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a.MKE: WI Manufacturer of the Year, Milwaukee parking regs, State Street development and Folk art find 2.28.14

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Nine companies including Milwaukee's Badger Alloys Inc were named as winners at last nights' WI Manufacturer of the Year awards. Award winners were picked by an independent panel of judges from industry, education and public sectors. Companies with state of the art production facilities that are expanding their presence in the consumer market and investing locally while growing globally were recognized for their achievements.

Winter parking regulations in Milwaukee end Sunday. The Department of Public works is reminding city residents that they still must move their vehicles every 24 hours and the alternate side parking rule is in effect for most city streets. 

As reported by the MBJ: Wauwatosa officials are considering spending $13.1 million to encourage the redevelopment of industrial buildings along West State Street. The proposed spending would come through a tax incremental financing district, and be repaid through property taxes generated by new development.

A couple from Alabama made a hefty profit when they sold a clay jug they bought for $12 44-years ago from a second hand store.  Their granddaughter did some digging online and found out the piece of folk art was one of three created by John Lehman, a German-born artist from the 1800's. The Birmingham Museum of Art paid the couple $100,000 for the ash-glazed jug made by  Alabama's most important historic potter.