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    Randall Board urged to work with Bloomfield on Powers Lake matters

    RANDALL — Powers Lake resident Nancy Crabtree is urging Randall town officials to work jointly with the village of Bloomfield on issues related to the border lake.

    NO CASINO: Reactions from residents mixed after Walker denial


    A sampling of people interviewed Friday night in Kenosha elicited a range of opinions on Gov. Walker’s decision earlier in the day to deny the Menominee-Hard Rock proposal for an $800 million casino, hotel, entertainment and convention center complex.

    Randall board balks at paying for new library building

    RANDALL — Like officials in Twin Lakes and Paddock Lake, Randall Town Board members said Thursday they will not help pay for the building Silver Lake purchased for a Community Library.

    Somers sets referendum for incorporation

    The town of Somers is one step closer to becoming a village. The Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge David Wilk signed an order Wednesday calling for an incorporation referendum set for April 7.

    NO CASINO: State’s analysis of Kenosha plan outlines positive economic impact

    Wisconsin Secretary of Administration Mike Huebsch issued a report on the proposed Kenosha casino that incorporates the analyses of consultants hired by the state and the state’s negotiations with the tribes and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.

    Second defendant in double murder gets 25 years


    A 22-year-old Chicago man with a long history of being at the wrong place at the wrong time was sentenced to 25 years in prison with an additional 10 years of supervised release for his involvement in a 2013 double homicide in Kenosha.

    NO CASINO: Former governor looms in Walker’s decision


    Gov. Scott Walker looked back to his predecessor to justify his denial of the Kenosha casino, saying the compact Jim Doyle negotiated with the Potawatomi exposes the state to too much financial risk to allow him to approve the Menominee-Hard Rock proposal.

    NO CASINO: Officials and business leaders react to casino denial


    As he heads to Iowa to attempt to drum up support for a possible presidential run, Gov. Scott Walker is leaving supporters of the Kenosha casino seething.

    NO CASINO MAIN STORY: Walker says risk ‘too great’ and denies Kenosha project


    Despite saying he would use all the time available to him to make a decision, Gov. Scott Walker denied the Menominee Indian Tribe’s proposed Kenosha casino with four weeks left on the clock.

    Downtown set for success


    Kenosha’s downtown is well positioned for successful revitalization, according to presentations made Thursday by a five-member team of economic, design and re-development experts.

    Grocery Games! Family with local ties to appear on Food Network show


    A family with strong ties to Kenosha recently competed in Guy’s Grocery Games in an episode that will aire at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Food Network.

    Robbery victim Flood threatened after testifying at sentencing


    Kenosha Unified School Board member Kyle Flood reported he was threatened by phone Thursday between the two sentencing hearings for two men involved in an August incident in which his phone was stolen.

    Meijer construction progressing


    The long-awaited opening of Kenosha’s Meijer store seems around the corner, as construction is nearing completion and company officials are preparing to make an announcement within the next few days.

    Ryan sounds off after State of the Union


    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., expressed tepid criticism of President Barack Obama after this week’s State of the Union address, telling reporters on a conference call Thursday he hopes lame duck status changes Obama’s approach.

    Couple tied to Alabama murder clear Kenosha County court


    Two people arrested here for retail theft, but connected with a murder in Alabama, are expected to be returned soon to their home state.

    Police hunting bank robbery suspect


    Kenosha Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Johnson Bank, 2729 18th St., just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

    FIX IT: Parking on 74th Street


    Today’s problem: On-street parking on 74th Street just east of the intersection with 104th Avenue. The area has multiple businesses, including a preschool on the north side of the street, several outpatient health care facilities and a hotel.

    Event briefs: Carthage Family Fun Night is Friday

    KENOSHA — “Game Night” is the theme of Carthage College’s Family Fun Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the college’s Hedberg Library.

    Land east of Somers Walmart eyed for future development

    SOMERS — Town officials expect to meet with the new owners of a vacant 40-acre tract in a few weeks to discuss commercial development at the Somers Market Center, where Walmart and Sam’s Club are anchor stores.

    UPDATED: Potawatomi sue over Kenosha casino reimbursement language


    The Forest County Potawatomi filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ rejection of new compact language that would force the state to reimburse the tribe if the Menominee Nation gets a casino here.