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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

It's just the way things happen around here in Franklin



1) “I’ve never failed” at anything I’ve been involved with.
Developer David Hintzman said that to me in October of 2007 at the grand opening of the Sendiks at 51st and Rawson.  Hintzman was planning to develop the Fountains of Franklin at 56th and Rawson.



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A sign reading the above was placed at the proposed Fountains of Franklin site in June 2009. The area remains barren.


2)  The Milwaukee Business Journal
is reporting that Northwestern Mutual Life will build a $300 million office tower in downtown Milwaukee and not Franklin.

Given NML’s long history, stature, and presence downtown, that’s not a shocker, though I’d love to know more about why Franklin lost out.

Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor still thinks there’s hope that it’s not soup yet. I’m afraid Don Meredith is singing, “Turn out the lights…”

If I’m not mistaken, I believe some in Franklin awhile ago actually thought we had a shot at relocating Kohl’s HQ here.
My blog, December 5, 2012


3)   3) Franklin Meijer proposal still alive, officials say

FranklinNOW headline of article written by ace reporter Rick (I’ll print anything you tell me and I won’t ask any hard questions either) Romano, January 23, 2013

Meijer pulls plans for Franklin store

FranklinNOW headline of article written by ace reporter Rick (I’ll print anything you tell me and I won’t ask any hard questions either) Romano just 5 days later, January 28, 2013


4)  Is a cougar roaming the Oak Leaf Trail? Latest sighting on Puetz Road
FranklinNOW, December 19, 2012

Franklin cougar mystery solved? Tracks ID'ed as coming from dog
FranklinNOW, December 24, 2012

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