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92-year-old maverick reflects on real estate career

Published Feb. 28, 2015

In 1951, Mary Jane "MJ" Riffel was a divorced single mother. Despite numerous challenges from sexism to cancer, she went on to a successful career in real estate and opened two real estate schools in Milwaukee. Today, Riffel is 92, lives on the shore of Lake Michigan in Bay View and is writing a collection of short stories.

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The man in white wants to sell you shades

Published June 4, 2014

Bob Okpara sells sunglasses from his wooden cart on Wisconsin Avenue during the week and near Bradford Beach on the weekends. And here's his story.

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Orange Mike: one bright guy

Published June 4, 2014

Have you seen Michael Lowrey, aka "Orange Mike," around town? OnMilwaukee.com tracked him down to ask him why he wears all orange and quickly discovered that his attire is only one of many interesting aspects of this intelligent and unique Milwaukeean.

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Milwaukeeans who should be famous, Part 4

Published Dec. 6, 2012

This is the fourth installment of an occasional series about people in Milwaukee who should be much more famous than they are. Generally, they are people who haven't gotten the kind of recognition they deserve for the job they do. Onward!

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