Category: General News

  • League of Women Voters Celebrates Record Turnout

    After months of comprehensive voter-education and outreach efforts across Wisconsin, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) is celebrating a record-high voter turnout during the recent presidential election. “Despite the challenges the pandemic posed, Wisconsin voters were committed to making their voices heard in this election,” said Debra Cronmiller, LWVWI executive director. “This could […]

  • Post-Election Fallout

    Record turnout, an impending recount and a Republican-ordered investigation Against the backdrop of a state investigation into unsubstantiated rumors of voter fraud, the official tally of Door County’s vote was completed on Tuesday during the county canvass. Door County Clerk Jill Lau said no differences were discovered during the canvass.  The perfect count came even […]

  • USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program through Dec. 11. DMC is a voluntary risk-management program that offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price falls below a dollar amount that the producer selects. […]

  • Affordable Housing Program Grant Money Available

    NeighborWorks Green Bay and North Shore Bank have announced that forgivable grant money is still available through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s Affordable Housing Program through Nov. 10 for qualifying northeast Wisconsin home buyers. The grant is forgiven over five years and can be combined with other programs. The grant dollars – up […]

  • PODCAST: Meet the Candidate: Mike Gallagher Seeks 3rd Term in 8th Congressional District

    Myles Dannhausen Jr. talks to Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay), who is seeking his third term as representative of the 8th Congressional District. Gallagher is running against Wisconsin Assembly Representative Amanda Stuck, who was on the podcast last week. Dannhausen talks to Gallagher about his background, how his military service impacts his role in Congress, […]

  • PODCAST: Meet the Candidate: Amanda Stuck, 8th Congressional Race

    Door County Pulse Podcasts · Meet the Candidate: Amanda Stuck, 8th Congressional Race Myles Dannhausen Jr. talks to Amanda Stuck, Democratic candidate for the 8th Congressional District. The three-term Wisconsin Assembly representative from Appleton talks about her background, how her days as a single mom impact how she approaches policy, and her priorities if she […]

  • Baldwin Votes to Stop Trump Lawsuit to Overturn ACA

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) joined her Democratic colleagues in the Senate last week to vote for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s bill to block Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department from supporting President Trump’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the Supreme Court. The vote was […]

  • Door County Medical Center Enacts Covid Surge Plan

    Fourth Door County death reported. Evers limits public gatherings statewide. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have surged in northeastern Wisconsin and throughout the state during the past two weeks, prompting Door County Medical Center to enact its surge plan. “Our healthcare partners in Brown County are reporting being overwhelmed,” according to a Public Health Emergency alert […]

  • Door County Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Alert

    Very High COVID-19 Activity Levels – Act to Stop the Spread Door County Public Health issued an emergency alert on midday Wednesday, Oct. 7, urging continued vigilance with mask-wearing and social distancing, and new mitigation strategies. Read the full release below. The Covid-19 case activity is very high as defined by Wisconsin State Department of […]

  • USDA Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional direct assistance – up to $14 billion – to farmers and ranchers who continue to face COVID-19-related market disruptions and associated costs. Sign-up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will run through Dec. 11.The USDA will use funds being made available from the Commodity Credit Corporation […]

  • Preliminary Room-Tax Returns Nearly Even in July

    Data from the Door County Tourism Zone confirm what many business owners and residents have been saying since the middle of June: The pandemic hasn’t deterred people from visiting Door County. Room-tax revenue in July appears to be on track to nearly equal or possibly surpass 2019 returns based on the Tourism Zone’s preliminary reports. […]

  • Fraud Not a Concern in Local Absentee Voting

    Experts at the Bipartisan Policy Center predict that as many as 70 percent of all ballots cast in the November election will be cast by mail because of the pandemic. As county and municipal clerks contend with an increased quantity of absentee ballot requests this year, voters everywhere have expressed concerns about how reliable the […]

  • New Police Chief Selected

    The Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Commission (SBPFC) selected Lt. Investigator Clint Henry to take over as the city’s new Chief of Police once Chief Arleigh Porter retires, Oct. 2.  The SBPFC’s decision was made after interviewing Henry and the only other candidate, Captain Dan Brinkman, at a meeting that began at 8 am, Friday, […]

  • Vandalism Heightens Campaign Intensity

    GOP offices, signs spray painted When the offices of the Republican Party of Door County were spray painted the night of Aug. 29, it marked a new level of tension during an already inflamed political season. Across Door County, yard signs in support of President Donald Trump have been stolen, run over and spray painted. […]

  • What’s Up at the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband?

    Hear the complete conversation at Providing affordable broadband internet access to all state residents by 2025 is one of the goals of the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access, created by executive order in July. That task force has begun meeting, and to get some insight about where it may be heading, we spoke […]

  • Johnson Is among Senators Demanding HCQ Answers from FDA

    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees, was one of three senators who sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn asking the FDA to provide information about its decisions that have led to discouraging outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the early treatment […]

  • Baldwin Cosponsors Legislation to Help Restaurant Workers

    U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) has cosponsored the bipartisan Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act to establish a $120 billion revitalization fund. It’s intended to help independent restaurants deal with the long-term structural challenges facing the industry because of COVID-19 and support the reemployment of 11 million workers. […]

  • USPS Launches New Election Mail Website

    As part of its ongoing effort to ensure that voters and election officials have the information they need to successfully use the U.S. mail to vote in the November general elections, the U.S. Postal Service has launched a new election mail website to provide information about voting by mail. The site, available 24/7, is […]

  • County Hopes Updated Rule Closes Door on Billboards

    When a new electronic billboard lit up on the west side of Highway 42/57 just north of Sturgeon Bay this month, it raised a lot of eyebrows for those who thought new billboard structures were a thing of the past in northern Door County.  In fact, the Door County Land Use Services Department thought it […]

  • Poll Worker Shortage Anticipated for November Election

    Door County Clerk Jill Lau said she’s anticipating that 85 percent of Door County’s 20,436 voters will turn out for the November election. Although more than usual may opt for mail-in ballots, “We already know we may be experiencing a shortage of poll workers,” Lau said. To learn how to become a poll worker, contact […]