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4:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Post Ranking: Top 3 Most Challenging High Schools in Wisconsin

Eastbrook Academy is a small voucher school on Milwaukee's north side.
Credit Eastbrook Academy

The Washington Post has ranked what it considers the top high schools in the country when it comes to challenging their students.

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Politics & Government
2:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Wisconsin Enacts Steps to Combat Heroin Problem

Gov. Walker is signing seven heroin-related bills into law on Monday, including one to boost state funding for treatment programs.

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Economy & Business
11:31 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Former Downtown Office Building May House New Apartments

A developer may bring new housing to the former Blue Cross/Blue Shiled building (background left).

New apartments in the former Blue Cross/Blue Shield building would be a big plus, according to one downtown resident and Westown Association member.

A former insurance company headquarters in downtown Milwaukee may be transformed into new apartments.

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Environment
1:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Project to Supply Town of Jackson with Municipal Water Begins

Ross Bishop’s farm uses well water. He’ll have the option of switching to municipal water from the Village of Jackson

In July 2012, a pipeline running through Washington County ruptured, allowing thousands of gallons of gasoline to seep into wells. Soon, residents will be able to connect to a nearby village system.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Fortissimo Is Not a Problem for the Knightwind Ensemble

The Knightwind Ensemble started 60 years ago as an Elk Lodge wind band.
Credit knightwind.org

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Dr. Eric Janners, music director and conductor of the Knightwind Ensemble.

When we talk about classical music we usually talk about symphonic groups. Bands are for militaries and other kinds of marching, like for football game half times. But symphonic bands can be just as musically sophisticated as orchestras.

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