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Superior Salvation Army: 10 days to go, and only a third of the goal
Weather and the economy has really hurt Salvation Army red kettle donations in Superior this season. Mike Simonson reports.
Major Dave Clark says the kettle goal is $75,000, but with less than two weeks to go, they’ve only gotten $15,000.
He says the heavy snow and then severe cold is causing some people to cancel.
Clark says the volunteer slots are filling up, but there are still some openings for the Super One stores, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens.
Clark says the red kettles have had a few pleasant surprises in the past week, including two $100 bills by one person and a $1000 check by another.
The overall goal including mail and kettle drive is $200,000. So far, Clark says they’re just at $60,000, less than a third of the way.
////////////DNR Outdoor report
That Arctic blast we’ve had has ice cover unusually thick on inland lakes in Price, Sawyer, Douglas, Washburn, Ashland, and Iron Counties. The Park Falls DNR says some lakes have 8 to 10 inches of ice, while others have about half a foot under as thick layer of snow.
Even so, some wetlands and streams and parts of lakes have thin ice in spots, insulated by the heavy snowfall.
One other thing, the Brule River State Forest reports the Afterhours Ski Trail system is now fully groomed and in very good shape.
Snow removal crews are busy around northwestern Wisconsin, still trying to catch up from last week’s historic snowfall. Superior crews have made lots of headway removing snow banks on the main drags and are clearing sidewalks and chipping away the burgs of ice left by the snow and big chill that followed.
Duluth maintenance crews hit the snow banks of downtown starting dark and early at 2 a.m. Monday morning. They’ll use 31 pieces of equipment and work until 7 a.m. before the morning traffic picks up.
They’ll do the same drill on Tuesday morning.
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