It's been a difficult month for Milwaukee, here's some good news

NOW: It’s been a difficult month for Milwaukee, here’s some good news

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- As Milwaukeeans struggled with record snowfalls, the city started the #LoveMKE campaign, challenging the city to come up with their favorite things about the city.

"I think most of us are saying, OK, enough with the snow already," Mayor Tom Barrett said. "Let's get to spring time. And so we need this bridge to get us there. And #LoveMKE is a great way for us to get our mind off the shoveling, or the streets, or whatever it is, and just appreciate the community we live in.

The winner,  chosen at random from 350 submissions, said "I love Milwaukee because it is a awesome place to put down roots and it feels like you can make anything happen here."

The Milwaukee Bucks have also been able to lift spirits.

Rising to the best record in the NBA, with an MVP caliber season from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

“I think we’re all kind of over the moon with performance to date," Bucks President Peter Feigin said. "And now we’re preparing to go deep and really challenge for a championship, maybe a season before we thought we we’re going to.

America’s Black Holocaust Museum also raised nearly $400,000 in crowdfunded donations in their effort to replace the one that closed in 2006.

“It’s people like you and me who might only have 50 bucks, or 25 bucks," Visit Milwaukee's Claire Koenig said "A really important cultural attraction too. Not just for Milwaukeeans, but for Americans."

And the Wisconsin DNR says river restoration lead to the first ever otter sighting in Milwaukee earlier this week.

“We have had a lot of habitat restoration, a lot of work on the Milwaukee river," DNR Wildlife Biologist Dianne Robinson said. "And it’s really exciting to have the otters there because that means food is available for those otters.”

And if the otters aren't enough,  the Milwaukee County Zoo announced they've got three new baby penguins.

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