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9:38 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Life Lessons In Mini Golf

June Melby spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about her memories of the family mini golf course and how it became a part of herself.
Credit junemelby.com

There are still a few precious weeks of summer ahead of us - still time to squeeze in a trip or two up north, or a few afternoons at the beach, or maybe a round or two of miniature golf.

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Regional
4:48 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Suspected Accomplice of Strip Mall Shooting Victim Faces Felony Murder Charge

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office has signed a criminal complaint in the shooting last week at Innovative Optique.

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Regional
4:46 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Man Charged for Allegedly Sending Threatening Tweets to Gov. Walker’s Son

A 31-year-old Milwaukee man faces four misdemeanor counts, for tweets sent to Matthew Walker’s Twitter account.

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Arts & Culture
2:22 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Scottish Musician Alasdair Fraser Roams the Planet With "Fiddlespeak"

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and Scottish fingerstyle guitarist Tony McManus perform at Irish Fest.
Credit Bonnie North

Scottish musician Alasdair Fraser gives us a master class in traditional fiddling.

Alasdair Fraser is one of the world’s preeminent Scottish fiddlers and teachers. 

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Arts & Culture
11:51 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Essay: Psychobabble - Maybe Plan B is the Real Plan A

Credit Mitch Teich

Essayist Linda Benjamin reads her essay, Psychobabble: Maybe Plan B is the Real Plan A.

What keeps you up at night? The clutch on your Honda? Worries about relationships? The Brewers’ chances of making the playoffs? For Lake Effect essayist Linda Benjamin, it’s about her expectations from life.

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Economy & Business
10:49 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Choosing Senior Housing Can Be A Family Affair

Roman Schraith tries to coax a smile from his granddaughter Clara as her dad looks on.
Credit Bob Bach

Older adults often confer with family members, or seek guidance from experts, when the time comes to leave a longtime home for a new place to live.

Some older adults make the transition to a new home relatively easily, while others lean heavily on adult children.

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Education
6:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Free Breakfast & Lunch Now Available For All MPS Students

All MPS students will now get free lunch.
Credit LaToya Dennis

Starting this school year, the federal government will pay for meals for all Milwaukee Public Schools students.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

MPS Teacher: There’s Good Days, There’s Horrible Days & There’s Everything In Between

Dan Graves in his second grade classroom last year. He described his job as a new MPS teacher as “great” because he loved his students, but “brutal” because of the high stress and long hours.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

As the new school year approaches, we check in again with Fratney teacher Dan Graves.

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Politics & Government
5:06 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Mixed Reactions to Estimates of Wisconsin's Medicaid Decision

Numbers swirl around Wisconsin's decision not to fully expand its Medicaid program

According to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Wisconsin would have saved $206 M, if Gov. Walker had expanded Medicaid or BadgerCare coverage.

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Regional
2:55 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Shot Fired on Milwaukee Freeway During Morning Rush Hour

Sheriff David Clarke attributes the incident to road rage, over who would enter the freeway first on U.S. 41, just north of I-94 Monday morning.

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