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A Cable-area Republican is challenging a one-term Democrat for Wisconsin's 25th Senate District in the Nov. 6 election.
Superior's City Council is slated to consider changes to the all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicle routes routes adopted in September.
With plans in motion for Husky Energy refinery in Superior to purchase Lakehead Constructors facility at 2916 Hill Ave., the 100-plus year old construction company is making plans of its own.
Douglas County is joining a statewide effort to persuade the governor and Wisconsin Legislature to provide funding to upgrade emergency 911 systems for the digital age using revenue generated by fees paid by telephone users. According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the police and fire protection fee is charged to consumers for each voice communications connection with an assigned telephone number including landlines, cellular phones and communication services provided by a VoIP connection.
Residents and elected officials alike lined up to express opposition to a proposal by Superior Water, Light and Power to increase utility rates in the wake of the Husky Energy refinery fire. The utility is seeking authority from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to increase its rates for natural gas by 2.31 percent, electricity by 2.01 percent and water by 8.2 percent to cover the cost of infrastructure improvements and lost revenue since its largest customer shut down following an explosion in April.
Superior's City Council approved its 2019 revenue and spending plan. But for now, that plan doesn't include adding three new firefighting positions to the budget. Councilors were reticent to charge ahead with a plan that would have used revenue from the city's terminal tax and a portion of the budgeted contingency to bring the number of firefighters up to 36. Even the councilors who proposed the budget modification, Craig Sutherland and Brent Fennessey, favored giving the Council time to review the proposal.
A park for children of all abilities could become a reality next year in Superior's South End.
The Douglas County Board considers a resolution Thursday, Oct. 18, to urge the governor and Legislature to increase funding for child protective services and develop mechanisms for ongoing oversight to ensure resources and policies respond to trends.
The public gets a chance to weigh in on the city's budget Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Joshua Moyer was home with his daughter when the power went out Wednesday, Oct. 10, on Hammond Avenue in Superior. Nearly an hour later, he decided to check the temperature in the house. Just as he pushed the button on his digital thermostat, there was a big boom and the whole house shook. "I'm like, 'Oh my God, I think I just blew the furnace up,' but it wasn't that," Moyer said Thursday, Oct. 11. "I peeked out the back window and there was nothing there. I opened the front curtains and I was like, 'Oh, crap.'"