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Admirals left in the shadows of new arena discussion

Published April 13, 2015

As the spotlight widens on the ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks and politicians around the state regarding the construction of a new Downtown arena, the Milwaukee Admirals have been left in the shadows. As of now, there are no plans to have the Admirals as a part of the new multi-purpose arena.

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In 1901, Riverwest residents battled on the frozen Milwaukee River

Published Jan. 16, 2015

In the winter between 1900 and 1901, a pitched battle erupted on the frozen Milwaukee River above the North Avenue dam between enraged ice harvesters and the equally violent crew of a steam-powered launch. The newspapers called it "The Ice War." On a section of river that has witnessed many strange things over the years, the ice war was perhaps the strangest.

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Milwaukee, a snow removal pioneer

Published Dec. 9, 2013

On the day after a snow fall, this is a fitting blog. Did you know that Milwaukee was the first city to embrace the modern day snow plow?

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Ice is a way of life for Pettit Center's Jason Piche

Published Feb. 23, 2010

Ice is an unfortunate by-product of winter, glazing our roads and walkways, threatening doom to our gutters and making the winter months a treacherous journey to spring and sunshine. But for Jason Piche, an ice-maker at the Pettit National Ice Center, the slick stuff is a point of pride.

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Dubai and Milwaukee's Outpost hot for Sibby's ice cream

Published Oct. 7, 2005

It's a fair distance from Milwaukee's Outpost Natural Foods to Suzanne Sebion-Huber's farm in Vernon County. It's even farther to Dubai in the Middle East, but Sibby's ice cream is cool in all those places. Read about it in Beyond Milwaukee.

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Cold Stone prepares to fight Milwaukee frozen treats war

Published July 15, 2003

The Milwaukee ice cream market, already crowded with competitors wanting to dish out their favorite flavors, is getting an ambitious new national competitor hoping to grab a large scoop of the business.