Tuesday, December 17, 2013
(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com)
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A second Amazon.com Inc. distribution center is being planned for Kenosha. The $62 million project would add around 575 full- and part-time jobs. Zohrab Khaligian of Kenosha's Community Development Department tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the 500,000-square-foot facility would be built in conjunction with a 1 million-square-foot distribution center approved in October by Kenosha's Common Council.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin state Sen. Tim Cullen, of Janesville, is recovering from open heart surgery. Cullen's office said Tuesday that Cullen had valve replacement surgery on Dec. 5 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The release says Cullen was aware of the problem since April and the surgery was not an emergency. The 69-year-old says he expects to return for the session beginning in January.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's book "Unintimidated" is selling an average of more than 250 copies a day during its first month in bookstores according to sales figures released by Nielsen BookScan. That puts Walker on pace to sell about as many copies as the memoir of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, another Republican Midwestern governor who released a book amid talk of a presidential run. A spokeswoman for Walker's publisher says it's "definitely happy with the sales so far."
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A leader from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., has been named as bishop of the Diocese of Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Rev. John Doerfler (DERF'-ler) now serves as vicar general in the Green Bay diocese. He's the 13th man to head the Marquette diocese. The Mining Journal reports the appointment was announced Tuesday at St. Peter Cathedral.