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Burns statue salutes "Auld Lang Syne" creator

Published Dec. 30, 2016

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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Little Milwaukee landmarks, part 4

Published Dec. 29, 2016

You may recognize some of these "little landmarks," while others may seem less familiar, but I bet they'll help jolt your memory into thinking about some of your favorite places that might not qualify as full-on Milwaukee landmarks, but are definitely notable places in town.

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Urban spelunking: Miller Caves

Published Dec. 20, 2016

Though the name of this series is urban spelunking, I don't get to see too many actual caves. The crumbling beer caves under the old Falk Brewery are an exception. The ones adjacent at Miller Brewing are another. These caves, unlike the ones at Falk, are open to the public.

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Urban spelunking: The Warner Grand Theatre, potential new MSO home

Published Dec. 13, 2016

The public announcement that the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is working to acquire the former Warner Grand Theatre, 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. - an idea that's been swirling around, on and off since it was first floated in 2001 - is big news. Here's why.

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Urban spelunking: Uncovering a WWII "Easter egg"

Published Dec. 8, 2016

Let me just say up front that I love tips from readers and friends. Tips like this one I got last week: "Knowing you, you already know about this. In case you don't: There is a helicopter in the floor of the old A.O. Smith plant." Here's the story.

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