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2008-09-22 00:00:23

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUCY) announced today that it will host a meeting for analysts and investors at MINExpo International 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. PDT.

2008-09-20 15:00:39

By ALAN J. BORSUK It was 7:10 a.m. and the line of children and parents stretched across the gym at the Academy of Accelerated Learning, through the lobby and then down a long corridor of classrooms.

2008-09-19 15:00:48

By LEE BERGQUIST Gov. Jim Doyle said Thursday that five Milwaukee companies, including Johnson Controls, will receive grants and loans totaling $1.7 million from the state's new Wisconsin Energy Independence Fund.

2008-09-19 15:00:27

By DIANA MARRERO Washington --- The House approved a measure Thursday that could help clean up pollution in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Legacy Act, passed 371-20, authorizes $150 million a year for cleanup efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency.

2008-09-17 15:00:00

By ERNST-ULRICH FRANZEN Chicago politicians were quick to jump on Milwaukee when heavy rains in May 2004 led to the discharge of 1.7 billion gallons of partially treated sewage into Lake Michigan. Chicago officials again blamed Milwaukee for beach closings in the land of Lincoln. U.S. Rep.

2008-09-12 15:00:19

By DUANE DUDEK "Song Sung Blue," the award-winning documentary about Lightning and Thunder, the Milwaukee-based singing duo who impersonated Neil Diamond and Patsy Cline, will finally get its Milwaukee premiere.

2008-09-05 15:00:18

By DUANE DUDEK The new Film Milwaukee festival is not the only such area gathering planned for next year. First up is the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison, April 2 through 5.

2008-09-04 15:00:22

The 21st Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival opens at 7:30 tonight with "Were the World Mine," a 2008 film about a boys' high school production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," at the Oriental Theatre, 2230 N. Farwell Ave. Admission to the opening-night film is $15.

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By Sean Ryan Unless something unexpected crops up, New Berlin's application to buy Lake Michigan water should gain state approval. "I'm certainly not aware of any new problematic issues," said Todd Ambs, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Division administrator.

2008-08-30 15:00:18

By MIKE JOHNSON Wisconsin's population has grown by 311,285 since the 2000 U.S. Census, with big increases in residents occurring in Dane and Waukesha counties, according to new state estimates. The state's population was 5,675,000 as of Jan.

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