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  • PHOTOS: Election Day in Door County

    On an election day like never before, voters in Door County donned masks and gloves to head to the polls Tuesday to place votes for local government offices, a hotly contested state supreme court race, and the presidential primary. Coburn Dukehart of Wisconsin Watch stopped at Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay to see what voting looked […]

  • Virtual Concerts Keep Creativity Flowing

    A Q&A with Musicians Genevieve Heyward and Katie Dahl Although essential workers are still out in their respective fields, much of the workforce has transitioned to working remotely. Restaurant workers, photographers, artists, writers, retail workers and musicians are also finding creative ways to produce some income with the help of their loyal fans. Like famous […]

  • PODCAST: Dr. Phil Arnold on How Washington is Flattening the Curve

    Myles shares his polling experience as thousands of Wisconsinites head out to vote today after the Supreme Court’s ruling last night. Also, some insights from Door County Medical Centers Facebook Live segment last night. After the break Myles chats with Dr. Phil Arnold on his experience working in a clinic in Seattle, and how Washington […]

  • Economic Development Corporation Seeking Business Feedback

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation is seeking input from local business owners to help inform its continuing response to the COVID-19 emergency. “We are asking that you reply to this survey from the Regional Leadership Council so we can have the most complete, comprehensive information possible,” said director Steve Jenkins. To make sure this […]

  • University of Michigan Seeks Participants for Coping Study

    Researchers at the University of Michigan are recruiting adults aged 55+ to take part in the COVID-19 Coping Study. Taking part involves completing a 20-minute online survey about your experiences, perspectives, and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants can also opt-in to complete 10-minute follow-up surveys every two weeks to check in on how you’re […]

  • Election Goes On As COVID Fears Rise

    On Monday night, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned a last-minute order by Governor Tony Evers to delay Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary election, meaning that the vote goes on as fears rise about the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Polls in Door County opened at 7 am and will remain open till 8 pm, despite the […]

  • 7 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Door County

    “Now that we have seven cases, I think it’s safe to say that all of us have to act as though the person next to us has it.”

  • PODCAST: Tomorrow’s Election and How the Hospital has Prepared for COVID-19

    Andrew and Myles discuss the status of the April 7th election following Gov. Evers issuing an order to postpone and that orders appeal to the supreme court. Also Myles shares how the Door County Medical Center has prepared for this crisis as well as breaking down some medical terms and concepts that have been in […]

  • Have Compassion, Not Fear

    “Can we come up this weekend to open our cabin and do some spring cleaning?” The question was addressed in an email to Dave Lienau, the Door County Board chair who is getting exasperated with these queries. “No, stay home. Follow the governor’s orders, and stick to essential travel only,” he responded.  At this point, […]

  • Closing the Door: How Door County Decided to Ask People to Stay Away

    This story is published in conjunction with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism At the time, it seemed almost absurd. During an emergency meeting of the Sister Bay Village Board of Trustees on March 16, trustee Rob Zoschke leaned back in his chair and asked bluntly: “Should we be telling resorts to close down and […]

  • Time Extended to Request Absentee Ballot

    U.S. District Judge William Conley declined to postpone the election amidst election-related lawsuits, but gave voters additional time to cast an absentee ballot until 5 pm tonight. What Wisconsin Voters Need to Know: Absentee ballots can be requested until 5 pm on April 3. Absentee ballots returned to clerks by 4 pm on April 13 […]

  • CARES Act Details for Small Businesses Released

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation has provided a breakdown of the new financial assistance options available for small businesses as part of the CARES Act, the legislation passed by Congress last week to provide economic relief to businesses and citizens. On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the small business loans available for […]

  • Going Garbage Changes

    Going Garbage has made some changes to its operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective March 27, it will accept only credit/debit cards (no cash) at its drop-off site at 10564 Old Stage Road in Sister Bay. House account charges will be invoiced as usual. Only employees may access the office until further notice. Residential […]

  • Fincantieri Shipyards Continue Work During Quarantine

    As the COVID-19 virus affects much of the world, Fincantieri’s Wisconsin shipyards are continuing their work in support of America’s infrastructure. The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and the Navy have told Fincantieri leaders that their contracted work is vital to the nation’s economic and national security, so there is an expectation of continued […]

  • NWTC Continues Remote Learning Operations

    In just two weeks, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has transitioned to remote operations to continue providing education and training that prepares the local skilled workforce. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order, NWTC has closed all campus facilities to students and the public until April 24 and is […]

  • An Update from Destination Door County

    by Jack Moneypenny, President and CEO, Destination Door County I wanted to share what we at Destination Door County are doing as we continue to navigate this global health crisis. We’re hopeful that, by working together now and following the recommendations from state and local health authorities, we will have the best chance to enjoy […]

  • For McHugh, Crisis Ends Shot at National Title

    Stories of the COVID-19 virus ending promising sports seasons prematurely have become regular topics of conversation during the last few weeks. The National Collegiate Athletic Association – taking a lead from the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League – decided on March 11 to cancel all of its winter and spring championships. Many […]

  • Capitol Report: April 3

    Judge Dismisses Lawsuit to Delay April 7 Election A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the City of Green Bay to postpone the April 7 election, stating that the city and its mayor were not the proper parties to bring forth the lawsuit. The City of Green Bay’s suit against the State of Wisconsin […]

  • Washington Island Ferry Limited to Essential Traffic Only as Islanders Hunker Down

    It was only natural that Washington Island residents would raise the question: Should we stop running the ferries? Communities around the country have taken once-unthinkable measures to keep the novel coronavirus at arm’s length. Shutting down bars and restaurants once seemed drastic. Two weeks later, places such as Key West and North Carolina’s Outer Banks […]

  • Door County News & Notes: April 3

    Municipalities throughout the county are adapting to the new paradigm of physical distancing. The City of Sturgeon Bay announced that council meetings are canceled for the foreseeable future, and City Hall is closed except for the April 7 election. However, many services are available by phone, email or online at SturgeonBayWi.org. Other communities such as […]