Updated: 07/15/2014 11:01 PM
Created: 07/15/2014 5:14 PM WDIO.com
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made the trip up to Ashland Tuesday to tour the Xcel Energy Bay Front Generating Station.
The station employs about 35 people and uses biomass to create energy.
The governor's tour north comes as the gubernatorial race heats up in Wisconsin.
Democratic candidate Mary Burke visited Superior over the Fourth of July. At that time, Burke said under Walker, Wisconsin lagging behind the rest of the Midwest in terms of job creation.
Tuesday, Walker responded to that criticism and said voters should take a look at Burke's record.
"We are one of only 22 states that has gained 100,000 jobs since 2010 and I think voters deserve to look at the difference. In my first three years as governor we created just about twice as many jobs as Mary Burke did during the time she worked for Jim Boyle," he said.
Burke was former governor Doyle's Secretary of Commerce.
Another hot issue this election surrounds the proposed iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin's Penokee Hills.
Walker said he still wants to see a mine going forward. Burke said, last week, she wants to see a better balance between job creation and environmental standards when it comes to mining legislation.
Duluth House Fire Displaces Five
Five people are staying with friends after fire damaged their home early Sunday morning. The residents of the house at 1712 East 5th Street awoke to the sound of the smoke alarm and were able to make it out of the home safely.
8-Year-Old Girl Dies in Broadside Crash in Pine County
An 8-year-old girl died in an accident involving a semi in northern Minnesota on Friday morning. The incident happened on Highway 23 in Kerrick just before 8 a.m.
250 ATV's Ride in Memory of 2010 Chisholm Bar Shooting Victim
This year, six years will have passed since Ed Walberg Jr. was killed during a bar shooting in Chisholm. This year, about 250 all terrain vehicles rolled through the town and trails Walberg called home, the largest ride in his memory yet....
Benna Ford Raises Thousands of Dollars for Superior High School
Benna Ford partnered with Superior High School for a unique fundraiser. Folks test drove brand new vehicles and for every family that got behind the wheel Benna Ford donated $20 to Superior High School.
Tony G. Basketball Tournament Raises Money For Scholarship Fund
The Tony G 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set out to remember a beloved Northlander and help others at the same time.