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Road Work in Anticipation of Larger Project Begins Monday

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A three-week project on Highway 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay is scheduled to begin Monday. The work involves the construction of temporary road connections between Highway 42/57 and old Highway Road and between Egg Harbor Road and Old Highway Road. These connections will handle detour traffic during the reconstruction of Highway 42/57, between Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road, and the Bayview Bridge project, both scheduled … Continue reading

New Program Manager Selected for DKBEP


The Door County Economic Development Corporation has announced that Stephanie Cataldo Pabich has been hired as the new Door/Kewaunee Business and Education Partnership Program Manager. She previously was Events Coordinator for the Heritage Village Foundation in Green Bay and, prior to that, spent eight years at the University of Wisconsin/Green Bay working with the award-winning Future Phoenix Program. Stephanie recently moved to Door County from … Continue reading

Lakes Gas Reaches Settlement on Propane Fees


The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Justice have reached a settlement with Lakes Gas Company to resolve complaints related to propane delivery fees charged certain Wisconsin customers during the winter of 2013/2014. The total settlement of $86,682.20 includes more than $71,686 in restitution to approximately 1,600 of the company’s customers and $15,000 in forfeitures, fees and assessments. Lakes … Continue reading

Council Moves Forward With Hotel Development


Two resolutions related to the construction of a west side waterfront hotel in Sturgeon Bay were approved by a majority of the city council during its regular meeting Tuesday. In both cases, the recommendations were opposed by Alderpersons Will Gregory and Kelly Catarozoli. The council first considered the acceptance of a letter of unconditional financing for the $7.8 million project from Baylake Bank for Sawyer … Continue reading

Electrical Problems Temporarily Close Michigan Street Bridge

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Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay was temporarily shut down due to electrical problems with its traffic signals Tuesday morning. Electricians were able to determine the cause and correct the problem. The bridge was re-opened to traffic in the early afternoon.

Burglary in Sturgeon Bay Sunday Morning

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Thousands of dollars in merchandise was reportedly stolen from a shop on Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay during the early morning hours Sunday. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department declined to provide details, but said evidence is still being gathered in connection with the burglary. Anyone with information on the break-in is asked to contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 746-2450. Residents are also reminded … Continue reading

New Hearing Scheduled for Man Convicted of Homicide in 2014


A new hearing has been scheduled in Door County Circuit Court for Brian Cooper, the 38-year old Plainfield, Illinois man who was convicted on two counts of first degree intentional homicide in May of last year. Cooper had been accused of the strangulation death of 21-year old Alisha Bromfield, also of Plainfield, Illinois, at a southern Door County resort in August of 2012. Bromfield was … Continue reading