SBPD Investigating Stabbing *UPDATE*

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has provided updated information on an incident at a downtown bowling alley early Friday morning. A 30-year old city man was injured by a knife, but he was not stabbed, per se. Instead, he sustained a slashing-type injury when the knife was taken away from him. Prior to getting cut, the man had been brandishing the knife, but, apparently, not … Continue reading

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Door County Treasure Hunt a Unique Fundraiser

The first ever “Door County Treasure Hunt” aspires to be an interesting and exciting challenge for residents and visitors alike, but also provide a unique way to raise funds for its sponsor, Write On Door County. On Saturday, September 30th, teams of friends, families and co-workers will fan out across the Door Peninsula, looking for clues and accumulating points that will translate into prizes. Teams … Continue reading

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Highway Department & Invasive Species Team Working Together

The Door County Highway Department is working with the Door County Invasive Species team to inventory, manage and monitor county right-of-way invasive species. Many invasive plants, such as phragmites and wild parsnip, have increased in both density and distribution this growing season due to to wet conditions. The partnership, fostered through the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department, will provide the opportunity to include … Continue reading

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Kitchens Says Referendum Changes Will Not Hurt Schools

Language inserted into the state budget related to school referendums will not unduly restrict school districts from going to the voters for additional funding. That’s the assessment of State Representative Joel Kitchens. Kitchen acknowledges the initial proposals put many more obstacles in place for school boards contemplating the referendum route… According to Kitchens, the referendum changes submitted as part of the budget are not in … Continue reading

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Hotel Developer’s Claim Denied by City Council

After discussing the matter in closed session, the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to deny a claim filed by developer Bob Papke in connection with a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront. The property, which has been embroiled in a dispute between a friends group, the city and its Waterfront Redevelopment Authority, has already been the subject of two court cases and is … Continue reading

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Algoma Wins $25,000 Culture of Health Prize

Algoma has been recognized as one of eight winners of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The national recognition comes with a $25,000 cash prize and recognizes the community for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health. The Algoma School District was recognized for inspiring youth to be a driving force behind a … Continue reading

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Public Invited to Review New Eagle Tower Concepts

The public will have an opportunity to review concepts for a new Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park at a public meeting Thursday, September 28th, from 5-7PM, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The state park closed the tower in May of 2015 because of significant concerns over its structural integrity. The 70 foot observation tower was deconstructed in September of last year. Current plans are … Continue reading

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Door County Part of Targeted Sex Trafficking Stings

The Wisconsin Attorney General Thursday announced that more than two dozen individuals had been arrested in July & August in stings directed at sex traffickers, “Johns,” & child abusers. Door County was part of the multi-agency operation. Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin says the operation targeted individuals trying to sexually exploit children or solicit adult prostitutes. Nordin says it became obvious early on that … Continue reading

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Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay Saturday

The annual Harvest Festival in downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday pays tribute to the fall season with fun events throughout the day. During a recent visit to WDOR, Paige Funkhouser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center talked about some of the day’s activities… New this year, “Chalk the Bay” where chalk art will be created at two locations. Funkhouser says artists Craig and Jamie Rogers will … Continue reading

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Deadline for Written Comments on Sturgeon Bay Waterfront

While the Department of Natural Resources sifts through information related to the Sturgeon Bay public waterfront, written comments are still being accepted, but the deadline is Friday. The state agency took testimony at a declaratory hearing held September 6th at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The DNR contingent, headed up by Dan Helsel of Black River Falls, spent close to four hours listening to comments on … Continue reading

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