Latest Superior News

Dairyland to close coal-fired Genoa plant, lay off 80

Jan. 23, 2020 6:40 PM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Dairyland Power Cooperative plans to close its coal-fired station in Genoa by the end of 2021. The La Crosse-based utility announced the decision Thursday. The move will end 50 years of continuous operation at the site and put about 80 employees of the 345-megawatt station out of...

Regulators OK natural gas power plant in northern Wisconsin

Jan. 17, 2020 11:44 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State regulators have approved plans for a $700 million power plant on the shores of Lake Superior despite conservationists' concerns that the facility will harm the environment. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state Public Service Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to...

Minnesota court rules against planned power plant Wisconsin

Dec. 23, 2019 3:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday ordered state regulators to reconsider whether an environmental review is necessary for a proposed natural gas-fired power plant that would be built by Minnesota and Wisconsin utilities. Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative are seeking...

Duluth to consider banning conversion therapy

Dec. 10, 2019 7:53 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth is the latest city to consider banning conversion therapy aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation. A proposal to ban the practice was introduced at the City Council meeting Monday night. Council member Gary Anderson said he introduced the measure because of a lack of...

Deep freeze headed for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakotas

Dec. 9, 2019 8:22 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A wintry storm system is expected to generate 10 inches (254 millimeters) of snow or more near Lake Superior before a deep freeze settles into the region. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin Monday. The port...

Energy company leaves debris in Michigan, delays report

Dec. 5, 2019 9:25 PM EST

PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company's preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it finished Sept. 12...

Stuck lift bridge in Duluth impedes shipping

Dec. 5, 2019 7:10 AM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Shipping traffic in Duluth's harbor has been impeded by an aerial lift bridge that has been stuck in the down position because of heavy ice. The Aerial Lift Bridge has been stuck since Monday, despite efforts by city crews to de-ice the structure. Workers were called off the bridge...

A pedestrian walks through deep snow after an overnight snowfall, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Marlborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

The Latest: Bus, tractor-trailer collide in upstate New York

Dec. 2, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm in the U.S. East (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they...

Neighbors work together in an effort to clear out as much snow as possible from E. 8th Street, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Duluth, Minn. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

Duluth residents digging out from whopper of snowstorm

Dec. 2, 2019 5:42 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Residents of Duluth and nearby Superior, Wisconsin, are digging out from a whopper of a snowstorm. Nearly 22 inches of snow fell on Duluth in a Thanksgiving weekend blizzard that left streets impassable and shut down Interstate 35 south of town. National Weather Service meteorologist...