SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Officials at a northwestern Wisconsin oil refinery knew about equipment issues years before a 2018 explosion there, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration documents obtained by Wisconsin Public Radio.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The comment period on a draft analysis of the environmental impact of rerouting an oil and gas pipeline around an American Indian reservation in northern Wisconsin will run for an additional month, state regulators announced Wednesday.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden, struggling to regain his political footing as the midterm elections approach, visited the crucial state of Wisconsin on Wednesday to promote one of his top accomplishments, a bipartisan infrastructure measure that will distribute billions of dollars to fix roads, bridges and other public works.
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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden travels to Wisconsin next week, the day after delivering his State of the Union speech in Washington.
According to the White House, Biden and first lady Jill Biden will stop in Superior on Wednesday to discuss how the $1 trillion infrastructure law will improve the state's roads and bridges, among other things, and create jobs.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Authorities said Sunday they are investigating an incident in Superior over the weekend where a local police officer unknowingly ran over a person who was lying in the road.
The person is listed in critical condition, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, which is investigating the Saturday night incident.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Senate’s top Democrat said Tuesday that she won’t seek reelection this fall.
Minority Leader Janet Bewley said she wants to spend more time with her recently retired husband and grandchildren.
Fire crews are fighting a large fire at a condemned hotel in Duluth Monday in subzero conditions.
Duluth fire officials say the roof of the old Seaway Hotel in the Lincoln Park Craft District has collapsed and all firefighters have been pulled out of the building Monday.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Fire destroyed a pair of waterfront buildings in Superior on Thursday, with smoke from the morning blaze briefly requiring the closure of a major bridge connecting the city with Duluth, Minnesota.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — An intertribal agency says Wisconsin's draft environmental review for a planned reroute of an oil and gas pipeline across northern Wisconsin is incomplete and flawed.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released its draft environmental impact statement on Thursday for a roughly 40-mile (64-kilometer) reroute of Enbridge's Line 5 in Ashland and Iron counties.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service plans to reduce the number of entry permits for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness next year, citing damage to natural resources, crowding and congestion.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Superior National Forest's first full-time tribal liaison says he wants to work with the federal government on proposed expansion of the Lutsen Mountains Ski Area.
Juan Martinez started his new role in January, but he didn’t move to Minnesota until July.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Enrollment at University of Wisconsin System schools dropped 1% this fall compared with a year ago when it was down 2%, the university reported Wednesday based on preliminary figures.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say they have lifted fire restrictions for the entire Superior National Forest in Northern Minnesota after reports over the weekend that the Greenwood Lake blaze was 80% contained.
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Four congressional Democrats who are part of the progressive “Squad” and want President Joe Biden to stop construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline traveled to the shores of the Mississippi River to make their plea.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Parts of the popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness will reopen Saturday as firefighters make progress fighting wildfires in northeastern Minnesota.
The Superior National Forest is lifting the full closure of the Boundary Waters and the Crooked Lake area near the fires in Canada.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A grassroots citizen group is pushing back against a Duluth company's proposal to bottle and sell water from a well near Lake Superior.
Opponents say allowing Kristle KLR to go forward would exploit a loophole in a landmark agreement barring water diversions from the Great Lakes and it could threaten water resources in the region.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Troopers arrested 69 people outside Gov. Tim Walz's residence in St. Paul Saturday in a protest against an oil pipeline replacement project, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
ISABELLA, Minn. (AP) — Officials in the Superior National Forest said Thursday that the ongoing drought has created “tinderbox conditions” in northeastern Minnesota as firefighters continue to battle an uncontained wildfire, while rain that's expected to fall in coming days is unlikely to provide much help to crews who are growing tired.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials on Wednesday extended the closure of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after Minnesota's largest wildfire doubled in size.
The Greenwood Lake fire burning in the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota grew to about 30 square miles (77 square kilometers) Monday, and four new smaller fires ignited within the BWCA.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are picking up the pieces after a train smashed into an SUV in Superior.
Police said the collision occurred a little before 10 a.m. Monday. The crash caused a significant traffic delay but police described incident as minor.
CARNEY, Mich. (AP) — A person who died in a large fire at a cedar mill in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula has been identified as an employee of the business.
Menominee County deputies were attempting to locate workers Thursday at Superior Cedar Products in Carney when the employee was found on burning equipment, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
CARNEY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in a western Upper Peninsula county where crews were battling a large fire at a cedar mill.
The order was made Thursday night for Menominee County and was done to make sure state resources are available to help in preventing the fire’s further spread, Whitmer said in a news release.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled that a Wisconsin Trump supporter found guilty of an infraction for using public grounds in Bismarck for commercial purposes without a permit is entitled to a jury trial.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Six University of Wisconsin System schools are moving ahead with start dates on the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah despite calls for change.
CHICAGO (AP) — Toxic fumes and smoke from a burning former paper mill in northern Illinois that officials had believed was long abandoned but actually contained massive amounts of lithium batteries prompted officials to extend an evacuation order into Thursday for residents in the area.
BACKUS, Minn. (AP) — Two people accused of chaining themselves together inside a piece of pipe to protest construction of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota were arrested Thursday morning, authorities said.
HILL CITY, Minn. (AP) — Eight people were arrested in a protest to oppose construction of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota, authorities said.
More than 150 people gathered in Aitken County on Saturday to protest the project, the Northern Lights Task Force said in a news release.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of a pipeline project that crosses three states have asked a federal court to halt construction in Minnesota on allegations that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to address several environmental issues when it approved a water quality permit.
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The adult son of a Superior woman has been arrested in her death.
Officers responded to the woman's home Tuesday morning after a call for help was made from inside the residence, according to police.
CUMBERLAND, Wis. (AP) — One child died and three others were hurt, including one critically, when their off-road vehicle overturned in Barron County, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies responded to the crash east of Cumberland Thursday afternoon.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface.
Dairyland Power Cooperative is asking Wisconsin utility regulators for permission to build a $700 million, jointly owned natural gas power plant in Superior.
The La Crosse-based cooperative submitted an application to the Public Service Commission Tuesday for the 625-megawatt Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which would be jointly owned and operated by Minnesota Power.
A town hall meeting this week in Superior, Wis., could shed light on an ongoing federal investigation of the Husky Energy refinery explosion and fire last spring that injured 13 and caused the panicked evacuation of thousands of people.
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A Minnesota administrative judge has concluded that Minnesota Power failed to demonstrate a need for its proposed $700 million gas-fired power plant in Superior, Wis., a potentially significant blow to the Duluth-based Utility.
SUPERIOR, WIS. – A massive oil refinery fire that burned for hours and threatened to rage out of control in this Twin Ports city was beaten down by firefighters Thursday night after noxious fumes forced a widespread mandatory evacuation of residents.