Faulty Furnace Leads to Carbon Monoxide Symptoms at Remodeling Project

A faulty furnace is the probable cause of the carbon monoxide symptoms that affected three men working on a remodeling project at a building located at 216 South Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday. The three crew members said they were not feeling well, had experienced dizzy spells and may have passed out. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department used a gas meter to determine that … Continue reading

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DCEDC Launches Live Door County to Attract Workers

An aging local population and the loss of younger natives to other parts of the country has led to county employers having difficulty filling jobs. Enter the Door County Economic Development Corporation and a plan to attract prospective workers to the peninsula by providing a variety of services for those interested in settling here. A new website, LiveDoorCounty.org was Launched during a special event Tuesday … Continue reading

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Jacque Not Confident in PRAT Legislation for Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay City Council had hoped to generate more funding to upgrade streets through the implementation of a Premier Resort Area Tax(PRAT) in the city. However, legislation to allow the tax on certain items purchased is bogged down in Madison. State Senator Andre Jacque says questions about whether Sturgeon Bay meets the criteria for the tax have been raised… Jacque says he’s not confident … Continue reading

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Ellison Bluff Park Entrance Closed Due to Washout

Recent washouts in the entrance road to Ellison Bluff County Park in Ellison Bay has led to its temporary closure. The Door County Facilities and Parks Department says the closure will be in place while the appropriate roadway repairs can be made. The park itself remains open to visitors, but access into the park will be limited to foot traffic. The facilities and parks department … Continue reading

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County Board Agrees to Continue Funding for Door 2 Door Rides

The reprieve for Door-2-Door Rides, provided by a large majority on the Door County Board Tuesday, gives the local shared ride taxi service a little breathing room over the next three years. Increased costs had brought about the prospect of curtailing or eliminating the service. In the end, supervisors agreed to fund Door-2-Door for a three year period while a way is sought to continue … 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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New Contract Awarded To Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build an articulated tug barge or A.T.B. for delivery in late 2017. The contract, recently signed by the Fincantieri Marine Group, includes an option for a second A.T.B. unit to potentially be delivered in 2018. Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager of the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, says the new contract is good … Continue reading

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