildlife ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "This limited season should provide those grouse enthusiasts with a chance to pursue the species while not impacting the long-term sustainability of the population."
Wisconsin schools will have another opportunity to boost safety during a second round of School Safety grants to be awarded by October. Approximately $45 million in remaining school safety money will be used for student mental health initiatives, to create school safety intervention teams and add physical security upgrades, according to Attorney General Brad Schimel. The Legislature provided $100 million for school safety statewide following the February mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Harborview Park & Playground at 301 E. Second Street is closed Saturday. Repairs will be made to the walking path surrounding the playground near the Richard I. Bong Veterans Memorial Center. For safety reasons, the city must close the entire playground while this work is being done.