Superior is the county seat of Douglas County, Wisconsin. A city with a population of 27,368 as of the 2000 census, Superior is located at the western end of Lake Superior in northwestern Wisconsin. It is often overshadowed today, as it was in the past, by its twin port of Duluth, Minnesota. Duluth and Superior form a single metropolitan area called the Twin Ports and share a harbor that is one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes. Both cities have museums devoted to the local nautical heritage.
Superior's major industries have traditionally centered around its value as a transfer station. Trucking, railroads, and Great Lakes shipping bring people from around the United States and the world to this city. Among the items shipped out are iron ore (taconite) from Minnesota's Iron Range and grain. Superior is also the home of the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
The city is located just north of and adjacent to both the Village of Superior and the Town of Superior.
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City of SuperiorFeatures visitor and sister city information, public service links, city news, and an email directory.
Mariner Medical ClinicFamily practice, urgent care, outpatient surgery, podiatrist, and ophthalmologist. Contact information, hours, description of services, insurance information.
Town of SuperiorLocal information and ordinances.