Douglas County, WI

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Large public gatherings come under new rules in Douglas County

Douglas County’s regulations for large public gatherings have changed in the wake of a court decision last year that required the county board to reconsider a permit for Bowfest. The Douglas County Board denied the permit to Mont du Lac in May 2020 because the application was received too late...
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28 people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin

They were reported as follows: five in each Burnett, Douglas and Rusk counties; four in each Bayfield and Sawyer counties; two in Taylor County; and one in each Ashland, Iron and Price counties. No new cases were reported in Washburn County. Statewide, an additional 485 cases were reported through Wednesday,...
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Douglas County adopts plan for future

The Douglas County Board adopted its 2020-2040 Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, June 17, as well as a process to ensure the plan is carried out. The plan serves as a guide to social, physical and economic development of the county. It identifies issues and opportunities, and it sets goals for housing; transportation; utilities and community facilities; agriculture; natural and cultural resources; economic development; intergovernmental cooperation; and land use.
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27 people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin

The new cases were reported as follows: eight in Douglas County; four in Rusk County; three each in Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn counties; two each in Bayfield and Taylor counties; and one each in Ashland and Iron counties. No new cases were reported in Price County. Statewide, an additional 570...
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COVID-Shots Coming For Douglas County Jail Inmates

The nationwide push to get "shots in arms" to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic is heading to local jail cells this week. Officials with the Douglas County Health Department are coordinating efforts to get COVID-19 vaccine shots to the inmates at the County Jail. The shots will be administered to those inmates who have requested them; approximately 60 inmates at the jail have registered an interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Operation K-9 Event Will Return This Summer

After a year off due to the pandemic, the Operation K-9 will return this summer. Mark your calendar now for August 12th from 4 PM - 7:30 PM at UWS Field on the University of Wisconsin- Superior campus, located at Belkanp Street and Mortorelli Drive. This year will mark the...
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Douglas County Jail poised to vaccinate inmates

The Douglas County Health Department has been coordinating with the Douglas County Jail to bring COVID-19 vaccines to the roughly 60 inmates who have requested them. The vaccines could be administered as early as this week. Douglas County Public Health Officer Kathy Ronchi said Thursday, June 10, that her office...
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Letter: History good for Superior's future

My sincere thanks and gratitude to the Douglas County Historical Society, Jon Winter and the Superior Telegram for the May 28 articles regarding Superior’s economic history. The articles mentioned included such products as candy, beer, chairs, a creamery, coffee and a building. This just shows that at the turn of the century (about 100 years ago) Superior had a diverse, thriving economy. They also can and should further inspire further growth. Times change, you know.
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Maple School Board boosts pay for support staff

As competition for employees mounts in Douglas County, the Maple School District is feeling the squeeze. The School Board voted Monday, June 14 to raise the minimum wage of support staff and middle management to $16 an hour. Those who are currently on the payroll will see a 2% living wage increase, as well as a pay bump of $2.38 per hour. Substitutes will now be paid the full amount, as well. In the past, they made 5% less per hour than full-time employees.
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Trader’s Village Continues at Douglas County Fairgrounds

SUPERIOR, Wis.- The Douglas County Fairgrounds in Superior were packed with baubles and knick-knacks this weekend for its third monthly Trader’s Village market. More than 50 vendors brought their vintage, new, farmed, and handmade items, among others with stands indoors and outdoors. A petting zoo was also available for kids...
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Douglas County's project budget could get a federal boost

Douglas County could get a helping hand with its capital projects this year from the American Rescue Plan Act. And that could come in handy after the county’s Finance Department identified $2.35 million in budget surplus from 2020 that could go toward more than $2.47 million in projects requested this year.
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3 Northland COVID-19 deaths reported Wednesday

Two Douglas County residents and an Itasca County resident died of COVID-19, Minnesota and Wisconsin reported Wednesday. The Itasca County resident was between ages 75 and 79 and was one of eight COVID-19-related deaths in Minnesota reported Wednesday. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 150 new cases and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 106 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths on Wednesday.