There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 28th 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 1,751,316 as of 2010. Milwaukee is also the regional center of the seven county Greater Milwaukee Area, with an estimated population of 2,014,032 as of 2008.
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.
Once known almost exclusively as a brewing and manufacturing powerhouse, Milwaukee's image has changed with the decline of industry in most of the US. In the past decade, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the Frontier Airlines Center, Miller Park, an internationally renowned addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, 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.
There have been five ships of the United States Navy named after the city, including USS Milwaukee (LCS-5).
Multiple people stabbed on Milwaukee's south side - WTMJ-TV (press release) (...
22 Aug 2017 at 5:46am
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Multiple people stabbed on Milwaukee's south sideWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
... verbal altercation with some kids and adults decided to bring themself into it to try and intimidate the kids," Anderson said. The Milwaukee
Fire Department said at least one person was taken to Froedtert Hosptial and one to Children's Hospital of ...and more »
Ohio Gov. John Kasich blasts Wisconsin Foxconn deal - WTMJ-TV (press release)...
22 Aug 2017 at 3:27pm
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Ohio Gov. John Kasich blasts Wisconsin Foxconn dealWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich said his state is still vying for a Foxconn deal, and took a jab at the Wisconsin
Foxconn deal this month, according to a report from our partners at the Milwaukee
Business Journal. ?I'll tell you one thing: It's not ...and more »
Clouds could thin in time for improved eclipse viewing - Milwaukee Journal Se...
20 Aug 2017 at 4:58pm
Milwaukee Journal SentinelClouds could thin in time for improved eclipse viewingMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sunglasses are not enough. Many libraries in the Milwaukee
area are handing out free eclipse glasses and organizing viewing gatherings, as are other locations like the University of Wisconsin
Public Museum and Wehr Nature Center.Everything you need to know about the Total Solar EclipseWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)all 5,514 news articles »
Lawmakers debate Foxconn package in public hearing - WTMJ-TV (press release) ...
22 Aug 2017 at 4:54pm
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Lawmakers debate Foxconn package in public hearingWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
Lawmakers continue to debate over the $3 billion incentives package needed to bring Foxconn to southeastern Wisconsin
. On Tuesday, the Joint Finance Committee took a public hearing to ?Wisconn Valley.? Around 100 people attended an open meeting at ...Wisconsin
seeks to tighten job requirements on $3 billion Foxconn dealMilwaukee Journal SentinelGovernor Walker Highlights Opportunities Foxconn Brings for Wisconsin's
Healthcare Industryurbanmilwaukee (press release)Darling hoping for Senate vote week of Sept. 14BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)fox6now.com -Daily Reporterall 59 news articles »
State Superintendent Evers to run for Wisconsin governor - WTMJ-TV (press rel...
22 Aug 2017 at 12:48pm
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)State Superintendent Evers to run for Wisconsin governorWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State Superintendent Tony Evers is officially entering the race for Wisconsin
governor on Wednesday, the only candidate in a likely crowded Democratic primary who has won a statewide election. Evers plans to make his entry into ...and more »
Thousands gather at UWM to watch solar eclipse - WTMJ-TV (press release) (reg...
21 Aug 2017 at 5:50pm
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Thousands gather at UWM to watch solar eclipseWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
The day finally came for the country wide solar eclipse and it did not disappoint, and at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
, more than a thousand people showed up to enjoy the spectacle in the sky. ?This is the first eclipse I've ever seen,? said ...and more »
Wisconsin 4-year-old killed by horse-drawn wagon - WTMJ-TV (press release) (r...
22 Aug 2017 at 7:28am
Wisconsin 4-year-old killed by horse-drawn wagonWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
TOWN OF BUFFALO, Wis. (WISC) - A 4-year-old girl was killed Monday morning by a horse-drawn wagon, Marquette County sheriff's officials said. Emergency crews were called around 11:15 a.m. to the town of Buffalo for reports of an injured child ...and more »
Commission Property Fired Milwaukee Officer After Shooting - U.S. News & Worl...
22 Aug 2017 at 7:58am
Commission Property Fired Milwaukee Officer After ShootingU.S. News & World Report
judge ruled the termination was proper, but Manney argued to the 1st District Court of Appeals that the department's pat-down policies are vague and his due process rights were violated. The court rejected his arguments Tuesday, saying the ...and more »
Wisconsinites hit the road for total solar eclipse - WTMJ-TV (press release) ...
20 Aug 2017 at 12:47pm
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Wisconsinites hit the road for total solar eclipseWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)MILWAUKEE
-- We're a day away from the big show in the sky. Here in Milwaukee
, only 83-percent of the sun will be covered Monday afternoon for the total solar eclipse. That means many Wisconsinites are headed south to get a better view. Over the next ...and more »
Where and how to watch Great American Eclipse in southeastern Wisconsin - Mil...
18 Aug 2017 at 1:02pm
Milwaukee Journal SentinelWhere and how to watch Great American Eclipse in southeastern WisconsinMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Some cheeseheads are leaving the state and driving somewhere along the eclipse route stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. But if you can't leave and want to see the eclipse, there are plenty of viewing events in the Milwaukee
area. As the shadow ...and more »