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Bewley’s crash reports still pending

Ashland police still are waiting for final reconstruction reports on the July 22 fatal crash involving state Sen. Janet Bewley. Ashland Police Chief Bill Hagstrom said Thursday that the Wisconsin State Patrol report still could take a while to complete. “(They) won’t have anything this week, or likely the week after that. The reconstruction team is working on a lot of reports. It takes a long time to get all...
ASHLAND, WI
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Two Harbors mayor recalled

Two Harbors voters have decided to recall Mayor Chris Swanson. The question on the Two Harbors ballot Tuesday read, “Shall Mayor Christopher Swanson be recalled?”. Swanson has been under pressure to resign for months. A Resign or Recall Committee collected more than 500 signatures to get the recall question on Tuesday’s ballot. It passed with 86 percent of the vote.
TWO HARBORS, MN
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Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson Recalled In Election

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — On Tuesday night, voters in Two Harbors voted to recall Mayor Chris Swanson after months of allegations of misconduct. The question on the ballot asked, “Shall Mayor Christopher Swanson be recalled?”. 86.46% of voters said “yes,” which added up to 1,149 people.
TWO HARBORS, MN
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Missing swimmer’s body recovered near Madeline Island

La Pointe Police say they have found the body of a swimmer who went missing near Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island. Authorities say he was 41-year-old Curtis Wilmer of Eau Claire. Wilmer was a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Just before 2:40 p.m....
LA POINTE, WI
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Voters recall Two Harbors Mayor

DULUTH, MN. (CBS 3 Duluth) -After months of controversy voters in Two Harbors voted to oust Mayor Chris Swanson. The final count had 86% of voters saying yes to recalling Mayor Chris Swanson. Mayor Chris Swanson said in June he wouldn’t resign from his post as Mayor, triggering the recall...
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Unoccupied Boat Drifted Ashore In Ashland, Man Missing

ASHLAND, Wis. — A man is missing after his boat drifted ashore unoccupied in Ashland, according to the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office. Monday morning around 8:45, Ashland County got a phone call regarding a boat with no one in it that drifted ashore at the end of Ackley Road in the township of Sanborn of Ashland County.
ASHLAND COUNTY, WI
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Eau Claire man dies cliff jumping in Lake Superior

LA POINTE, WI -- An Eau Claire man died while cliff jumping in Lake Superior. According to the La Pointe Police Department, they received a call around 2:40 p.m. Sunday. The caller said Curtis Wilmer, 41, had jumped off the Eagles Nest within Big Bay State Park and didn’t resurface.
EAU CLAIRE, WI
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Juvenile sentence haunts Two Harbors mayor

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Embattled Mayor Chris Swanson, who is facing an aggressive recall campaign, is breaking his silence after years of rumors that he sexually abused a 5-year-old girl when he was a teenager. Swanson acknowledged that he received a sentence related to the allegations but wouldn't address...
TWO HARBORS, MN
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Search efforts underway for missing man at Big Bay State Park

At approximately 2:38 PM on Sunday afternoon, La Pointe Police Department, La Pointe Fire Department and Madeline Island EMS were paged to Big Bay State Park for a subject that had jumped off one of the cliffs into Lake Superior and had not resurfaced in the water. The subject, a...
LA POINTE, WI
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Two Harbors survives Festival of Sail: Tall Ships weekend

Two Harbors has survived the weekend. “Our neighbors are still intact,” said Matt Nesheim. “Two Harbors is still standing after the event.”. The Festival of Sail: Tall Ships took place in Two Harbors, Minn., over the weekend. Cook County residents Nesheim and Liv Thompson, who own and operate the 60-foot Schooner Charley, were invited to participate in the lively event.
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