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Environment
1:38 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lights Go Out in Menomonee Valley Helios Solar Plant

A sea of Helios panels follow the sun at a solar farm in rural Walworth County.

Its website shows no sign of change, but Helios Solar Works shut down operations in its Menomonee Valley plant.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Old 97s Find Inspiration in Strange Places - Like Lunchboxes

The Old 97s play at Turner Hall, and are interviewed by Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.
Gretchen Teich

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Old 97s on stage at Turner Hall.

The genre known as alt-country goes in and out of fashion with some regularity.  Right now, it’s in fashion – witness the thousands of people who turned out in Milwaukee earlier this month for a concert by the group Mumford and Sons.

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Health & Science
10:54 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Be Wary of Scams as National Health Insurance Enrollment Period Approaches

On October first, Americans can begin enrolling in health insurance plans on the new federal exchange. Consumer advocates expect criminals to mislead people.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

State Lawmakers Prepare For Busy Fall Session

State lawmakers plan to tackle issues related to jobs, abortion and drunken driving in the fall session.
Credit Ann Althouse, Flickr

State lawmakers plan to tackle issues related to jobs, abortion and drunken driving in the fall session.


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Regional
12:31 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Looking Up at Milwaukee's Architecture

Schlitz Brewery, located along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Pleasant Avenue.
Eleanor Peterson, Lake Effect

While Milwaukeeans are rushing through the streets with their heads in their phones, there is a beautiful city of Germanic architecture standing by.

Not being from Milwaukee, one of the first things I noticed about this beautiful city was the character these buildings have. Whether the buildings are downtown or a little farther out, this 21st Century city has some strong 19th Century roots that can be told through their architecture.

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