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June 20, 2013

Outlook sells Hartford shopping center for $5 million

Franklin-based Outlook Development Group sold the Hilldale Plaza shopping center in Hartford for $5.15 million, completing a two-year mission to rehab and sell the property for a profit.Hilldale Plaza at 1566 E. Sumner St. is anchored by a …
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June 20, 2013

Pleasant Prairie reserves land for job-intensive projects

The village of Pleasant Prairie, which seems to sprout distribution center projects like dandelions, has higher aspirations for 543 vacant acres around Interstate 94.Village officials on Monday rezoned land at I-94 near Highway 165 to prohibit …
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June 20, 2013

Sommerhauser sells $2M worth of Kohl's shares

Kohl;;;s Corp. board member Peter Sommerhauser sold slightly less than $2 million worth of Kohl;;;s shares June 14, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.According to the filing, Sommerhauser, an attorney at …
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June 20, 2013

Tim Sullivan: Wisconsin still needs to boost recruiting of immigrants

Tim Sullivan still believes Wisconsin needs to do more to attract immigrants to fill job openings, despite his immigration agenda being overshadowed in final recommendations from Gov. Scott Walker;;;s Council on Workforce Investment.Former Bucyrus …
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June 20, 2013

Wisconsin's largest home - that Door County mansion - hosting public concerts this summer

That Door County manor that's believed to be the largest single-family residence in Wisconsin still hasn't found a buyer ;;; but the luxurious home isn't staying dormant. The estate in Ellison Bay will host a pair of public concerts this summer as …
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June 20, 2013

French watchdog tells Google to change privacy policy - Reuters

euronewsFrench watchdog tells Google to change privacy policyReutersBy Natalie Huet. PARIS Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:26am EDT. PARIS (Reuters) - France's data protection watchdog ordered Google on Thursday to change its privacy policy or face fines, …
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June 19, 2013

Cargill expanding its North American grain business

Cargill Inc. is expanding its holdings in the North American grain industry, buying assets from Northstar Grain in southwest Michigan.Wayzata, Minn.-based Cargill said it is acquiring the grain storage and crop inputs assets of Northstar Grain LLC …
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June 19, 2013

Forty jobs eliminated at Urban Day School

About 40 employees will lose their jobs at Urban Day School in Milwaukee.The job cuts are a result of the school's decision to consolidate charter school activities in Milwaukee due to the loss of federal Head Start funding, according to the a mass …
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June 19, 2013

Gov. Walker pledges $500,000 to youth job program

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stopped by the Pieper-Hillside Boys & Girls Clubs in Milwaukee Tuesday, 611 W. Cherry St., to announce $500,000 in funds to support his Summer Youth Employment Program.The program will support local summer work placements …
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June 19, 2013

Hampton Inn proposed in Kenosha near I-94

Kenosha-based Bear Development LLC is proposing a 93-room, four-story Hampton Inn hotel west of Interstate 94 in Kenosha.The developer has asked the city;;;s Plan Commissioner to consider a conceptual proposal for the hotel at Highway 50 and 125th …
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June 19, 2013

Majority of Wisconsin residents say state headed in right direction

The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard for the second quarter of 2013 was recently released and found that 56 percent of residents think the state is "headed in the right direction," 28 percent view the economy as "good" and just 1 percent say it is …
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June 19, 2013

Need a hotel for Harley fest? New website can help

The Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association has set up a website for visitors still looking for accommodations during the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration over Labor Day weekend.The site, wisconsinlodging.org/harley, lists hotels that …
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