Emergency Repairs for Potawatomi State Park Tower

In a letter to Department of Administration Secretary Kathy Blumenfield Monday, Governor Tony Evers has ordered for emergency funds to be used for immediate repairs of the Potawatomi State Park observation tower. In this letter the governor says with restoration of the tower now the path forward, it is clear there is a significant and imminent need to preserve and stabilize the structure. He also … Continue reading

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Strivers Bring Home State Titles

The Door County Strivers gymnastics team competed with 11 other teams at the YMCA State Gymnastics Championships over the weekend in Marinette, & won five individual state titles, one team title, and one second place team finish. The Excel Silver team took first place in team competition scoring 110.50 points. Lauren Gaida earned 1st place finishes in floor exercise(9.75) & all around(37.80) for the 12 … Continue reading

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Southern Door Superintendent “On Leave”

WDOR News has learned that Southern Door School District Superintendent Chris Peterson is on leave from the district. The district confirmed Peterson’s status as “on leave,” Monday afternoon. At this point no other information is available as to what caused the leave, but a special meeting of the Southern Door Board of Education was held Thursday night where the status of the District Administrator was … Continue reading

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In-Custody Death at Door County Jail

There was a death reported at the Door County Jail late Thursday night. Just before 11:15 pm, a 54 year-old Sturgeon Bay man who was in jail on a probation hold was found to be unresponsive by jail deputies. It was discovered he was not breathing and had no pulse. The deputies began life-saveing measures as they soon received assistance from Door County EMS, first … Continue reading

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DC Land Trust Acquired 2 Properties on Washington Island

The Door County Land Trust just announced they have been gifted 2 separate properties on Washington Island which will now be permanently protected. The larger of the 2, a 62-acre property on the island’s northeast quadrant, is near the Indian Point Natural Area, about a half mile from the shoreline. With it’s proximity to other nearby protected land, this donation helps create a wildlife corridor. … Continue reading

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DC Board Reworks Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resolution

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting they revisited the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” resolution which was passed last month, a resolution which declared racism as a public health crisis in Door County. There were many hours of discussion on the topic with public comments and supervisors’ responses. First, the board voted 11 to 9 to reconsider the resolution. Supervisor Gunnlaugsson of District 21 voiced his … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Additional Cardboard Recycling Dumpster

Due to the drastic increase in online shopping during the pandemic, there has been an abundance of cardboard taking up much needed space in Sturgeon Bay’s recycling receptacles. Many residents have phoned in to Municipal Services about their accelerated volume of cardboard being recycled lately. Some have even began discarding their cardboard in the trash, which actually negates the reason for the recycling program. Since … Continue reading

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State Parks Update and Rock Island Re-Open Date

The Wisconsin DNR has informed us that starting April 30th, there will be some changes to the state park system. Playgrounds will be open. Volunteer group sizes will be increased to 50 people. The capacity for open-air shelters, amphitheaters, and outdoor group campgrounds will be increased to 100 people. Non-department led special event capacity will increase from 50 to 100 people, and special event permit … Continue reading

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