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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine

Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:16:06 CDT


Colectivo's second Chicago cafe is open and a third is underway

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:01:00 CDT

Colectivo opened its second Chicago cafe just before Christmas in Logan Square and is working on its third Windy City location now, too, according to spokesman Scott Schwebel.

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Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn announces retirement

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:17:00 CDT

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn announced his retirement from the MPD today, first in a meeting with his top commanders, then an hour later when Mayor Tom Barrett made it public at a news conference.

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Nuggets for the new year

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 17:02:00 CDT

To begin 2018, I've compiled a few thoughts, inspirational nuggets and observations that may help inspire you to make this the best year yet. It's a list I've kept for a while and refer to often. Figured it was time to share it, again, as I did last year.

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Midwesterners love this word, apparently

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:02:00 CDT

Have you said "ope?" What does it even mean?

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Burns statue salutes "Auld Lang Syne" creator

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:02:00 CDT

This seemingly unusual Milwaukee monument - the great poet never visited Milwaukee - is the result of a 1909 gift to the city. With New Year's Eve upon us, we take a look at its history and remind you of the lyrics to an enduring holiday favorite.

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Wisconsin Center District names Marty Brooks new CEO

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:16:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Board of Directors named Marty Brooks as the new CEO for the Wisconsin Center District.

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37 things to do in MKE, and not all to do with "Happy Days" or drinking

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:03:00 CDT

A post in Travel + Leisure yesterday lists 37 things to do in Milwaukee. Naturally, it's called "37 Things to Do in Milwaukee, Wisconsin." That's pretty cool, right? A lot of things.

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Council approves Northridge parcel transfer to City of Milwaukee

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:36:00 CDT

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis is thrilled to announce the Northridge parcel transfer was officially approved Tuesday by the Milwaukee Common Council. The area will be redeveloped into light industrial space.

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LOOK: Bright meteor lights up the Wisconsin sky near midnight

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:02:00 CDT

Look, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Jedi attack force!? OK, not really, but a brilliant meteor did light up the sky over Wisconsin last night, causing no shortage of oohing and aahing and leading at least one observer to say the sighting was life-changing.

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Milwaukee Talks: Wisconsin Humane Society President Anne Reed

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:03:00 CDT

Even at 138 years old, the Wisconsin Humane Society is an organization that doesn't rest on its laurels. Just this month, it announced it will acquire the Bay Area Humane Society in Green Bay and the Door County Humane Society, bringing its total number of campuses to five. Leading this charge is President and CEO Anne Reed, a lawyer by trade, who joined WHS in 2010.

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West St. Paul Avenue listed on State Register of Historic Places

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:50:00 CDT

The Wisconsin Historical Society has listed the West St. Paul Avenue Industrial Historic District, in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley, on the State Register of Historic Places, making properties there eligible for historic tax credits, which help offset costs associated with restoring historic buildings.

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Work underway on The Hop streetcar power substations

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:56:00 CDT

Site prep work is complete for the three power substations that will help run The Hop Milwaukee streetcar, slated to go online next year. Here is some information on them.

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Controversial photo of contractors with guns stirs reaction along racial lines

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 11:16:00 CDT

Common Council members got a chance to question the head of the Public Works Department about the controversial photo during a Public Works Committee hearing Wednesday, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Milwaukeee named "Best City To Find Love" in 2017

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:15:00 CDT

Apparently, Milwaukee ranked first with "the Great Love Debate" because of our attractive population, vibrant social scene and the confidence within its dating community. Really?

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Local couple's baby-and-kitten video goes viral

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:05:00 CDT

When Erin and Theresa Rouse took a video of their cousin's baby and kitten two weeks ago, they had no idea it would go viral. The video, which features a newborn baby and a kitten swaddled and resting peacefully together, has more than 2.5 million views and nearly 47,000 people from all over the world have shared it.

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Facelift in the works for Hotel Metro and Pastiche

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:31:00 CDT

One of Milwaukee's unique boutique hotels, Hotel Metro, located at 411 E. Mason St., is in line for a facelift, according to information gleaned today from various sources.

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Na-meow-ste: Kitten yoga is a thing

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:06:00 CDT

Jennette Cable, who owns the Creative Care and Wellness Center, 634 E. Burleigh St. in Riverwest, offers a yoga class called "Whisker Wednesdays." And it's really popular.

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Old Smoky introduced generations of kids to railroading

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:01:00 CDT

You don't have to be THAT old to remember the days when Old Smoky used to serve Bay View. The neutered steam locomotive didn't go actually anywhere, but folks loved it just the same ... at least for a little while.

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Streetcar expansion sparks worries over gentrification

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:57:00 CDT

Walker's Point and Bronzeville residents like the sound of the Milwaukee Streetcar one day extending into their neighborhoods, but it's hard for some to ignore the threat of gentrification, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Bill to make state drinking age 19 an interesting proposition, likely to fail

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 21:01:00 CDT

A few Republican state representatives want to lower Wisconsin's legal drinking age from 21 to 19 years old. It's an interesting proposition and an age-old debate, though the current bill faces an uphill battle, and particularly two significant obstacles.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association funds cures, provides care and sends kids to camp

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 17:03:00 CDT

This year, OnMilwaukee chose the MDA of Southern Wisconsin as its signature charity for Potawatomi Hotel and Casino's Heart of Canal Street program. Here's why.

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Op-ed: Chris Abele on the current budget process

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 12:01:00 CDT

Being a leader means doing the right thing, even when it's hard. Perhaps nowhere is that more true than when it comes to public budgeting.

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Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade brings light on an otherwise gloomy day

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 18:56:00 CDT

It was cold and wet walking among Wisconsin's veterans in the staging area before Saturday's Veterans Day parade. The weather might have seemed depressing, but the actual event was anything but.

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11 Milwaukee Startup Week events you won't want to miss

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 16:01:00 CDT

Milwaukee Startup Week returns next week, running Nov. 6-12 with more than 50 networking events, workshops, hackathons and pitch competitions - more than double the amount of activity that occurred last year.

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Where to get your 2017 WE Energies Cookie Book

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:32:00 CDT

For nearly 90 years WE Energies has put out its annual Cookie Book. It has been a tradition for my family for decades and it could be in yours, too.

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Milwaukee lands on two of Travel + Leisure's America's Favorite Places lists

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:56:00 CDT

The weather outside may be getting frightful, but according to Travel + Leisure, at least the people inside are delightful. The magazine ranked Milwaukee amongst America's friendliest cities, as well as one of its most underrated.

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MSOE announces new $34 million computational science hall

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:02:00 CDT

Thanks to the largest gift from an alumnus in school history, Milwaukee School of Engineering will erect a new $34 million academic facility in the center of its campus Downtown.

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Cultural Landscape Foundation spotlights Sanctuary Woods' fragility

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:04:00 CDT

Last year, the Domes made the Cultural Landscape Foundation's annual "Landslide: Open Season on Open Space" list of threatened and at-risk landscapes. This year, the list includes the Sanctuary Woods out on the County Grounds.

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Ticket sales for China Lights suspended, will resume Oct. 23

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:36:00 CDT

Due to overwhelming response, online and in person ticket sales for China Lights will be suspended effective Thursday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. to offer current ticket holders a positive visitor experience. Ticket sales will resume on Monday, Oct. 23, at 9 a.m.

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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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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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