The City of Ashland is a port located near the head of Chequamegon Bay on the pristine shores of Lake Superior. Two major highways intersect in the City of Ashland; U.S. Highway Number 2 and State Highway Number 13. Ashland is approximately 60 miles east of Duluth, Minnesota.
The population was 8,216 at the 2010 census. Ashland is a regional service center serving points to Ironwood, Michigan to the east, Superior, Wisconsin to the west, and Park Falls, Wisconsin to the south. The City is home to Northland College, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute.
Major services and retail shopping facilities within the City accommodate daily requirements. Major employers within the City include Bretting Manufacturing, Larson-Juhl, Memorial Medical Center, Northland College, Essentia Health, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.