New cell tower going up near Bayfield.
Written by Jesse Baroka on August 12, 2019
BAYFIELD,WI–Better cell phone service to an area where tragedy struck last fall is coming very soon. Last October, four people from one family died when their kayak capsized in Lake Superior. Their mom tried calling for help, but she didn’t have cell service. To prevent that from happening again a new cell tower is going up on the Red Cliff Band’s reservation near Bayfield which will cover the Apostle Islands. The foundation has been set, steel has arrived on-site, and the electrical wires are almost ready to be installed for the tower. In the next few weeks, a construction crane will be shipped from Chicago to help assemble the tower. Officials say the tower will be up and running by this October.