The Best of Milwaukee!

Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 30th most populous city in the United States, and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the City of Milwaukee has a population of 594,833. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 2,025,898 as of 2010.

The first Europeans to pass through the area were French missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, the French-Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades.

Known for its brewing traditions, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Wisconsin Center, Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and Pier Wisconsin, as well as major renovations to the U.S. Cellular Arena. In addition, many new skyscrapers, condos, lofts and apartments have been constructed in neighborhoods on and near the lakefront and riverbanks.

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Man quits corporate gig to get into the 'Doggie Doo Disposal' business

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT

An Arkansas man traded in his cubicle for a pooper scooper – would you?

Police: California girl pulled into dumpster, sexually assaulted

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:51:00 GMT

Police in California are searching for a suspect accused of pulling a girl into a dumpster area and sexually assaulting her

Tom Brady ranked number 1 by fellow NFL players

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:44:00 GMT

"Best ever. Best in the game," a cornerback well-acquainted with defending against the quarterback said.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Writing for Milwaukee publications for more than 20 years, I’ve noticed one thing: People can ask some pretty personal things. That said, take a gander at some of the cheekier questions I receive. Enjoy!.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Issue of the Week expresses the Shepherd Express’ opinion on an important issue in the news. It is usually written by the Shepherd’s editor, but at times we invite someone outside of the paper who is either working in the field or has some other level of expertise.

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