Authorities say an explosion and fire at a Superior oil refinery poses no danger to the public. Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger says the explosion happened in an empty asphalt tank at the Calumet Oil Refinery just before 3:30 p.m.
An impressive ice sculpture in along Lake Superior in Superior, Wisconsin had to come down as spring-like temperatures persisted in Minnesota. The sculpture was built by Minnesota artist Roger Hanson, who was hoping to break a world record for the tallest ice sculpture at 53 feet high.
Superior officials say work will resume on an ice sculpture that collapsed this week. Roger Hanson was trying to create a 75-foot-tall ice sculpture that would be the centerpiece of a festival on Barker’s Island this month. But the creation, more than a month in the making, collapsed Tuesday after its core apparently was weakened by warm weather.
Warm weather may be to blame for the collapse of an ice sculpture in Superior. The “Lake Superior Ice Project” was to have been the centerpiece of a Superior festival later this month.
A school board in northwestern Wisconsin has decided not to ban a children’s book about a girl who has gay parents. The Superior School Board voted Monday night to continue allowing “Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story” in district classrooms and libraries. The book tells the story of a little girl who learns how to be nice to her cat with the help of her mothers.
A Superior police investigation has found an officer’s use of force was justified in an arrest captured by a police dashboard camera.
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who they believe tossed a large rock off an overpass in Duluth Sunday night. According to police, 22-year-old Matthew Fijalkiewicz, of Superior, Wis., was driving southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 around 11:20 p.m.when a rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.
Gov. Mark Dayton says more oil pipelines are part of the solution to a rail backlog that has clogged agricultural shipments across Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 22-year-old Wisconsin man was injured when a large rock flew through his windshield while he was driving in St. Louis County Sunday. According to the patrol, the man was driving his car southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 at 11:20 p.m. when the rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.
Five people have been charged in the killing of a 20-year-old man during an attempted robbery in Superior. WDIO-TV reports 17-year-old Chance Andrews is charged with felony murder and accused of shooting 20-year-old Garth Velin Tuesday evening.
The largest freighter on the Great Lakes was stuck for about three hours after it ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth.
An Arizona man has pleaded guilty in a Wisconsin murder two weeks before a jury trial was scheduled to begin. Juan Padilla or Fort Mohave, Arizona, changed his plea Monday to guilty of first-degree intentional homicide.
The last remnants of snow are finally gone in Superior. The judges in the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce’s “Snowpocalypse” contest declared the last snow in the city’s snow dump to have melted on Monday.
After weeks of rehab and exercise in Minnesota, a rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation’s capital has being released into the wild. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota took in the owl because it has expertise in replacing damaged feathers.
A northern Wisconsin man whose life was saved during one of the season’s extreme blizzards recently got the chance to say thank you to his rescuers.
A 21-year-old Duluth, Minn., man is suspected of stabbing a Superior cab driver who had picked him up.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice will review accusations of excessive force during a police officer’s arrest in Superior. Officer George Gothner has been on paid administrative leave since he was seen on dash cam video punching a woman in the face during the arrest.
One of the skydivers forced to jump to safety after two planes collided in northern Wis. said Monday that he feels very lucky to be alive. The two planes collided at 12,000 feet near the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior, Wis. Saturday afternoon, causing one plane to lose its wing and catch on fire.
Skydivers jumped to safety after a plane lost its wings and started on fire Saturday afternoon following a mid-air collision with another plane in northern Wisconsin, reports say.
A proposed oil shipping terminal on Lake Superior has been put on hold. Wisconsin Public Radio reports it means oil tankers won’t be sailing from western Lake Superior to the East Coast for now.
Police say a 30-year-old man has been killed at a wood shingle manufacturer in Superior. First responders were called to White Cedar Shingles and Lumber Company at about 7 p.m. Tuesday in a building south of the coal piles off St. Louis Bay. They found David Clink unresponsive with his arm or clothing caught in a conveyor belt system.
Now one historic piece of the great lake is up for the taking. Wisconsin’s Superior Entry lighthouse is no longer needed by the U.S. Coast Guard.
A joyride on the ice turned into a nightmare for one man.
A snowmobiler from Superior, Wis., is recovering in a Duluth, Minn., hospital after spending two nights in subzero cold in the forest on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.
A snowmobiler who’d been missing in the Superior area since Saturday has been found, safe but suffering from effects of the cold. Superior police say 51-year-old Craig Friebe was found Monday morning on the ice of the Nemadji River.