Room Tax Dollars Fuel Marketing for Door County

The Door County Visitor Bureau is constantly working on ways to market Door County to the world. Michelle Rasmusson, the tourism agency’s Director of Marketing and Sales, says the ability to implement a marketing plan is directly related to the number of room tax dollars captured every year… Rasmussen says getting the word out often comes down to finding new sources to tap into. She … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Following a tradition going back close to 20 years, the 2017 Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Sturgeon Bay will be held Saturday. The event begins at 11AM. Paige Funkhauser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says there’s still time to sign up for the event… Funkhauser says the parade route will be similar to previous years… The parade will come to an end in the … Continue reading

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Disruption at Council Meeting Leads to Short Recess

Verbal jousting between Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham and some of his critics during the public comment portion of the city council meeting Tuesday led to a five minute recess and the ejection of a member of the audience. The mayor was attacked by critics who contended that he was at fault for the impasse involving a waterfront hotel. At one point, the mayor countered … Continue reading

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Wind Advisory In Effect

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a WIND ADVISORY, which is in effect until 7PM Wednesday for the entire WDOR broadcast area. Southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected overnight, but localized gusts of 40 – 50 mph are possible near scattered rain and snow showers that were moving through the region. Winds will increase during Wednesday morning. West winds … Continue reading

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Live Algoma a Finalist for Culture of Health Prize

The Live Algoma Coalition has been named as one of eleven finalists for the 5th annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The communities named as finalists were chosen from a list of more than 200 throughout the United States that demonstrated how they excelled in six different criteria. The prize honors communities that understand health is a shared value and everyone has … Continue reading

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SBFD’s Lower ISO Rating Means Substantial Savings for Businesses

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department is now in an elite group of fire departments across the nation in terms of its rating for insurance purposes. Chief Tim Dietman says the department recently attained an ISO rating of two, one level better than its previous standing. ISO or the Insurance Service Office, uses a fire rating system to reflect a community’s fire protection capability for insurance … Continue reading

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Fishermen Rescued from Ice Saturday Afternoon

Several agencies participated in an ice rescue operation Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Green Bay, off Lime Kiln Road, in the Town of Gardner. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was paged out at about 1:18PM and told that that four individuals from the Green Bay area, ages 50 to 60, were on an ice flow and couldn’t get to shore. The Southern Door and Sturgeon … Continue reading

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DOT Only Has One Door County Road Project Planned for 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has released a tentative list of construction projects scheduled in the northeast region for 2017. The DOT indicates that only one road project is planned for Door County. In September, eight miles of Highway 57, from County Q in Baileys Harbor to Sister Bay will be resurfaced. The plan also calls for removal of the existing box culvert at Mudd … Continue reading

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WPS Warns of Scammers Targeting Customers

Wisconsin Public Service is strongly advising businesses and residents of another surge in scam phone calls. Since Monday, nearly 30 customers have reported receiving a call from a person impersonating a WPS or utility company employee trying to obtain money. Matt Cullen says customers need to know that the utility doesn’t operate that way… Cullin also has this advice for WPS customers… WPS alerted customers … Continue reading

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Southern Door 8th Grader a Semi-Finalist in National Geographic State Bee

Julian Mulroy, at eighth grade student at Southern Door Middle School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is now one of the semifinalists to compete in the 2017 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the American Family Training Center in Madison on Friday, March 31st. Now in its 29th year, this is the second level of … Continue reading

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