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Maria Lockwood


Hi, there.

I have been covering news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for more than two decades. My stories span a wide range of beats and I tend to bring my camera to every assignment, just in case.

I grew up in rural Douglas County and graduated from Northwestern High School before earning a communications degree at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

I've been a resident of Superior for nearly 30 years, and it's where my children attended, and continue to attend, school.

Sharing what's happening in the education scene, from the board room to the classroom, has been one of my passions since day one. I started my career with the Telegram on the education beat, and have won multiple awards for my coverage of local schools and universities. I then transitioned to the cops and courts beat. To this day, I am committed to covering local crime trends, incidents and proposed solutions that matter to readers.

The joy of working on a small paper is that I can continue to follow these stories and much more. I can introduce readers to new and expanding businesses in our area, shine a light on the work area agencies are doing, peer into the goings-on of local government and share personal stories from your neighbors.

Being able to serve the community I grew up in carries special meaning to me. Over the years, I have met amazing people and shared so many stories. One thing that I've found is every person has an interesting story to tell.

Reach me by phone at 218-393-6768 or email at

The city's public safety committee OK'd a proposal to install a preemption system, which would allow emergency vehicles to clear intersections when they respond to emergencies. The finance committee will take it up next.
George Francis Deppa, 48, is facing child sex assault charges in Douglas and St. Louis counties.
NorthLand Smoke & Vape is tucked into the corner of the Timmers Building at 1705 ½ Tower Ave.
With business plan in hand, Superior's Jeff Dorfman envisions a spring 2023 opening.
Judge Kelly Thimm set a cash bail of $500,000 for Jeffrey Anthony Charles, five times the amount requested by Douglas County District Attorney Mark Fruehauf.
The assaults reportedly took place at the man's cabin in the town of Summit.
Applications and a U.S. Constitution quiz earned high school seniors local, state and national awards.
The former Princess Theatre and the Carnegie Library top the list of properties. The Superior City Council will make the final decision.
The Superior brewery's North Tower Stout earned top nods in the oatmeal stout category at the international competition.
The victim described a pattern of inappropriate touching.