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Online fundraisers have been started for two families who were displaced by fires on Wednesday in Superior. A home at 2326 John Ave. sustained an estimated $85,000 damage from a fire Wednesday morning, and a home at 1915 Ogden Ave. was a total loss — with damage estimated at $100,000 — after a fire that started Wednesday night. The causes of the fires remains under investigation. Two GoFundMe pages are collecting donations for the family of six who lived at 1915 Ogden Ave. — Cathy and Bob Moniasque, their daughter and three grandchildren.
The town of Parkland's new skating rink brings together something old, something new, something borrowed and kids in blue. "I love it," said Madison Bickford, 9, as she headed out onto the ice Jan. 30. The site along South Staples Avenue near the town hall in the Douglas County community includes a warming shack, lighting and a smooth sheet of ice enticing young and old to reach for their skates. "There's a lot of community pride in that project," said Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, who lives near the rink, which he called "exceptional."
A South Range man convicted of attacking two women in Superior within 12 hours last year to feed his drug habit will spend 25 years in prison.
A Lake Nebagamon man appeared in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday after allegedly attacking a man with a whiskey bottle the day before. A probable cause statement was filed against John Raymond Lundberg, 49, who appeared via video from the Douglas County Jail. He faces potential felony counts of substantial battery, aggravated battery and first-degree reckless endangerment, all with a dangerous weapon, according to the statement.
Six Superior High School students and a retired couple from the town of Superior will among in the crowd today in Washington, D.C., to watch the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. "I'm a history nerd," said senior Rachael Tuve, one of the six students traveling through the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Upward Bound Program. "It'll give me a chance to literally be part of history."
Two men who tried to rob a Superior coin shop while armed with a knife, resulting in one of them being shot, have been sentenced in Douglas County Circuit Court. One was sentenced to four years on probation and 26 days in jail. The other will spend six years in prison, three of them for the robbery attempt. Dylan Richard Semborski, 21, of Superior pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to attempted armed robbery, attempted theft from a person and negligent handling of a weapon, all stemming from the coin shop incident on Nov. 12, 2015.
For the past two years, a giant ice wall has risen along Barker's Island in Superior, the centerpiece of a frozen festival. Not this year. Superior is hosting a wall-free celebration later this month during the Lake Superior Ice Festival. The city has opted to spread the ice around in the form of smaller sculptures, sheets and orbs.
Before he was even sworn in last week, Douglas County's new district attorney, Mark Fruehauf, was on the job. Last Sunday, he stopped by the site in Superior where a fatal New Year's Day shooting had occurred. "Going down to the scene is important, I mean it's important to get your own look at it," Fruehauf said. "It's going to save me a lot of time and trouble down the road if I'm trying to picture the scene and envision where things are. It's going to help me in court ask the right questions and have a much better knowledge of the scene."
Natasha Burke is looking for a Christmas miracle. "For this one," she said, nodding toward her 7-month-old daughter, Kora. Burke and her boyfriend, Drew Mitchell, are among the 19 tenants being displaced from an apartment building at 1516-1518 Broadway in Superior because of building code deficiencies. Although some tenants have lived there for years, Burke, Mitchell and Kora moved in the end of November. They started living in the apartment earlier this month.
Word that 19 tenants are facing eviction from a Superior apartment building in less than a month has led to the creation of two online fundraising sites. A MobileCause site has been set up for the Salvation Army of Superior, with all money donated through the site to be earmarked for tenants at the 11-unit building at 1516-1518 Broadway. They've been told by the city they must vacate their apartments by noon Jan. 2 because of building code deficiencies.