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Bill would require Wisconsin schools to educate 7th to 12th graders about dating violence

01/09/2018 "Just last year, 2017,15 percent of all female students in Wisconsin experienced teen dating violence of ... And some of those kids come from homes where there may not be healthy relationships even in their homes," said Sargent. Social media has created ...

Wisconsin ads need a touch of creepiness to appeal to Illinois millennials

01/12/2018 And they love ads with just a touch or more of creepiness, like the old creepy Burger King who snuck around homes when millennials were sleeping; or the nerdy guy with Flo on the Progressive insurance spots. And as I love the people of Wisconsin ...

Wisconsin launches ads to lure Chicago millennials north

01/09/2018 Gov. Scott Walker's job-creation agency has launched a push to convince Chicago-area millennials to leave the big city and relocate to Wisconsin in hopes of boosting the state's workforce. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation began its "Think ...

Wisconsin tiny home community provides housing for veterans

01/06/2018 Milwaukee Public Radio reports that the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin has built about 15 tiny homes in Racine. The homes are only 128 square feet but come furnished with a TV, mini fridge, microwave and a couch that doubles as a bed. A nearby community ...

Bill Helps Real Estate Industry

01/05/2018 received $4,100 in contributions from real estate interests between January 2011 and June 2017. In addition to direct contributions, the Realtors Association and its affiliate, the Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance, has spent an estimated $835,000 on outside ...

Airbnb boom a Wisconsin success story

01/03/2018 With single-digit temperatures and subzero wind chills blanketing the state, it’s difficult this time of year to envision Wisconsin as a tourism hot spot ... up around state residents renting out their homes and apartments to guests through Airbnb.

Wisconsin has a massive, decade-old tornado scar that is still visible from space

01/03/2018 That doesn’t seem to be the case in northern Wisconsin, where a 40-mile-long scar still remains ... and can cause “severe damage” including damage to large buildings and the destruction of homes. In this case, most of the damage was done to a heavy ...

FIRST PACE WISCONSIN PROJECT BEGINS IN DANE COUNTY

12/29/2017 PACE Wisconsin launched in December 2016 after three years of ... Greenworks Lending is an energy efficiency and clean energy financing company that invests in commercial real estate with the goal of improving cost and energy performance.

Top 10 Homes Featured in 2017

12/29/2017 2017 Although there is plenty of real estate news published on a daily basis at Urban Milwaukee, House Confidential has never headlined itself as such. “Stalking” is a felony in Wisconsin, requiring repeated acts directed at a specific person.

Six of Wisconsin’s Top Environmental Stories of 2017

12/28/2017 Then in February, leaders discovered that as many as 10,000 more homes might be on the list ... Mining Bill In November, the Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill to end Wisconsin’s so-called mining moratorium. For the last two decades ...

Could Tiny Homes be the Answer For Homeless Veterans?

12/27/2017 Across the country, "tiny homes" are being used in a number of ways ... Jeff Gustin is executive director of Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin. He’s also the brain behind the tiny home village. “We’re offering them a hand up, not a hand out.

NC’s Maternal Mortality Strategy Relies on ‘Medical Homes’

12/26/2017 Other states, such as Oregon, Wisconsin and Texas, have pregnancy medical homes, but North Carolina is the only one with a statewide program. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an independent nonprofit health policy research organization in ...

Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan ready for prime time

12/25/2017 Wisconsin Avenue is a vital transportation link between the ... are large vacant tracts and existing residential with older deteriorated single-family homes. Current zoning at the intersection is a combination of one-family residential and low-density ...

Man gets 5 years for robbing NW Wisconsin storage units

12/23/2017 (WSAW) ---A judge has sentenced an Eau Claire man to five years in prison for burglarizing multiple storage units and residences across northwestern Wisconsin to support ... that broke into storage units and homes and stole coins and jewelry.

Wisconsin stained-glass artist to teach on Honduran island

12/22/2017 Originally, he was looking for a place to escape harsh Wisconsin winters. He sent teaching proposals ... he wants to build a learning studio and a handful of tiny homes where students can live while attending classes. “This will only play out if the ...

The Boulder Group sells Shopko grocery store in Wisconsin

12/22/2017 Access Road in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, for more than $6.3 milllion ... of The Boulder Group represented the seller in the transaction, a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The purchaser was a Midwest-based real estate investment group.

Wisconsin on Track for Record Homes Sales

12/21/2017 Wisconsin is on track to see record home sales this year, paced by a 4.2% jump in existing home sales last month, reports Milwaukee Journal Sentinel staffer Paul Gores. Wisconsin recorded 6,213 closings in November, up from 5,960 in November 2016 ...

GOP tax bill could impact real estate market, experts say

12/20/2017 Real estate experts in Wisconsin say the GOP tax bill could result in fewer homebuyers and lower property values for some homes due to a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions included in the bill. Mike Ruzicka, of the Greater Milwaukee Association ...

Western Wisconsin Authorities Seek Suspects in 2 Armed Robberies

12/20/2017 Authorities in western Wisconsin are trying to determine who broke into two homes and carried out armed robberies while people were inside. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said via Facebook that police in Barron responded to a theft call from a ...

Growing Wisconsin retailer Mills Fleet Farm acquires Delavan land for new store

12/20/2017 vice president of real estate and construction. The sites of all those new stores have not yet been identified, but they will likely be within the company's upper Midwest geographic area, he noted. Fleet Farm has a heavy presence in Wisconsin, with around ...

GOP Tax Plan: How Wisconsin Homeowners Will Be Affected

12/21/2017 Under the new tax plan, the percentage of homes drops to 14.4 percent. Zillow's analysis says that more homeowners are likely to choose to take the standard deduction, which is doubled under the GOP plan. In Wisconsin, the percentage of eligible homes will ...

Helen G Bohn, Edgerton, WI

12/18/2017 Helen moved to the Edgerton area in 1966, coming from Northern Wisconsin. She retired after 25 years as a ... Friends may call Monday Evening from 5-7 p.m. at the ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES, Edgerton, and from 10 a.m. until time of ...

Wisconsin residents sue farmers over bird-repelling cannons

12/18/2017 Some residents of a small town in western Wisconsin are suing the owners of a nearby farm ... The lawsuit alleges Mark Klein fired his original real estate agent after the realtor advised he was legally required to disclose the cannon devices that his ...

What happened in Wisconsin: Sen. Tiffany comments

12/18/2017 However, there is no doubt justice has not been served for those like Eric O’Keefe who had their homes raided simply for participating in the political arena in Wisconsin. On Friday Majority Leader Senator Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos issued a call ...

Wisconsin boy collects 1,176 toys for sick kids

12/17/2017 (CNN) – A Wisconsin second-grader made it his mission to collect Christmas ... The stuffed animals are going into duffel bags for children displaced from their homes due to abuse, neglect or tragedy.

Wisconsin creates benefit corporations, a new for-profit business entity

12/13/2017 Although Wisconsin is the 34th state to enact benefit corporation ... His practice focuses on a wide range of corporate business matters and includes real estate and commercial transactions. He can be reached at rspott@dkattorneys.com or 414-225-1478.

Wisconsin, the Surveillance State

12/15/2017 Groggy families awakened to the sound of police boots running through their homes were told that they could not tell anyone what had happened. Their crime? Supporting conservative causes in Wisconsin. The legal basis for the second investigation was ...

An Attack on My Privacy in Wisconsin's Political War

12/10/2017 Mr. Chisholm weaponized an arm of the government, which was supposed to be Wisconsin’s ethics watchdog, to issue broad subpoenas and warrants for documents. The agency even worked with law enforcement to conduct paramilitary raids on people’s homes.

Kimberly, WI Homes For Sale & Real Estate

12/11/2017 Kimberly is located in Wisconsin. Kimberly is an adventurous eater's dream; with fabulous restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines, such as pizza, Chinese and burger joints, your taste buds will never get bored!

Elevated levels of lead detected in Fairchild homes' drinking water

12/08/2017 (WEAU) --Tests show drinking water in a local town has high levels of lead. According to the Wisconsin DNR, routine drinking water samples from homes in Fairchild showed elevated levels of lead. Lead is widespread throughout the environment, and people ...

Reaction to the Wisconsin Justice Department Report on the John Doe Abuse

12/07/2017 the head of Wisconsin Club for Growth and a target of Chisholm’s probe, had leaked information because “he has a right as a citizen to say whatever he wants” about the raids of the homes of those who worked with him. “It would smack frankly of ...

Milwaukee Home Builder Constructs Homes for Police K-9's

12/09/2017 Greenfield, WI, December 9, 2017: Milwaukee area home builder, Joseph Douglas Homes, announced today it will be joining the MECA Foundation in their quest to support and protect Wisconsin police K-9's with bullet resistant and stab proof vests. Joseph ...

Unlimited powers result in secret investigation that invades privacy of Wisconsin Republicans

12/08/2017 Wisconsin’s attorney general ... seized personal property of conservatives and conducted paramilitary-style pre-dawn raids of suspects’ homes with battering rams and floodlights. One woman whose front door was battered in while she was sleeping ...

Purchasing LLC Membership Interests vs. Real Estate: Pros and Cons

12/06/2017 When a real estate transaction closes in Wisconsin there is a transfer fee that must be paid to the State of Wisconsin which is equal to 0.3% of the purchase price. Additionally, the sale price is factored into the assessed value of the real estate.

This tiny town in Wisconsin does Christmas better than anyone

12/03/2017 New York and London certainly put on a good show when it comes to decorating the streets for the festive season, but theres a tiny town in the state of Wisconsin that takes the pudding when it comes to Christmas. Hayward is a small fishing town located ...

Southern California fire forces thousands to flee homes

12/05/2017 Many of the evacuated homes were in that city. However ... Southern California Edison said on Twitter. Wisconsin may allow first responders to aid pets Wisconsin may allow first responders to aid pets How unseasonably warm weather impacts Granite Peak ...

New Wisconsin Insurance Program Pays For Tenants' Rent After Income Loss

12/05/2017 "A program like Renter SafetyNet not only helps landlords protect their income, but also keeps tenants in their homes during this stressful time ... Renter SafetyNet currently serves landlords in Wisconsin.

Know Your Opponent: The Wisconsin Badgers

12/02/2017 that way because they refused to leave their homes in the New Mexico hills after the government began testing nuclear weapons in the area. Wisconsin is known as the Badger State because lead miners there in the early 1800s refused to leave their ...

Wisconsin fitness-center chain filling large vacant Twin Cities storefronts with gyms

11/29/2017 A Wisconsin fitness chain will open several new facilities ... Laura Castagna and Tricia Pitchford with Mid-America Real Estate Minnesota represent Crossroads of Roseville.

Wisconsin cabin has been years of work, but that's OK

11/30/2017 A Wisconsin real estate agent near Spooner showed me an A-frame with floor to ceiling glass facing the lake. The price was right, but it needed a lot of TLC. That first summer my parents visited. My father was excited at the potential but fearful that I'd ...