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1:25 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Milwaukee May Sell Certain Vacant Lots For $1

Next door neighbors could buy that empty lot for a buck
Credit Michelle Maternowski

The program would start in the 15th Aldermanic District on the north side and expand, if successful.

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Regional
11:09 am
Wed June 25, 2014

What's With All The Fog in Milwaukee?

Fog covered Northwestern Mutual building and Cudahy Tower in downtown Milwaukee.
Credit Susan Bence

It may be summer, but the effects of the polar vortex are hanging around, bringing dense fog to the Milwaukee area.

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Economy & Business
5:54 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Big Utility Merger Proposed for Wisconsin and Neighboring States

The parent of We Energies wants to buy the parent of a Green Bay area utility.
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The wheels are spinning on a $9 billion utility merger.

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Environment
4:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Rethinking Farm to Table

According to Barber, we've lost 100,000 farms in the last five years, and “1.1 % of farms in the United States account for nearly 45 percent of farm revenues.”
Credit Thinkstock.com

Kyle Cherek reads his essay

'I have, as of late, lost all my mirth,' Hamlet, the soul-searching twenty-something, uttered to his school buddies Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

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Politics & Government
3:25 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Group Challenges Wisconsin Campaign Finance Rule

A federal lawsuit targets the Wisconsin law limiting the amount of money candidates for state office can accept from political action committees.

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Commentary
12:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Super Toddler

Credit Rubén Pérez, Flickr

Lake Effect contributor Lane Pierce reads her essay, "Super Toddler."

It is officially playground weather here in the Brew City, and when you’re two and a half years old, a jungle gym has its own magnetic pull.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Smitten with Smithing: A Modern Milwaukee Blacksmith

Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp in his forge.
Credit Bonnie North

Audio profile of Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp

Blacksmithing brings to mind a lot of images, most of them out history or myth.

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Education
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Discrimination Claims Against Milwaukee Students With Disabilities Being Investigated

Disability Rights Wisconsin says Milwaukee's voucher schools discriminate against students with disabilities

Wisconsin’s voucher schools have until June 30 to voluntarily provide data about students with disabilities to the state.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

In Response to Immigration Raids, More Milwaukee Demonstrations Planned

Protesters blocked the driveways to Milwaukee's Office of Homeland Security last week
Credit Joe Brusky

Dozens of Latinos staged a protest last week on Milwaukee’s east side.

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History
5:18 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Ever Wanted to Ride an Old-Timey Tricycle? You Can at Old World Wisconsin

Visitors to Old World Wisconsin's new experience, "Catch Wheel Fever," can ride an old-fashioned, recreation tricycle.
Audrey Nowakowski

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Old World Wisconsin director Dan Freas and interpreter lead Ryan Schwartz about "Catch Wheel Fever."

Ever wondered how people got up on those old-timey high-wheel bicycles in the days of yore? Now you can find out how - and try yourself - at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle.

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