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The number of craft distilleries — locally and nationally — continues to grow, and distillers see no end in sight. Wochit

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Head distiller Nate Newbrough tests a product coming from a still for consistency at Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia St., in Milwaukee.(Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

The craft beer movement has become so popular it's almost — dare we say it — mainstream.

Now, the craft distillery movement is gaining momentum.

In Wisconsin alone, more than 20 craft distilleries have opened in the past 13 years, three of which call Milwaukee home: Great Lakes Distillery, Central Standard Distillery and Twisted Path Distillery.

The trend isn't just about singular — and locally produced — tastes, it's about making distilled spirits approachable and fun. One example: On Thursday night, Great Lakes Distillery is pairing up with Purple Door Ice Cream for what they call an adult ice cream social, featuring sundaes made with KK Whiskey ice cream and "yummy boozy toppings.

An airplane that is reportedly Foxconn chairman Terry Gou was seen at Mitchell International Airport earlier this month.(Photo: Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON – Attempts to lure Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to southeastern Wisconsin could involve hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives, a state senator said Thursday.

Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) said he wants to hold off on passing the state budget until lawmakers know more about what it would take to get Foxconn Technology Group to site a massive facility in Wisconsin. The state budget, which was supposed to take effect July 1, is held up because of disagreements among Republicans who control the state Legislature.

Olsen said he doesn’t have a firm grip on what the state might need to do to land Foxconn but that Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) has told him it could require hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives. Fitzgerald told The Associated Press the deal could require “huge, big numbers.

Flooding in last week's torrential rains closed Pine St., north of E. Market St., in Burlington on July 12.(Photo: Kayla Chambers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Torrential rains and widespread flooding across southeastern Wisconsin July 11 and 12 caused millions of dollars worth of damage to homes, roads and bridges in Racine, Walworth and Kenosha counties, state emergency government officials said.

Racine County was slammed with $17.5 million in damages, according to preliminary estimates provided to the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center in Madison.

Damage assessments are continuing but Racine County's early estimates include $12.4 million in damages to 2,292 homes, $1.2 million in damages to 22 businesses, and $3.9 million in damages to roads, bridges, dams and other public infrastructure.

The state Department of Natural Resources ordered Burlington to draw down water levels in Echo Lake after flood waters caused significant erosion of the east abutment next to the lake's dam. The dam is not at risk of failing but a city consultant will inspect the structure, DNR officials said.

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In this episode, Wisconsin still doesn't have a budget and Republicans who control the state Capitol still can't agree on a plan. Patrick Marley provides an update from Madison. Also, some aldermen are pushing to hire outside counsel in an effort to force the Milwaukee Police Department to release a draft of a DOJ report. It's just the latest criticism facing Milwaukee's police chief. Ashley Luthern has the latest. Plus, Democrats are starting to line up to take on Gov. Walker. Daniel Bice has an update on folks getting in and others still mulling a run. All that plus winners and losers and your viewer questions.

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President Donald Trump during a visit earlier this week in Milwaukee(Photo: Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

President Donald Trump jumped in the driver's seat of an Appleton-made fire truck as part of "Made in America Day," then he made a claim about his productivity as president.

“We’ve signed more bills -- and I’m talking about through the legislature -- than any president ever,” he said.

PolitiFact Wisconsin finds that, while Trump got off to a relatively quick start, his current tally significantly trails at least a handful of other presidents.