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Shelley Nelson


Shelley Nelson is a reporter with the Duluth Media Group since 1997, and has covered Superior and Douglas County communities and government for the Duluth News Tribune from 1999 to 2006, and the Superior Telegram since 2006. Contact her at 715-395-5022 or

Billy John Kimmes, 48, was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of shooting into another vehicle while driving on U.S. Highway 2 in 2021.
Two of Superior's public museums have been nominated for their cultural and architectural significance to the city.
An auditor gave an unmodified or clean opinion of the city's 2021 financial statements.
Planned as a single-family residential area, people are worried the character of their neighborhood will change if a 4-acre commercial zone is approved.
Republican nominees elected by voters Tuesday will face uncontested Democratic challengers Nov. 8.
The new plan calls for mechanical methods to control invasive cattail that inhibits marsh bird habitat.
Matt Izzard carried more than 62% of the vote Tuesday. As no Republicans are running for the office, the primary vote decided the outcome of the race.
The total cost would be $568,000 to implement the changes, county administrator Ann Doucette said. About half the salaries get reimbursed by the state through various programs, so the cost to Douglas County would be about $300,000.
More than 40,000 positive COVID-19 tests have been recorded in Northwestern Wisconsin.
Councilors also expand options for one-day cabaret licenses.