MILWAUKEE - A new report says publicly financed sports arenas don't provide an economic benefit to communities.
That conclusion would blunt the argument that's commonly used to justify construction of new stadiums at taxpayer expense.
The study is from Milwaukee's Legislative Reference Bureau. The report released Friday cites studies showing that publicly financed sports venues haven't paid off economically for the city, county or state governments that are paying for them.
The community is deciding whether it needs to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center where the Bucks play in Milwaukee.
RHINELANDER - Looking back on his 28 years as airport director, Joe Brauer says he has a lot to be proud of.
"When we got the disabled passenger lift, the non-motorized one, we were very, very proud of that," said Brauer, who's worked as the airport director for 28 years. He's also been in the airline business for 20 years.
Now, the longtime Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director will be passing things off to a familiar face.
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