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.
CAMBRIA - Didion Milling Company in Cambria received 19 safety citations for its explosion in May. The fatal plant explosion killed five workers and injured 12 others. Didion plans on challenging some of the citations. The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration issued the citations for safety violations and proposed a $1.8 million dollar fine. The company's appeal could take up to a year.
MANITOWISH WATERS - After Terry Theisen got her middle school math class started with some computer coding, she needed to admit something about her level of programming expertise.
"None, absolutely none," Theisen said with a smile.
The North Lakeland School teacher did some basic coding when she was young, telling her students she used actual punch cards. Friday, was very different. Theisen's entire class learned on the go as they clicked and clacked on laptops as part of a worldwide event from their Manitowish Waters school.
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