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Morning Links for Oct. 24, 2014
Election happenings, mad money and Madison voters.
What we'e reading on this Friday morning. Walker and Burke trade arguments while stumping in Milwaukee, defending a refusal to apply for federal grant money and a campaign ad, according to WisPolitics. The Republican Governor's Association has stepped up the amount it will spend in these latter days of Gov. Scott Walker's campaign from $900,000 to $2 million, The Washington Post is reporting. In yet more election ...
Matt Hrodey
Grand Avenue's Uncertain Future
The local group seeking to buy the Shops of Grand Avenue falls short.
Photo by Adam Ryan Morris For months, it’s been largely assumed that local group WAM DC LLC would be the new owners of the Shops of Grand Avenue. Now, it appears that will not be the case. The top bid for the mall, at auction.com, landed at $16.5 million when it closed this afternoon.WAM DC did not win the auction. The winner is an unknown group, giving the mall an uncertain future. “It was not us,” says Steve Chernof, ...
Dan Shafer
Morning Links for October 23, 2014
Pet body-shaming, dancing priests, and 44,000 pounds of stolen Miller High Life
Would like room in that grande latte? No? How about just an installment of Morning Links: The driver of the rig carrying 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life was understandably upset – “devastated,” he said – when the truck was robbed of its foamy contents near Orlando yesterday. The good news is that police retrieved the trailer in Miami. Fast Company has a story on pet "body shaming." Yep, it’s ...
Ann Christenson
Tom Petri, Unvarnished
After 35 years in Congress, he's cutting loose.
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-Fond du Lac), in office since 1979, is known for his reserve, and has been called the last of the "Rockefeller Republicans," moderates who predated Reagan's conservative revolution.  Still, when a journalist from his local paper, the Fond du Lac Reporter, spoke with Petri last week, she found him "reminiscing over old photos," including one of the Gipper that prompted this PG-13 anecdote. One photo of the late, former President Ronald Reagan ...
Matt Hrodey
Morning Links for Oct. 22, 2014
"Canstruction," Ebola hoax, and a set date for the 88th annual Holiday Parade.
An anomalous mix of news here in today’s Morning Links. Tuesday’s "Canstruction" event built Milwaukee landmarks from unopened cans of food, and after "de-canstruction" on Oct. 29, the 8,000-plus cans of food will be donated to the Jewish Community Pantry. The latest autopsy findings suggest a turn in the Ferguson, MO Michael Brown case. And in other dark news, a suspected serial killer, accused of murdering ...
Aimee Robinson
Morning Links for Oct. 21, 2014
A sad day in the fashion world, maps, McDonald's and Coco-Cola.
A roundup of the sad, weird and sugar-filled news in today's Links.  It was announced Monday evening that Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer, has died. He was 82. His designs will be remembered as the pinnacle of American formalwear.  Bill Clinton is coming to our divided state to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.  The Dodgeville mayor keeps getting involved with local police while intoxicated, ...
Claire Hanan
 
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Morning Links for Oct. 24, 2014
Election happenings, mad money and Madison voters.
Matt Hrodey | 10/24/2014
Grand Avenue's Uncertain Future
The local group seeking to buy the Shops of Grand Avenue falls short.
Dan Shafer | 10/23/2014
Morning Links for October 23, 2014
Pet body-shaming, dancing priests, and 44,000 pounds of stolen Miller High Life
Ann Christenson | 10/23/2014
Tom Petri, Unvarnished
After 35 years in Congress, he's cutting loose.
Matt Hrodey | 10/22/2014
Morning Links for Oct. 22, 2014
"Canstruction," Ebola hoax, and a set date for the 88th annual Holiday Parade.
Aimee Robinson | 10/22/2014
Morning Links for Oct. 21, 2014
A sad day in the fashion world, maps, McDonald's and Coco-Cola.
Claire Hanan | 10/21/2014
Morning Links for Oct. 20, 2014
James Foley's parents are asking political candidates to apologize for using images of their son in campaign advertising.
Dan Shafer | 10/20/2014
Morning Links for Oct. 17, 2014
"Disastrous" news, the AG candidates on John Does and tonight's debate.
Matt Hrodey | 10/17/2014
Morning Links for October 16, 2014
An Aaron Rodgers look-alike, fast-food burgers, and extras needed for the "Magic Mike" movie sequel
Ann Christenson | 10/16/2014
Charting the MU Law Poll Results
And looking closely at the gubernatorial race.
Claire Hanan | 10/15/2014
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Claire Hanan
Assistant Editor
Claire Hanan’s writing has appeared in FutureClaw Magazine, MSN.com (UK), Mizzou Magazine, and Vox magazine. She attended the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute. She enjoys writing about fashion and books, and joined Milwaukee Magazine as an assistant editor in 2012. 

Matt Hrodey
Associate Editor
Matt has written for Milwaukee Magazine since 2006, when he was a lowly intern. Since then, he’s held the posts of assistant news editor and, most recently, associate editor. He’s lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa, and Indiana but mostly in Wisconsin. He wants to do more fishing but has a hard time finding worms. He lives in Riverwest, where he was robbed once at gunpoint. For the magazine, Matt has written about city government, schools, neo-Nazi’s and real estate. If you have a news tip, call him at 414-287-4316.
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