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a.MKE: Grants, construction, flights and water 12.4.13

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The United States Department of Agriculture awarded more than $100,000 in grants to help connect Wisconsin farmers with school lunch programs. The REAP Food Group in Madison said these grants help fulfill the group's goal of incorporating more nutritious, locally-grown food into Wisconsin school systems.

Construction began Tuesday evening on a busy stretch of Highway 100 over Interstate 94 in West Allis. North and southbound traffic will be limited to one side of the bridge while the other is under construction. The first phase of this project will take five to six months.

General Mitchell International Airport no longer has nonstop service to Memphis, Tenn after Delta Air Lines ended its Milwaukee-to-Memphis route Tuesday. Milwaukee has lost a significant amount of nonstop service in the last two years, so much...that the County is working on approving a new financial-incentive program to entice airlines to add more nonstop flights.

Clean Wisconsin, the state's largest and oldest environmental advocacy group, asked state environmental regulators Tuesday to deny the City of Waukesha's request to switch to a Lake Michigan water supply. Waukesha's plan to divert up to an average of 10.1 million gallons a day from the lake over the next few decades may not comply with the Great Lakes compact. A link to more info on this issue found here