Myles Dannhausen

Freelance Writer/ Editor/ Producer


Myles Dannhausen

Freelance writer, editor, and documentary producer specializing in features, small business, and sustainability.


The Immigration Debate – and Why it Matters to Door County More than You Think

There's not much of a Hispanic population in Door County, at least that's what the census tells us. The 2010 census recorded 671 Hispanic or Latino people living in Door County, about 2.5 percent of the population. Anyone who has peeked inside a kitchen in Door County knows that's wrong.
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Money Down the Drain

It was supposed to be a simple measure to save lives, but a poorly implemented new federal law has pool operators dismayed.Seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker drowned in June of 2002, held under water in a backyard hot tub by the powerful suction of a pool drain.
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Why Commercial Loans Remain Tough to Get

For 22 years Joy Lang of Jerry's Flowers in Sister Bay counted on Baylake Bank for her business banking. Each spring she would make the short walk down the highway from her greenhouses to the bank where she would make arrangements for a line of credit to prep for the season.After two decades it had become routine, like making a deposit.
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Bay Ship Rides the Waves

It's 8:30 in the morning on the 4th of September, and the stools at the Red Room on Sturgeon Bay's 3rd Avenue are mostly empty, save for three retired gentlemen sipping on coffee and Baumeister root beer.
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Beyond Elephant Hunting

When small towns watch their talented young people walk out the door, community leaders are left to ponder what would have kept them around.Some communities respond by building attractions, new amenities like trails or marinas, and some have even given away land in a sort of 21st century Homestead Act.
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Declaring Independence

Can Door County be taken off the grid?
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Myles Dannhausen

I'm a freelance writer, editor and video producer and have served on the boards of organizations in family services, the arts, municipal planning, school finance, and youth sports. Still, my most valuable education came as the owner of a bar and restaurant, as a high school basketball coach, and as the news editor for an independent alt-weekly, learning on the job in my hometown.

For the past seven years I've done promotional work for great events in my hometown including the Door County Half Marathon, Door County Beer Festival, Peninsula Century Ride, Door County Pond Hockey Tournament and the Ride for Nature to benefit the Ridges Sanctuary.

I like a good beer, photography, the Green Bay Packers, and a challenge. More than anything I love a great conversation and telling a great story, usually in writing.

I live in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood.



  • Feature writing
  • Reporting
  • Content management
  • Event organization
  • Event promotion
  • Marketing
  • Social media management
  • Email campaigns
  • Content Strategy
  • Documentary Film Production