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Maria Lockwood


Hi, there.

I have been covering news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for more than two decades. My stories span a wide range of beats and I tend to bring my camera to every assignment, just in case.

I grew up in rural Douglas County and graduated from Northwestern High School before earning a communications degree at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

I've been a resident of Superior for nearly 30 years, and it's where my children attended, and continue to attend, school.

Sharing what's happening in the education scene, from the board room to the classroom, has been one of my passions since day one. I started my career with the Telegram on the education beat, and have won multiple awards for my coverage of local schools and universities. I then transitioned to the cops and courts beat. To this day, I am committed to covering local crime trends, incidents and proposed solutions that matter to readers.

The joy of working on a small paper is that I can continue to follow these stories and much more. I can introduce readers to new and expanding businesses in our area, shine a light on the work area agencies are doing, peer into the goings-on of local government and share personal stories from your neighbors.

Being able to serve the community I grew up in carries special meaning to me. Over the years, I have met amazing people and shared so many stories. One thing that I've found is every person has an interesting story to tell.

Reach me by phone at 218-393-6768 or email at

Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
Judge Kelly Thimm set a cash bail of $500,000 for Jeffrey Anthony Charles, five times the amount requested by Douglas County (Wis.) District Attorney Mark Fruehauf.
"We just want closure," said Valerie (Fisher) Blomquist, sister of Michael Dennis Fisher, who went missing in 1966 during his newspaper route.
Mike Almond’s long reach included founding an annual child safety event; teaming up with police officers with children from all backgrounds for floor hockey games, bowling and trips; spearheading a diversity committee at an elementary school; serving on the city parks and rec committee, and so much more. "Big Mike" died at his Superior, Wis., home on May 26, 2021, at age 53.