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Wakefield celebrates being 'Land of the Free'

By DAMIIAN LANG

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WAKEFIELD - Celebrating the Fourth of July was a challenge this year in Wakefield due to construction rendering the main street inaccessible.

However, the city worked around the issue by simply rerouting its parade along other city streets, making the experience that much more intimate.

The core celebration began with a community picnic on July 3 in Sunday Lake's Eddy Park. It included live music, great food, games and other family fun. The Gogebic Range Band performed that evening in the old park pavilion, followed by the "Lightning on the Lake" firewor...