Dispatches from Douglas County: Fair fun, National Night Out, a fresh race track and more

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Aug. 6—SUPERIOR — Happy International Beer Day!

News Tribune colleague Jay Gabler

visited five area breweries

to learn about brewing styles that hail from around the world. Among the spots he visited: Superior's Earth Rider Brewery.

And if you don't drink or you're not a fan of beer, no worries. I've got lots more in this week's newsletter to sate your thirst. Let's dive in:

The Head of the Lakes Fair is underway through Sunday, and

we've got photos

from its annual Sneak a Peek night.

Community members flocked to 4 Corners Store in the town of Superior Tuesday, Aug. 2 for National Night Out.

Raquel Stockey, who owns the store, has turned her business into a gathering space for the community by hosting Easter egg hunts, Halloween trunk-or-treat events, a Christmas stocking giveaway and more.

Maria Lockwood

spoke to people at the event

about why they attended and what the store means to them.

Superior's Brian Johnson is breathing new life into the old Copper Creek Motorsports Park,

now dubbed Black River Motorsports Park


The facility, which is 8 miles south of Superior on Wisconsin Highway 35, will feature drifting and autocross.

* With the partisan primary set for Tuesday,

we've got previews of local and statewide races

on our website. If you want to know what's on your ballot, visit


* The Solon Springs School District

is considering a facilities referendum.

* Zach Ross, the drummer of Superior band Crescent Moon,

died in a car crash

last week. He was 28.

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