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BRULE, Wis.—A team of athletes from the town of Brule is en route to making a dream come true. Talia Martens, 17, aims to compete in the Junior Iditarod Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25. Before she does, she'll have connected with some big-name mushers and tested her mettle in the wilds of Alaska. On Monday, Jan. 8, she hitched up for a 15-mile training run in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, at Streeper Kennels. She met sprint musher Bud Streeper and his father Terry, who paced her on snowmobile. The wind chill was minus-15.
SUPERIOR, Wis. – Lightning struck an assisted living residence in the village of Superior this morning and started the home on fire. No injuries were reported. Staff members at Harmony House II were credited by law enforcement, family members and owner Sharon Kotter for their quick response in evacuating seven residents from the house. “Kudos to the staff here, they did a wonderful, wonderful job,” said Detective John Parenteau with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
When Chris Wagner got to the middle of the Blatnik Bridge on Tuesday, she found the kitten. "I thought I was going to pick up a carcass," said Wagner, community...
SOLON SPRINGS, Wis. - Traffic moved a bit slower Tuesday along South Railroad Street in Solon Springs as drivers paused for double-takes. It wasn’t their imagination; the goats were back in town. "People are fascinated by them," said Becky Rummel, co-owner of The Little Gift Shop, which is next door to where the animals were grazing.
It took less than two hours of deliberations Thursday night for a Douglas County jury to find Kyham Lavon Dunn not guilty of party to murder in the 2014 shooting death of Garth Velin.
Superior native Aaron T. Rose waits at the University of Minnesota medical campus for a new lease on life, the same facility where his father received a heart transplant in 1983. “They say I have the sickest heart in Minnesota,” said Rose, a photojournalist whose work has been featured in Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
For months, Superior’s scanner traffic has been a Sunday morning drive instead of a rush-hour commute. When the Superior Police Department made the switch to Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications...
One wields a weed whacker, the other a computer. Despite their different methods, both volunteers are helping bring new life to a neglected cemetery in the town of Parkland, Wis. "When I first stepped in this cemetery, I could not find one stone; nothing. No markers, no crosses," said Keith Fine of Amnicon. "I had to actually start looking around, and then I uncovered these concrete blocks, concrete pavers." After scraping and scrubbing the stones, faint numbers could be seen on them.
With the lift of a net, Jason Willett released a host of predators on Lake Nebagamon Wednesday. The small, winged beetles will make a beeline for invasive purple loosestrife plants rooted along the lakeshore. The critters can fly up to 10 miles to find their favorite food. Luckily for Willett’s swarm, they don’t have to. “We did find some healthy purple loosestrife on our property, which seems like a good reason to try to take them out,” said Willett, who bought a cabin on the lake in April.
They may not wash windows, but these furry employees do clean up buckthorn. A herd of goats is mowing down invasive plant species in rural Douglas County, one mouthful at a time. “They are very enthusiastic workers,” said Rebecca Loken, who runs Lake Minnesuing Farm with Mike Mattson. Giddy Up and Go Goats is the farm’s newest offering.