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Cudahy may be famous for bacon, industry and bars, but the working-class city just south of Milwaukee is steadily attracting young professionals and business owners. Read more

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A 2018 national climate change assessment notes that, in the Great Lakes region, lake surface temperatures are increasing, ice cover is declining and seasonal stratification of temperatures in the lakes is occurring earlier in the year. What can be d Read more

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Under the umbrella of the Water Council, Milwaukee’s water cluster companies focus their energies on solving critical and ongoing water-use issues aided by investment by state and local governments and universities. Read more

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Our county’s exceptional network of public parks was developed to serve everyone, but now Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is proposing a wrong-headed program of widespread and pricey paid parking throughout the park system. Read more

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Milwaukee County plans to install parking meters in many of its landmark parks, raising questions about public access as well as the need to raise revenue to maintain the park system. Read more

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This summer, a commercial fisherman pulled a live, eight-pound silver carp from the Calumet River near Chicago; a warning sign that invasive species of Asian carp might be making their way into Lake Michigan. Read more

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There has been a lot of pollution dumped into Lake Michiganover the years, but one surprising such incident occurred in 1975, when one ofthe worst oil spills to ever occur on the Great Lakes fouled a huge stretch ofwater just off the sho.. Read more

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The Harbor Seagull goes unnoticed by most Milwaukeeans today,docked near the Lafarge Cement Company’s silo and Kaszubes Park on JonesIsland. You can’t see it from any but the loneliest streets in the area and,even by boat, it’s not nearl.. Read more

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Just as the money to be made in bootlegging (transportingillegal liquor across land) during Prohibition led to bigger automobile enginesand cars capable of out-gunning the cops, the lure of rum-running (transportingillegal booze across w.. Read more

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It was a freezing late October night in 1923 in Milwaukee,with a steady breeze blowing the frigid air above Lake Michigan across theharbor and towards the mainland. Hidden in the darkness, just inside thebreakwater wall, was a pair of U... Read more

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It was a typical Milwaukee spring morning in May 1969, whena pair of fishermen out trolling for Coho salmon about two miles off of thesouth shore spotted a seagull perched atop a piece of driftwood. The scene wasnothing much that would h.. Read more

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Waukesha still needs to jump through a few hoops before it receives Lake Michigan water under the Great Lakes Water Compact. Read more

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Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art takes part in the interdisciplinary, city-wide, public art project “WATERMARKS: An Atlas of Water and the City of Milwaukee,” an educational map about local water developed by environmental a... Read more

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Environmental groups are pushing back on the city of Waukesha’s claims that it must pipe in Lake Michigan water to solve its long-simmering radium problem. Read more

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Yearsin the making, the city of Waukesha is poised to submit its requestfor the Lake Michigan water under the Great Lakes Compact. Waukesha,a city in a “straddling” county that encompasses both the Great Lakes basin andthe Mississippi Riv.. Read more

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For all the single ladies, hasoffered some help by putting together a list of the top 15 cities with the highestconcentrations of single men. It just so happens that Milwaukee comes in at 11,with 101,368 bachelors on the market.. Read more

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The proposed sale of O’Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual goes to the Milwaukee County Board for a vote on Dec. 18. Supervisor Patricia Jursik opposes the sale because it does not guarantee public access to the site. Read more

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Last Wednesday, a packed hearing room debated the true price tag of the Milwaukee County-owned O’Donnell Park, built on the site of the city’s first park, Juneau Park Read more

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Though many artists will always prefer the climate-controlled convenience of the studio, a growing number of painters are taking their canvases outdoors. Credit the rising popularity of plein air painting in part to the old-fashioned allure... Read more

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