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Feb 14, 2011

Milwaukee Boston Store building wall collapses (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde A downtown Milwaukee Boston Store was closed Monday after an interior wall collapsed, according to a spokesman for the store owner. “It apparently happened overnight,” said Brian […]

Feb 3, 2011

Victims settle We Energies power plant explosion lawsuit (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Eight workers severely injured in an explosion at the We Energies power plant in Oak Creek have received a $16 million settlement in a civil lawsuit, said […]

Jan 4, 2011

Squirrelly behavior: Critters shock the system

By Marie Rohde When the lights blink and the weather’s not stormy, there’s a good chance a squirrel just died. Squirrels as electrocution victims are a leading cause of power […]

Dec 7, 2010

Copper crazy: Thieves mine work sites for new-age gold (VIDEO)

By Marie Rohde The price of copper hit a 31-month high in New York and set a record in London on Tuesday. That’s great news for Chile, the world’s largest […]

Oct 29, 2010

This is not your father’s We Energies; land sale fuels state park plans

By James Briggs The state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to buy 2,714 acres along the Wisconsin-Michigan border from We Energies. If approved by the Joint Committee on Finance, […]

Jul 23, 2010

It’s steamy out there

[caption id="attachment_56341" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="A cloud of steam wraps around Interstate 794 near 2nd Street in Milwaukee on Friday. Brian Manthey, spokesman for We Energies, Milwaukee, said the cloud resulted from cold water from Thursday night’s heavy rains hitting the hot pipes that make up the utility’s underground steam system. The system provides heat and hot water [...]

Jun 29, 2010

Construction crew hits gas line, leads to school evacuation

MILWAUKEE – Audubon Middle School in Milwaukee was evacuated shortly before noon on Tuesday after a construction crew hit a gas line near the school. According to We Energies spokesman […]

Jun 9, 2010

School district weighs in on Rothschild biomass plant (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A school district in Rothschild is giving more than 2,600 reasons for demanding the state pinpoint exactly how much pollution a proposed biomass plant in the area […]

Apr 30, 2010

Compressed natural gas effort gets rolling in Dane County

By Darryl Enriquez Dane County is $250,000 short of the money needed for a planned $740,000 effort to build a compressed natural gas fueling station, buy more than a half-dozen […]

Mar 25, 2010

We Energies picks builders for Glacier Hills

We Energies has selected three Wisconsin contractors to build the Glacier Hills Wind Park. The three contractors are The Boldt Co., Appleton; Michels Corp., Brownsville; and Edgerton Contractors Inc., Oak […]

Mar 15, 2010

We Energies submits application for biomass plant

By Paul Snyder We Energies on Monday submitted its application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for a $255 million biomass plant in Rothschild. We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey […]

Feb 26, 2010

Landowners resist Glacier Hills Wind Park waivers

By Paul Snyder Resistance from Columbia County landowners threatens We Energies’ attempt to build 90 turbines for the Glacier Hills Wind Park. Randolph resident Pete DeBoer, for instance, said the […]


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