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1:00 am
Thu June 27, 2013

MPS Preparing to Train 700 New Employees

Nearly 700 teachers and staff members in MPS retired this year.
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This coming Sunday will formally mark a huge wave of teacher and staff retirements in Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Regional
4:25 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Walker Declares State of Emergency in 7 Waterlogged Counties

Gov. Walker issued the declaration after touring flooded areas on Wednesday.

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Regional
3:47 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Iraq War Veteran Sebena Convicted in Wife’s Death

Benjamin Sebena could spend the rest of his life behind bars, for fatally shooting his wife.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Four Rules for (Polite) Outdoor Dining

Dining al fresco is refreshing - so long as patrons behave.
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Eating outside often feels more casual than sitting in a restaurant, or like you're partaking at a fancy barbeque.

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Arts & Culture
1:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Who's Who Among Milwaukee Chefs

Milwaukee chefs seem to have their fingers in a lot of pots.
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Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews dining critic Ann Christenson.

For such an unassuming culinary city, Milwaukee is gaining steam in the trendy restaurant scene - thanks to its chefs.

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Arts & Culture
12:40 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

'The Black Country' Is No Peaceful Setting

Author Alex Grecian
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Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews author Alex Grecian.

Scotland Yard’s murder squad is on a new case in Alex Grecian's latest novel.

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Economy & Business
12:30 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Metal Scrapping a Not-So Lucrative Living for Some Milwaukeeans

Tim Nelson takes his truck scrapping in an alley of Sherman Park.
Credit Tim Nelson

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley explores Milwaukee's metal scrapping scene.

Some Milwaukeeans are trying to eke out a living collecting and selling scrap metal.

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Environment
12:14 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Expert: Wisconsin Needs Better Flood Water Management

Many towns in Wisconsin are under warnings for flash floods.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews storm water management and flooding expert Ken Potter.

Wisconsin has had a June full of flash floods and mudslides. How concerned should we be?

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Environment
11:47 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Natural Resources Board Says Yes to Wolf Hunt Quota

Arial view of wolf mother and pups in Douglas County earlier in this month.
Credit DNR pilot Phil Miller

Hunters will be able to harvest 275 wolves when Wisconsin’s second season begins on October 15. That’s a 37 percent increase over last year.

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Arts & Culture
10:19 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Essay: Novelist Struggles to Accept Her Creation

Korinthia Klein reflects on the world she has created in her new novel, Almost There.
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Lake Effect essayist Korinthia Klein has a new novel out – and she struggled with the idea of troubling things happening in the world that she created:

As far back as I can remember, I always thought it would be exciting to write a book. I toyed with the idea on and off for years. It probably would have made more sense to attempt to write fiction for the first time before becoming immersed in child rearing, but the impulse to finally write did not strike me until I was well down that road.

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