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Sturgeon Bay Utilities Adding More Renewable Power Sources

A recent agreement between WPPI Energy and the firm Invenergy means customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities will soon receive even more of their electricity from cost-effective renewable energy. Under the agreement, Wisconsin Public Power Incorporated Energy will purchase the output from Invenergy’s 132-megawatt Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center. The complex, which will be constructed in Henry County, Illinois, is expected to begin commercial operation … Continue reading

Waterfront Resolution Likely Up to DNR

It’s back to square one in the effort to reach a settlement in the impasse over a segment of Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Despite the fact that the city council, on a four to three vote, approved the settlement agreement with a friends group that sued the city over the placement of ordinary high water mark, the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority’s decision to reject the … Continue reading

Dead Crow Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Door County

The Door County Public Health Department reports that a dead crow found in the county on July 26th has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It’s the first bird that tested positive for the virus in Door County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began in May. West Nile Virus is spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an … Continue reading

Council & Redevelopment Authority Split on Waterfront Settlement

On a four to three vote Tuesday, the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to accept a settlement agreement related to a portion of the city’s west side waterfront. The action came after council-members discussed the matter in closed session. In July, a two-person ad hoc settlement committee, working to end the impasse over the future of the waterfront parcels, issued a statement calling on the … Continue reading

Appeal Denied for Illinois Man Convicted of Murder in Door County

An Illinois man, convicted of first degree murder in connection with the strangling death of a 21-year old woman and the death of her unborn child will remain in prison as a result of a decision handed down by the district three court of appeals headquartered in Wausau. Forty one year old Brian Cooper of Plainfield, Illinois contended that he had been provided a poor … Continue reading

Estimates Being Sought to Take Down Old Grain Elevator

The former Door County Cooperative grain elevator may go the way of the wrecking ball if no one steps forward to save it. On a vote of four to three, a majority on the Sturgeon Bay City Council approved a motion that staff be directed to seek estimates for the costs associated with taking the old building down. Alderman Stew Fett said the waterfront grain … Continue reading

Door County Land Trust Protects Over 8,000 Acres

The Door County Land Trust says it has now surpassed 8,000 acres protected from development through the addition of 106 acres to the Chambers Island Nature Preserve. The acreage protected by the land trust are the result of several land protection methods that create corridors of conserved lands benefiting native plant and wildlife species. The organization owns and manages 15 nature preserves and 24 natural … Continue reading