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a.MKE: Business, Political, Educational and Music news 12.18.12

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The Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office has released a new online map called Pronounce Wisconsin that allows users to click on a place name and hear how it's pronounced. More than 1,700 Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and unincorporated communities. 

Despite all the controversy,  Madonna's MDNA tour was the top-grossing tour in 2012, according to Billboard. Sh sold out each of her 72 tour dates since November 2011 and pulled in a total of $228.4 million. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band came in second selling out 54 of 72 shows and earning $199.3 million.

Gov. Scott Walker has called a Feb. 19th primary and an April 2 general election to fill a Waukesha County Assembly seat vacated by Rep. Paul Farrow. A list of Republican candidates running for the Assembly seat can be found here.

In Milwaukee Business Journal news, Fannie May has opened it's first three Wisconsin stores in Glendale, New Berlin and Brookfield and will hold their grand opening celebrations on Friday. This franchisee is partially owned by Junior Bridgeman, a former Milwaukee Bucks player who owns hundreds of Wendy's and Chili's franchises. Milwaukee once had several Fanny Farmer stores, the sister brand to Fannie May.