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April 10, 2012

Top investor in Great Wolf won't support Apollo deal

A major investor in Great Wolf Resorts Inc. won't support the indoor water park resort operator's agreement to sell the company to Apollo Capital Management LLC at the current price of $6.75 per share, according to regulatory filings Tuesday.HG Vora …
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April 10, 2012

Gateway expands boot camps with $1 million SCJ donation

Gateway Technical College in Racine County has received a $1 million grant from consumer products giant S.C. Johnson & Son Inc. that will allow the college to expand its rigorous crash courses, known as boot camps, for manufacturing and to expand …
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April 10, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - St. Francis

While development of some prime spots near Lake Michigan in St. Francis waits for the economy to improve, city officials are considering measures that could help spur redevelopment on the communitys southwest side.
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April 10, 2012

Avila: Consumers kicking more tires

Rising levels of consumer debt to buy cars and receive training for new skills provide additional signs of an economic recovery.
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April 10, 2012

Compass Group to cut 270 jobs at UW-La Crosse operations

Compass Group USA, doing business as Chartwells, is planning to lay off about 270 employees due to the closing of its dining services on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus.
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April 10, 2012

House calls making a comeback in Fox Valley

Fox Valley health systems ThedaCare and Affinity Health System are among a growing number of providers nationwide that are reviving the concept of bringing health care into patients' homes.
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April 10, 2012

Great Wolf stock climbs 13% Monday as bidding war escalates

The share price of Great Wolf Resorts Inc., the Madison-based operator of the Great Wolf Lodge chain of indoor water park resorts, shot up 13 percent Monday while a pair of private equity firms continued to try to outbid each other for the chance to …
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April 10, 2012

Columbus economy on the rise

Business is growing in Columbus, a city on the border of Columbia and Dodge counties, with a 168-acre mixed-use development that would include industrial space and a major expansion of the city's largest employer in the works.
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April 10, 2012

Appellate court won’t stop Johnson trial

An appellate court has upheld a circuit court judge's decision to deny prosecutors' motion to add to the charges against Curt Johnson, the former chairman of Diversey and member of Racines industrial Johnson family who is charged with repeated …
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April 10, 2012

Eau Claire Ramada heading toward foreclosure

Dougherty Funding of Minneapolis claims in a foreclosure lawsuit that the Minnesota owners of Eau Claire's Ramada Convention Center, an eight-story hotel with an attached convention facility, owes Dougherty nearly $1.5 million and have not been …
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April 10, 2012

Venture capital 1Q fundraising falls 35%

Nationwide, 42 venture capital funds raised a combined $4.9 billion during the first three months of 2012. Thats a 35 percent drop in terms of dollars and a 9 percent decrease in the number of funds compared with a year ago, according to a report …
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April 08, 2012

Wangard buys riverside Shorewood site slated for new development

Wangard Partners Inc. paid $1.5 million for a 3.07-acre riverside site in Shorewood, and three other developers are discussing housing or retail projects on the property with village officials.It includes vacant land fronting East Capitol Drive and …
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