The Superior Police Department investigating a possible assault on a woman walking home from the Dodgie's East End Tavern street dance Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The woman was found shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday by her partner about a block from the event along East Fifth Street, according to Assistant Chief Matt Markon. She had lost a tooth and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. No other information on her condition was available.
A Duluth man will spend two years in prison for stealing a wallet from a man walking home from a store in Superior. William Lee Roner, 41, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on June 28 to an amended count of felony theft. He was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of extended supervision. He was also ordered to pay $280 restitution and court costs and have no contact with the victim. One count of battery was dismissed.
It's been quite a summer for Superior native Mike Sislo. The 30-year-old forward was traded from the Arizona Coyotes to the Buffalo Sabres on June 14. Then last Monday, he signed a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract with the New York Islanders. "Getting traded was definitely a surprise, but it was kind of a paper move to clear up some roster spots," Sislo said. "A team can only carry so many players with NHL experience, so it wasn't too serious of a trade because I knew I was going to be a free agent on July 1."
Time is running out to take advantage of a child sales-tax rebate in Wisconsin. While more than 465,000 requests received so far, Department of Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler said he anticipates more than 600,000 dependent children are eligible for the rebate. The deadline to apply for the rebate is July 2.
Trespassers broke into a secure worksite for the Line 3 replace project near the Wisconsin and Minnesota border. The incident was reported to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday morning, after crews arrived at the location. Crews observed anti-Enbridge graffiti, and damaged electrical lines and hoses on the equipment. Cement had been poured into the gas tanks of the equipment, as well. No injuries were reported.
No citations have been issued following a car-pedestrian crash in Superior Tuesday that sent one person to the hospital. A 17-year-old jogger was running across Hammond Avenue near the intersection with Lincoln Street when she was struck by a vehicle at about 3:57 p.m. Tuesday.
The new Cooper Elementary School will not open until September 2019, the Superior school district announced Thursday. The school was in its final few months of construction when it was damaged by an fire April 8 that flared up again in the roof the following day.
Charges against Jamar Maurice Smith, 26, of Duluth were dismissed Friday in Douglas County Circuit Court. Smith was charged with possession of a firearm by outstate felon and misdemeanor bail jumping in connection with the fatal shooting of Kyle Androsky on New Year's Day 2017 in Superior.
Residents voted to build a new fire hall for up to $1.8 million during a packed annual meeting Tuesday.
A Maple School District referendum that would have allowed the district to exceed revenue caps by $582,000 for the next three years was voted down Tuesday by a slim margin, according to preliminary numbers. Although Douglas County voters approved the operational referendum, 848 to 807, Bayfield County voters swung the other way, with 179 yes votes and 325 no votes. Preliminary totals indicate the referendum failed by a vote of 1,027 yes votes to 1,132 no votes. A total of 2,159 votes were cast.