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10:25 am
Mon January 6, 2014

DOT: Watch for Black Ice on Milwaukee Freeway System

Blowing snow and sub-zero temperatures are creating black ice on some roadways - ice that looks like darker pavement.

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Regional
8:45 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cold Weather Closings in Milwaukee & Tips on How to Stay Safe

Looking out over a frigid Lake Michigan.
Credit Susan Bence

MPS is among those cancelling classes for Monday, because of the wind chill warning that took effect at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5.

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Regional
12:30 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Warming Centers Open Across Milwaukee

Beautiful to behold, but potentially life-threatening weather

Shelters in Milwaukee will accommodate as many people as possible, who need to get out of bitterly cold weather.

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Arts & Culture
1:00 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Have These Food Trends Become Stale?

What's wrong with having cake?
Credit Lamantin, Flickr

Even though Festivus is over, Lake Effect contributor Kyle Cherek still has some food-related grievances to air.

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Regional
12:30 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Packers Sell-Out Sunday's Playoff Game

Most fans can now watch the game on television

The NFL had given the team until four o'clock Friday afternoon to sell the remaining tickets, otherwise the league would ban local TV game coverage.

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Regional
12:28 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Photos: Inside Milwaukee's Vacant Homes

Vacant House in Milwaukee
Adam Morris, Milwaukee Magazine

The number of vacant structures in Milwaukee is estimated at around 4,000, with more than 1,000 “distressed” homes on the books as well.

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Politics & Government
11:29 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Video Released of Closed Door Tax Reform Meeting with Lt. Gov. Kleefisch

Kleefisch says future tax reform sessions will be open to the public

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch asked business leaders how the administration could make them happy. A common recommendation:  tax breaks.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Packers and Fans Brace for Extreme Temps this Weekend

Packer fans cheer on the team in cold winter weather
Credit LaToya Dennis

Dangerously low temperatures are approaching. Forecasters expect Sunday to blow in with highs around zero, and lows in the double-digits below zero.

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Regional
6:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

After Two Decades, Milwaukee Woman Continues Quest to Restore Outdoor Sculptures

Diane Buck is not giving up on the last of The Dirty Dozen - the Frederick Von Steuben monument just north of Washington Park.
Susan Bence

Back in the 1990s, Diane Buck surveyed the multitude of monuments around Milwaukee and zeroed in on 12 in desperate need of repair.

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Regional
1:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Wisconsin's Cold and Snow Nothing New, People Have Been Adapting for Centuries

This winter seems especially harsh to those of us who don’t like frigid temperatures

The cold, snowy weather this winter may cause some of us to ask ourselves why we’ve decided to live in this climate.

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