• Get Daily Podcast Updates

    As COVID-19 continues to affect our community, we’re releasing more frequent updates of the Door County Pulse Podcast to keep our community informed about the local effects. Myles Dannhausen Jr. and Andrew Kleidon-Linstrom break down the latest news, and special guests give you perspectives on the emergency from myriad viewpoints. Recent episodes included talks with […]

  • Capitol Report

    The state Senate postponed its planned session on March 24 because of restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Senate will likely schedule an extraordinary session later this spring to take up bills that the chamber had planned to consider during that session. The Legislature may also convene to modify […]

  • Traveling in the Coronavirus Crush

    In January, as I left Chicago for a semester of study in London, the last thing I was worried about was that a global pandemic would see me evacuated from London and then self-quarantined at home by March. The day when my friend and I realized we were going to be evacuated from Europe, we […]

  • PODCAST: March 26 Update – Senate Passes CARES Act

    Andrew and Myles breakdown todays news including a conference call with Rep. MikeGallagher, and Myles has a conversation with Joe Krebsbach from Health and Human Services about mental health and people in addiction recovery during this crisis. Tomorrow we will have more information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was […]

  • Door County Businesses Chip In, Adapt to New Reality

    Local businesses are proving that you don’t need deep pockets or a Fortune 500 pedigree to help your neighbors during a national crisis. On Monday, Gov. Tony Evers announced further business closings to try to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, pushing businesses to take innovative measures to generate cash flow and help their […]

  • Emergency Response Fund Now Accepting Assistance Requests

    The Door County Emergency Response Fund is now accepting requests for assistance. All 501(c)(3) public charities, faith-based organizations, and other public entities serving the people of Door County are invited to submit a request for assistance as they respond to the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Visit to learn more and complete […]

  • Rep. Gallagher Hosts Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall March 26

    On Thursday, March 26 at 10:30 am, Rep. Mike Gallagher will host a Tele-Town Hall to answer constituent questions on the coronavirus outbreak and provide information on the federal and statewide response. Gallagher will be joined by Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm to assist in providing Northeast Wisconsinites with answers and information […]

  • PODCAST: March 24 Update – County Chair Dave Lienau

    Andrew and Myles discuss the latest COVID coverage, including Hatch Distillery manufacturing hand sanitizer for Scandia Village and the hospital, and what is an essential business as outlined in Gov. Evers “Safer at Home” order. After the break Myles chats with County Chair Dave Lienau about his decision making process last week in moving to […]

  • Door County Health Advisory to Seasonal and Second Homeowners

    Pursuant to WI. Stat. 252.03(1), the Door County Public Health Officer has issued a Travel Advisory Order due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national spread of the COVID-19 virus:  1. Due to high community transmission in certain area of the state and across the nation, Door County Public Health is recommending that you stay […]

  • PODCAST: March 23 Update, Gov. Evers Issues “Safer At Home” Order

    Andrew and Myles break down the COVID news today, including Gov. Evers issuing a “Safer at Home” order, effectively closing all non-essential businesses effective this week. We will have more information on what is considered essential tomorrow. Also, the state and federal tax deadlines have been extended to July.

  • University Offers Online Course for Dealing with COVID-19

    Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute, has just launched a short online course that provides life-saving skills for dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The course “draws on authoritative sources of information from the Centers of Disease Control and the World Health Organization” and goes over the information needed to safely deal with COVID-19. More information on […]

  • Governor Tony Evers Issues “Safer At Home” Order

    Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued a “safer at home” order for Wisconsin on Monday morning. The governor made the announcement in a series of tweets. “We have been working hard to ensure the health and safety of the people of our state as we have responded to COVID-19,” Evers wrote. “We’ve taken important steps, but […]

  • Wisconsin Coronavirus Cases Near 400

    The number of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin surged to 381 on Sunday, an increase of nearly 100 over Saturday’s tally. Most of the cases are in Dane and Milwaukee County, but there are three in Brown County. Wisconsin has reported four deaths so far. Door County and Kewaunee have yet to report a positive test […]

  • DCMC Revised Restrictions

    Visitors to the hospital will not be allowed effective 4pm Saturday, March 21 at Door County Medical Center (DCMC).  The only exception to this policy is one approved adult visitor who is cold/flu symptom free. The following are the circumstances in which a patient is allowed a visitor: Obstetrical patients may have one support person. Pediatric […]

  • Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Is Now Accepting Wisconsin Applications

    The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster loans are the primary form of Federal assistance for the repair and rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses. The disaster loan program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited to small businesses. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) can provide up to $2 million of […]

  • Publisher’s Note: About this Week’s Issue

    We may not be able to sit side-by-side at the bar, the high school baseball game, or at church, but we can still connect. Turn your focus away from what we can’t do, and toward all the things we now have the time to do again.

  • PODCAST: March 21 Update, Rian Hill on Volunteering and What’s Going on Outside

    Andrew and Myles are back with todays numbers, a glimpse into what businesses in the county are doing to support themselves and their community, and word from how things are progressing on Washington Island. After the break, Rian Hill talks about his experience volunteering with the Door County Emergency Support Coalition on, and what he’s […]

  • Small Business Disaster Loan Program Accepting Wisconsin Applications

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation announced today that Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster loans are now accepting applications from Wisconsin businesses. The loans are the primary form of federal assistance for the repair and rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses. The disaster loan program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited […]

  • Village of Ephraim Declares Health Emergency

    The Village of Ephraim declared a state of health emergency on Wednesday, March 18. Review the two documents below for more information.

  • NWTC Donates Ventilators to Local Hospitals

    Hospitals are in desperate need of ventilators and supplies across the country. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is stepping up to do what it can to fill the gap. “In times of crisis, you give what you have to help others,” public relations manager Kara Leiterman posted to social media. “We know hospitals are in need […]