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a.MKE: SpaceX rocket, Mitchell Airport terminal closure, holiday tree search and no alcohol on the Pedal tavern. 10.8.12

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Milwaukee County is looking for 25-30 foot tall evergreen tree to be donated and used as the county's Christmas tree. Milwaukee County Parks Department will harvest the selected tree at no cost to the owner in early November. The tree will end up in the Milwaukee Courthouse. 

The SpaceX rocket, the first commercial flight to the International Space Station, lifted off Sunday night carrying unmanned cargo. It is the first of a dozen NASA-contracted flights to resupply the International Space Station. 

Mitchell International Airport is considering a plan to close it's smallest of three concourses. As Delta Airlines increases their traffic at Mitchell, they will be moving from the smallest concourse to it's largest. Airport officials say closing the smallest concourse will save money in the long run. 

Riders on Milwaukee's Pedal Tavern can no longer drink while on board the vehicles. Wisconsin law does not allow open intoxicants on the streets and after 33,000 riders in nearly three years, the city is enforcing the law.