Door County Board Officially Endorses K9 Unit

The Door County Board has officially endorsed the creation of a K9 unit operating under the auspices of the sheriff’s department. More than 30 years ago, the sheriff’s department had a K9 unit operated by then Deputy Jon Koch. Currently, Deputy Matt Tassoul is preparing to begin training with a dog that has been acquired by the sheriff’s department. Prior to a vote on the … Continue reading

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Traffic Accident Caused Brief Closure of Michigan Street Bridge

The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay was shut down for less than an hour early Wednesday morning due to a traffic accident. City police indicate that a vehicle, driven by a Minnesota man, struck a yield sign on the more than 80-year old span at about 4:30AM. The 48-year old driver from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota escaped injury. He was cited for inattentive driving. City … Continue reading

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New Contract Awarded To Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build an articulated tug barge or A.T.B. for delivery in late 2017. The contract, recently signed by the Fincantieri Marine Group, includes an option for a second A.T.B. unit to potentially be delivered in 2018. Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager of the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, says the new contract is good … Continue reading

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