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DRUMMOND, Wis.—Drummond in far northwest Wisconsin remained an isolated island among the floodwaters on Tuesday, June 19.. Flooded roads still blocked the routes in or out of town and dozens of residents were still stuck in their homes. And it's going to take more than one river or lake receding for life to return to normal in the flooded town of about 450 residents in Bayfield County.
SUPERIOR, Wis.—Two people died and many roads remained inaccessible after a series of storms brought flooding and washouts across northwest Wisconsin just across the border from Minnesota over the weekend. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday declared a state of emergency in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas and Iron counties
DULUTH, Minn. -- The 1,004-foot freighter American Spirit left Duluth on Monday morning after spending several hours grounded in the Duluth harbor. The investigation into the grounding, however, is still in its early stages.
DULUTH—The National Park Service announced on Thursday, June 7, that it will begin to implement its plan this year to increase Isle Royale's decimated wolf population. Park staff received the official OK from Cam Sholly, the Park Service's Midwest regional director, to move ahead with its plan to boost the island's wolf population. The park plans to move 20 to 30 wolves onto the island over the next three years beginning later this fall, Isle Royale Superintendent Phyllis Green said.
DULUTH — Although the storm was predicted to only graze the Twin Ports with snowfall, the flakes began to fall on Sunday morning, April 15, and didn't stop. The National Weather Service reported that 8.5 inches of snow had fallen at its office in Hermantown by 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The storm was predicted to diminish in intensity on Sunday night, but even more snow was expected in some areas near Lake Superior in the overnight hours of Sunday.
CARLTON, Minn.—If visitors to Jay Cooke State Park want to use an indoor restroom, they're out of luck. The only choices now are a port-a-potty or an outhouse. The park's water line was damaged in October, leaving it without running water. But it's not the only repair needed at the park — the shower-and-restroom building is too small for the 83-site campground, the Oldenburg Point picnic shelter's deteriorating roof has shingles falling off and the Oldenburg Point restroom building still hasn't been restored since the 2012 flood.
GOODLAND — Heather Maki's three kids went straight for the children's books lining the lowest bookshelves. The children's stack grew on the Bookmobile's checkout counter, with a few DVDs mixed in, and Maki reminded the kids that they could check out only a couple of books each. Despite the limit, Maki's large cloth bag still strained to contain all of their finds after Bookmobile assistant Janet Hougas checked out their items.
DULUTH — Babette Sandman was walking to lunch with a woman caring for a girl whose mother had died from a drug overdose. "I was watching the little girl skipping in front of us and she has no idea what death is, how final it is, that she will not see her mother ever again," said Sandman, the chairwoman of the Duluth Indigenous Commission. There are so many deaths from drug overdoses, Sandman said, and she realized something needed to be done.
DULUTH, Minn.—Two Duluth residents have been charged with kidnapping and attempted murder after a man was allegedly severely beaten, bound and gagged and left for dead alongside a northeast Minnesota road.
CULVER, Minn. — Faced with snowshoeing up a hill, Bob Dunsmore encouraged the kids to use their "four-wheel drive" to keep moving upward. At the top, the 10 South Ridge elementary students followed the Culver resident's tracks as he led them to another hill, where they stopped to rest in the snow before moving along the outskirt of a frozen bog.