Duluth News Tribune
A 69-year-old California woman was sentenced earlier this month to three years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine to the Red Cliff Reservation outside Bayfield. Rita Witter, 69, of Fremont, Calif., pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday at the federal courthouse in Madison, said a Department of Justice news release on Monday. Witter conspired with others, including her son, to traffic methamphetamine to the Red Cliff Reservation.
At present, the U.S. Coast Guard has just one heavy icebreaker dedicated to the Great Lakes: the USCGC Mackinaw, based out of Cheboygan, Mich.
The number of steelhead rainbow trout, brown trout and salmon that ran up Wisconsin’s Bois Brule River last fall was up from 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported last week. The DNR monitored upstream trout and salmon migration with digital video equipment from July 2 through Dec. 11, although the run was all but over after ice blocked the river in November. The steelhead count of 5,616 was considerably better than fall 2017 and about the same as 2015 and 2016, but still well below the high runs of 2002-10.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department reported on Facebook that they had been notified by Douglas County authorities that Jayme Closs had been located alive.
First awarded in 1997, the annual Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Hunter Ethics Award recognizes the hunter whose action are emblematic of Wisconsin's hunting heritage, which is not about trophy bucks or number of pheasants, of an outdoor tradition enjoyed responsibly, respectfully and safely by and for all.
Wisconsin State Park System customers began making reservations on the state's new system earlier this month.
No weapon was found and no one was injured in the incident, Huls added.
A Duluth man died Friday in Chippewa County, Wis., when a semitrailer truck struck the car he was driving.
Duluth police are looking for help in catching a group of vandals who were caught on video breaking into the wishing well at Bentleyville on Sunday afternoon. The video, shared on Bentleyville’s Facebook page , shows at least three people on the festival grounds, followed by at least two of them tipping over the wishing well and coins spilling onto the ground. It is unclear whether the money was taken.
The last saltie of the 2018 shipping season departed Saturday evening from the Twin Ports. The Federal Rhine, whose home port is Bridgetown, Barbados, departed from the Twin Ports around 4:50 p.m. The 656-foot vessel loaded durum wheat Friday at the CHS elevator in Superior. That wheat will wind up in Italy, where it will likely be turned into pasta and shipped back to the U.S., according to the port.