Citing lack of revenue, the owners of a Superior restaurant have announced plans to close by the end of month. “Our busiest, wildest nights never made up for our slow nights,” the owners of Sclavi’s Italian Restaurant & Bar wrote on Facebook on Tuesday.
Plachta was released because of a pattern of misconduct and unprofessional behavior, said a university news release.
A University of Wisconsin-Superior professor has been honored with a 2018 Outstanding Women of Color in Education award from the state’s university system. Lorena Rios Mendoza, an associate professor of chemistry, was named a recipient of the award that is given annually to “faculty, staff, students or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across the state,” according to a news release.
A 42-year-old Bayfield man pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 90 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
Superior Mayor Jim Paine will run for re-election, he wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday morning. “We have done incredible things together in this first term. From development to transportation to housing, this city is changing and growing by the day,” Paine wrote. Paine was elected mayor in April 2017 after former mayor Bruce Hagen resigned from office.
The United States Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board announced Tuesday a public meeting next month in Superior on the Husky Energy refinery explosion and fire. The federal agency will host a “public town hall meeting” at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 in the University of Wisconsin Superior’s Yellowjacket Union. The meeting is open to the public and attendees can make public comments for up to three minutes, the Board said.
A person picking pine boughs in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest on Friday found a human skull, according to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office. The skull, found on the eastern side of the Grandview Township in Bayfield County near its border with Ashland County, is believed to have been there for “many months” based on the skeletal condition and the condition of clothing found, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Hey folks: If you are looking for a place to process your deer this season, look no further. The News Tribune has compiled a list of Northland venison processors just for you, in alphabetical order! • The Bear's Den, 5231 Highway 33, Saginaw. Complete processing (skinned, quartered, cut, ground, including vacuum-sealing). Call (218) 729-6056 or (218) 591-1677.
President Donald Trump made good on his promise Tuesday, Oct. 23, to support funding for improvements to the Soo Locks. He signed into law a bill that authorizes a $922 million expenditure to build a new 1,200-foot-long lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. At present, just one lock — the Poe Lock — at the Soo is capable of handling the large 1,000-foot lakers that move most of the cargo on the Great Lakes.
Icy roads were widespread in the Northland early Monday, causing crashes on highways during the morning commute. The Superior Police Department asked drivers to leave early and drive slowly over the Bong and Blatnik bridges.