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Door County news from the pages of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, the peninsula’s trusted, local sources for information about Door County, Wisconsin.

  • Are You Green?

    The second annual Sustainability Issue of the Peninsula Pulse will be released on April 18, 2008, and in preparation for this special issue, the Pulse staff is looking for businesses, individuals or groups within our community who embody sustainable practices.

  • Door County Election News – Skare Will Challenge Bies

    Long-time Fish Creek restaurateur Richard Skare announced Jan. 24 he will challenge Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) in November’s election to determine who will represent the 1st Assembly District in Madison.

  • The Quest for Quiet Government

    I know so little about Door County government and politics – so little, in fact, that even putting this confession down on paper for someone to read (even if those someones are mostly complete strangers) embarrasses me.

  • Room Tax Collections for November Reflect Off-season Occupancy

    Room tax collections dropped dramatically in November to $46,156, the lowest one-month total since the 5.5 percent tax went into effect in May and an 85 percent decline from October.

  • By the Numbers

    A look at the world in numbers.

  • Great Lakes Compact Legislation Expected This Week

    With water levels dropping and regions in the Southeast and Southwest United States getting parched, Wisconsinites are growing more protective of Great Lakes water, according to a new poll released by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.

  • Picking A Tough Fight

    He’s a self-described straight, married, fat old republican white guy. So why is Bill McConkey challenging the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Wisconsin that was approved overwhelmingly by the state’s voters in 2006? “There are two motivating forces,” the Baileys Harbor resident and UW-Oshkosh professor explains.

  • Helm’s Demolition to Begin

    The Village of Sister Bay has chosen Badgerland Demo to tear down the Helm’s Four Seasons motel. Work on the demolition will start at the beginning of February at the latest and is expected to be finished in one to two months.

  • Gibraltar Fans Will Be Sitting Pretty Next Year

    Fans of Gibraltar High School sports will be cheering in greater comfort next year thanks to the efforts of the Gibraltar Booster Club and some generous contributions from local individuals and organizations.

  • The Evolution of a Local Paper

    Eleven years ago I was a high school junior sitting in the little hole of a pizza delivery joint my brother and I owned, waiting on the handful of calls we’d get while I knocked out a little homework and watched a lot of ESPN.

  • Top Story Test

  • Greg’s Top Story

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  • Visuals Test Title

    This is a sample editorial piece to be used with the tutorial when practicing with Linear Publishing. The item includes “quote” marks to see the effect when added to the Internet.

  • Visuals Test Title

    This is a sample editorial piece to be used with the tutorial when practicing with Linear Publishing. The item includes “quote” marks to see the effect when added to the Internet.

  • 2007 – A Year of Bold Approaches

    I worry a lot about this peninsula I call home. Yes, I realize I’m prone to cynicism (hence, I write news). I probably overreact and sometimes too readily expect the worst and find the dark inside the silver lining of too many issues.

  • Gibraltar Notes

    Town of Gibraltar News and Notes Blossomburg Cemetery To Be Expanded Gibraltar Town Board Chairman Merrell Runquist said the town will be expanding Blossomberg Cemetary in Peninsula State Park after a perpetual easement for additional land was approved by Governor Jim Doyle.

  • Sister Bay Sports Complex to get Nearly $1 Million in Upgrades

    Long-awaited improvements to the Sister Bay Sports Complex will come to fruition next year thanks to a large financial commitment to various projects made by the village last month.

  • Pamida Celebrates Grand Opening in Sister Bay

    Northern Door County welcomed Pamida back to the peninsula this month. Though the Sister Bay store (located in the former Krist’s Food building on Bayshore Drive at the south end of the village) had been open for business since November 12, the official ribbon-cutting, Grand Opening Ceremonies were held at 8 am on Saturday November 17.

  • County Budget Increase Irks Some Board Members

    When the Door County Board of Supervisors approved the 2008 budget Nov. 5, supervisor Hugh Mulliken, who represents the Towns of Gibraltar, Baileys Harbor and Liberty Grove on the board, said he was “astounded.

  • For Edwards, a Relationship That Never Quite Fit

    Do you have a 4-year-old in your house who can explain elliptical orbits? Were you surprised to hear that your 7-year-old thinks Apollo Astronaut Bob Lovell is a really cool guy? Do your teenagers fight to get a look at the Mir through the family telescope?