Wisconsin News Briefs


MILWAUKEE – Fat Tuesday, the leading brand of frozen cocktails, will come to Deer District this summer as a permanent tenant, featuring its famous 190 Octane®, piña coladas, margaritas, electric lemonade and more.

Fat Tuesday features the famous 190 Octane®, Cat 5 Hurricane® and other customer favorites. Visitors will be able to mix and match flavors, choosing from one of their favorite combinations or making their own frozen cocktail. Customers will also have the opportunity to take their souvenir cup home with them for discounts on future visits.

Fat Tuesday will open this summer on the first floor of GATHER at Deer District. Visit deerdistrict.com for continued updates.

MPS hosts 15th annual


MILWAUKEE – More than 350 students from 35 MPS schools will display their science and engineering expertise at the Wisconsin Center on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Students will bring hundreds of projects to life and share them with attendees.

At the day’s event, many inspiring and innovative student projects will be on display. Including students from Hamilton High School with an environmental health and neurological development project – drawing the correlation from the development of fish to that of youth development.


Thursday, May 5, 2022, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 12:45


The Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203 Top floor in ballrooms A and B

The MPS STEM Fair showcases students who have worked on STEM projects that generate curiosity and create innovative solutions to everyday problems. Schools send science and engineering projects from students in four-year-old kindergarten through grade 12. Volunteers from the community representing education partners, businesses, and higher education institutions collaborate to judge the students on a variety of criteria, including the following:

Asking questions and defining problems

Developing and using models

Planning and carrying out investigations

Analyzing and interpreting data

Using mathematics and computational thinking

Engaging in argument from evidence

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Event sponsors include GE Healthcare and the MPS Foundation. Support from these organizations for an educational event like the MPS STEM Fair is key to serving Milwaukee’s future STEM professionals.

Representatives Moore, Chu, Schakowsky, and Katko Lead Bipartisan Call for Full Funding of VAWA Programs

In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, Representatives Gwen Moore, Jan Schakowsky, Judy Chu, and John Katko, called for $1.135 billion in FY 2023 funding for VAWA programs.

“The Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) programs save lives. Not only does the VAWA program invest in community responses to domestic and sexual violence, these programs provide safe housing, legal services, combat violence on college campuses, and help address the unique needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native survivors. With the most recent VAWA reauthorization, it is our duty to invest in these critical programs and I am incredibly proud of bipartisan support that this letter continues to receive,” said Congresswoman Gwen Moore.