Top 20 Articles Of The Decade
Plenty of surprises dot the list of Urban Milwaukee's most popular stories since 2010.
It’s been a busy decade for Urban Milwaukee. The publication, founded in 2008, has gone from two guys talking about the city they love in their free time to a full-fledged news organization publishing stories on a daily basis. Along the way we’ve published thousands of stories covering every corner of the city. But what did readers click on the most?
Some things were predictable (Foxconn), some were the result of engaging headlines on otherwise dry subjects (parking funding issues). Other popular topics, like the second tower for The Couture site, were the result of breaking news after discussions with sources and studying public documents. In between was everything from viral sensations to dissections of critical public policy issues.
As the next decade begins, here are the most popular Urban Milwaukee articles from the last 10 years.
Report predicts county’s growing structural deficit could mean selling parks to reduce costs. – July 2nd, 2019 – Graham Kilmer
Documents show state will allow 93 percent of workers to earn less than $15 hour. – July 17th, 2019 – Bruce Murphy
The number of education majors and teaching candidates is drastically declining. Why? – August 20th, 2015 – Bruce Murphy
Barrett-Lo has made plans for second tower next to The Couture. – March 3rd, 2017 – Jeramey Jannene
Latest admission by company gives the game away. – July 3rd, 2018 – Bruce Murphy
After meeting and interviewing her, I still find Burke something of an enigma. – March 18th, 2014 – Bruce Murphy
It didn’t make Brewers more competitive, yet its price tag keeps rising. – April 20th, 2017 – Bruce Murphy
Nearly all the manufacturing will be done by robots, company says. – August 23rd, 2018 – Bruce Murphy
Everything you need to know, including behind-the-scenes photos, about Bay View’s historic movie theater and its $2.5 million renovation. – November 5th, 2014 – Jeramey Jannene
“Expedition Unknown” to search for unique ceramic cask buried in 1981 but never found. – October 7th, 2013 – Brian Jacobson
One of the world’s richest plutocrats faces multiple suits for chiseling his workers. – March 13th, 2018 – Bruce Murphy
From dead mall to vibrant city center, see the plan for Grand Avenue Mall – April 25th, 2016 – Jeramey Jannene
Bus service continuing, but union president references more potential work stoppages. What else did he say? – June 30th, 2015 – Jeramey Jannene
Key facts, scientific consensus on climate change and Great Lakes removed. – December 26th, 2016 – James Rowen
Why are they allowed to violate noise ordinances? No one seems to know. – September 2nd, 2014 – Bruce Murphy
Entire Google archive of more than a century of stories is gone. Why? – August 19th, 2016 – Michail Takach
Government subsidy keeps increasing while Foxconn’s required investment has declined. – December 21st, 2017 – Bruce Murphy
The billionaire’s Rock County mansion doesn’t appear on tax rolls. – May 17th, 2017 – Michael Horne
A lurid legal suit against him is the latest chapter in the retail billionaire’s bizarre life. – June 20th, 2013 – Bruce Murphy
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