The Potawatomi this month will open a new restaurant and 19-story hotel in Milwaukee, and the project is remarkable for more than one reason.
In each of the 381 hotel rooms and suites is at least one wall of windows to reveal city landscapes. The higher the floor, the more you see from these floor-to-ceiling panes.
Around the time Jonathan Lucroy hit his second RBI double during the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, I sat 15 miles east, without a television, clue or care in the world.
In front of me was an exquisite, peaceful and 360-degree view of the Mississippi River as sunset neared.
Some siblings come across as rivals who seem disconnected, and that’s the way I saw Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul until this summer.
Now light rail connects these sisters, which means there’s no reason to stay with one and ignore the other.
Red Wing, a Mississippi River city on the Minnesota side, has been home to a pottery museum for years — but now it’s billed as home to the nation’s largest pottery collection.
The donation of a Nebraska couple’s private stash, 5,000 pieces worth around $1.5 million, motivated the all-volunteer Red Wing Pottery Foundation to successfully relocate and expand the museum into the longtime factory’s annex. It is near the kilns that used to transform clay to vessels that held coffee cream to casseroles.
A 1977 Gremlin van soon will be moved into the Kenosha History Center, and the timing is deliberate.
The van (an American Motors Corp. prototype that never went into production) and Jeeps from five decades will be in place in time for “Kenosha Homecoming: Great Cars on a Great Lake,” July 22-26. The homecoming, an official American Motors Owners Association car show with up to 700 vehicles, occurs every three years.
Pizza.com declares that 93 percent of Americans ate pizza in the last month, and each of us averages 46 slices per year.
Dustin Booth and Emily Fradenburgh are among a growing number of rural Wisconsinites who smelled opportunity because of conclusions like these. They live on Polk County farmland with a former sawmill that his parents used to operate, near the end of a dead-end road in Echo Valley, near Clear Lake.
Savvy international travelers pay attention to UNESCO World Heritage Sites because on this list are the planet’s most awesomely significant destinations.
What makes the cut? Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. China’s Great Wall. Cuba’s Old Havana. Egypt’s Giza Pyramids. India’s Taj Mahal. Peru’s Machu Picchu. Add the Banks of the Seine in Paris, Acropolis in Athens, Vatican City in the Holy See, the Old City of Jerusalem and Sydney Opera House.
Wild rice and cranberry dishes show up on many restaurant menus, especially in autumn, but rare is the restaurant that regularly serves fry bread or venison in Wisconsin.
I dine at many types of ethnic and specialty restaurants but have yet to see one devoted to Native American cuisine. Is this a gaping hole in our culinary offerings or proof of not enough interest to successfully frame a restaurant this way?
A Kenosha man pleaded not guilty Thursday to attempted murder in a June 3 incident in which he allegedly fled Zion police, struck two officers with his vehicle and was also shot as they pursued him.
Today’s problem: The Stars and Stripes only waves part of the day from atop a flagpole at the veterans memorial in Petrifying Springs County Park.
Kenosha may be noted for its expansive lakefront lined with beaches and parks, but the downtown shopping area, condition of its streets, and accessibility to financial services need some improvement, says a team of visitors who informally rated the city.
The Kenosha Fire Department is altering its applicant testing procedure in an effort to save money and focus its efforts on testing the most qualified candidates.
The Twin Lakes man deputies say was on heroin when he fatally struck a teenager on a riding mower last summer has a prior conviction for a crash involving controlled substances.
A national shortage of engineers is affecting the city of Kenosha, where the engineering department has been working shorthanded after attempts to fill two vacant positions have failed to garner qualified candidates.
A Gurnee, Ill.-based producer of packaged consumer goods plans to move its operations to Pleasant Prairie.
Seaplanes again will be allowed to land on Lake Elizabeth and Lake Mary in Twin Lakes.
The city is working out the final details on a lease contract that would open the doors for a new restaurant to begin operations at the Metra train station by the end of September.
SOMERS — Wood Road, the roundabout, Parkside Boulevard and walkways between Tallent Hall and the main academic complex have reopened at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
RACINE — The Racine Geological Society’s annual sale and swap meet will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bartlett Youth Foundation, 1120 N. Stuart Road.
SOMERS — Town Board Chairman Ben Harbach and Town Administrator Bill Morris said Wednesday they are confident the town’s application to hold a referendum on village incorporation will fare well.
Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies and other emergency personnel responded Tuesday to two injury accidents on Interstate 94.
Wisconsin’s average ACT score increased slightly last school year, with the state’s average the second highest in the nation.
Seeing the heavy police presence in response to protests in Ferguson, Mo., many people are concern about the “militarization” of local law enforcement agencies.
The president of a Pleasant Prairie chemical distributor is warning that a lack of warning signals at a rail spur leading to the facility could cause a disaster.
Workers have begun repaving portions of 104th Avenue that were badly deteriorated after the harsh winter.
A Kenosha woman taking her daughter to a hospital after a cheerleading injury became “woozy” and drove into the path of a semi tractor-trailer about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The Twin Lakes man who fatally struck a teenager driving a lawnmower last summer was using heroin at the time of the crash, according to court records.
Tammy White starts planning for summer in January.
KENOSHA — A military appreciation night will take place at Friday’s Tremper High School football game vs. Bradley Tech at Ameche Field, 8560 26th Ave.
If you’re one of the few dozen people in the United States who hasn’t yet done the Ice Bucket Challenge, relax.
The Kenosha County district attorney’s office has added a dangerous-weapon enhancer to the murder charge filed against the former West Allis police officer accused of killing two women and dumping their bodies near Lake Geneva.