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Articles from the April 26, 2014 edition


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  • "Great Gatsby" prom

    Apr 26, 2014

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  • Prom preparation

    Apr 26, 2014

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  • Iron County jobless rate again worst in Wisconsin

    Ralph Ansami|Apr 26, 2014

    Iron County regained the dubious distinction of having the worst unemployment rate in Wisconsin in March. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Iron County’s jobless rate shot up to 13.1 percent for March, compared with 12.6 percent in February. A year ago, the rate was 13.8 percent in Iron County. Bayfield County, which had the worst rate in the state in February, improved to third worst, improving from 13.1 percent to 12.3 percent. The WDWD said rates improved or stayed the same in all but six of the state’s 72 c... Full story

  • A positive message

    Apr 26, 2014

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  • Traverse City man's Ford Mustang turns 50

    Apr 26, 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY (AP) - Ed Mucha always drives slow as he passes the front of the Hagerty Insurance headquarters. It's a habit the long-time car guy and retired tool maker kept for years. Rolling along, his foot off the accelerator, Mucha, 78, gives himself plenty of time to get a glimpse of whatever classic car is on prominent display in the building's circular foyer. This month he drives a little slower and looks a little longer because his is the car in the window, according to the Traverse... Full story

  • Minnesota military couple gets $35,000 dream wedding

    Apr 26, 2014

    COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. (AP) - The bride wore white, with a veil and a flowing gown. She also wore a nervous grin, the expression of someone who can't believe what is happening. That's because the bride, Paige Collins, had just been given a $35,000 wedding. In an historical farm recently, she married Army Sgt. Cody Bauman in a ceremony complete with flowers, drinks, horse-drawn carriage, DJ for the reception dance and food for 130 guests. "This is really amazing," said the bride, gazing around the... Full story