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Out of Control Vehicle Collides With Multiple Vehicles & Building

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A runaway car collided with two vehicles, a sign and a building off Highway 42, near Orchard Road, in the Town of Gibraltar, Wednesday afternoon. Luckily, no one was injured. According to the accident report, a Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 19 year old of Cedar Grove, woman was heading north on 42 when her flip-flops got caught on the gas pedal and she lost … Continue reading

Council Votes Against Garage Requirement for New Homes

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As a result of action taken by the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday, people building new homes in the city will not be required to construct a garage as well. Council-members were told requiring a garage as part of the new construction process would be a hardship for people trying to come up with affordable housing. During discussion, it was learned that Habitat for Humanity, … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Warns of ATM Thefts

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The Door County Sheriff’s Department is urging businesses that feature automated teller machines(ATMs) in or near their operation, to take the steps necessary to protect their business and equipment. Tuesday evening, a shop south of Sister Bay was burglarized and an ATM was stolen. The machine was later found in Clark Lake. Last year, an outdoor ATM was taken from Fish Creek and a few … Continue reading

Fire Crews Battle Large Grass Fire on Washington Island

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Washington Island’s new Fire Chief, Paul Swanson, is crediting a coordinated effort involving several agencies for the successful resolution of a major grass fire on the island Tuesday. Swanson credits his assistant chiefs and a captain for mobilizing resources from six county fire departments to fight the blaze that eventually encompassed close to three acres of land near the water on the northeast side of … Continue reading

Tourism Numbers Continue to Rise

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On the surface, the number of visitors coming to Door County in 2016 seems to be greater than in previous years. And, while the anecdotal information seems to be pointing in that direction, it will be awhile before the definitive figures are available. Jack Moneypenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the numbers received to date have been solid… … Continue reading

Negotiations End Incident With Possibly Armed Individual in Algoma

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An incident that began in Brown County, ended in the City of Algoma Tuesday morning. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team, Door county Sheriff’s Department, the Algoma, & Kewaunee Police Departments, and Algoma Rescue were all involved in the incident involving a possible armed subject. Law enforcement was able to set up a perimeter around the Algoma residence, and with the help of an … Continue reading

Door County Humane Society Fundraising for Saving Pets Challenge

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Time is running out for the Door County Humane Society to lead the nation in fundraising as part of the national “Saving Pets Challenge.” Since July 5th, the local group and its shelter has been engaged in a battle to see which animal welfare organization can raise the most money for their cause in a single month. So far, the Door County Humane Society has … Continue reading