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.
Felony charges have been filed in Douglas County Circuit Court against two men in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a Superior man during a home invasion robbery March 20. Preston Lee Ciocarelli, 33, and Richard Travis Edstrom, 33, of Superior, each face charges of felony party to kidnapping, armed robbery, burglary, three counts of false imprisonment and four counts of battery for their alleged role in the kidnapping of Charles E. Day Jr.
The viaduct on North 21st Street in Superior will undergo repairs this week From 7-11 a.m. Thursday, the westbound lane of the viaduct between Oakes and Elmira avenues will be closed. Flaggers will direct traffic across the viaduct, but city officials said taking an alternative route to and from the Billings Park neighborhood is recommended. On Friday, the viaduct will be closed completely between 7 and 11 a.m. A detour will be posted.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a meeting this week to discuss planned improvements to U.S. Highways 2/53 — East Second Street — between Second and 31st avenues east in Superior. The meeting is from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation office, Lake Superior Room, 1701 N. Fourth St. in Superior.
For decades, residents of South Superior have wanted a traffic signal on Tower Avenue. That came closer to reality when the Metropolitan Interstate Council amended the Superior transportation improvement program last week during a special telephone meeting. Under the plan unanimously approved by the MIC, planning begins this year to install traffic signals at North 61st Street and Tower Avenue in 2020, according to Daniel Bieberitz, traffic and freight engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Three railroad crossings in Oliver are slated for improvements after the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Railroads issued orders last week. Wisconsin Central Ltd., and the village each have a role to play in making the improvements to call attention to the rail crossings at Minneapolis, Mitchell and Grand avenues. WCL was ordered to install retro-reflective back-to-back crossbucks and stop signs with 2-inch-wide reflective stripes on the front and back at each of the crossings by June 30.