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BALTIMORE — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S. economy toward the Democrats' liking: a $15 minimum wage, aid to poor families and federal dollars going to public schools.

BALTIMORE — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S. economy toward the Democrats’ liking: a $15 minimum wage, aid to poor families and federal dollars going to public schools.It’s an ambitious effort that would arrive after rou… Read more

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CITY OF PEWAUKEE — A month after a fire gutted their supper club, owners of Michael’s House of Prime took to social media on Thursday to say thank you for the outpouring of financial and emotional support they’ve received in recent weeks.“The morning of Dec. 9th was not in our plan. It took … Read more

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WAUKESHA — Good Harvest Market, 2205 Silvernail Road, announced they have completed the renovation of their 5-year-old Harvest Café and will be reopening their new restaurant today under the name Hop Harvest & Vine.According to a press release from Good Harvest Market, the renovations be… Read more

DELAFIELD — With St. John’s Northwestern Academies and Hendricks Commercial Properties completing a sale/leaseback transaction for the Academies’ 112-acre campus, one area on the property that could be developed is the golf course. Read more

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MUKWONAGO — The business Quilt-agious, 109 Lake Street, Mukwonago, has been adapting since COVID-19 arrived, and has also seen an increased interest in the hobby. Now, Quilt-agious’ owner is planning on hosting a virtual event, allowing participants to make one of their original quilt design… Read more

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Almost a half-century after opening, Water Tower Place, the once-bustling retail mall at the north end of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, remains shiny marble on the outside, but inside it’s losing some of its sparkle. Read more

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THIENSVILLE — Following a devastating fire on Nov. 8, the cheel restaurant finally met its demise Wednesday morning, razed in just under three hours. Read more

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HARTFORD — Discussions are still in the preliminary stage, but one city official said there is a possibility Starbucks could be locating one more of its world-wide and world-famous coffee shops in the city.City Administrator Steve Volkert said there have been discussions with the developer o… Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — Lake House Cafe has opened in Oconomowoc. The family restaurant in the former Arby’s location at 662 E. Wisconsin Avenue opened on Dec. 29. Lake House Cafe’s hours of operation are Sunday to Thursday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Read more

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HARTFORD — After being rejected by the same panel nearly two years ago, the city’s Plan Commission, on a narrow vote, has approved a concept-plan review for a controversial mixed-use residential development along North Main Street. The vote was 4-3 with Mayor Tim Michalak casting the decidin… Read more

WAUKESHA — With the NFL playoffs here and the Packers set to participate, local bars are preparing to host game days, but it might look a little different this year.In Waukesha, Tally’s Tap & Eatery owner Jessica Tallinger said the establishment is down about 45 seats due to social dista… Read more

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.  — Enbridge said Tuesday it would defy Michigan's demand to shut down an oil pipeline that runs through a channel linking two of the Great Lakes, contending that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's decision was based on bad information and political posturing. Read more

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Stocks shook off a midday slide and ended broadly higher on Wall Street. The S&P 500 edged up less than 0.1% Tuesday. Small-company stocks continued to outpace the rest of the market by a wide margin, a sign that investors are becoming more optimistic about an economic rebound. Treasury … Read more

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WAUKESHA — The owner of Boombalatti’s Pizza Company, known for their gluten-free, low-carb take-and-bake pies, announced they have moved locations and other exciting business news.The business owner will also provide new commercial kitchen space available for rent for other business owners a… Read more

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THIENSVILLE — After suffering a devastating fire at the end of last year, the historic building that was home to the cheel will officially come down beginning tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m., beginning with the steeple. Read more

The conservative-friendly social network Parler was booted off the internet Monday over ties to last week’s siege on the U.S. Capitol, but not before digital activists made off with an archive of its posts, including any that might have helped organize or document the riot. Read more

WASHINGTON — Corporate America is quickly distancing itself from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, with many of the biggest names in business — Goldman Sachs, Coca Cola, Ford, and Blue Cross Blue Shield — suspending political donations after a Trump-inspired mob ransacked the… Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — After months of wondering from area residents about the Blue Ribbon Baseball stadium planned for the south side of the city, Tom Kelenic of Blue Ribbon Baseball Diamond Club Entertainment said the company plans on putting shovels in the ground this spring to begin construction.H… Read more

BILLINGS, Mont. — In the closing months of the Trump administration, energy companies stockpiled enough drilling permits for western public lands to keep pumping oil for years and undercut President-elect Joe Biden's plans to curb new drilling because of climate change, according to public r… Read more

President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where — if anywhere — on the internet he will be able to reach his followers. Read more

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GERMANTOWN — MOTIS Brands CEO Richard Spratt has been recognized by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the Patriot Award. Major Clint Berry, MOTIS Brands’ director of manufacturing operations, has completed 15 years of service and… Read more

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank, a full-service community bank with 13 offices in Waukesha County, announced the promotion Kyle Kees to vice president – commercial banking team lead.“Kyle has done an outstanding job of building strong relationships with our team and with businesses in southea… Read more

MILWAUKEE — DeWitt LLP announced it has elected a new firm president & managing partner, Timothy L. Stewart, who is also currently the managing partner of its Brookfield office. Michele L. Perreault was also named the managing partner for its Madison office. Read more

FOND DU LAC — Moraine Park Technical College held its fall 2020 Manufacturing Skills Academy completion ceremony on Dec. 23. A total of nine students finished the program, four from computer numerical control (CNC) and five from welding. Read more

BROOKFIELD — Kristin Oberholtzer, chief operating officer of Advantage+ of Brookfield, has been appointed to the Advantage+ board of directors. She will become secretary of the corporation. Advantage+ is a 28 year-old, nationwide direct lender. Read more

WAUKESHA — First Federal Bank of Wisconsin announced the hire of Steve Wierschem as chief financial officer. He will manage the accounting and finance functions of the bank that are responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and treasury management as well as SEC and other regulatory reporting. Read more

NASHOTAH — MSI General Corporation recently added Jeremy Flint to its team as a project executive within its sales department. Flint worked for MSI General almost 10 years ago as an architect and since then was working for Kohl’s Department Stores’ Property Development and Construction Team.… Read more

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OCONOMOWOC — Sarah Williams-Berg was named Oconomowoc’s Citizen of the Year last week by the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce during its annual award ceremony.Williams-Berg is the director of community relations at Shorehaven, but her sense of community stretches far beyond her work there.Will… Read more

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced that Robert Stein has been hired as deputy director and chief experience officer for the organization. Stein will be responsible for overseeing key departments of the museum’s operations.Effective Jan. 4, Stein joins the museum with expertis… Read more

DELAFIELD — Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Edwin Lima has been named St. John’s Northwestern Academies’ 18th president, succeeding Thomas Stocks III effective immediately, according to a press release from the academy. Lima was appointed by the academy’s board of trustees. Read more

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MENOMONEE FALLS — Bradley Corporation announced two major promotions to its leadership team Monday, for chairman/chief executive officer and president/chief operating officer. Read more

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Adam C. Severson, chief marketing and business development officer at Baker Donelson, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Legal Marketing Association (LMA), the largest professional organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of the lega… Read more

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WAUKESHA — Waukesha State Bank announced that Lisa Persohn, vice president — director of wealth management and trust operations, graduated from the Cannon Financial School on Trust Audit, Compliance and Risk Management and earned her Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist certification. Read more

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