Saturday, August 10, 2019

Boys' clubs: Township government in Wisconsin (Dane County edition)


Of the 134 elected officials in Dane County's 33 townships, 87% are men.



Population loss in North Dakota: Steele County


It all started here.

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. 

Source:  Wikipedia (Steele County, Finley)


Finley is the county seat of Steele County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.


Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 25.6% - Steele County
  • 28.9% - North Dakota
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 24.1% - Steele County
  • 15.3% - North Dakota
  • 15.6% - U.S.

Trump's America
Source:  Wikipedia
3rd-party candidates received 19.6% of vote in 1992, 9.7% of vote in 1996, 10% in 2016
(George Wallace received 4.3% of the vote in 1968)

Finley Public Library (open 5.5 hours per week)

Other North Dakota posts:
Divide County/Crosby.  (7/23/2019)
Golden Valley County/Beach.  (7/24/2019)
Billings County/Medora.  (7/24/2019)
Slope County/Amidon.   (7/25/2019)
Adams County/Hettinger.  (7/25/2019)
Hettinger County/Mott.  (7/26/2019)
Dunn County/Manning.  (7/26/2019)
Burke County/Bowbells.  (7/28/2019)
Ranville County/Mohall.  (7/29/2019)
OIiver County/Center.  (7/30/2019)
Grant County/Carson.  (8/1/2019)
Emmons County/Linton.  (8/1/2019)
Sheridan County/McClusky.  (8/3/2019)
McHenry County/Towner.  (8/3/2019)
Bottineau County/Bottineau.  (8/4/2019)
Pierce County/Rugby.  (8/4/2019)
Wells County/Fessenden.  (8/5/2019)
Kidder County/Steele.  (8/5/2019)
Logan County/Napoleon.  (8/6/2019)
McIntosh County/Ashley.  (8/6/2019)
Dickey County/Ellendale.  (8/7/2019)
LaMoure County/LaMoure.  (8/7/2019)
Eddy County/New Rockford.  (8/8/2019)
Towner County/Cando.  (8/8/2019)
Cavalier County/Langdon.  (8/9/2019)
Nelson County/Lakota.  (8/9/2019)
Griggs County/Cooperstown.  (8/10/2019)

Other population loss series:

Population loss in North Dakota: Griggs County


It all started here.

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. 

Source:  Wikipedia (Griggs County, Cooperstown)


Cooperstown is the county seat of Griggs County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 22.6% - Griggs County
  • 28.9% - North Dakota
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 30.2% - Griggs County
  • 15.3% - North Dakota
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Griggs County voted Democratic was 1976.  Trump won 67% of the vote in 2016.

Griggs County Library, Cooperstown
Other North Dakota posts:
Divide County/Crosby.  (7/23/2019)
Golden Valley County/Beach.  (7/24/2019)
Billings County/Medora.  (7/24/2019)
Slope County/Amidon.   (7/25/2019)
Adams County/Hettinger.  (7/25/2019)
Hettinger County/Mott.  (7/26/2019)
Dunn County/Manning.  (7/26/2019)
Burke County/Bowbells.  (7/28/2019)
Ranville County/Mohall.  (7/29/2019)
OIiver County/Center.  (7/30/2019)
Grant County/Carson.  (8/1/2019)
Emmons County/Linton.  (8/1/2019)
Sheridan County/McClusky.  (8/3/2019)
McHenry County/Towner.  (8/3/2019)
Bottineau County/Bottineau.  (8/4/2019)
Pierce County/Rugby.  (8/4/2019)
Wells County/Fessenden.  (8/5/2019)
Kidder County/Steele.  (8/5/2019)
Logan County/Napoleon.  (8/6/2019)
McIntosh County/Ashley.  (8/6/2019)
Dickey County/Ellendale.  (8/7/2019)
LaMoure County/LaMoure.  (8/7/2019)
Eddy County/New Rockford.  (8/8/2019)
Towner County/Cando.  (8/8/2019)
Cavalier County/Langdon.  (8/9/2019)
Nelson County/Lakota.  (8/9/2019)

Other population loss series:

Friday, August 9, 2019

Normandy Square Senior Apartments UPDATE: August construction site visit


Photos by Retiring Guy



7/23/2019 update starts here.

Photos and video by Retiring Guy





2 bedrooms/2 baths floor plan



6/28/2019 update starts here.



1 bedroom unit floor plan



5/30/2019 update starts here



5/10/2019 update
starts here.


From South Yellowstone Drive and Normandy Lane
Photos by Retiring Guy

From South Yellowstone Drive between Normandy Lane and Odana Road

From the Market Square access road


2/22/2019 update, "Market Square UPDATE.  Whoa!  Look what's happened here since Retiring Guy's last visit", starts here.

Apartment building construction fills most of the parking lot previously used by Market Square Theater's' customers.

Photos by Retiring Guy

People who move here will have easy access to second-run movies.


Parking spaces are available just west of the building but about a quarter of them are being used for snow storage.


5/16/2018 update, "No barriers at parking lot, but the space is for sale for 'Aparments'", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Parking lot being sold to unnamed third party.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/24/2018)
The decision gives Market Square LLC a clearer way ahead for the sale of the parking lot to a developer who plans to build an $11 million, 58-unit affordable senior apartment building on the spot that has been in the works since 2016.


Original 4/18/2018 post, " Parking lot being sold to unnamed third party", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Legal dispute over parking lot could doom Market Square movie theaters, lawsuit states.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/16/2018)
According to a lawsuit filed Friday in Dane County Circuit Court, a company that owns the parking lot closest to the theater, where patrons of the budget multiplex customarily park, has told the owners of the Market Square shopping center the parking lot is being sold and that moviegoers don’t have a right to park there. 
The company has informed shopping center owner Market Square Associates LLC and Silver Cinemas, which operates the second-run movie theater, that barricades will go up on May 1 to keep movie patrons from using the 151-space parking lot, which is located immediately outside the movie theater’s doors.

I haven't visited the utilitarian Market Square movie theaters in years, mainly because there are so few movies my wife and I care to see nowadays.  And we prefer the lounge-ready comfort, though certainly not the endless stream of commercials, at first-run theaters.  We've already seen 3 of the movieplex's current offerings:  The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

When Robin Vos sez "JUMP!", John Behling asks, "How high?"


Photo credit:  Linked in

UW Response to White Nationalism: Threaten Students Protesting Hate.  (Wisconsin Examiner, 8/7/2019)

Related reading:
UW system Board of Regents elect its youngest president.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/9/2017)
Behling, of Eau Claire, is an attorney and vice president at the Weld Riley law firm, where he specializes in representing frac sand mining companies.

Related posts:
2019
GET ME REWRITE. Scott Beightol demands his place at the UW Regents table: "I paid for this seat, goddammit!!" (4/4/2019)
Pay to play the UW Regents way (The John and Tabitha Behling edition).  (4/2/2019)
 
2018
Pay to play the UW Board of Regents way.  (3/4/2018)

2017
UPDATE. Your UW Board of Regents: Totally owned by Scott Walker.  (10/7/2017)
Scott Walker omits key fact in press release announcing traditional student representative to UW Board of Regents.  (4/30/2017)
Dear UW System Board of Regents appointee, Is writing campaign contribution checks a kitchen table thing, too?  (4/18/2017)
Michael T. Jones: UW Regents appointee, high-powered lawyer, big GOP donor, recuser-to-be.  (4/18/2017)
UPDATE:  UW System Board of Regents campaign donation table gets even redder as of June 1.  (3/30/2017)

2016
More specifically, Lapdog Cross has the support of Walker appointees and GOP donors.  (5/11/2016)
Regents leadership Ray Cross consulted are members of GOP donors' club.  (4/7/2016)
UW Board of Regents rubberstamps Walker's tenure policy changes with 'task force' flourish.  (3/10/2016)
Education Committee chair of Board of Regents of University of Wisconsin System has donated $10,400 to Scott Walker.  (2/5/2016)

GET ME REWRITE: Li'l Donnie has his hair on fire over campaign contribution transparency


Yes, folks, it's a distraction to deflect our attention from the major damage Li'l Donnie's dad continues to inflict on our country.


Clearly, the Repubs are runnin' with it.


Retiring Guy thinks it's another kind of 'assment' Trump's big donors are feeling.

Embarassment.

In Wisconsin, we have the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to shine a light on pay to play.

Scott Walker top 10


Diane did a lot more than just smile for Scotty.



Diane debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 18, 1964.  It spent 13weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.  The group had a modest follow-up hit the following year with "Marie", another 1920s-era chestnut.

Keeping tabs on Wisconsin dairy farmers who are 'over the hump'



'I can't raise a family off of milking cows anymore': Award-winning dairy farm forced to sell off herd.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/8/2019)
Plus dairy farming is a round-the-clock job. Since cows don't take a vacation, farmers rarely do either. If they want or need to travel, they hire people to look after their milking operations or rely on family and friends to do it for a few days. After 12 years of that, while also battling market headwinds that drain his bank account, Kuhl has finally had enough.
Curiously, reporter Meg Jones makes no mention of this Wisconsin dairy industry fact of life.

Wisconsin dairy farms: A portrait of loss.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/31/2019)


Reported in President Trump in Milwaukee says farmers are 'over the hump' as dairy farms continue to close in Wisconsin.  ( Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/12/2019)

Wisconsin has lost 449 farms so far this year, a number on pace to set a record. 


Wisconsin has lost one-quarter of its 10,000 dairy farms since 2014.

Related posts:
Wisconsin dairy industry: More milk, fewer farms.  (5/29/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Big dairy operations urge GOP to remember where their money comes from.  (5/28/2019)
The destructive legacy of Governor Scott "We're # 1" Walker: the 30 billion pound milkman.  (4/27/2019)
Wisconsin led the nation in dairy farm bankruptcies in 2018.  (2/24/2019)
UPDATE. Running for a third term, Scott Walker hangs dairy farmers out to dry when it comes to immigration.  (6/28/2018)

Population loss in North Dakota: Nelson County


It all started here.

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. 

Source:  Wikipedia (Nelson CountyLakota)


Lakota is the county seat of Nelson County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 20.5% - Nelson County
  • 28.9% - North Dakota
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 26.9% - Nelson County
  • 15.3% - North Dakota
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Nelson County voted Democratic was 1964.  Trump won 70% of the vote in 2016.

Other North Dakota posts:
Divide County/Crosby.  (7/23/2019)
Golden Valley County/Beach.  (7/24/2019)
Billings County/Medora.  (7/24/2019)
Slope County/Amidon.   (7/25/2019)
Adams County/Hettinger.  (7/25/2019)
Hettinger County/Mott.  (7/26/2019)
Dunn County/Manning.  (7/26/2019)
Burke County/Bowbells.  (7/28/2019)
Ranville County/Mohall.  (7/29/2019)
OIiver County/Center.  (7/30/2019)
Grant County/Carson.  (8/1/2019)
Emmons County/Linton.  (8/1/2019)
Sheridan County/McClusky.  (8/3/2019)
McHenry County/Towner.  (8/3/2019)
Bottineau County/Bottineau.  (8/4/2019)
Pierce County/Rugby.  (8/4/2019)
Wells County/Fessenden.  (8/5/2019)
Kidder County/Steele.  (8/5/2019)
Logan County/Napoleon.  (8/6/2019)
McIntosh County/Ashley.  (8/6/2019)
Dickey County/Ellendale.  (8/7/2019)
LaMoure County/LaMoure.  (8/7/2019)
Eddy County/New Rockford.  (8/8/2019)
Towner County/Cando.  (8/8/2019)
Cavalier County/Langdon.  (8/9/2019)

Other population loss series:

Population loss in North Dakota: Cavalier County


It all started here.

Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. 

Source:  Wikipedia (Cavalier CountyLangdon)


Langdon is the county seat of Cavalier County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-90%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 18.8% - Cavalier County
  • 28.9% - North Dakota
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 27.0% - Cavalier County
  • 15.3% - North Dakota
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Cavalier County voted Democratic was 1976.  Trump won 67.7% of the vote in 2016.

Other North Dakota posts:
Divide County/Crosby.  (7/23/2019)
Golden Valley County/Beach.  (7/24/2019)
Billings County/Medora.  (7/24/2019)
Slope County/Amidon.   (7/25/2019)
Adams County/Hettinger.  (7/25/2019)
Hettinger County/Mott.  (7/26/2019)
Dunn County/Manning.  (7/26/2019)
Burke County/Bowbells.  (7/28/2019)
Ranville County/Mohall.  (7/29/2019)
OIiver County/Center.  (7/30/2019)
Grant County/Carson.  (8/1/2019)
Emmons County/Linton.  (8/1/2019)
Sheridan County/McClusky.  (8/3/2019)
McHenry County/Towner.  (8/3/2019)
Bottineau County/Bottineau.  (8/4/2019)
Pierce County/Rugby.  (8/4/2019)
Wells County/Fessenden.  (8/5/2019)
Kidder County/Steele.  (8/5/2019)
Logan County/Napoleon.  (8/6/2019)
McIntosh County/Ashley.  (8/6/2019)
Dickey County/Ellendale.  (8/7/2019)
LaMoure County/LaMoure.  (8/7/2019)
Eddy County/New Rockford.  (8/8/2019)
Towner County/Cando.  (8/8/2019)

Other population loss series: