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West Allis

This west suburb of Milwaukee – formerly an industrial powerhouse of its own – houses several fun parks and delicious restaurants, within easy driving distance of Downtown. The area's biggest draw, however, is the Wisconsin State Fair Park & Expo Center, which plays host to the Milwaukee Mile, Pettit National Ice Center and several festive summer events – including, of course, State Fair.

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Brass Monkey evolves into slightly new breed of bar

June 26, 2015 9:10 a.m.

In May, longtime employees Frank Zoborowski, John Mackowski and James Conlon took over ownership of the West Allis-based Brass Monkey bar and grill. The new owners have big plans for the place and the changes will roll out between now and mid-July.

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Urban Spelunking: West Allis Roosevelt Elementary

May 22, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Back in 1996, some folks saw the closing of West Allis-West Milwaukee School District's Roosevelt School, 932 S. 60th St., as "inevitable" and that prediction came true later that year. Now, it seems that the demolition of the building might also be inevitable, though nothing has yet been officially decided.

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A pair of school visits offers contrasting images

May 15, 2015 11:46 a.m.

This morning the folks in the facilities department of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District were kind enough to give me a tour of a closed school building. As an added bonus, my tour guide offered to show me an interesting school nearby, too. The contrast was striking.

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Kenny Rogers and hair bands complete State Fair's main stage lineup

April 28, 2015 4:01 a.m.

This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair finalized its eclectic Main Stage lineup of performers - from pop stars to wire walkers to rockers of both country and classic variety - with two new additions: Kenny Rogers and a '80s rock revival called Hair at the Fair, led by Twister Sister's Dee Snider.

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Awaiting the Wisconsin walk: My chat with highwire artist Nik Wallenda

April 17, 2015 5:06 p.m.

The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage lineup this summer features some of the biggest names the celebration has wrangled up in recent note. And the biggest of the bunch - or at least certainly the most unusual - is tightrope artist extraordinaire Nik Wallenda. OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to talk one-on-one with the stuntman about preparing for another life-threatening performance and being in a highwire family dynasty that shows no sign of stopping.

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State Fair adds Derulo and two more to main stage lineup

April 16, 2015 4:00 a.m.

This morning, the Wisconsin State Fair announced three new main stage performers: Top 40 pop star Jason Derulo, classic rockers John Kay & Steppenwolf and the '90s alt rock combo platter that is the Under The Sun Tour.