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Going fishing? Here’s what’s biting

Fox River shore anglers: There was heavy fishing activity observed this week. Shore anglers were mostly targeting white bass and had the best success using live worms. Some of the anglers reported catching around 7 to 10 white bass. Fox River boat anglers: There was moderate fishing activity this week...
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Wisconsin Justice Blasts ‘Dangerous Loophole’ for Concealed Carry

A man convicted of breaking into his estranged wife’s home and threatening to kill her with a two-by-four board did not commit a “crime of domestic violence,” the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled. He will be allowed to carry a concealed gun in Wisconsin. The court’s decision was...
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Door County's COVID-19 community level raised

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommends people in Door County at risk for severe illness talk to their healthcare providers about masking and other precautions after the area’s community level was raised this week. Door County is now one of 38 counties with a medium community level for...
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Rezoning Denial Blocks Storage Facility Construction at Entrance to Sevastopol

Even if storage units seem to crop up everywhere across the peninsula, don’t look for one on Highway 42/57 adjacent to the Egg Harbor Road rotary. The Door County Resource Planning Committee (RPC) denied a rezoning request earlier this month and in doing so, denied the two heated storage units – one 50 x 150 feet, the other 60 x 100 feet – the owner intended to build.

Door County man's concealed carry permit reinstated despite 1993 conviction

MADISON (WLUK) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously Friday overturned a decision revoking a man’s license to carry a concealed weapon permit because of a 1993 disorderly conduct conviction in Door County. Daniel Doubek was convicted in 1993 of misdemeanor disorderly conduct after he broke into his estranged wife’s...
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Wild Things: Giant Door County Smallmouths Hooked

A pair of Sturgeon Bay anglers cashed in on the county’s world-class smallmouth bass fishery last week. Adam Neu and his fishing partner, Grant Ehlenfeldt of Osceola, weighed 10 bass totaling 52 pounds, 12 ounces to win the 142-team North American Bass Challenge’s (NABC) Sturgeon Bay Open May 13-14. Their prize package included $5,000 cash and a Ranger boat and Mercury outboard combo valued at about $40,000.

Door County businesses prepare for another busy summer

STURGEON BAY (WLUK) -- Local businesses in Door County are preparing for another busy summer. Hiring was a bit of a struggle last year, but the county says it's gotten better. The streets of Sturgeon Bay are already busy ahead of Memorial Day weekend. “Numbers that we’re seeing initially and...
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New Businesses 2022: Beach Baby fills a need for baby gear vacation rentals

Kids come with a lot of gear, especially when traveling, and a new Sister Bay business is ready to help families lighten that vacation load when visiting Door County. The idea for Beach Baby, a new baby boutique and vacation gear rental store in Sister Bay, was sparked when mother-and-daughter team Becky and Bailey Higginbotham were looking to rent a stroller while vacationing in Amelia Island, Florida.

Sturgeon Bay celebrates new west waterfront promenade

On a sunny, cool Saturday morning along the west side waterfront in Sturgeon Bay, dozens of community members came together to celebrate the grand opening of the new promenade. Mayor David Ward spoke with Councilmembers Gary Nault and Dan Williams on how the near ten-year project became a reality through persistence and grant money obtained by the city.

Community flocks for childcare

Do not be alarmed if you find some pink flamingos moving around Sturgeon Bay over the next several days. Businesses across Sturgeon Bay are being “flocked” in support of the Door Community Child Development Center as one of its fundraisers. Businesses and homeowners can be nominated by someone else to receive the flock of flamingos in their yard. The flocked individuals then have to donate funds for the flamingos to be removed by a trained technician and relocated elsewhere. Businesses and homeowners can also purchase “flocking insurance” to prevent tthe flock of flamingos from nesting in their yards. Hope Herbst from the DCCDC says the funds go a long way to support child care in Door County.
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PODCAST: Expanding the Vision at the Ridges with Andy Gill

Andrew Kleidon is joined by Grace Johnson to talk about a few special inclusions in this weeks pulse: the 2022 New Business List, and the Graduation Issue celebrating this years senior classes across the county. Also, some updates to the 2022 Hal Prize writing and photography contest. Then, this week the Ridges Sanctuary announced that it is purchasing the Ridges Inn & Suites and embarking on the development of a new master plan for the 85 year-old nature preserve. Executive Director Andy Gill joined the podcast to talk about what the purchase means for the Ridges and how the planning process will guide the organization.
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Innovative Runoff Solutions Catch On

After the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Sustainability issue appeared in April, more tips came in about local groups who have installed, or are installing, drainage-control features and permeable pavement in their parking lots. Shoppers might not notice, for example, but when CVS was built on the site of the former...
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City Seeking Grant for Duluth Avenue Improvements

Plans to improve portions of Duluth Avenue near State Highway 42/57 in the City of Sturgeon Bay now depend on whether the city is able to receive a federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) grant being awarded through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). The BIL was signed last November and...

Farmers taking advantage of nicer weather

Ahead of this weekend’s predicted rain, farmers in Door and Kewaunee counties have made good progress on preparing and planting their fields. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, spring tillage was reported as 57 percent complete, which is up from 29 percent last week. Corn planting is 34 percent complete, and soybean is at 26 percent complete, up from seven and six percent last week. Oat planting also saw a big week-over-week jump from 30 percent complete to 54 percent. Tony Brey from Brey Cycle Farm in Sturgeon Bay credits the dry, warm weather for helping farmers make up for lost time quickly.
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Congratulations Class of 2022!

Working on this graduation issue I couldn’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. I looked at the student photos and plans, and read about the students’ excitement and fears, and it brought me right back to the summer of 2012 following my graduation from Gibraltar High School.