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Superior Days Issues Meeting Announced [Press Release]

Superior Days Invites Citizens to Set Issues for 2018 The 33rd Superior Days is scheduled for February 20 and 21, 2018 in Madison. In preparation the co-chairs Mayor Jim Paine and County Board Chair Mark Liebaert invite citizens from Northwest Wisconsin to attend the issues identification meeting. This session will be held Wednesday, October 25, […]

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Issues Progress Made During 32nd Superior Days

Progress During the 2017-2019 Biennial Budget Ever wonder if Superior Days make a difference? The short answer is definitively: yes! Next Generation 911: WMTV reports on the $6.7 million included in the new biennial budget to developed enhanced 911 services.  911 will move to digital and interoperable systems across the State of Wisconsin.  In addition, […]

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What Makes A Good Superior Days Issue?

Wondering what the criteria are for a Superior Days issue? That is one of the most frequent questions the coordinators receive.  Superior Days has adopted a wide variety of issues since inception.  However, issues should meet a three-part “acid test,” described below: Issues must have major impact or unique implications for Northwest Wisconsin. Resolution of […]

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Better City Superior, Update

Posted on Better City Superior Superior Facebook Page Over the last two weeks, we’ve called on you to take action and show your support for Superior – the response was tremendous! We thank you so much for all your efforts. Although the exposition district didn’t get through the Joint Committee on Finance, we remain optimistic […]

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Better City Superior Looking for Citizens Help

Better City Superior is making one more push to get an expansion of exposition districts into the Wisconsin biennial budget. They have been aided by Dairyland Power Cooperative, Superior Water Light & Power, and Allete, who sent a joint letter (07-27-2017 Senator Tom Tiffany_Letter) of support to Senator Tom Tiffany (District 12).  Senator Tiffany spoke […]

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Superior Days Hotel Availability

As of January 20th, 2017 Superior Days Hotel Update We have received updated room availability from the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governors Club: Sunday, February 19: rooms available for booking. Monday, February 20: Superior Days room block is sold out.  Hotel has sold 125% of our block for Monday.  No standard rooms are available at […]

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Final Community Planning Meetings – Monday, January 16th

  Final Community Planning Meetings… Monday, January 16th.  Two options: Noon – 1:00 PM at Brule Town Hall A soup and sandwich lunch will be available for $10.  Please RSVP to Jeanne.Ward@ces.uwex.edu if you plan to attend and would like lunch. 6:00 PM at Douglas County Government Center, room 270.   No RSVP required. All […]

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Voters said ‘Yes’ to Better City Superior

It’s on to the next phase of changing Superior’s future after voters overwhelming gave their support to improving Superior’s economy. Slightly more than 75 percent of nearly 11,800 voters who cast ballots in the referendum said “yes” to Better City Superior. Read about it in the Superior Telegram:  Voters Want a Better City  

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Better City Superior Meeting

From the Superior Telegram – October 7, 2016 Almost 50 people turned out for a lunch meeting at the Douglas County Historical Society to learn more about a plan business leaders are hoping can help turn that around, Better City Superior. Read the article at:  http://www.superiortelegram.com/news/superior/4131009-better-city-starts-voters  

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Superior Days Youth Meetings Set

  Training#1 – Monday November 7th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm WITC Superior and videoconferencing.  An introduction to Superior Days. Training #2 – Monday December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm WITC Superior and videoconferencing.  This night will include breakout sessions at all sites while students identify a youth issue, choose a speaker for the banquet and […]

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Key Dates for the 32nd Superior Days – 2017

Key dates for the 32nd Superior Days to be held on February 21 & 22, 2017 in Madison at the Concourse Hotel and Capitol Building Superior Days Kick-Off Meeting:  Thurs., September 22nd 6:00 PM, Douglas County Government Center, Room 270 Issues Identification: Weds., October 26th 5:30 – 7:30 PM,  VIP Pizza, Superior 1st Community Planning […]

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Council Places Referendum on November ballot

  August 19, 2016 Voters in Superior get a chance to weigh in on making the downtown business district better. Superior’s City Council on Tuesday approved an advisory referendum to appear on the November ballot. Voters are asked: “Should the Wisconsin State Legislature pass legislation authorizing a Local Exposition District Tax to further economic development […]

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The Role of Youth Delegates

Douglas County has a history of innovative ways to get youth involved in local government.  It was the first in the state to offer a Youth in Governance program which placed high school students on the county board of supervisors.  Superior Days was a natural extension of this program and a Youth Delegation has been […]

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Local Option Sales Tax Progress

In 2014 Superior Days requested the legislature allow for a local option sales tax for roads. Again in 2015 where it picked up some momentum during the budget process. Now AB 210 has been unanimously moved out of the Transportation Committee. Support for AB 210 is an issue for the 31st Superior Days

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