28th Annual Superior Days Preparation

By KBJR News 1

February 7, 2013 Updated Feb 8, 2013 at 9:58 AM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Youth and leaders from all across Northwestern Wisconsin gathered tonight in preparation of a big trip to Madison this month for the 28th annual Superior Days.

The purpose of this annual grassroots effort is to lobby issues unique to the area.

A couple of this year's issues include education reforms for K–12 schools and in higher education, mine permitting and legislation and the expansion of Highway 2.

Superior days is a citizen driven effort involving youth and adults from communities in northwestern Wisconsin.

Since people in Superior and Douglas County are so far from the state capital, it's a good chance to meet with lawmakers and push for changes important to their area.

"Issues that are brought down to Madison are unique to our area, if it's an issue that everyone is dealing with across the state, then that's not considered unique and probably wont be on our agenda," said Linda Bruce, this year's Superior Days coordinator.

Over 200 students and adults attended Thursday's meeting at UW-Superior.

The group will be down at Wisconsin's state capital February 18-20th.