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SPD warns of fake cop pulling over a woman, school rumors stop, Bayfield gets national write-up
Superior Police are saying there’s a fake cop out there, so be careful if you’re being pulled over, especially in a dark alley. Mike Simonson has WPR briefs.
Deputy Police Chief Nick Alexander says a woman was pulled over by the Superior Post Office at 1 a.m. this morning in a dark alley.
The impersonator drove a Chevy Lumina with flashing red and whites on his dash board. He called himself “Officer Darg”, is white, 6 feet tall and in his mid 30’s.
Alexander says if you’ve got a doubt when you’re being pulled over, call 911. They can let you know if it’s legit. Also, keep driving, put your hazard blinkers on, and go to a well-lit public place like an open convenience store.
“Officer Darg” got the woman’s license and insurance information but let her go.
Alexander says the SPD, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and State Patrol don’t have any “Dargs” working for them.
The rumors of rumors are over at the Superior School District. School went back into session after Christmas break. Before the break police stepped up patrols and schools increased security after the Newtown school shootings.Superior Deputy Chief Nick Alexander says things have settled down and no more safety rumors are floating around.
But Alexander says the extra security--including extra patrols--will be permanent.
He emphasizes that schools are a safe place for kids and teachers.
///////////////////Superior Days to court new lawmakers
In February, delegates from several northwestern Wisconsin counties will be headed to Madison for Superior Days to make their case for this area. Although there won’t be much in the way of money to spread around from a tight state budget, Douglas County Administrator Andy Lisak says they’ve still got important work to do. Get to know the new legislators. He says that’s all part of getting the word out about northern Wisconsin. He also says there may be a little more money this year than the past three recession years as the economy picks up.
Superior Days is February 19th and 20th.
////////////////WWII Vet Nyreen finds a home after eviction
The 94 year-old World War II vet evicted from his Port Wing apartment in November had landed on his feet in Iron River. Ken Nyreen says after weeks of being in limbo and staying in a cabin at the Rustic Roost, he’s found a permanent apartment. “I’ve made some friends in Iron River and I think I’ve found my happy place, I think”.
He was evicted by the Bayfield County Housing Authority because he wouldn’t disclose his total financial worth, saying it was none of their business. But that disclosure is required to stay in the subsidized apartment in Port Wing.
But now, he says he’s landed on his feet. “You’ve never past hope”.
He still hopes to end up at the Silver Bay Veterans Home on the North Shore. He likes a nice view of Lake Superior.
///////////////Bayfield makes Washington Times
Bayfield got some good ink from a national newspaper last Thursday. The Washington Times says something is happening in Bayfield. They write that it’s becoming the Great Lakes version of Martha’s Vineyard on quoting now: “Chrystal shining Lake Superior.”
It mentions the one million dollar renovation of the Bayfield Inn, Superior Body and Massage, Crabby Benny’s and the Apostle Highlands Golf Course…with a little plug for Madeline Island as a place of balance for well-off people to escape tourist traps and get Lake Superior’s “balance”.
Bayfield was named “Best Little Town in the Midwest” in 1997 by the Chicago Tribune.
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