Milwaukee’s cruise ship port is taking a big step forward. A new lease guarantees Pearl Mist visits through 2030.

Milwaukee’s role as a Great Lakes cruise ship destination is taking a big step forward.

a small boat in a body of water with a city in the background: Pearl Mist, a Great Lakes cruise ship, is docked near Discovery World in Milwaukee.

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Pearl Mist, a Great Lakes cruise ship, is docked near Discovery World in Milwaukee.

A new agreement guarantees that the Port of Milwaukee will be a turnaround location for the Pearl Mist cruise ship from 2021 through 2030 — with an option for the cruise line to extend that service to 2040.

 The lease was approved Thursday by the city Board of Harbor Commissioners. It also needs Common Council approval.

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It provides priority docking rights at Pier Wisconsin, the downtown dock immediately east of Discovery World, to Guilford, Connecticut-based Pearl Seas Management (USA) LLC.

The lease guarantees the Pearl Mist will use the pier for turnaround operations at least five times annually.

That means

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure Breathes New Life Into LittleBigPlanet Series

The LittleBigPlanet series has had quite a journey from its humble 2008 beginnings. What began as a 2D puzzle-platformer with charming narration and a robust level creation suite turned into a showcase for the power of the PlayStation 3. Sackboy as character, with his fine stitching and expressive face, allowed the platform to shine in ways that it hadn’t until that point for a side-scrolling platformer. The 2011 sequel saw the addition of more creation tools — including being able to make more kinds of games than just those rooted in side-scrolling platforming. LBP 3 brought new characters to the mix and expanded the creation suite to an even greater degree, while integrating all of the created content in both prior games. It’s been almost six years since we’ve seen a Sackboy adventure and now he’s starring in a solo game that plays completely differently from any LBP game yet.

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Secondary Tickets Market May See Big Move

Secondary Tickets Market

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COVID-19Secondary Tickets Market Overview:

Summary This report includes market status and forecast of global and major regions, with introduction of vendors, regions, product types and end industries; and this report counts product types and end industries in global and major regions. The report includes

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EU and UK say big differences remain

By Gabriela Baczynska and Guy Faulconbridge

Michel Barnier wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: The European Union's Brexit negotiator Barnier addresses the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels

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FILE PHOTO: The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Barnier addresses the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: News conference about the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London

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News conference about the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London

With just five weeks left until the United Kingdom finally exits the EU’s orbit on Dec. 31, both sides are calling on the other to compromise over fishing, state aid and how to resolve any future disputes.

a close up of a person wearing a costume: European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier returns to a hotel in London

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier returns to a hotel in London

The two sides will shortly resume face-to-face negotiations after they had

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Black Friday 2020: Save big on traveling with plane ticket deals

Getting on an airplane right now may not be your top priority, but the travel forecast for next year is looking pretty good. If you plan on traveling next year, why not buy those tickets now when they go on sale?

By spring or summer of next year, it is predicted the COVID-19 vaccines will be in wide supply, and that may be what it takes to get back to traveling.

You might not think of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as big days to shop for airline tickets, but you may find there is no better time to score a cheap trip than this weekend.

ABC13 anchor Tom Koch once found a round trip ticket to Australia for $200 on Black Friday.

Right now, travel deals are plentiful.

ABC13’s Jeff Ehling found tickets to France for $200 and super cheap domestic fares before Black Friday sales even started.


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Adventure gear by The North Face is on sale now: Save big on ultra-warm jackets, hoodies, boots for men, women, kids

The North Face has been selling adventure gear for more than a half century. The latest news: The company has launched its Black Friday sales early, starting today.

Find top-selling, action-ready styles from new arrivals to those from the past season on sale, up to 50% off, including hoodies for less than $50, backpacks and duffles under $100 as well as deals on jackets, apparel, shoes and outdoor recreation equipment.

Shipping is free. Save 10% on your next online order when you join the free VIPeak loyalty program.

Check out what’s on sale for men, women and kids during these specific dates:

the North Face sale

Save $70 on the men’s Thermoball insulated hoodie.The North Face

Save $70 on a men’s Thermoball insulated hoodie. The new arrival made from recycled materials and designed to be lightweight and warm is on sale for $154 (was $220). The hoodie comes in black, new taupe green,

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“Grabbed my heart in a big warm hug and didn’t let go”

The worst thing about Sackboy: A Big Adventure is trying to find a fault with it. Which of these fabulous crafty worlds wasn’t absolutely perfect? Did any of the truly magical musical levels make my whole body vibrate with joy a little less than the others? Were any of the ingenious mechanics, the grappling hook, the sticky glue for running up walls, the jet boots, anything other than an utter delight? No, no, and hell no. Sackboy might have changed a little since his start in LittleBigPlanet in 2008, but his first appearance on PS5 proves he’s still a PlayStation icon. 

a group of stuffed animals sitting on top of a bed: Sackboy: A Big Adventure PS5

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure PS5

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a platformer through and through, but one that has managed to hold on to the more imaginative parts of its Media Molecule legacy. On a mission to save his friends and the world as he

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‘We were astounded’: Big E ‘Golden Tickets’ sell so fast that some customers were cut off mid-transaction

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Big E’s “Golden Ticket” lifetime passes sold out Wednesday in a minute and 2 seconds — so fast that potential customers were in the middle of completing their transactions when the online system kicked them off.

“We were astounded, and offer profound thanks to our friends and fans for their support of Eastern States Exposition and our mission of agriculture, education and community,” said Noreen P. Tassinari, a Big E spokeswoman.

She said The Big E has been contacted by jilted potential buyers and is working to complete their transactions. This means that The Big E will likely sell more than the 100 tickets — at $1,000 each — it had originally offered. But no one knows yet exactly how many.

On Monday, Eugene J. Cassidy, president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition, said he’d consider offering even more lifetime passes if demand was a

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Big 12 football championship tickets go on sale Nov. 20

The Big 12 Championship is scheduled to be played at AT&T Stadium with a limited-capacity crowd.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Nov. 16, the Big 12 Conference announced that tickets for its football championship game would go on sale starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.

The conference said the game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, Dec. 19, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. 

Due to decreased stadium capacity, a limited number of tickets will be available to the public at price ranges of $65, $95, $145 and $195, Big 12 officials said. Tickets may be online only via SeatGeek and will not be sold through the Big 12 Conference or at the AT&T Stadium Ticket Office. 

According to the Big 12, each participating university will be allotted approximately 4,500 tickets, which will become available upon qualification for the championship and distributed by the respective participants’ ticket office. Five-hundred

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure review – A slightly hacky sack

There is an unwritten rule that you cannot launch new consoles without delivering some sort of game related to a flagship mascot. Nintendo always launches with some sort of Mario or Zelda game and Microsoft usually kicks things off with Halo or Gears. Sony doesn’t exactly have mascots as ingrained into the fabric of pop culture in the same way as their competitors, but I guess that Crash Bandicoot and LittleBigPlanet work well enough to fill the same position. For the PS5 launch, Sony is offering Sackboy: A Big Adventure, a 3D platforming spinoff set in the Little Big Planet universe. While it isn’t exactly a next-gen title (stop me if you’ve heard this one fifteen times in the last two weeks) as it also appears on PS4, it accomplishes the job it sets out to complete with some interesting visual flair. 

Stitching a game together

Playing dress-up
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