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a.MKE: WE Energies, MySpace, Greenseams and SEED 10.1.12

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This January, you may see an increase in rates to your energy bill. The new Oak Creek power plant went 8% over budget during construction and WE Energies is hoping to recover the costs by passing them onto consumers. In the next two months, state regulators will decide who should cover the additional $117 million dollars.

MySpace just unveiled a sneak preview of it's soon-to-be revamped site, featuring music sharing and artists profiles along with a new uncluttered look. The new Myspace is backed by investor, Justin Timberlake. Click the MySpace link for a video tour of the new page. 

A few hundred acres of land that are publicly owned and operated to store storm water and prevent severe flooding near the east branch of Root River in Franklin are now controlled by Greenseams Flood management. Greenseams  works with the MMSD and The Conservation Fund to purchase and conserve wetlands while keeping them open to the public.

SEED (Sustainable Edible Economic Developement) held an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday to promote local food sourcing. The group aims to bring attention to local farmers and provide workshops for local growers, while encouraging people buy locally sources food.