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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:16:06 CDT

 



Mary Burke's Building Brave aims to inspire Milwaukee women

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:15:00 CDT

After losing to Gov. Scott Walker in 2014, Mary Burke focused her attention on a new passion: Building Brave, an organization that focuses on the advancement of women. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee will host a Building Brave event on Wednesday, Oct. 25 and tickets are still available.


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The Pfister's "Super Chat" launches dozens of topical talks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:02:00 CDT

The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., will host a so-called "Super Chat" in its Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, Oct. 17, for individuals participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's On the Table regional forum.


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You should already know MKE's "badass building you've probably never heard of"

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:03:00 CDT

Earlier this week, Thrillist posted a listicle of "The Most Badass Buildings in America You've Probably Never Heard Of" and included Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavilion.


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Milwaukee streetcar project announces presenting sponsor and new name

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 16:06:00 CDT

The City of Milwaukee and the Forest County Potawatomi Community have come to an agreement whereby Potawatomi Hotel and Casino will be the presenting sponsor of the city's streetcar system, now named "The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel and Casino."


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Retired firefighter Mutza tracks history of American fireboats

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 09:02:00 CDT

Retired Milwaukee firefighter Wayne Mutza knows a thing or two about firefighting and the equipment required for the job. In his latest book, he shares the history of American fireboats.


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Waking up to a nightmare in Las Vegas

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:46:00 CDT

My normal morning has me up between 2 and 3 a.m. I begrudgingly turn off my alarm, grab my phone and page through Twitter to see if anything significant happened overnight. Most nights there's not much. I wish this morning was the same.


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Report says County should replace three key buildings as soon as possible

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:17:00 CDT

A new Public Policy Forum report on the state of Milwaukee's City- and County-owned buildings calls for the replacement - "as soon as possible" - of three Milwaukee County properties: the Safety Building and Medical Examiner's Office on the western end of Downtown, and the Mental Health Complex on the County Grounds.


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East versus west: An expert weighs in on which Lake Michigan coast is king

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:36:00 CDT

Is it possible that, between the Michigan side and the Wisconsin side, one beach is best, that one coast has the most? Or is there just not even a difference between the two shores of Lake Michigan? We chatted to an expert who's lived on both sides.


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Doors Open Milwaukee features Lindsay Heights, Layton Boulevard West sites

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:06:00 CDT

This year's two spotlight neighborhoods for Doors Open Milwaukee - running Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 - are Lindsay Heights and Layton Boulevard West, both in the central city, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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Just where the heck is Downtown Milwaukee anyway?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:56:00 CDT

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 has its own demarcations and definitions of where Downtown officially lies. But what does the staff of OnMilwaukee think: What exact area qualifies as "Downtown Milwaukee"?


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The Harbor District: A new Milwaukee neighborhood is in the works

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:04:00 CDT

In 2015, the Milwaukee Harbor District was established to develop a plan to redevelop the area south of the Third Ward, east of Walker's Point and north of Bay View. To raise awareness of the plan and the area, the first Harbor Fest takes place Oct. 7.


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Milwaukee Talks: Kato Kaelin

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:02:00 CDT

On Tuesday, we published a piece looking at some of Glendale-native Kato Kaelin's, uh, passionate tweets about the Brewers and the Packers. After it ran, Kaelin offered us some clarification on tweets.


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TV newsman and self-avowed boat nerd wants to you to click on his big boat pics

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:02:00 CDT

Since 2016, Milwaukee newsman Ben Handelman - an anchor and reporter for Fox 6 News on WITI-TV - has run the Big Boats MKE blog and Twitter feed, sharing the comings and goings of cargo vessels and other lake traffic. It's fun to follow.


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Dobkin captures the "Soul of a Port"

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:03:00 CDT

As the saying goes, there are eight million stories in the naked city. Milwaukee author Leah Dobkin tells some of them in her book, "Soul of a Port," which aims to do more than simply offer a chronological history of this vital piece of Milwaukee.


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Head to The Love Shack on Thursday for this month's NEWaukee Social

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:34:00 CDT

Powered by NEWaukee and OnMilwaukee, the socials are a fun, casual way to network. Did we mention the awesome drink specials?


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1913 hurricane laid a trail of destruction across the Great Lakes

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:06:00 CDT

Though we all remember the 2010 "once in a lifetime" storm that caused terrible flooding around the Milwaukee area, few of us have seen anything like the dramatic 1913 Great Lakes hurricane, which toppled ships, killed hundreds sailors - and folks on shore, too - from Lake Superior and Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.


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Cracker Barrel Sista Strut returns to Estabrook Park on Oct. 7

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 10:02:00 CDT

The sixth annual Cracker Barrel Sista Strut will come to Milwaukee's Estabrook Park on Saturday, Oct. 7. Hosted by V100.7, the event aims to bring awareness to the importance of early breast cancer screenings.


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What will you remember? Our favorite BMO Harris Bradley Center memories

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:16:00 CDT

"What will you remember?" That question lingered over Tuesday's press conference at the BMO Harris Bradley Center - so much so we decided to go around the OnMilwaukee staff and contribute our own answers before its final year begins.


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Summerfest shares details of new North Gate project

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:57:00 CDT

After opening a new Miller Lite Oasis area at this year's Summerfest and announcing that a new amphitheater would be constructed, Summerfest officials today announced the details of a new North Gate area that will better link the festival grounds to Milwaukee's new Lakefront Gateway and Downtown.


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Those mysterious tarped objects Downtown were unveiled today

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:01:00 CDT

Have you noticed a number of low objects installed Downtown lately that are hidden beneath tarps? These mysterious things were unveiled today and are meant to help Milwaukee's homeless population.


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Bradley Center rings in final year with open houses, fundraising drive and gala

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:00:00 CDT

The BMO Harris Bradley Center today unveiled plans for its 30th and final season, a sports, entertainment and community-filled celebration of the generosity and legacy of Jane Bradley Pettit and her unprecedented gift to the people of Wisconsin.


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Help HAWS find local homes for displaced Hurricane Harvey pets

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 17:56:00 CDT

On Monday, a little piece of Texas came north as HAWS welcomed 46 displaced dogs - and, in true Wisconsin fashion, the public is asking how to help. The biggest need right now at HAWS is to find foster homes for these animals.


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Coakley unveils rooftop art for renovated Walker's Point headquarters

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:46:00 CDT

Coakley Brothers has tapped Brooklyn-based artist Tom Fruin to create a mosaic sculpture version of the water tower to be installed atop its seven-story headquarters that sits across from the Iron Horse Hotel on the roundabout at the south end of the 6th Street Viaduct.


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Community leader in wake of Clarke resignation: "The struggle is permanent"

Sun, 3 Sep 2017 13:06:00 CDT

Leaders of a community coalition and an elected official who called for Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to step down are hailing his resignation as a victory, but saying there is still work to be done, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


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Bublr joins forces with MCTS on dual-purpose Buslr Card

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee County Transit System and Bublr Bikes have worked to overcome compatibility issues between the M*CARD bus fare smartcard and the Bublr Bikes keyfob to create one card that works with both systems.


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The site is dormant, but MU says athletic research center moving forward

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:05:00 CDT

In 2016, Marquette University announced it would build a new Athletic Performance Research Facility Downtown in collaboration with Aurora Health Care, with a potential groundbreaking this year. The 12-acre site remains vacant, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been progress.


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VIDEO: Tour of the new Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:42:00 CDT

The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Downtown Milwaukee is officially open. Check out what this state-of-the-art building all entails in this exclusive OnMilwaukee video.


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7 cool places to watch the solar eclipse in Milwaukee

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:17:00 CDT

The last total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous United States was in 1979, more than 38 years ago. The next one won't be until April 2024. It's a big deal. Here are seven great places to see this singular moon-sun spectacle Monday afternoon in Milwaukee.


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Watch the Venetian Boat Parade light up the lake this weekend

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:56:00 CDT

Watch some Brew City boats brighten up the night at the Milwaukee Venetian Boat Parade, as the event - featuring vibrant vessels dressed up in lights and more - sets sail on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the McKinley Marina for the first time.


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Eye expert instructs how to safely view Monday's eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:04:00 CDT

Dr. Thomas B. Connor, Jr., professor of ophthalmology at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, shares the deets on how to experience the phenomenon without injury.


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Meet Pamela Kieck, OnMilwaukee's fabulous new fashion columnist

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:06:00 CDT

This great city has some fabulously dressed residents, amazing boutiques and super talented people in the local fashion industry - and I will use this column to show that, whether you are a size 0 or a 26, there is something here to inspire you!


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Kristin Godfrey announced as new East Side BID Executive Director

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:00:00 CDT

Kristin Godfrey was announced as the new East Side Business Improvement director today, replacing Jim Plaisted after his departure in July.


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Classic old East Side firehouse is getting a makeover and we'll trace its progress

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:48:00 CDT

Jalem Getz, the president of Wantable, an online retailer based in Milwaukee, has purchased the decommissioned Milwaukee Fire Department Fire House, Ladder Company No. 5, at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave. and plans to convert it into a single family residence.


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Totality wired: Eclipse fever is everywhere

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:02:00 CDT

It's been nearly four decades since a total solar eclipse has darkened the daytime sky in these contiguous United States. Media outlets (including this one, as you can see) are all talking, writing and posting about this momentous event. Here are some of the basics.


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The Washington Post discovers Brew City

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:02:00 CDT

The Washington Post raved about Milwaukee's charms this week, including its affordability, friendliness and ease of getting around. Here's what the paper had to say about Brew City.


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Neighbors seek designation for Isaac Nelson Building at Garden Homes

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:01:00 CDT

According to some, the Isaac Nelson Building, 4416-20 N. 27th St., on the edge of Garden Homes, is in decent shape. But others would like to see it razed. That's why several neighbors are seeking temporary historic designation to halt demolition.


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New booze Natty Rush to challenge Four Loko, MillerCoors' Steel Reserve

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 14:02:00 CDT

As long as we have colleges, we will have college kids. With that in mind, AB-InBev announced plans to release a new, high-gravity, flavored malt beverage called Natty Rush to compete with Four Loko and MillerCoors' Steel Reserve Alloy Series. Frat bros, rejoice!


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Potawatomi Hotel and Casino kicks off annual Heart of Canal Street program

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Potawatomi Hotel and Casino's Heart of Canal Street kicked off its 2017 campaign today, helping to serve children in southeastern Wisconsin by providing funds to local non-profits.


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Who is Marcus Hutchins, and why is he being indicted in Milwaukee?

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:21:00 CDT

British computer whiz and cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero in June for preventing the spread of the infamous WannaCry malware. Last Wednesday, Hutchins was treated more like a villain.


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MKEmoji Moments: Cream Puff

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 17:03:00 CDT

The Wisconsin State Fair is upon us and so are all the festivities that come along with it. And to help enjoy the experience to the fullest, here is a LocaMoji that fits perfectly with this time of year: a cream puff.


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12 bodacious Ren Faire bosoms

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 20:02:00 CDT

Some go to the Renaissance Faire for the turkey legs, but some go for the buffet of breasts.


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Mayor walks streetcar route section with workers who are building it

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 10:45:00 CDT

As part of his Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge, which takes Mayor Tom Barrett on strolls in neighborhoods around town, hizzoner walked a section of the streetcar route Wednesday morning with some of the construction workers who are building it.


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Deal closes on BMO Harris complex, clearing way for new tower construction

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:42:00 CDT

Irgens closed on its acquisition of the 20-story BMO Harris Bank office building, adjacent seven-level parking structure and an adjoining surface parking lot Downtown where construction will begin on the new 25-story BMO Harris Financial Center.


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Watch Chris Christie and his nachos get in a Cubs fan's face at Miller Park

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 19:26:00 CDT

Warning, fellow Milwaukeeans: The following video - featuring a politician with a 15 percent approval rating getting in the face of a Cubs fan, topped off by a Cubs home run - may be the saddest, most unpleasant and most depressing thing you see this year.


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14 reasons you used to come Downtown in the '80s

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Downtown Milwaukee has changed over the years. Here are a few things that have departed the landscape in the city center. If you remember them, there's a pretty good chance you spent a lot of time Downtown in the 1980s.


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20 rocking photos from the 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:16:00 CDT

Check out these awesome photos from the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, which made its yearly stop in Milwaukee at Henry Maier Festival Park on July 24.


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New report suggests Milwaukee relies too heavily on property tax revenue

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:03:00 CDT

At an event at the University Club on Monday, the Public Policy Forum released a report that looks at how the City of Milwaukee raises revenue and compares that to how 38 peer cities do it.


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Milwaukee Downtown hosts Downtown Employee Appreciation Week

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee Downtown will host its annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week, July 31-Aug. 4. Check out all that the week has to offer to Downtown employees here.


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9 reasons to bounce into Bounce

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:01:00 CDT

Bay View's Bounce Milwaukee is as much of a grown-up destination as it is a kid zone. Adults can jump, slide, laser, climb, box, play video games, sumo wrestle and more, in between drinking beers or cocktails and eating healthy (or not healthy) food.


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Autism-friendly cafe owner responds to negative feedback

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:30:00 CDT

Yesterday, OnMilwaukee posted a story about a cafe opening in Riverwest to support autistic individuals and their families. Dozens of readers claimed the owner was a scam artist, so OnMilwaukee reached out to him.


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