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Superior's City Council repealed an ordinance that prohibited panhandling in certain parts of the city Tuesday, Sept. 18. The city's police department had already stopped enforcing the local law adopted in 2014 that was only rarely enforced. The ordinance prohibited panhandling within 300 feet of a business or government building, 50 feet of an access to a business or parking lot and within 50 feet of an intersection of a roadway. It also prohibited panhandlers from making false claims to elicit donations.
The Superior City Council is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 18, to consider repealing the panhandling ordinance it adopted in 2014.
A former church is undergoing a transformation into a home for a Twin Cities couple moving to the area.
Nearly a year after lightning struck Harmony House II and started a fire in the roof, residents are settling into a new home built on the foundation of the original assisted living residence.
Riding a bike in Superior is as easy as 1 (get the app and sign up), 2 (choose your bike), 3 (enjoy the ride).
Superior's Redevelopment Authority approved a $50,000 grant and development agreement with Winter Street and Lakewalk Brewing and Cafe Company for the development of the Winter Street depot.
A pair of Superior events are coming together and expanding to create North End Days. The Oct. 12-13 event features an art crawl; live music at different venues; a parade and children's games; inflatables; and a Saturday night street dance between Ogden and Hammond avenues on Broadway Street. It expands on a 10-year tradition of celebrating the arts, sponsored by Andrew Perfetti of Goin' Postal, and the Superior Business Improvement District's annual Spooktacular.
When oak leaves started raining down on Kevin O'Brien's land in Dairyland, about 2 miles north of the county line, he knew something was wrong. Already working with a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologist and forester on a deer habitat project, O'Brien was able to connect with a DNR forest health specialist to learn what was happening.
Douglas County has a tentative stopgap for a $1 million deficit it's facing next year. The Executive Committee approved cutting $300,000 from the highway department's budget, increasing the transfer from its forestry department by $100,000, increasing sales tax projections by $100,000 and increasing the contribution employees pay for health insurance from 12 percent to 15 percent of the total cost. Overall, the changes made Wednesday, Sept. 12, would close the gap by about $600,000 of the projected deficit in the 2019 budget.
Groups big and small are hitting the city's waterways over the next two week in an effort to clean up area beaches.