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October 18, 2011

Juice shop opens in Pleasant Prairie

A new juice and smoothie shop has opened at the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge in Pleasant Prairie, according to a news release issued Monday.Ambrosia Juice Co., 9901 77th St., serves fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, fresh-squeezed orange juice, …
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October 17, 2011

Johnson Controls to close Hudson plant

Johnson Controls Inc. plans to permanently close its factory in Hudson, in St. Croix County, leaving 51 employees without jobs.Layoffs are expected to begin on Dec. 14 and continue through Feb. 28, 2012, according to a plant closing notice filed …
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October 17, 2011

Cost of a cold brew at Lambeau is relatively cheap

Backers of the Green Bay Packers dole out less for a beer at historic Lambeau Field than fans at most other NFL venues.A standard 14-ounce beer at Lambeau will run you $5.25, the same as it did last year, according to a 2011 NFL Stadium Beer Price …
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October 17, 2011

Report warns of county reserve cuts

A Public Policy Forum study credits Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele for not shying away from cuts to fill a $55 million hole in the county's 2012 budget.However, the report warns county officials must consider adding more money into reserve …
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October 17, 2011

Ill. attracts Wis. retailers through sales tax rebates

An Illinois community has attracted two Wisconsin-based retailers in recent months using an incentive that isnt available in Wisconsin.Steinhafels, Pewaukee, opened its first Illinois furniture store in Vernon Hills in August. Marianos Fresh Market, …
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October 17, 2011

County bus value pass could go up $6

A three-month commuter value pass for Milwaukee County buses would increase from $195 to $201 under a 2012 budget amendment endorsed Monday by the County Boards Finance & Audit Committee.Companies with at least 20 employees can pay for a portion of …
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October 17, 2011

Milwaukee County, Racine get bus grants

Milwaukee County will receive $7 million in federal grants to replace aging buses, under a Monday announcement from U.S. Sen. Herb Kohls office.Milwaukee Countys grant was one of eight awarded that total $20 million. The city of Racine received …
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October 17, 2011

State to hold Medicaid town hall in Milwaukee

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Dennis Smith and Deputy Secretary Kitty Rhoades will hold a Town Hall meeting in Milwaukee Friday to collect input from consumers, community partners, and providers on Medicaid efficiencies and …
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October 17, 2011

Athea buys Milwaukee building for $4.4M

Athea Inc. paid $4.4 million for a Milwaukee industrial building and will move its 86 employees to the location from two plants in the city.The market for us really didnt dictate the decision, said Athea president Steve Hipp. It was more of an …
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October 17, 2011

MillerCoors unit buys stake in Georgia microbrewery

Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the craft brewing unit of MillerCoors LLC, has purchased a minority interest in Terrapin Beer Co., an Athens, Ga., microbrewery.Terrapin has signed a letter of intent to give Tenth and Blake less than 25 percent ownership …
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October 17, 2011

Jason Inc. acquires Illinois manufacturer

Jason Inc., a Milwaukee industrial holding company, announced Monday that it has acquired Morton Manufacturing Co., a producer of slip-resistant walking surfaces based in Libertyville, Ill.Morton will function as a stand-alone organization under the …
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October 16, 2011

Brand Madness launches today

What is the Milwaukee area's most-loved brand? Now is your chance to have a say.We've taken 64 of the Milwaukee area's most famous and iconic brands and matched them up, NCAA tourney-style. Yes, Harley, Kopp's and Klement's are in the tournament, as …
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