Morning Links for January 27, 2015

Milwaukee man behind foiled terror plot was a dope-smoking slacker without known terrorist leanings, say those close to him. State lawmakers upped pay, worked less last year, new investigation finds. Gov. Scott Walker already running for third term, argues veteran political observer Steve Walters. Waunakee’s 3rd Sign brewery moving into Milwaukee and adding brews including Pollux Soursop Witbier, “a Belgian-style wit with lime peel, coriander and the tart, pulpy soursop fruit.” Water before beer when it comes to Milwaukee’s economy, reports public radio’s Marketplace. Comments comments

Milwaukee man behind foiled terror plot was a dope-smoking slacker without known terrorist leanings, say those close to him.

State lawmakers upped pay, worked less last year, new investigation finds.

Gov. Scott Walker already running for third term, argues veteran political observer Steve Walters.

Waunakee’s 3rd Sign brewery moving into Milwaukee and adding brews including Pollux Soursop Witbier, “a Belgian-style wit with lime peel, coriander and the tart, pulpy soursop fruit.”

Water before beer when it comes to Milwaukee’s economy, reports public radio’s Marketplace.

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Daniel Simmons grew up in St. Paul, Minn., the “good twin” city. He started his writing career covering the midsection for the Mayo Clinic. Since then he’s written about human smuggling by sea in San Diego, the coyote invasion of Chicago and the political circus in Madison. He also got to write about his childhood idol, Larry Bird, for Runners World. He’s the managing editor.