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2. State economic policies have consequences
By virtually every measure, Minnesota is taking Wisconsin's lunch money, according to a recent study by the LaCrosse Tribune, which lies right at the border.
3. Arena discussion should turn around and look north
In all of the discussions of the siting of a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, the discussion has been about connecting to Wisconsin Avenue and points south of the current Bradley Center. But, let's not ignore the other side.
4. Barrett, Donovan release statements after Manney appeal
Last night, a panel comprised of three Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission members upheld the decision to fire Officer Christopher Manney, who shot and killed Dontre Hamilton during a confrontation in Red Arrow Park last April. Mayor Tom Barrett and Ald. Bob Donovan both released statements in response to the panel's verdict.
5. One-time $2 M-CARD charge goes into effect April 6
This morning, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will begin charging $2 per card starting on Monday, April 6. The fee is a one-time charge for the smart card; after that fee, customers only have to pay for the fares that are put on it.
6. Northwestern Mutual Tower prepares for 27-hour concrete foundation pour
The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons is taking a major step forward March 27 and 28 when the concrete foundation for the 1.1 million square foot project will be formed in a continuous 27-hour concrete pour.
7. Giant water slide event coming to Milwaukee
Just when we thought the Milwaukee summer couldn't get any better, here comes "Slide the City!"
8. Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Match Day raises over $3.4 million in 24 hours
The 24-hour online giving event - built around funds, support and awareness for nonprofit groups in southeastern Wisconsin - wound up raising $3,490,552 for its 20 food and shelter organizations.
9. Meet the "Brady Street cheater"
Last Saturday was a 50-something degree day that was perfect for biking, grilling, the St. Patrick's parade and, apparently, confessing your sins at a busy intersection wearing nothing but tighty-whities.
10. Is the Starbucks CEO coming to Milwaukee?
According to an employee of the Starbucks at 17980 W. Bluemound Road, CEO Howard Schultz is scheduled to visit the store and hold a meeting for employees only at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 790 N. Van Buren St., on Wednesday, April 1.
11. Community to rally for public schools two days before state budget hearing
Hundreds of parents, educators, students and community members will rally in support of public schools - and author Diane Ravitch will speak - this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the MATC Cooley Auditorium.
12. Milwaukee County Parks awarded $635,000 grant
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Milwaukee County Parks will receive a grant of $635,000 as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin.
13. Is this century-old car salesman Scott Walker's doppelgänger?
There is no escaping Scott Walker -- not even by fleeing into the distant past. Our governor's countenance is everywhere lately, and it was disconcerting recently to find a remarkable facsimile of it on the front page of the Dec. 21, 1908 edition of The Milwaukee Journal.
14. My door to Milwaukee was at 805 S. 5th St.
Writing these past two weeks about disappeared Milwaukee rock clubs and Downtown in the 1980s has me a little bleary eyed with nostalgia. And my Milwaukee reminiscences almost always lead straight back to one building in Walker's Point.
15. Possible $40 million development eyed for Bay View
The Bay View site of the former Sweet Water Organics is being looked at for a possible $40 million, 307-unit apartment complex, according to Alderman Tony Zielinski.
16. Walker Square Action Plan kick-off meeting set for March 19
Ald. José G. Pérez invites residents to the Walker Square Action Plan kick-off meeting on Thursday, March 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at MATC Walker Square Campus, 816 W. National Ave.
17. Invest in Milwaukee's future
In his Feb. 23 column for the BizTimes, Steve Jagler observed that each time a project is proposed to propel the city forward, someone or something seems to pop up and attempts to stop it. Judging from the feedback Steve Jagler received in response to his piece, many readers feel the same way.
18. UW-Waukesha Dean Harry Muir: cuts could be devastating
The following is a letter to the editor from UW-Waukesha Dean Harry Muir concerning the recent budget cuts to the UW system.
19. NM tower project adds more local jobs
Benson Industries, an international company that will build the new Northwestern Mutual Tower's glass façade, will lease about 83,000 square feet of space in Milwaukee's Century City Business Park on the city's northwest side. The company will hire local residents to assemble the panels of what is known as curtain wall.
20. Mayor Barrett delivers his State of the City address
This morning, Mayor Tom Barrett delivered his State of the City address at Alverno College. Here is a transcription of his speech, as delivered.
21. Westown leads charge to burnish Court of Honor
Last month the Westown Association launched a campaign to raise money to complete the restoration of the Court of Honor, a group of statues in the median on Wisconsin Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets.
22. Youth Council delegation to attend 2015 Congressional City Conference
The City of Milwaukee Youth Council is sending a delegation to the nation's capital next week for the National League of Cities 2015 Congressional City Conference.
23. Politicians, committees release statements concerning Right to Work passage
State Rep. Evan Goyke and National Right to Work Committee president Mark Mix released statements today concerning the Wisconsin State Assembly's passage of the much discussed and debated Right to Work bill. On Monday, Rep. Gwen Moore added a statement after Gov. Scott Walker signed the bill.
24. Milwaukee firefighters receive PETA award for rescuing dog from ice floe
Compassionate Fire Department awards are on their way to two local fire departments - the Cudahy Fire Department and the St. Francis Fire Department - for their harrowing rescue of Genevieve, a dog stranded on the ice in Lake Michigan.
25. I got dibs on that parking spot. Yeah, dibs, you turkey
This latest snow fall made me realize something. I've never called dibs here. I'm not alone. I don't see any Milwaukeeans shoveling out angled parking spots or street parking spots and calling dibs on their handiwork. You know, "dibs." See, this is a real thing that real people do - specifically 90 miles south of us in Chicago. And it's serious business.