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APPLETON- Creative Placemaking is energizing downtown spaces
If you spent any time downtown during Mile of Music you surely noticed a transformed city center, with thousands of visitors, interactive programs for the whole family and an infectious energy. Building on this energy and carrying it throughout the year is the goal of the Creative Placemaking Team at Appleton Downtown Inc.

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MADISON- Stock futures go on wild roller coaster ride
Stock traders are reeling from one of the most turbulent market moves in history, after a record-breaking collapse on Monday followed by rallies that were nearly as intense. Although some analysts fear volatile markets, others recognize that volatility brings larger rewards along with larger risks.

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SUPERIOR-Bong Bridge project on track for Fall finish
Construction work on the Bong Bridge linking Duluth and Superior remains on target for fall completion and a Nov. 2 reopening of the eastbound lanes, including the bridge's pedestrian walkway.

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GREEN BAY- Harlan’s decision helped business side of Packers
Bob Harlan famously receives credit for his decision in 1991 to separate football and non-football operations within the Green Bay Packers organization. Analysis always focuses on the positive effect it had on football operations, but it was equally beneficial to the business side of the Packers.

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FON DU LAC- Mercury Marine supplier christens new facility
A longtime Mercury Marine supplier celebrated the grand opening of its second Fond du Lac facility.

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Bellevue- Alternative education program gets KI boost
Two years ago, Miguel Cornelio didn't think he'd graduate from Green Bay Preble High School.Thanks to GPS Education Partners, Cornelio not only made his mom proud by graduating on time, he's transitioning into a full-time job at KI, the Bellevue office furniture manufacturer.

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GREEN BAY- UWGB sees modest growth in enrollment
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay expects a slightly larger freshmen class when students return in coming days.

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MOUNT HOREB- Roundabouts, new businesses and future development in Mount Horeb
There are routes to avoid the village’s five circular intersection-control structures but, for most, a trip through a roundabout has become commonplace in the 11 years since the first was built near the Kwik Trip at highways 78, 92 and Business 151. Four more were added in 2006 on the village’s east side.

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MADISON- Retroactive OT ordered for security detail that already cost $2.4 million in 2014
Federal authorities are ordering retroactive overtime for Wisconsin State Patrol officers who serve as bodyguards for Gov. Scott Walker and other state officials.

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MADISON- American Family doubles support at UW-Madison
American Family Insurance is doubling the amount of money it spends on advertising and donations at UW-Madison, pledging $4 million annually to the university for the next 10 years.

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MILWAUKEE- Small businesses get boost for exporting
The Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion program will help small businesses enter and compete in the global marketplace with $17.4 million in funding.

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MADISON- Saliva-based fertility test company wins another award for innovation
The Madison biochemist and bioengineer who helped develop the first saliva-based fertility test for women won the 5X5X5 pitch competition held Thursday by the Doyenne Group.It is the second contest the company has won in two days.

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OAK CREEK- Power plant coal pile to double in size
The state Department of Natural Resources this week approved a permit for We Energies to expand the size of the pile from 750,000 tons of coal to 1.5 million tons.

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NEENAH- Steelworkers union to endorse Feingold
United Steelworkers, North America's largest industrial union, endorsed Russ Feingold in his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson.

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MADISON- City council to decide if Judge Doyle Square project is worth the investment
After a breakneck-speed negotiation, Madison is poised to decide the biggest investment for a private development in city history with a huge question for Mayor Paul Soglin and the City Council: Is it worth it?

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