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Miss Wisconsin crowned Miss America

A Kensoha, Wisconsin, woman won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas Saturday. Laura Kaeppeler will now travel the country and raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The 23-year-old also received a $50,000 scholarship.
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A Kensoha, Wisconsin, woman won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas Saturday. Laura Kaeppeler will now travel the country and raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The 23-year-old also received a $50,000 scholarship.

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