Draw Down of Forestville Dam Millpond Approved

A two-year draw-down of the millpond at the Forestville dam was given the go-ahead by the Door County Board during its regular meeting Tuesday morning. The vote was 15 to 4 with one abstention. The recommendation of a draw-down was seen as the best option for dealing with the problem of decomposing plant life and sediments that are purging the oxygen and slowly killing the … Continue reading

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Door County to Acquire Former Younkers Building

Door County Board of Supervisors agreed to the idea of the county acquiring the former Younkers store outlet on north 4th avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The vote was unanimous. The purchase of the building, and the property it sits on, is about $505,000. The plan is to turn the facility into an addition its next door neighbor, the Door County Historical Museum. The space would … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Warning Cancelled

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Storm Warning for Door & Kewaunee Counties, and now has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon on Wednesday. https://www.weather.gov/grb/ Snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches is expected, along with slippery road conditions through the evening & morning commute.

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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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