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2008-10-05 15:00:11

By JOHN SCHMID The Milwaukee region should create an agency to coax growth out of its patchwork water-technology sector and devote a research park to water industries, according to civic and business leaders who want the area to become the "Silicon Valley of water technologies." The strategy emerged from a two-day brainstorming session at a Walworth County resort -- no cell phones allowed -- involving officials from several water-related companies, two universities, economic development...

2008-10-05 15:00:11

By DARRYL ENRIQUEZ The state's pending purchase of Rainbow Springs, the sprawling former Mukwonago area resort property, has energized preservationist efforts to protect the nearly pristine 55,000-acre watershed and its 18-mile Mukwonago River.

2008-10-04 15:00:21

By GUY BOULTON Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's latest construction project shows that the advances in medicine also apply to bricks and mortar. The size and design of the patients' rooms in the hospital's new tower, scheduled to open this spring, are just one example.

2008-10-04 15:00:17

By DANI McCLAIN The signs are going up in high school classrooms and after- school centers around the city. They read "Earn Free Drivers Education," and students are rushing to sign up.

2008-09-30 18:01:06

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 30, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY) and Hensley Industries, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a Supply and Distribution Agreement for Brazil.

2008-09-30 18:01:06

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 30, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc.

2008-09-30 15:00:46

By ALAN J. BORSUK and DANI McCLAIN A major shuffling of the locations of schools near downtown and in Bay View is expected to be considered by the Milwaukee School Board in the next few weeks.

2008-09-29 14:41:09

By ALAN J. BORSUK About 80 first- and second-graders at Clarke Street School are being offered a deal that could shape their lives.

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By DARRYL ENRIQUEZ A new report says Lake Michigan water should flow to the City of Waukesha and eventually supply communities in Ozaukee and Washington counties.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.