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A survey released Wednesday shows contractors are still struggling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, especial...
10/29/2020
AGC: In further COVID fallout, project delays, cancellations on-the-rise

A survey released Wednesday shows contractors are still struggling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as many contend with project delays or cancellations.

A survey released Wednesday shows contractors are still struggling with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as many contend with project delays or cancellations. The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin recently polled 1,077 contractors nationally — including 24 in Wisconsin ...

Xcel Energy said this week that it has reached a deal to buy power from a 74-megawatt solar farm planned for a site in w...
10/28/2020
Xcel Energy to buy power from 74MW solar farm in western Wisconsin

Xcel Energy said this week that it has reached a deal to buy power from a 74-megawatt solar farm planned for a site in western Wisconsin, paving the way for the start of construction on the project.

The new Organic Valley office building in Cashton is equipped with solar panels on April 18, 2016. This week, Xcel Energy won regulatory approval for its recent agreement with Western Mustang Solar to build a 74-megawatt solar array on privately owned land in Pierce County. When completed, the proje...

Brookfield-based CornerStone One has expanded its commercial portfolio to include HVAC operations with the acquisition o...
10/27/2020
CornerStone One acquires HVAC contractor W.H. Jacklin Inc.

Brookfield-based CornerStone One has expanded its commercial portfolio to include HVAC operations with the acquisition of W.H. Jacklin Inc., Milwaukee.

Brian Jacklin Brookfield-based CornerStone One has expanded its commercial portfolio to include HVAC operations with the acquisition of W.H. Jacklin Inc., Milwaukee. CornerStone One President Steve Adkins announced the purchase of the 72-year-old company, which adds full-service HVAC to the list of....

Wisconsin voters will consider more than $900 million in school construction work across the state when they head to the...
10/26/2020
Voters to consider more than $900M in school construction on Nov. 3

Wisconsin voters will consider more than $900 million in school construction work across the state when they head to the polls on Nov. 3.

BALLOT BUSTERS Here are the 10 largest construction referendums on the Nov. 3 ballots: • Madison Metropolitan — $317 million • Wausau — $155 million • Oshkosh Area — $107 million • Mauston — $54.8 million • Medford Area — $39.9 million • Clintonville — $37 million • Clinton...

U.S. home construction rose a solid 1.9% in September after having fallen in the previous month, as home building contin...
10/22/2020
Home building remains bright spot

U.S. home construction rose a solid 1.9% in September after having fallen in the previous month, as home building continues as one of the bright spots of the economy.

A "sold" sign sits on a lot as new home construction continues in Westfield, Indiana, on Sept. 25. U.S. home construction rose a solid 1.9% in September after having fallen in August as home building remains one of the bright spots for the economy. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP E...

The Foxconn Technology Group project in Mount Pleasant was billed as an economic miracle worker for Wisconsin.
10/21/2020
Two years after Trump put a shovel in the ground, Wisconsin still waiting on Foxconn to come through

The Foxconn Technology Group project in Mount Pleasant was billed as an economic miracle worker for Wisconsin.

Work continues in December 2019 on the massive factory Foxconn Technology Group is building in Mount Pleasant. (File photo by Kevin Harnack) Ricardo Torres Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Foxconn Technology Group project in Mount Pleasant was billed as an economic miracle worker for Wisconsin. In 201...

Minnesota pollution regulators properly considered the construction effects of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace the 337...
10/20/2020
Minnesota ruling boosts Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement

Minnesota pollution regulators properly considered the construction effects of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace the 337-mile segment of its aging Line 3 crude-oil pipeline that crosses the state, an administrative-law judge ruled Friday in a blow to environmental and tribal groups fighting the project.

Tanks stand on June 29, 2018, at the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior. Minnesota utility regulators reaffirmed their support on Thursday for Enbridge’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude-oil pipeline. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 to reject petitions for reconsiderati...

For more than 60 years, the Milwaukee attorney and conservationist Ray Zillmer dreamed of having a national park in his ...
10/19/2020
40 years after Ice Age Trail became a national scenic trail, it still isn’t complete. Will it ever be?

For more than 60 years, the Milwaukee attorney and conservationist Ray Zillmer dreamed of having a national park in his city’s backyard.

Bob Pecher walks his dog Indigo while his wife, Lauren Pecher, walks their dog Iris. The couple are on part of the Ice Age Trail at Lapham Peak in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest near Delafield. (Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Chelsey Lewis Milwaukee Journal Sentinel For more t...

A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers' administration limiting the number of ...
10/15/2020
Wisconsin judge blocks governor’s order limiting capacity

A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers' administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor places, a step that comes as the state breaks records for new coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

The Dairyland Brew Pub opens to patrons in Appleton on May 13. A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers' administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor places. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP File)....

After emerging from bankruptcy, the Milwaukee contractor KPH Construction is suing the architectural firm Kahler Slater ...
10/14/2020
KPH suing Kahler Slater over Hotel Northland fallout

After emerging from bankruptcy, the Milwaukee contractor KPH Construction is suing the architectural firm Kahler Slater in the latest dispute to arise from the redevelopment of the Hotel Northland property in Green Bay.

The historic Hotel Northland in Green Bay was recently developed. One of the contractors that worked on the project, KPH, is suing the architecture firm Kahler Slater over allegations that it was improperly kicked off the job. (File photo by Kevin Harnack) After emerging from bankruptcy, the Milwauk...

Growing up in the late 1980s, Mike Repyak would set out on his bike from his home in Cambridge, ripping through fields, ...
10/13/2020
Madison building network of off-road mountain biking trails

Growing up in the late 1980s, Mike Repyak would set out on his bike from his home in Cambridge, ripping through fields, down gravel roads and deer trails through the woods.

Miranda Boyd, 22, of Middleton, rides a mountain bike course at Blackhawk Ski Club in Middleton on Sept. 29,. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP) By CHRIS HUBBACH Wisconsin State Journal MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Growing up in the late 1980s, Mike Repyak would set out on his bike from his hom...

The Wisconsin State Building Commission will meet Wednesday to consider more than $70 million in projects — including a ...
10/12/2020
$20M addition, expansion of Appleton Readiness center on commission agenda Wednesday

The Wisconsin State Building Commission will meet Wednesday to consider more than $70 million in projects — including a proposed $20 million overhaul and expansion of a National Guard readiness center in Appleton.

A rendering showing plans for a proposed $20 million remodeling of the National Guard Readiness Center in Appleton. (Rendering courtesy of Bailey Edward Architecture) The Wisconsin State Building Commission will meet Wednesday to consider more than $70 million in projects — including a proposed $2...

10/09/2020

Wisconsin Center District & Green Bay’s Pipes

Members of the board that oversees Miller Park approved a plan Tuesday to spend $1.8 million to upgrade the system that ...
10/08/2020
Drive system on Miller Park roof to be replaced as part of planned ballpark maintenance, board members decide

Members of the board that oversees Miller Park approved a plan Tuesday to spend $1.8 million to upgrade the system that controls the ballpark's retractable roof.

Joe Taschler Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Members of the board that oversees Miller Park approved a plan Tuesday to spend $1.8 million to upgrade the system that controls the ballpark's retractable roof. The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District board's finance and operations committ...

Downtown Milwaukee’s newest office building is finished and will soon welcome its anchor tenant — but won’t be fully occ...
10/07/2020
Huron Building in Milwaukee to soon have anchor tenant, but not be fully occupied

Downtown Milwaukee’s newest office building is finished and will soon welcome its anchor tenant — but won’t be fully occupied because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 11-story Huron Building has private terraces with views of downtown and the nearby Historic Third Ward. (Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Tom Daykin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Downtown Milwaukee's newest office building is finished and will soon welcome its anchor tenant — but won't be ...

Changes in how we shop — along with the COVID-19 pandemic's economic effects — will mean a lot fewer malls be operating ...
10/05/2020
Pandemic putting squeeze on regional malls

Changes in how we shop — along with the COVID-19 pandemic's economic effects — will mean a lot fewer malls be operating throughout the country over the next few years.

The vacant Northridge Mall stands on West Brown Deer Road in the city of Milwaukee recently. (File photo by Rick Benedict) By Tom Daykin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Changes in how we shop — along with the COVID-19 pandemic's economic effects — will mean a lot fewer malls be operating throughout t...

Today is the day for The Daily Reporter’s 21st annual Top Projects event! We will recognize outstanding achievements by ...
10/01/2020

Today is the day for The Daily Reporter’s 21st annual Top Projects event! We will recognize outstanding achievements by Wisconsin builders, owners, engineers, architects and more. Join us. At the event, we also will unveil the “Best in Show” from 2019, as chosen by a panel of industry executives, as well as the People’s Choice award.

https://dailyreporter.com/top-projects/

As many Americans are faced with months on end of being stuck indoors, some are using their time (and money) to provide ...
10/01/2020
Making renovations while stuck at home? Check your insurance

As many Americans are faced with months on end of being stuck indoors, some are using their time (and money) to provide a change of scenery or imporve their surroundings. Purchases of office equipment are on the rise, and people are becoming ever more willing to take on renovation projects.

By BEN MOORE NerdWallet As many Americans are faced with months on end of being stuck indoors, some are using their time (and money) to provide a change of scenery or imporve their surroundings. Purchases of office equipment are on the rise, and people are becoming ever more willing to take on renov...

When Robert Pettigrew finally saw the sign in August, he believed the “good Lord” had placed him in front of it.
09/30/2020
Evictions damage public health. The CDC has banned them — for now

When Robert Pettigrew finally saw the sign in August, he believed the “good Lord” had placed him in front of it.

Robert Pettigrew is seen on Sept. 4, 2020, outside his two-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee, where he lives with his wife, daughter and grandson. The family’s household is among more than 4,000 in Milwaukee be faced with eviction since the coronavirus began spreading, according to data compiled by P...

Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet indust...
09/29/2020
Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Monday.

This screen shot from June 2020 shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose...

Arch Electric of Sheboygan recently wrapped up work on a 7.5-acre solar array at a Shawano County dairy farm, completing...
09/28/2020
Arch Electric finishes work on largest private solar project in Wisconsin

Arch Electric of Sheboygan recently wrapped up work on a 7.5-acre solar array at a Shawano County dairy farm, completing the largest privately owned solar project in the state.

Arch Electric of Sheboygan has wrapped up work on a 7.5-acre solar array at a Shawano County dairy farm, completing the largest privately owned solar project in the state. (Photo courtesy of Arch Electric) Arch Electric of Sheboygan recently wrapped up work on a 7.5-acre solar array at a Shawano Cou...

Truck backs into workers on Racine jobsite, killing one
09/24/2020
Truck backs into workers on Racine jobsite, killing one

Truck backs into workers on Racine jobsite, killing one

A cement truck backed over two construction workers on a Racine jobsite Thursday, killing one and injuring the other. At about 8 a.m. Thursday, a cement truck crashed into two construction workers at a site at State Highway 11 and Ohio Street in Racine. The crash killed one worker and left another c...

The state is making more money available to help small businesses in Kenosha recover from damage during recent unrest ov...
09/24/2020
More loan money available for rebuilding Kenosha businesses

The state is making more money available to help small businesses in Kenosha recover from damage during recent unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, officials announced Wednesday.

Cars torched during violent protests in Kenosha on Aug. 27 as demonstrators gather across the street to speak out against the Sunday police shooting of Jacob Blake. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state is making more money available to help small businesses in Kenosha recove...

See the biggest winning bids from around the state this past week, from our JobTrac online bidding service.
09/23/2020
TOP BIDDERS: Biggest winning bids from around the state this past week

See the biggest winning bids from around the state this past week, from our JobTrac online bidding service.

1. AMOUNT: $33,934,739 AWARDED TO: Super Excavators Inc., Menomonee Falls PROJECT: Waukesha/Street Improvement Project 2. AMOUNT: $9,276,979 AWARDED TO: C.D. Smith Construction Inc., Fond du Lac PROJECT: Madison/Pumping Stations Rehabilitation 3. AMOUNT: $987,044 AWARDED TO: McCabe Construction Inc....

Mike Mallaro spent the better part of last year touring office space to lease or purchase for his growing company, VGM G...
09/22/2020
As more work from home, future of office space is unclear

Mike Mallaro spent the better part of last year touring office space to lease or purchase for his growing company, VGM Group Inc., in Waterloo.

A "for lease" sign hangs in a skywalk in Des Moines on Aug. 31. Forty-two percent of U.S. workers are now working from home full time, accounting for more than two-thirds of all economic activity in the nation. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP ) By KIM NORVELL Des Moines Register D...

Gov. Tony Evers has in effect fired the leader of the state's workforce development agency, which has struggled for mont...
09/21/2020
Gov. Tony Evers asks Wisconsin DWD leader to resign over unemployment backlog

Gov. Tony Evers has in effect fired the leader of the state's workforce development agency, which has struggled for months to clear a massive backlog of unemployment claims since the pandemic hit Wisconsin.

Molly Beck Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers has in effect fired the leader of the state's workforce development agency, which has struggled for months to clear a massive backlog of unemployment claims since the pandemic hit Wisconsin. Department of Workforce Development Secretary...

Each year, The Daily Reporter asks the audience of our Top Projects awards show to choose your favorite project to recei...
09/16/2020

Each year, The Daily Reporter asks the audience of our Top Projects awards show to choose your favorite project to receive the People's Choice Award.

VOTE NOW: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T3YSXQR

An engineering group has assigned Wisconsin’s roads a meager letter grade in a report card assessing the state’s infrast...
09/16/2020
NOT MAKING THE GRADE: ASCE report card gives Wisconsin roads a ‘D+’

An engineering group has assigned Wisconsin’s roads a meager letter grade in a report card assessing the state’s infrastructure.

A section of curb on Milwaukee’s Michigan Avenue lies broken in February 2016. The American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, released a report on Tuesday giving infrastructure in Wisconsin a “C” grade. Of all types of infrastructure, roads and transit got the worst rankings, both receiving...

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BRANCH AREA FOOD PANTRY'S wonderful United Methodist gleaners were at it again, collecting 1200 pounds of squash from the Harold Schultz farm to help feed our HUNGRY FAMILIES. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
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If you would please take the time to read all veterans and families. My name is Carl Plaster and I love sports but now how everyone knees when the flag goes up I am sorry I do not, I believe in equal rights and yes there are bad cops and bad in every race. I do not believe in kneeling for ant national athame and when the flag is raised. I am veteran from 1971-1974 and I had family in all wars that did not come home and ones that came home in a coffin, there is blood sweet and tears of our fallen men and women of these wars and the blood of the fallen and tears and blood of the wounded and tears of the family's on that flag that gives the people of the United States the right to protest stand for what's right and free speech. I now stand for the right I believe in and not to kneel and the sports players have the money to protest for what's right and to fight the wrong not to disrespect our fallen and wounded and disabled military people and their family's. This is how I feel and a lot of my veteran friends so if the people of this great country that have brave men and women that fight for them disrespect the flag and the military, then I have no respect for them. I myself and other veterans that told me were done with sports if they can not respect what veterans that die or get wounded for and disabled for their freedom respect is all the veterans ask for from the people and so do my VFW veterans in my town. This is how I feel and my veterans friends and family's feel and you have the right to speak against how we feel and the right to write what you want and that's fine no one gets upset for that. I just wish every American knew what it was like and meant to us that served to serve and serve with pride for the people and of the people of America only the proud and brave men and women do this to keep us free and safe to have rights and to show respect. I am a veteran A Co. Bobcat 1/5th Inf. 25th inf. 1971-1974. Thank you for your time to read this and if this upsets you well so do the people that kneel for the flag. One more thing I wonder if you stand when you pray or if you believe in prayer at all to the ones that kneel and say they believe in God and respects him as our father. IN love the Packers but if they kneel I am done I am already done with other sports I love but disrespect that's not right.
THE AUDACITY OF MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: On January 15th, 2010 Jerry Ann Hamilton, my mother and former President of the Milwaukee Branch NAACP fought against SENATE BILL 405 for Milwaukee Public Schools. Senate Bill 405 was proposed by Wisconsin legislators to allow Mayoral control of MPS. Milwaukee Public Schools functions today with an Elected School Board because of Civil Rights pioneers like my mother, Jerry Ann Hamilton, and others. It is now almost 10 years later and as her daughter I have a lawsuit against Milwaukee Public Schools for discriminatory actions and harassment. My case No. 2:19-CV-00080 is currently in Federal Court with a Probable Cause decision in 8 different areas of Civil Rights violations against MPS. It appears that those in Milwaukee Public Schools quickly forgot and dismissed the advocacy that occurred on their behalf by former NAACP President Jerry Ann Hamilton. The fact that an unbiased judicial official found that there was sufficient evidence to prove it probable that Civil Rights violations occurred against me in 8 different areas, shows the complete AUDACITY of MPS to allow this ironic situation to occur and be a part of their historical existence. It is also an alert to others who feel it necessary to advocate for Milwaukee Public Schools in many areas such as the current tax referendum. The current administration may not be the ones who should handle this massive tax compensation. It may be deemed necessary to rethink this proposition based on the inability of the current administration's values and ethics. If not for the needs of the children, I would vote against the current tax proposal with the current School Board and Central Office Administration at the helm.
In September of 2010, former President Jerry Ann Hamilton's leadership of a thriving Milwaukee Branch NAACP was being unnecessarily slandered. Her legacy was systematically misaligned by those with misconstrued ideas of her character and commitment to civil rights. The people who were in attendance at St. Matthew AME Church Community Brainstorming meeting, like T. Spencer ( currently running for political office and in picture below), were disrespectful of Ms. Hamilton's civil rights advocacy for the citizens of Milwaukee. Ms. Hamilton was backing Wendell Harris for the Milw. Branch NAACP Presidency based on his commitment to civil rights under her leadership for 12 years. Wendell Harris was present and was a foot soldier by her side during her tenure. He would have received all of the support necessary from the Hamilton family, many dedicated NAACP members and others to keep the Milwaukee Branch NAACP visible and viable. The Committee to elect James Hall were folks who carried whimsical grudges, wanted POWER and did not work the NAACP according to the mission of the NAACP. The day before the Sept. 2010 Community Brainstorming meeting, these same prominent members of the Milwaukee Community, including Vel Phillips, and others had acted like uncouthed hooligans by disrespectfully disrupting an NAACP Membership meeting. There was total chaos at this last Milw. Branch NAACP meeting in September of 2010 and because of physical and verbal threats it had to be adjourned. After this meeting was adjourned due to safety issues, these prominent members of the Milwaukee community literally ran across the street to a barren parking lot to have an illegal meeting without leadership. I stood on the steps of the offices of the Milwaukee Branch NAACP with my mother, Jerry Ann Hamilton, my father, Dorothy Carr, and several other members who worked the NAACP day to day. We silently watched these people, some I had never seen dart the doors of the NAACP, screaming and hollering like a mob that day in 2010. Those who can not follow, are doomed to be ineffective leaders. This is the primary reason the Milwaukee Branch NAACP is not a visible and viable asset to the Milwaukee community almost 10 years later in 2019.
"A study by City Planner Dean Walrack determined the 126 spaces would be adequate for both apartment residents and those businesses in the area." Was Walracks' assessment based on the current businesses on that block or with Jalisco Grocery moving into the Norhwood building and the Taylor building being vacant or with a business or businesses in it? Can you share again how many 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments are being built? Why didn't this proposal have a parking garage like the last proposed developer?
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