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Bridge Inspections This Week in Sturgeon Bay

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Two bridges in Sturgeon Bay will be affected by inspections and spring maintenance this week and there will be some traffic impacts. The Department of Transportation in Green Bay says the lane closure on the Bayview Bridge is anticipated Tuesday between 9AM and 2PM. Flaggers will be used to keep traffic moving. On Wednesday, crews will move to the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge from 9AM to … Continue reading

Little Lake Restoration Project Continues

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Progress is being made on the effort to upgrade Bradley Lake in Sturgeon Bay. According to information supplied by Roger Anderson, funding is available to cover work on an engineered wetland planned for the small body of water near Sunset Park commonly referred to as “Little Lake.” Five bids, ranging from $292,000 to $373,000, were received and the city’s finance committee selected Rass Excavating and … Continue reading

Presentations on New Senior Center Tuesday

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Door County residents can get a better idea of plans for a new senior and community center building during two meetings Tuesday in Sturgeon Bay. A team from Venture Architects will provide information on the project and conduct a discussion about the planned facility. The presentations, at 1:30PM and 5PM, will be held at the current senior center at 832 north 14th Avenue. Aging Program … Continue reading

Friends Group Provides Grant to Peninsula Park

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The Friends of Peninsula State Park has provided a grant of $18,000 to support naturalist activities at the park near Fish Creek. Kelli Bruns, Park Superintendent, says the friends group uses proceeds from merchandise sales at the park office and nature center to make annual donations… Bruns says the funding will also be used to tackle invasive species in the park… Additional funds are raised … Continue reading

Farm Pays Fine for Manure Spreading Violation

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Haberli Farms of Egg Harbor, paid an amended fine of $263.50 in Door County court in connection with a manure-spreading operation last September that affected wells in the Jacksonport area and left more than a dozen people sickened. Based on a negotiated agreement with Door County, the farm operation agreed to enter a no contest plea, pay a fine of $263.50, & comply with a … Continue reading

SBPD Explains New DNA Law

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As of April 1st, a new DNA collection law is on the books in Wisconsin. The new procedure requires officers to collect DNA and send it to the Department of Justice in Madison to be entered into a database. Lieutenant Clint Henry of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department explains who is covered under the new law… Lieutenant Henry says television programs like the CSI series use DNA … Continue reading

Door County Election Results

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Two Sturgeon Bay Aldermen were defeated, two others were returned to their positions on the Sturgeon Bay City Council, Tuesday night.  In the first district, incumbent Dan Wiegand was defeated by Kelly Catarozoli 136- 88.  In the third district, Alderman Ed Ireland finished 17 votes better than Martha Beller 159- 142.  in the fifth district, incumbent Jerry Stults beat Jared Nellis 157-131.  And in the … Continue reading