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6:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Perspectives on a Proposed Mine in the Penokees

Where the Kakagon Sloughs meet Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay north of the proposed mine.
Credit S Bence

As vehemently as some residents of far northern Wisconsin oppose the proposed iron ore mine south of Lake Superior, others staunchly support it.  We talk with several people who want mining now.

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Arts & Culture
9:00 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Ex Fabula: Wacky Love

Lisa Gatewood sharing a story at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula's Leah Delaney joins Bruce Winter in the studio for Ex Fabula's weekly WUWM@Nite segment.

Ah, love. Romantic, sweet… and sometimes wacky. Ex Fabula brings you two true, personal stories about love gone weird – both from brave Milwaukeeans who took the stage at Ex Fabula StorySlams.

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Regional
5:20 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Group Calls For Federal Probe of Alleged Abuse at Waupun

The group WISDOM, wants Gov. Walker to call for a federal investigation of alleged inmate abuse at Waupun.

Allegations of abuse have surfaced at the Waupun State Prison. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections calls the claims, baseless.

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Economy & Business
4:24 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Cargill to Close Milwaukee Beef Plant Friday, Lay-off 600 Workers

The company blames the closure on the country's low beef cattle herd, the lowest, Cargill says, since 1951.

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Arts & Culture
1:20 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

James Magruder: A Multifaceted Artist

James Magruder a multifaceted artist.
Credit Miriam Berkley

Lake Effect's Bonnie North chats with James Magruder.

Author / playwright James Magruder was recently in town to talk about his collection of linked stories.

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Regional
1:06 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy a Nice Milwaukee Breakfast

Eggs benedict.. yum.
Credit Isabelle Hurbain-Palatin, Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon talks with Ann Christenson, dining critic for Milwaukee Magazine.

One could argue about the importance of eating breakfast, but most of us would agree that it’s one of the best, and cheapest, meals to go out to eat for. 

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Arts & Culture
12:42 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

New York Writer Takes Us Back To The Heyday Of 78 RPM Records

New York Writer Amanda Petrusich's book on the early 20th Century 78RPMs.
Credit Amazon

If you're older than, say, 35, you probably have heard of the 78 RPM record, even if you haven't actually heard one. 

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Iron and Ashland Communities Puzzle Over Local Mining Agreements

Gauging the impacts of mining this distant Penokee hill occupies local officials.
Credit S Bence

Right now, the DNR and mining company Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC,  are in the middle of a complicated permitting process.

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Regional
1:28 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Refugee Children Coming to Wisconsin Could Wait Years for a Court Date

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, on June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz. have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.
Credit Getty Images

The federal government reports placing about 50 so-called "border children" in Wisconsin. Eventually, they'll appear in immigration court.

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Regional
4:12 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Milwaukee Joins Other Cities in Restricting Where Sex Offenders Can Live

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city's new sex offender residency restrictions will protect residents.
Credit Erin Toner

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the city will no longer be a “dumping ground” for sex offenders. The mayor signed a bill this week restricting where they can live after leaving prison.

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