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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Family furious over placement of sex offender

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:47:58 GMT

A Kenosha County family is furious that the best place state officials could find for a person deemed "sexually violent" to live would be next to their home. 

Police release sketch of man suspected in sexual assault

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:37:43 GMT

Milwaukee police released a sketch of a suspect they believe might have been involved in a recent sexual assault.

What word do Wisconsinites misspell the most?

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:12:14 GMT

While America was watching kids take the stage to spell words many didn’t even know existed, Google was working to find out the ones that your everyday New Yorker, Illinoisan, and Wisconsinite just can’t seem to get right.

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