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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.

A final decision on a Franklin Meijer's tonight? LOL


The process of approving the construction of a Meijer’s store in Franklin, as is typical here, continues to drag.

At its last meeting on September 4, the Franklin Common Council set tonight’s meeting as a deadline for Meijer to work with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to meet certain requirements. That’s not happening.

Brian Randall, a representative for Meijer wrote the city of Franklin informing that Meijer consultants have been working to clarify their local mitigation plan, but the work is ongoing. The DNR also wants to meet with Meijer to go over the DNR permit application.

As a result, Meijer is asking the Franklin Common Council to delay this issue until the October 2, 2012 meeting. Meijer wants the extra time to be able to have a more thorough presentation for the Common Council next month.

Funny, these tacks in the road don’t seem to be surfacing in other places where Meijer wants to go like Wauwatosa and Grafton.

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