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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).
"Humpty Dance" rapper Shock G arrested in Wisconsin - WTMJ-TV (press release)...
22 Jun 2017 at 10:06am
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)"Humpty Dance" rapper Shock G arrested in WisconsinWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
RICE LAKE, Wis. -- The rapper who fronted the Humpty Dance -- one of the most memorable hip hop songs of the 1990s -- ran into a bit of trouble in Wisconsin
earlier this month. According to NBC affiliate WEAU-TV, Gregory Jacobs, aka Shock G of the ...
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Home Depot, Menard's Sued Over 2x4, 4x4 Board Lengths - Patch.com
23 Jun 2017 at 12:47pm
Patch.comHome Depot, Menard's Sued Over 2x4, 4x4 Board LengthsPatch.comMILWAUKEE
? The 2x4 and 4x4 boards used in the framework of most homes and wood fences just don't measure up to the dimensions in their names. So several federal lawsuits have been filed against Home Depot and Menard's complaining that ...and more »
Former Milwaukee Police Officer Acquitted in Deadly Shooting That Sparked Pro...
21 Jun 2017 at 2:02pm
TIMEFormer Milwaukee Police Officer Acquitted in Deadly Shooting That Sparked ProtestsTIME
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jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side. Jurors found that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is ...Milwaukee
Mayor Urges Peaceful Protest After Ex-Cop ClearedU.S. News & World ReportFamily Of Man Shot By Ex-Milwaukee
Cop Urges CalmPatch.comJury finds Milwaukee
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Fifth person dies from Didion Milling explosion in Cambria - WTMJ-TV (press r...
23 Jun 2017 at 5:48pm
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Fifth person dies from Didion Milling explosion in CambriaWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
The family thanks the University of Wisconsin
Burn Unit doctors and nurses for their tireless efforts and encourage others to support and recognize their efforts in this very important work. The family has asked for privacy and space to grieve their ...and more »
Milwaukee sexual assault suspect captured in Kentucky - TMJ4.com - WTMJ-TV (p...
21 Jun 2017 at 10:50am
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Milwaukee sexual assault suspect captured in Kentucky - TMJ4.comWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
A man wanted for a sexual assault in Milwaukee was arrested Tuesday night near Louisville, Kentucky, according to police.and more »
Long After Riots, Milwaukee Neighborhood Sees Little Change - U.S. News & Wor...
23 Jun 2017 at 1:00pm
Long After Riots, Milwaukee Neighborhood Sees Little ChangeU.S. News & World Report
The north side of Milwaukee
was once home to a thriving black middle class in the 1970s when manufacturing was strong, with companies such as A.O. Smith Corporation, which made car frames, and Cutler-Hammer, which made electrical components.and more »
25 signs you're doing Milwaukee summer right - WTMJ-TV (press release) (regis...
21 Jun 2017 at 11:44am
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)25 signs you're doing Milwaukee summer rightWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
I mean, do they really expect us to work and stuff when it's 90 degrees outside? Around these Southeast Wisconsin
parts, there's a formula for a "summer done right," and these gifs are a good starting point for figuring out that exact equation. 1 ...
Multiple Wisconsin State Lottery winners share their secrets - WTMJ-TV (press...
19 Jun 2017 at 9:56pm
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)Multiple Wisconsin State Lottery winners share their secretsWTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
Lottery records show the state's most frequent winner over the last five years is a man from Milwaukee
. He hit a $2 million Powerball in 2012 and kept playing, winning 42 more times on the Pick 3 or Pick 4. Number two is a man in Oshkosh who picked ...
Mirroring Bucks' visual identity, Wisconsin Herd reveals new logos - OnMilwau...
22 Jun 2017 at 1:21pm
Behind The Bucks Pass (blog)Mirroring Bucks' visual identity, Wisconsin Herd reveals new logosOnMilwaukee.com
Herd unveiled the team's primary and secondary logos in advance of its first season in the NBA G League at an event at Oshkosh West High School today. Wisconsin
Herd President Steve Brandes and Milwaukee
Bucks President Peter Feigin ...Milwaukee
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Anthem to stop selling Obamacare plans in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
21 Jun 2017 at 12:22pm
Milwaukee Journal SentinelAnthem to stop selling Obamacare plans in WisconsinMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it will largely stop selling insurance plans in Wisconsin
on the marketplaces set up through the Affordable Care Act next year, citing a volatile market for insurance plans that comply with the law ...
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield exiting ACA market in Wisconsin
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